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  1. I understand that wrestling was under pressure to reduce the number of wrestlers and shorten the competition time. UWW's response was to reduce the weight classes from 10 to 6, and limit the entries to 16 per weight class for a total of 16 participants in each weight class the men's divisions, for a total 96 participants in each of the men's styles. The above solution is obviously flawed, and creates a situation where one of Snyder/Cox, Drake/JB will not go to the olympics. I believe there is a better solution. This solution is also flawed, but I believe it's better. Keep the 10 weights, and limit the entries to 12 (top 4 get a bye in the first round, for a total of 120 athletes), if that is too many, then keep the 10 weights, and allow 10 athletes per weight class for a total of 100 entries (almost the same 96), and if that is too much, then do 10 classes with 8 entries. I know this is also flawed, half the entrants would leave with medals, but I this is solution is less flawed than the existing one. While I have the podium, let me also state that I think it's really really stupid that FS and GR weight classes are from each other. Are you kidding me? They could not agree to the same weight classes?
  2. Iran needs to qualify in 97, that is the only remaining weight class that really matters
  3. I am as confused as ever about the olympic qualification rules.
  4. It's a good thing Iran has already qualified for 125, otherwise this would have been a bigger disaster
  5. When is the last time Iran did not qualify for all weights in Freestyle Olympics?
  6. Given the excellent relationship between the two governments, I am sure the US is very eager for a nice gesture of friendship. I trust the trophy is at DHL as we speak :)
  7. Let's wait a few weeks, I want the results of Kazakhstan results to come back, Iran might end up second, and US can keep their third place trophy :)
  8. Please educate me on this do they test all medal winners, and the other wrestlers get randomly tested? Why would he even attempt to wrestle the semi final if that was the reason? Has he had a history of juicing? With all these sanctions, where people have trouble getting medicine, how the hell do these people find PED anyway?
  9. Two-time Cadet World Champion • Junior World Champion • Wow, US has a good future in this weight!
  10. Holly Crap! This kid is legit! If he is ranked 2, who is ranked 1?
  11. It is true that folkstyle rules give you a lot more reason to try hard to escape or reverse as in freestyle your best bottom strategy is to stall. However, that is a skill that Americans have, and folkstyle or not, they can teach their wrestlers to do that.
  12. I agree with everything you wrote. My point is, if wrestling is not popular, then a country like Bahrain should just ignore it, instead of hiring mercenaries ,
  13. Reducing the weight classes to 6 at the olympics is a terrible horrible decision. If they must reduce the number of wrestlers in the olympics, I would rather they do it by reducing the number of competitors to 8 per weight class.
  14. Thanks for educating me. So he is saying I deny that All Russians are juicers because I am cheering for Russian athletes? I am now more confused!
  15. I have mixed feelings about 125. On the one hand, Zare is a rising star, and I would love to see him do well in the Olympics. On the other hand, Hadi deserves a shot at the olympics, and I would love to see him finish his career with a bronze olympic medal
  16. Yes, I was attempting to be funny, and meant he came up with that comment in the laundromat, since he keeps on talking about laundry. I think he knows very well I never said that, and is just trying to make up crap.
  17. Yes, you are correct on your points above. But let me point out an interesting change in attitude. In Soccer, for years, Qatar fielded a national team that was a collection of Brazilian, African and other nationalities that they had paid to become Qatari citizens, and try to compete with the regional powerhouses. About 8 years ago, they hired a very qualified Spanish coach who launched an academy for the youth, and coached their U21 team. Last year, they made him the national coach, and they shocked everyone by winning the Asia cup. They destroyed Japan in the finals. They had very few purchased foreign born players on their team, and most of their players were the people who went through the youth academy. My point is that even a small country can try to build it's youth, instead of buying foreign players. It's more effective, scalable and certainly more honorable.
  18. Lol, I never said Russians are clean, I said it's absurd to state that ALL Russian wrestlers are juicing. I also never said I was fine with doping. I said it was cheating and sleazy. I did say that once someone is caught cheating, and is punished appropriately, I am willing to assume they are clean until proven otherwise. Get it right!! I also don't understand your obsession with laundry, but perhaps we should not discuss that now.
  19. I understand that, but I believe and hope that those of who prefer folkstyle to freestyle are in the minority I hope the US sets its goals higher than just beating Iran. My point is that if the talented wrestlers started in freestyle at a younger age, US could win more world championships, and more gold medals
  20. I know none of these will happen in the near future, but here is one thing I wish each wrestling country would do differently. Russia - Get hard vigilant against juicing, and get rid of it once and for all. Russian wrestlers are already very good, no need for juicing USA - Get rid of folkstyle wrestling at the college and high school levels (at least college levels) , and replace it with Freestyle wrestling. I guarantee US would do much better in world championships and olympics Iran - Stop the stupid policy of avoiding athletes from Israel. Go back to the days before the revolution where Iranian wrestlers pinned Israeli wrestlers left and and right Countries that suck in wrestling (e.g. Bahrain) . Instead of paying good wrestlers from other countries to change their citizenship to yours and wrestler for you, do what India did, invest in some good foreign coaches, and turn your program around.
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