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    Boro top 10......

    Plus Lugo had already transferred before he knew Flynn was moving on, right?
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    World Cup Thread

    Based on most recent results those would be the wrong choices. At AWL in December Brooks beat Heflin 11-4. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/December/01/Oliver-edges-out-Retherford-Clark-defeats-Ramos-at-AWL At the Poland tournament in September Brooks placed 2nd in the same bracket Downey placed 7th. Brooks beat the guy from France that Downey lost to. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/September/07/Hancock-pins-Olympic-champion-Brooks-in-freestyle-finals-in-Poland
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    World Cup Thread

    Brooks has had a lot of recent international success. So while in hindsight it appears like a bad choice he was the best choice at the time. He still won a match by pin. Who would you rather have if you can't have Taylor? I think Brooks would handily defeat 86kg Final X runner-up Reenan.
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    World Cup Thread

    USA takes 3rd over Japan. The guy Hayden Zillmer teched, 10-0, was a 2018 world bronze medalist.
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    "You're killing the sport of wrestling"

    What happened in those matches?
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    Seeding 165 at NCAAs

    4th time. I don't want to see Marinelli/Wick for a 4th time this year. Wick just lost to Massa who has loses to White, Romero, Shields. Lewis has a loss to White. Shields lost to Wick but beat Marsteller. Maybe go... 1. Marinelli 2. Joseph 3. Shields 4. Marsteller 5. Massa 6. Wick
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    "You're killing the sport of wrestling"

    A lot of whining by the Wick fans in the White match today too. It was super annoying.
  8. That was after the ref touched his arm.
  9. Was rooting for Askren but clearly a thumbs up.
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    Big Ten Session 1 Thread

    Is Duece Rachel the worst wrestler at the Big10 tournament?
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    US Open 65KG Seeding

    He said it was rust, he was tense and he had to remind himself to trust in his training. JO teched Futrell who beat the same guy 8-0 in repechage.
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    US Open 65KG Seeding

    Yianni isn't that close yet. https://www.flowrestling.org/video/6344931-yianni-training-with-jordan-oliver
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    Way too early WTT picks

    I think it will be the same as last year's team without any very close challengers besides 61 where I take a healthy Garrett and 65 I'd take Oliver. If Dake does change weights I think that's the best move for him. If he wins he gets the seeding points for the Olympics. If he loses he already has a world medal and there will be less chance of the international guys figuring him out for 2020. If they go I think Dake beats JB now. Chamizo vs Dake would also be a super interesting matchup between two explosive, defensive dynamos.
  14. Interesting! Good catch, I hadn't noticed that while watching it live. In addition to those ones you mentioned 3:45 - tries it and misses because JO sees him trying to step 4:07 - he gets to the leg and scores. (Was that 2 because he hit his hip? Bajrang only had one leg.) 6:54 - step and scores 7:54 - tries and misses 7:56 - knocks him back off of it and scores Bajrang had super heavy hands too that took their toll. Scores came much quicker later in the match.
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    Ben Whitford

    He enrolled at Elmhurst but never wrestled for them. I remember him moving to Illinois for his freshman year of high school with a ton of fanfare. I was at the first tournament of the year he was wrestling in where he faced the previous year's state champ in the finals. With such smooth technique he completely destroyed the state champ. That state champ was Eddie Klimara who would go on to AA for Oklahoma State. Edit: Just found this story on everything. http://www.bloodround.com/blog/2014/11/3/ben-whitford-emerges
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    Iowa’s New Head Coach

    I don't think it's a step in the right direction to go with someone who didn't win a Olympic gold medal and has limited freestyle credentials. They definitely won't go with Morningstar who wasn't even an NCAA champ. Perry had success recruiting a couple studs but I think there was a lack of development at Illinois. There hasn't been much improvement with at the Iowa RTC athletes either. Honestly, there isn't many options. The ideal candidate would likely have wrestled at Iowa, have coaching experience and who had world level success.
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    PSU - Illinois

    Yes, John Wise was solid and 7th as a senior.
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    PSU - Illinois

    True but Heffernan just signed a 5 year contract extension in September last year. Also, that heavyweight is pretty good and he fills a spot that's been a glaring hole for U of I for the past 4 years. In that amount of time I don't know how they couldn't find someone better than a kid who gets pinned in nearly every match. Even with the Brooks Black miss. U of I was missing 4 starters against the number 1 team in the country. With coaches not putting the same emphasis on duals that they used to I'd like see what they can do at B10's/NCAA's before putting the nails in the coffin.
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    PSU - Illinois

    That wasn't the Illinois starter, Duncan. Carr was out Friday against Northwestern too. Someone on the Illinois board said Carr was away from the team coughing into his shirt throughout that dual. Last night an Indiana recruit from Illinois, Eddie Bolivar, won a state championship in a bracket that had 3 Illini commits, including a state champ from last year. I think with Heffernan's new additions to the coaching staff of Mike Poeta and Bryan Medlin, they've start getting more in-state recruits and Heffernan holds on for a couple more years. However, 42 Illinois state champs this year and only one is going to U of I.
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    Pretty sure he thought he was losing based on how hard he was fighting to escape in the last 30-1:00. He probably would have coasted a little more if he thought he was winning. I was surprised at how quickly he readied himself to wrestle after thinking it was done but he definitely seemed a little out of it. Looked like he wanted it to be over.
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    So what is up with JO?

    In my opinion it actually it is. You took 10-30 minutes to convince your 7 year old that he needed to see JO wrestle and then blame JO for disappointing your 7 year old. It's not like JO made a deal with your kid that he would win the tournament for him. If he's 7 he likely wouldn't know the difference if you talked about one of the other great wrestlers in attendance such as Molinaro.
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    So what is up with JO?

    The only difference is that they are already qualified for WTT. Barring stipulations placed on him about training at his RTC, he also has the right to make the schedule that is best for him to win the spot in June. Wrestling in more tournaments doesn't necessarily make you a better wrestler or reach goals quicker. He can stay home to wrestle with Dake and improve more than at this tournament.
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    So what is up with JO?

    You're right, I forgot they were able to qualify that way. Replace him with another wrestler who didn't wrestle.
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    So what is up with JO?

    You guys are being pretty ridiculous. Wrestlers sign up for tournaments and then the wrestling media (FLO) over hypes match-ups. Its not JO’s fault that you feel disappointed. He doesn’t exist to serve you. He was trying to potentially test himself, make money and qualify for the world team trials which still isn’t for several months. Since he still needs to qualify you will see him wrestle again before trials. There were more wrestlers in attendance than Oliver and plenty more who didn’t go either. I don’t see anyone bad mouthing our world champs or world team members who didn’t attend. No Dake, Taylor, Cox, Burroughs. Stieber, for example, will still need to qualify. There shouldn’t be a double standard here. I feel like if Stieber had registered and not gone there wouldn’t be anywhere near the level of contempt that’s being shown towards Oliver.
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    Oklahoma State vs Iowa State

    Fix did get riding time at the end. But it was: 1st: TD Gomez and an immediate escape for Fix. (2-1 Gomez) 2nd: Escape Gomez after about 1:30 riding time for Fix. (3-1 Gomez) 3rd: Locked hands and then immediate reversal for Fix. Gomez escaped at the end. (5-4 Fix) Fix really seems to play for those locked hands calls.