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Everything posted by GranbyTroll

  1. I'm going Metcalf MAJ Lugo for sure.
  2. Desanto will probably have to wait for the 2021 61kg World Team Trials, when he's done with NCAA wrestling. If 2016 is any indication, the trials for 61kg non-Olympic World Team will likely be during fall 2020, and non-Olympic Worlds will likely be in Nov/Dec 2020, during the NCAA season. I assume that Desanto will want to wrestle the full NCAA season for his senior year, not and not wrestle a truncated Kyle Snyder style season.
  3. That looked like neutral danger to me, but then again I'm not a ref.
  4. When Degen locked hands, Lugo wasn't on his back. Anything that happens after Degen locks hands cannot result in Degen points.
  5. Was that an unsportsmanlike conduct call? I couldn't tell what the ref's hand signal was. For those not watching, DeSanto was out front of Small smushing his head into the mat when he jumped over the top fo Small trying to get behind as time expired.
  6. He was definitely our best option the year he got suspended. Was he world medal good? The world may never know...
  7. I know that Mike Mal coached and wrestled at a high level, which made that comment stick out so much for me. It sounds like something a misinformed youth wrestler's dad would say after a loss than something an informed pundit and student of the sport would say. The big question now is if Gross can be effective at that weight with a 2 day weight in procedure.
  8. "Gross told me that every match he just feels better. That's remarkable considering how depleted he was of fluids and nutrients from the weight cut. At the end of the day, he should be feeling that depletion more, but Gross is actually feeling better!" Mike Mal missed the fact that Gross only had to weigh in once this morning and probably hydrated back up to 135-140 by the finals.
  9. You're right! Let's not discuss wrestling on a wrestling discussion board.
  10. www.lmgtfy.com Let me Google that for you
  11. Last I heard he had retired after being injured and trying his had at 70kg at a few small tournaments.
  12. I hate to say it, but TBar brings up a good point. What I remember most of Haji is him smoking everyone in 2015 and 2017 in the non-Olympic weight. I think one of those years he tech'd like 4/5 opponents, one in the finals. The competition was probably a little weaker in the non-Olympic weights.
  13. I have no problem with Taylor putting down our Team USA representatives. I do it regularly.
  14. Despite being a 3x World Champion at 61kg, Haji has not produced any world medals at 65kg. This year at worlds he lost two close ones to this year's and last year's world champs. Does it have something to do with the weight class, the two day weigh ins, something related to that? Or is he just passing his prime competition years. He didn't look too far off Rashidov, but he looked out of gas and not as explosive as usual vs Otoguro the next day.
  15. I saw Varner run a full Nelson at Junior Duals. That's the whole story. I have nothing else to add.
  16. Everyone on the Jury is likely to be flying home with more luggage than they left with.
  17. There was a singlet pull. Did that get scored correctly?
  18. At least he qualified the weight and is the favorite for bronze? I guess?
  19. That was the worst call I've seen this season. SHOCKINGLY the home town hero got a suspicious interpretation of the well defined and understood head pinch sequence. SHOCKINGLY! The refs would hang their hats on the fact that Kaz touched Bajy's leg at some point during the head pinch. The current interpretation is that if the shooting wrestler holds onto the legs and comes on top then all the points go to the shooting wrestler. Kaz didn't shoot, though, as much as he touched Bajy's knee after he was already going over.
  20. I thought it showed enormous guts for him to shake Rashidovs hand even while he was getting red carded for throwing paddles at the refs.
  21. On the Trackwrestling "Scramble Cam" last night they did a slow-mo replay after the match.
  22. In super slow motion it looks like Rashidov comes off of his knee just before Aliyev gets all the way behind. In real time I would have bet the farm that that was a takedown
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