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  1. Woman wrestlers make good money in countries? Maybe Japan, but I would be surprised elsewhere. US colleges are able to recruit international male students for soccer, hockey, track and field, tennis etc. Sports were there is definitely money for men.
  2. Freestyle? Don't you mean Greco?
  3. The US is almost universally mediocre or worse in sports that are not offered as a common HS sport and give a chance at a collegiate scholarship. Greco and Judo are the sports that I follow closely and the US non-competitive, lack of numbers and competition also means lack of good coaches. The best athletes will want to compete for their HS and gain the recognition and have the comradeship that club sports don't offer. Northern Michigan was a half answer to this (Do they still have a Greco program offering scholarships?)The military WCAP program comes too late in the development cycle and there just aren't enough numbers.
  4. Heavies Dhesi (CAN), Hemdia(EGY), Heino (FIN) all wrestled in the US
  5. I think it an above average draw for Gwiz. Assuming he gets through Desi he will most likely face #3 Zare. Better than facing Geno or Akgul
  6. Antonio Garay - Boston College's only AA wrestler and a NFL player
  7. I do see he is working even harder on his push out skills and will be able to score pushouts against Taylor even with Cael holding him back
  8. Yes, that's what I meant, making the world team shows that he was really good at FS, just not as dominant as he was in collegiately. I looked it up and he was 1-1 at 2014 Worlds losing to eventual Bronze medalist Mohammad Mohammadian of Iran 7-4. A FS career path that somewhat resembles Askren. Both were so good in college, some part of us expected them to easily dominant in a different style that did not translate well for their folkstyle skills and they apparently did not have a passion for.
  9. IIRC, Ruth made the national team shortly after college. I dont remember his results internationally, but as we see with Nolf making the national team is no small feat in US FS.
  10. To be fair, there is usually at least one who manages to go 0-2
  11. I looked the world medalists it up and I think all these guys wrestled 4 years in NCAAs: Vering, Durlacher, Koslowski, Rodney Smith, Lindland, Joe Warren, Ruiz, Paulson, Ghaffiri competed in college but not sure if they did so for four years I know Hall and Lowney competed at DI but then dropped out to focus on Greco
  12. The number of world/oly medalist in a weight class is a questionable measure of toughness of a weight class. They give out the same number of medals every year (with the exception of Covid years). Lots of medals especially golds, just shows there has been parity for many years, and lots of veterans with previous accomplishments who have not retired. Who is better JB or Bruce B. on the way to their first Gold or either wrestler at the end of their career with a massive haul of medals?
  13. Almost all of the "Russians" wrestling for other countries are not ethnic Russians and in general tend to be resentful of Russians. I suspect it is really easy for a Dagestani, Chechen or Ossetian fan to root for their wrestler even if they are not wearing a Russian singlet
  14. Yeah but how ACL tears did he have?
  15. It seems like for a lot of the hand to hand turns, the back is not exposed. I am favoring of bring back the one point for hand to hand turn, but it adds another level of complexity to the rules. Right now any turn is 2 points and that is as simple as possible. Also IIRC there were borderline situations were sometimes it was hard to tell if an elbow hit making it a two point turn
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