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    JB will be in Siberia!

    Biebler could for sure make 57kg scratch two days in a row.
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    Yarygin 2019

    And, all tournaments are 74kg scratch both days this year. Before, Yarygin got +2kg the first day and maybe +3kg the second day. EDIT: got my facts straights.
  3. he had gone to Cal Poly? In an interview with Bader, Rivera said that he highly considered wrestling for Cal Poly. Would Sebas have been able to get to this level at Cal Poly, or did something special about the NU room get him where he is today?
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    Yariguin—Official Program Posted

    Also, isn't each delegation only allowed to bring one wrestler per weight? I remember something in the past year or two about Russia ignoring the rules and entering three guys in some weights.
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    Final Thoughts AWL

    I'd rather buy Willie a log of dip then give money to the cable companies. Anyone know what his brand is? EDIT PS: I paid for the track subscription for this event because I wanted to put my money where my mouth is and support wrestling coverage. I already pay for Flo, but I paid for Track coverage of Worlds and AWL 1.
  6. Thorn went 0-2 with a 10-4 SV loss to Opsal of Air Forces and a 10-5 loss to D2 Champ Dax Gordon of Cal Baptist. Gordon has some stuff, he took down Jordan two weeks ago, but what the heck is going on with Thorn? Did he come down with a case of the flu?
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    I Really Enjoyed the "Tommy Thorn placing at CKLV" Era

    Is JoJo Smith still JoJo?
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    The bow and arrow should be illegal

    There's a way to do the 3/4 nelson without driving your knuckle into their neck? Can you come down and teach our youth team that way?
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    Final Thoughts AWL

    I like some of the matches, but generally speaking the event felt over-produced. 10 matches should take 1.5-2 hours, and this even took 3 with. Yes, they had nice post match interviews and walk-in music, but it was a little much. By the time they got to JO vs Zain, I was a little tired of watching wrestling.
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    I Really Enjoyed the "Tommy Thorn placing at CKLV" Era

    He looked hurt to me. Also, College Board: why so serious?
  11. How has the situation worsened in such a short time? 2007 was the pre-Olympic year, so it's not like the rest of the world wasn't trying.
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    Weight Cutting Education

    I still see kids starting to restrict water on Monday for a Friday morning weight in. Baffles me.
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    FS World Champs DNP

    Anecdotally, it felt like a lot of returning champs failed to medal in FS this year. Off the top of my head: 65(57): Khinchegashvili 65(61): Aliyev 65(61 non olympic): Stieber 70(66): Safaryan 74(70): Chamizo 125: Akgul Add in world champs who placed didn't repeat like 57 Takatani, 74 Burroughs, 86 Yazdani, 97 Snyder, and it felt like an upset heavy tournament. Is this an unusual amount for Worlds? Did the new weigh in procedures have anything to do with this? edit: Added streebler, corrected weight classes
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    FS World Champs DNP

    So did 2018 have a lot of champs DNP compared to other years? Did the two day tournament contribute to any of the champs DNPing? Bonne Rodriguez looked like he was about to die of heart failure in every single match. Is that because he is 35 and trains in Cuba, or because of the morning of weigh ins?
  15. For decades people have talked about how freestyle wrestlers often have their best performance at worlds because the NCAA season prepares our athletes so well for high level competition. Coon just waltzed into the finals coming fresh off the folkstyle season while Bey has spent two years training Greco and barely won a single match. Should more of our NCAA guys should try Greco?
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    Looking into the future - 65kg

    For anyone who didn't pay attention, that's a 2017 match of Zain wrestling the 2018 70kg Silver.
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    Coon takes Silver

    I body lock, I score. You body lock, I score.
  18. I agree. Whoever started this thread must not take this board very seriously.
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    My bad, it's been a few years since 2016. Theilke won his first match 8-0 before losing 0-9 and failing to get pulled into repechage.
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    Par Terre defense

    You can't jump forward, trying to get a yard away, off the whistle like Bey does. There's a bunch more stuff that Greco guys wil know about, but there are also specific rules about how you can fight hands; you can't rich down to break his lock, but you can post on one his elbows (maybe?).
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    Thielke is the Metcalf of Greco. He had all this hype surrounding his NCAA career and under performed. When he decided to focus on international wrestling, there was even more hype but he still failed to win a match at the Worlds or Olympics. THEN they change the rules, which Thielke himself says will turn him into a monster... but he still fails to win matches at Worlds.
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    Criteria Order

    Now that cautions are only given for fleeing the hold/illegal moves, it should be the highest criteria on the list. Look at the 61kg finals between Rashidov and Bonne; Bonne got cautioned for fleeing right at the end of the match but still won 5-5 on most highest points scored. I'd like it if UWW ordered the criteria 1) Least cautions 2) Most highest points scored 3) Last point scored to more heavily punish fleeing and illegal moves. When cautions were a part of the passivity procedure, it made sense to keep them low on the list. Now that you typically only get cautioned for illegal clubbing, eye poking etc, it makes sense to move it back up.
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    65kg Meh...

    It's a very tough weight. I went back to 08 looking for a back to back champ, and there isn't one. Two guys, Taghavi and Ramonov, won two non consecutive medals, but no back to back. Every other weight has a back to back champ in that time frame. Edit: I didn't run the stats, but anecdotally there is a pretty high rate of previous Champs DNPing the next year.
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    Sadulaev by pin little over a minute

    He was always the P4P king, even after he lost to Snyder last time. Sadulaev went up something like 24lb to face the defending Olympic champ in his prime and only lost by 1 in a back and forth classic.
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    Sadulaev by pin little over a minute

    Nope. Now it's called the "Sadulaev."