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Jaroslav Hasek

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Jaroslav Hasek last won the day on October 6 2019

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  1. All good! Looks like I read too much into your response so my bad there. Glad we can put on events that folks are looking forward to!
  2. But not for everyone that wrestled at Senior Nationals or will wrestle at events organized by Flo, HWC or NLWC apparently. Uh, everyone in the bracket has a chance of winning? Not sure what you mean. There's also no wrestle backs for 5th or 7th. Wrestlers are taking a risk of injury every time they practice. They're not going to sit in bubble wrap until the OTT. All the feedback I'm hearing is that Olympic hopefuls are actively seeking competition. Already covered, see above. What on earth are you talking about? The pride angle is what you brought up, not me! Every wrestler assumes whatever degree of risk they feel comfortable with. No one is forcing anyone to take any matches they don't want to. Sounds like you're trying to accuse Flo of doing something underhanded here but I all we're doing is offering money to compete. Seems like an odd thing to get angry about but that is just mho.
  3. Senior Nationals had many Olympic hopefuls competing for pride. Not sure how much money the HWC and NLWC are paying for matches but if its in the ballpark of $1,000 then they would all also, by your reckoning, be competing for pride. Not sure why competing for 'pride' would surprise you. that is historically how things work in this sport.
  4. 3 years since the last competition. at least that's how I read it. The rules are slightly less than crystal for me. Its under article 5 of this link if you want to check it out the official wording.
  5. I don't see anything in the rules about having to be a citizen for any amount of time, just that you need a passport. You do have to sit out 3 years if you wrestled in a world or continental event or an Olympics or Olympic qualifying event (if I'm reading the rules correctly). It also costs the new federation 10,000 swiss francs (usually around 1 to 1 with the US dollar) minimum per transfer altho the host nation has to pay more depending on the accolades already earned by the transferring wrestler. 300,000 francs for an Olympic gold medalist. A federation can also only accept one transfer per style per age division per year. If you can get a wrestler a passport and have 10K and he or she hasn't competed in any major events for the original federation and you haven't received any other transfers that year, I believe you can submit your paperwork in December and have the wrestler eligible on January 1 the next month. I think that's all the major restrictions but there may have missed something in the rules.
  6. Italy also has Abraham Conyedo and Givi Davidovi on their team. Davidovi is from Georgia and Conyedo is from Cuba. I don't know their stories, but like Chamizo, they both represented other countries before wrestling for Italy, so it would appear that the federation doesn't have a problem with importing starters.
  7. You don't need ancestral ties to change wrestling federations. you just need the federation to get you a passport from that country. Adam Batirov is from Dagestan and has no ancestral ties to Bahrain. There are lots of examples of Russian wrestling for other countries without familial connections. Dagestanis in Macedonia, Ossetians in Slovakia, Opan Sat to Turkey, etc etc. The way it the often works is the folks in charge of olympic sports in whatever countries hires a coach from Russia who brings several wrestlers with him and they all get passports. That said, all the Michigan guys do have strong family connections to the countries they now wrestle for.
  8. thats correct. we all swore by the rankers oath. we did not break it for RBY and we will not break it for Gadson. Hoping for a speedy recovery from Snyder. Also credit to Gadson who like sharp prior to the injury.
  9. Bader was heavily involved. He was definitely around the sport at the time. some of the folks that were a big part of the movie were not but Bader would be part of any decisions as to what gets covered and what doesn't. could be something like prohibitively expensive media rights or the filmakers just made choices you wouldn't've have agreed with. couldn't say as I wasn't involved in making the film, just saying wrestling people were involved. don't think the film would be possible without them.
  10. ah yes i read "competition" as "the event" and not "talent level". Makes sense now. thanks for the clarifications everyone and apologies for the confusion. now please relax and enjoy the wrestling lol
  11. yeah sorry I'm definitely not following. thought you were implying that SR Nats was equivalent to the Last Chance Tournament in that you qualify for the OTT if you win it. but I guess that's not the case.
  12. no Senior Nationals is not a qualifier event for anything. any changes to the OTT have to be approved by multiple committees and that did not happen for Sr Nats. It's possible this WOULD have been a qualifier for a WTT only IF UWW had mad a definite ruling about having 2020 World Championships, but that decision got delayed by UWW, so there are no qualification implications for the event, except that NCAA athletes will be able to qualify for Olympic redshirts. but that doesnt get them a spot at any of the trials because of it. the results will also affect OTT/WTT seeds, so some athletes may be taking that into account when deciding whether or not to participate. More info here. one final caveat - I thought I remember seeing that a placement at Sr Nats would qualify wrestlers for age level WTTs, (ie junior and U23s) but now I can't find anything on that. Also U23 worlds was officially canceled and JR Worlds is, like SR Worlds, hanging on to its scheduled existence by a thread.
  13. Rueben, Cael's father, pronounces it Cah-yel, but I get the impression that Cael is not very concerned about it one way or another. very sweet kid who is going to be a terror in college.
  14. The FloSports app is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. If you have a Flo subscription and can pull up one of those apps on your smart TV it shouldn't be too difficult. I've only used the Fire TV app and the most difficult thing was remembering my password. After that it worked pretty well imo.
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