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Jaroslav Hasek

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  1. It depends on if the US requested the transfer fee. If they did, someone would have had to pay Team USA 200,000 swiss francs with another 10% going to UWW (if I'm reading this correctly). Its the same Hemida. All-American at Maryland from the New York suburbs. wrestled internationally for team usa but never won a junior or senior worlds or olympic medal so standards transfer fee would apply. Hemdia beat the Iranian heavy Taheri but didn't wrestle the other Egyptian in the bracket who qualified the weight for Egypt at the African and Oceana OGQ. If Hemida does get the spot it'll be the third Olympian for the CKWC.
  2. they wouldn't have to pay anything if you start your international career for a wrestling federation other than the USA. I think most of the Americans that wrestle for other countries never had to officially transfer. Same for a lot of the Russians. Also it's just $10K minimum to transfer, assuming you have already won medals for your original federation.
  3. It's often quite feasible but whether its worth or not depends entirely on the wrestler. it costs a minimum 10,000 swiss francs to transfer (half to UWW, half to the former country) but that number can go up if the wrestlers transfers after winning a medal. 300,000 for transfering after winning Olympic gold is the max. More details here. 1 Swiss Franc is currently worth $1.11 but the two currencies have been pretty close to 1 to 1 for the last 5 years.
  4. I don't think most of even the diehard wrestling fans were familiar with the part of James' life that was most extensively covered in the film. Also glad to see the doc has sparked more interest in other aspects of James' life in the sport. Always more stories to tell!
  5. this is mostly why. it also costs a lot of time and money to set up shoots to get interviews for the films. there's a good chance the Nebraska coaches & teammates make an appearance on the Bader Show tho. that's a good place to check for content that might be considered of the 'DVD-extra' variety. also want to make clear that i have no problem with people offering criticisms on FloFilms. i'm merely offering an explanation to this (very valid) criticism. there's a lot of planning, plotting and budgeting that goes into each film and they will inevitably fail to cover certain aspects and topics that people have more interest in. its all good tho. glad people seem to have enjoyed this one. I had very little to do with its creation but it's still great to hear!
  6. I put asterisks next to Poland entries I reasonably expect to see at Tokyo (link). Still a lot to be determined but I'm confident we'll see over 100 Olympians across all three styles in Warsaw.
  7. the article is obviously not referencing the SEC, lol come on. here's the text I assume you are referring to: "A handful of excellent schools. No surprise to see the three southeastern schools, an excellent school like Cornell, and a school with teammate ties like ASU. Projected as a 184 pounder in college, Singleton will be a major addition to whichever program he chooses no matter the lineup fit."
  8. not following you, what's the issue with the article? here's a link to it if anyone is wondering.
  9. Snyder almost definitely not going. Likely Mike Macchiavello instead.
  10. sorry, gotcha now. did not read your OP carefully enough.
  11. Clicking the "FloWrestling" logo should bring you back to the homepage. That's what happens when I click it. Truly appreciate the feedback. Learned today that our product team sent out thousands of surveys and got hundreds of responses, so if anybody reading this was one of those survey responders, an additional thanks. Also learned that there is going to be a new version of the new version of the home page rolled out some time in the near future. One of the objectives of the new new design is to make it easier to find news, rankings and training, which was a common complaint of wrestling subscribers. hopefully its an improvement. It'll be A/B tested so half of everyone going to the homepage will see the new new design, the other half will see the old new design. Then after that there will undoubtedly be a new new new design, so please keep the feedback coming.
  12. Last chance to provide any feedback on the new website design! Meeting with product is this afternoon. feedback on other aspects of flo is still welcome, just won't be passed on in this specific meeting. and i will do better at ignoring the criticism i find to be egregious. thank you!
  13. Are you talking about this article? Irv O'nian is a pseudonym, but congrats on "debunking" his existence by googling. the same person wrote to Foley's mailbag around the same time using the same pseudonym. And yes, some of y'alls criticism is nonsense. it's just complaining about something that is made up and fictitious. but some of it is good and I appreciate the good criticism!
  14. No I (we) do want your feedback. Don't think I can be anymore clear about that. Please keep posting, thank you!
  15. You definitely put a lot of time in to your last post, which is flattering, but this is total nonsense. Not sure what your axe is to grind with Flo but the fact that you either believe this or are pretending to is very telling. There are other people that also like to pretend this is true as well. there is no evidence for it but thats social media for you. such is life in 2021. anyway, still appreciate the feedback on FloArena. The plan is to totally revamp that part of the site (now supercharged with trackwrestling data) so hopefully there will be something good coming soon. Will try to improve the rest of the content as well. no promises but plan remains the same!
  16. it would be nice to have the resources of Big Cable! I welcome all criticisms of Flo but its hard to know what to do with comments like Drew's. Every day I get to work with people busting their butts for the sport of wrestling. If it was about the money we all would be doing something else with our time. Its corny and you can dismiss my opinions because I also work there but its truly inspiring. anyway, specific criticism is good. it will help Flo improve. generally saying Flo sucks is fine, it just isn't going to help anything, except perhaps for some personal catharsis.
  17. lol, i will make sure all the feedback is seen by the product team except for posts from the toilet guy. appreciate the effort tho!
  18. this is excellent feedback, and I encourage everyone to leave more feedback like this. Negative is totally cool and the more specific you can be (e.g. I liked it when it was set up like X, I don't like it now that I have to do Y to get to X) the better. I also encourage people to leave comments with what features they wish the site had, whether it was on the old layout or not. general feedback is cool, just less helpful to the product team, who I'll make sure sees all your comments. Thanks!
  19. The French 'russians' were all raised in France and were developed in the French wrestling system. Zelimkhan Khadjiev, Ilman Mukhtarov, and Akhmed Aibuev are of Chechen heritage and immigrated to France as refugees when their parents brought their families over during the Chechen wars. I think the oldest of them was 11 when they got to France. It's a much different situation than when wrestlers transfer from Russia to other counties because they are recruited by coaches or by searching for a new federation on their own after realizing they will likely never make a world/olympic team competing for Russia.
  20. Make it at least 12. Missed Zach Merrill PUR & Oklahoma. Any others?
  21. Abounader is competing for Lebenon, but I don't know how anything was resolved, nor would I make any assumptions about his opinions on the policy. It's not like Dom has any control or influence over the politics of Lebenon.
  22. I count 11 Noel Torres MEX & Newman Malik Amine SMR & Michigan Nestor Taffur COL & Boston U Dave Habat SLO & Edinboro Dom Abounader LBN & Michigan Sebastian Rivera PUR & Northwestern & Rutgers Colin Realbuto ITA & Northern Iowa Evan Ramos PUR & Shippensburg Mitch Finesilver ISR & Duke Jordan Oliver USA & Oklahoma State Ethan Ramos PUR & North Carolina There are also two Heino brothers who went to Campbell but are native Finns.
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