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  1. 14 hours ago, jp157 said:

    Mike eirman and roper are too of the better ones today. Don’t know if best but they’re good.

    Mike Mal uses them to sound more expert than what I’ve been told he actually is 

    One of the signs of a great mind is knowing who the great minds are. Communicating technical content to the masses in a precise but understandable way is also a sign of a great mind. Could everyone please stop confusing high-level mat experience and high-level wrestling knowledge or wrestling communication ability. I've never understood the jealousy or whatever it is directed at Mike Mal. He's good at what he does despite a lesser wrestling résumé. 


  2. On 11/2/2021 at 9:56 PM, spladle08 said:

    Yeah no doubt he's young and all that. .
    Im sure he will develop into something impressive, I just laughed at the first match I clicked on he's getting ragged dolled. (I went ahead and watched him crush in a few others)
    Being young is a bigger obstacle at the heavier weights.

    For sure a bigger obstacle when competing at age 16-17 vs college guys. He's generally considered the #3 recruit in the country for his class. As a 220lb junior, lost a nail biter at Who's #1 to the number one heavy in the country. Not a Steveson or Kerkvliet talent, but a huge get for Penn and loss for Illinois.


  3. Just now, spladle08 said:
    1 hour ago, The Genius said:
    Hancock looks pretty good. Was he expected to be the US' main medal opportunity in greco?
    I remember he pinned Aleksanyan in like one minute but he seems quite inconsistent. 

    Ljb said he was our only real medal threat. They way he's wrestling I'd have to say, great prediction

    Hancock's looking great. Szoke of Hungary that he's got next lost earlier this year in an Olympic qualifier to Milov that Hancock just beat.

    But I'm not sure Schultz can't medal. A 5-3 loss to Kajaia is a HUGE performance. Only a few guys on earth are capable of coming that close to Kajaia or beating him. Greco heavyweight is different from freestyle or even other Greco weights. It's super predictable with clear tiers. The 10-20th best guys will virtually never come that close. It's a huge result that signals big potential things to come.


  4. The match video of Schultz going 5-3 vs. Kajaia isn't posted yet on the UWW site for people like me living overseas. Can someone who saw it talk about how it went? I see from the scoring that Kajaia got 1-2-2, so assuming passivity and two turns, but then Schultz got 2 just a few seconds later. What happened? Was Schultz's 1 a minute into the second period from a passivity? 


  5. 1 hour ago, TripNSweep said:

    Iran goes down 6-5 at 70. Armenia will face Russia for the bronze. 

    Yeah Iran's out of it now. We're at 168 and Russia 163. Best Iran can do is 162, I believe. 

    If Zherbaev wins bronze at 70 for Russia, Sad/Snyder is winner-take-all. 

    If Zherbaev loses, we'll have it locked up on tiebreakers even if Sadulaev wins to tie our score.


  6. 4 hours ago, maligned said:

    There really are only 2 matches that matter for team score (we can assume Iran gets Elahi repechage win & Goleij bronze)

          --Elahi vs Zherbaev for bronze at 70 

          --Sad vs Snyder for gold at 97

    If Sad beats Snyder, then Elahi vs Zherbaev is for first place between Iran and Russia.

    If Snyder pulls the upset, USA is first place.

    Wow. Elahi got beat in the repechage. The best Iran can do now is 162, so they're out of it with Russia and the US already at 163 and 168.

    Now if Zherbaev gets bronze at 70 for Russia, Sad vs Snyder becomes winner take all for the team title with both of us on 168.

    However, if Zherbaev loses, the US actually wraps it up before the big showdown. Sadulaev winning would only tie the score. Russia would draw even at 3 golds a piece, but we would have 2 silvers to 1 and win the title via that tiebreaker.


  7. There really are only 2 matches that matter for team score (we can assume Iran gets Elahi repechage win & Goleij bronze)

          --Elahi vs Zherbaev for bronze at 70 

          --Sad vs Snyder for gold at 97

    If Sad beats Snyder, then Elahi vs Zherbaev is for first place between Iran and Russia.

    If Snyder pulls the upset, USA is first place.


  8. 8 hours ago, NJDan said:

    What is the theory behind the view that Russia is not sending its best team or at least close to the best? Did they want to give their Olympians a rest? If so, why did they want it. Out Olympians are competing, except one. Maybe they guys they brought are in fact very close to the Olympians and the coaches believed they do well. I don't see any reason why Russia, who presumably has more control over their athletes than does the US, would not want to win a world championship.

    Comments by Russian coaches on the selection process were posted some weeks back. They basically gave the olympians the option of whether they wanted to compete or not then chose the rest based on who was healthy and ready and did well in recent challenge matches. Russia has always placed less emphasis on worlds in terms of training, conditioning, preparation, etc.--especially in the first worlds after the Olympics. 


  9. There really are only 2 matches that matter for team score (we can assume Iran gets Elahi repechage win & Goleij bronze)

          --Elahi vs Zherbaev for bronze at 70 

          --Sad vs Snyder for gold at 97

    If Sad beats Snyder, then Elahi vs Zherbaev is for first place between Iran and Russia.

    If Snyder pulls the upset, USA is first place.

     

     

     


  10. 1 minute ago, nhs67 said:

     

    I think you both missed the joke...

    I thought you were trolling everyone who blamed Zain for the olympic failure. I was agreeing with you by recognizing that it's a super difficult weight with landmines everywhere in the world. If that wasn't your joke, you're right that I missed it.


  11. Just now, nhs67 said:

    No medal at 65.

    Damn it, Zain.

    Yeah, that's the thing. We always think, "if only (insert name of my guy) were there at 65, we'd have a shot."  Bottom line is that it remains a really challenging weight to medal. Announcers yesterday were saying 74 is clearly the deepest. That's just not true. It's perhaps the deepest domestically--but not internationally. Every single guy is a challenge from 20 countries at 65. It's such a minefield of high-level guys.


  12. 2 minutes ago, IronChef said:

    It was the classic Dake trifecta
    1. Won the match
    2. Got a lead and quit trying to score
    3. Jawed at the ref and his opponent

    Nailed them all. I'm always going to root for him as our rep and for being such an interesting wrestler--but it's hard to respect so many of the things he does. Many others have proven you can be great without #3 and the arrogance undergirding it.

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