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    Alyosha got a reaction from wrestlingnerd in Dake   
    The misdirection shot Dake hit in that match was epic. I still go back and watch it sometimes to see that takedown. As much as Dake can scramble with the scramblers, that match showed he can grind with the grinders. No one who’s watched the Howe match should have been surprised Ringer couldn’t out muscle him and was stopped by Dake’s underhook.
    check out 7:28
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyv0cUq6s30
     
     
     
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    Alyosha got a reaction from jon in Dake   
    The misdirection shot Dake hit in that match was epic. I still go back and watch it sometimes to see that takedown. As much as Dake can scramble with the scramblers, that match showed he can grind with the grinders. No one who’s watched the Howe match should have been surprised Ringer couldn’t out muscle him and was stopped by Dake’s underhook.
    check out 7:28
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyv0cUq6s30
     
     
     
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    Alyosha got a reaction from MikePorcelli in Akgul and Snyder training video   
    not sure if this was selectively edited to make Snyder look bad or whether the big guy just has that much advantage over the smaller guy:

     
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    Alyosha got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Russian Nationals Finals Videos   
    79 kg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9AXvql3-Ro
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    Alyosha got a reaction from bnwtwg in Valencia vs. Dake   
    I think the mistake that a lot of people are making and have been making for some time is thinking that wrestling a match where the score is close with Dake is the same thing as being close to beating Dake. People kept saying that about Taylor until it became obvious that Dake just had his number. People said it about Howe. Now they are saying it about Ringer and Zahid. KD is really good at winning when the score is close and winning ugly. It may feel like you are right there, so close to beating him, but he will beat you 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 times.
     
    JB is better than Dake. Cox was just too big for him. But outside of that, there is a huge field of US wrestlers who have wrestled matches with Dake where the score was close, but who are not close to beating Dake.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from denger in Article about Snyder-Sadulaev match   
    I didn't read it as critique of the American working class, but as a critique of American foreign policy more broadly. He became more sympathetic to Sadulaev when he started to analogize between the brute strength and bravado of Snyder and the strength and bravado of America as a world actor, particularly under the present administration (his anxiety about which had led him to return to wrestling as a fan in the first place). I think the author has a genuine sympathy for the american working class, but recognizes that even working class Americans still enjoy a substantially privileged place in the world compared with the Mongolians, Georgians, Dagestanis, and others who make up the heart of the international wrestling community.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from herma48852 in Valencia vs. Dake   
    I think the mistake that a lot of people are making and have been making for some time is thinking that wrestling a match where the score is close with Dake is the same thing as being close to beating Dake. People kept saying that about Taylor until it became obvious that Dake just had his number. People said it about Howe. Now they are saying it about Ringer and Zahid. KD is really good at winning when the score is close and winning ugly. It may feel like you are right there, so close to beating him, but he will beat you 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 times.
     
    JB is better than Dake. Cox was just too big for him. But outside of that, there is a huge field of US wrestlers who have wrestled matches with Dake where the score was close, but who are not close to beating Dake.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from pawrestler in Valencia vs. Dake   
    I think the mistake that a lot of people are making and have been making for some time is thinking that wrestling a match where the score is close with Dake is the same thing as being close to beating Dake. People kept saying that about Taylor until it became obvious that Dake just had his number. People said it about Howe. Now they are saying it about Ringer and Zahid. KD is really good at winning when the score is close and winning ugly. It may feel like you are right there, so close to beating him, but he will beat you 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 times.
     
    JB is better than Dake. Cox was just too big for him. But outside of that, there is a huge field of US wrestlers who have wrestled matches with Dake where the score was close, but who are not close to beating Dake.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from Flying-Tiger in Valencia vs. Dake   
    I think the mistake that a lot of people are making and have been making for some time is thinking that wrestling a match where the score is close with Dake is the same thing as being close to beating Dake. People kept saying that about Taylor until it became obvious that Dake just had his number. People said it about Howe. Now they are saying it about Ringer and Zahid. KD is really good at winning when the score is close and winning ugly. It may feel like you are right there, so close to beating him, but he will beat you 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 times.
     
    JB is better than Dake. Cox was just too big for him. But outside of that, there is a huge field of US wrestlers who have wrestled matches with Dake where the score was close, but who are not close to beating Dake.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Valencia vs. Dake   
    I think the mistake that a lot of people are making and have been making for some time is thinking that wrestling a match where the score is close with Dake is the same thing as being close to beating Dake. People kept saying that about Taylor until it became obvious that Dake just had his number. People said it about Howe. Now they are saying it about Ringer and Zahid. KD is really good at winning when the score is close and winning ugly. It may feel like you are right there, so close to beating him, but he will beat you 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 times.
     
    JB is better than Dake. Cox was just too big for him. But outside of that, there is a huge field of US wrestlers who have wrestled matches with Dake where the score was close, but who are not close to beating Dake.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from BigTenFanboy in Valencia vs. Dake   
    I think the mistake that a lot of people are making and have been making for some time is thinking that wrestling a match where the score is close with Dake is the same thing as being close to beating Dake. People kept saying that about Taylor until it became obvious that Dake just had his number. People said it about Howe. Now they are saying it about Ringer and Zahid. KD is really good at winning when the score is close and winning ugly. It may feel like you are right there, so close to beating him, but he will beat you 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 times.
     
    JB is better than Dake. Cox was just too big for him. But outside of that, there is a huge field of US wrestlers who have wrestled matches with Dake where the score was close, but who are not close to beating Dake.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from Ching in So what's the deal with your screen name?   
    Alyosha is the younger of the three brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's famous novel The Brothers Karamazov. He has always been a spiritual hero of mine. Alyosha's account of the life of the elder monk Zossima is one of the most powerful tales I've ever read. I recommend reading just that one section of Book VI even if you don't have time for the 1,000 page novel.  
     
    So, basically, I like American wrestling and Russian literature.
     
    By the way, I've been an avid reader of this board for well over a decade. I just rarely have time to post. Thanks to all the regular posters who keep it entertaining.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from pamela in The 2018 Yarygin (Jan 26-28)   
    As a long time Dake fan I hate to say it, but the coaches or teammates or somebody needs to have a serious sit down with him about complaining about calls. He's always done it but it seems like it's getting worse. It's mental weakness and a liability that opponents can exploit. Burroughs certainly used it against him at the last trials. In the semis here he gave up a point unnecessarily on a bad challenge. It looks bad, is counter productive with the refs, and takes his focus off actually wrestling. Let the coaches argue calls; the wrestler needs to stay 100% focused on wrestling.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from tbert in The 2018 Yarygin (Jan 26-28)   
    As a long time Dake fan I hate to say it, but the coaches or teammates or somebody needs to have a serious sit down with him about complaining about calls. He's always done it but it seems like it's getting worse. It's mental weakness and a liability that opponents can exploit. Burroughs certainly used it against him at the last trials. In the semis here he gave up a point unnecessarily on a bad challenge. It looks bad, is counter productive with the refs, and takes his focus off actually wrestling. Let the coaches argue calls; the wrestler needs to stay 100% focused on wrestling.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from vsnej in The 2018 Yarygin (Jan 26-28)   
    DT got to a crab ride position for the fall in the semis and the final. Seems like he has found a way to effectively integrate folk style top technique into freestyle. I'm really interested to see if other guys can pull this off. Dake was a good crab rider and should be taking notes.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from AllISeeIsBronze in Kyle Dake...   
    Nice to see Dake and JB trading kind words with each other in the comments section of the instagram post.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from cjc007 in Kyle Dake...   
    Nice to see Dake and JB trading kind words with each other in the comments section of the instagram post.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from BigTenFanboy in US open   
    I didn't want to jump in until I had watched some matches. I just watched a few, and I have to say that I agree with everyone who is appalled at the officiating. 
     
    In the Garrett vs. Ramos match, Garrett took a shot with 1:41 on the clock and was then put on the shot clock at 1:31. Passivity is being called on the wrestler who is leading regardless of what they are doing. 
     
    While Dake certainly was not being as active as he could be, he was doing more offensively than Burroughs was. Yet Dake was the one who got hit with multiple passivity calls.
     
    The rules should punish wrestlers for failing to initiate action, not for being in the lead.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from Tofurky in World champs sparring   
    These were the world champs I was excited to see spar:
     
    http://www.flowrestling.org/video/1155590-helen-maroulis-and-kendall-cross-scrapping#
     
     
    great stuff!
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    Alyosha got a reaction from TheRealOne9050 in World champs sparring   
    These were the world champs I was excited to see spar:
     
    http://www.flowrestling.org/video/1155590-helen-maroulis-and-kendall-cross-scrapping#
     
     
    great stuff!
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    Alyosha reacted to sgallan in Will Snyder compete next year?   
    Injuries while competing are the least of the problems, the traumatic brain injuries they get while fighting will screw up their lives from age 40 on. If you can make good money wrestling, and Snyder can, I would hope he doesn't go that route.  
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    Alyosha reacted to cornercoach in Will Snyder compete next year?   
    ...we were in a sports bar in Ft. Walton beach Florida this evening- and MMA was on one of the TV's- I hate it, put it right up there with dog fighting,  but looked up a few times and watched....  younger guy, looked like a wrestler, fighting an older rough looking guy.... the young guy takes a body shot, then a head shot, and gets finished off with a kick (the older guys shin bone) right in the forehead/bridge of the nose- my wife noticed that the young guys left leg went rigid and non-responsive for several seconds, then he went down, and the older guy hit him several more times before the official intervened and called the fight. Had to be a brain jolt or spinal issue to make that leg react like it did. If that looks like fun, or appears to be a good way to make quick money, I am missing something. If it were just fist fighting, wrestling and submission- maybe.  The kicking is deadly- your one leg stroke away  from permanent injury and/or death. I hope he finishes at tOSU, continues freestyle, and gets a nice corporate job somewhere...
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    Alyosha got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Rank NCAA Finals Performances   
    Point taken, but after seeing Snyder lift Medbery, I'm not so sure he was giving up much on strength. Goodness!
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    Alyosha got a reaction from CaliWrestler in Dake back to 86 if loses to JB in the US Open   
    I'm a big Dake fan, but I think advantage is still to JB here. Look at Dake's quarterfinal match against the Georgian at the Paris Tournament:
     

     
    Notice how Tlashadze is able to get to Dake's legs repeatedly (see 1:10, 2:13, 3:26, 4:52, and 5:52). Now, Tlashadze only scores on the first 2 of those, but JB is much quicker and more powerful. He would have scored on all of those later attempts (and probably added a leg lace) without giving Dake much opportunity to crotch lift or counter. If Dake wants to beat Burroughs, he needs to work better leg defense. He's got to work on stopping Borroughs from even getting to his legs in the first place and not just rely on being able to counter leg shots once his opponent gets in.
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    Alyosha got a reaction from TheRealOne9050 in Dake back to 86 if loses to JB in the US Open   
    I'm a big Dake fan, but I think advantage is still to JB here. Look at Dake's quarterfinal match against the Georgian at the Paris Tournament:
     

     
    Notice how Tlashadze is able to get to Dake's legs repeatedly (see 1:10, 2:13, 3:26, 4:52, and 5:52). Now, Tlashadze only scores on the first 2 of those, but JB is much quicker and more powerful. He would have scored on all of those later attempts (and probably added a leg lace) without giving Dake much opportunity to crotch lift or counter. If Dake wants to beat Burroughs, he needs to work better leg defense. He's got to work on stopping Borroughs from even getting to his legs in the first place and not just rely on being able to counter leg shots once his opponent gets in.
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