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Jim L

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  1. Snyder and Cassar make 4 of the last 5 titles going to ex197 guys
  2. Really not understanding riding time criteria. so score is tied after end of regulation then two minute sudden death, that makes sense. And then if in the rare case that riding time is exactly tied, then they go to 30 second rideouts?
  3. Relocating a family is a universal big deal. Having to do it because of a war or famine is obviously not a first world problem. Choosing to do it to support a child's athletic career is a first world luxury that is only a option for a select few families even in the US
  4. Just move to another state? I don't know anything about their family and I know that others have done that, but relocating to another state is a big deal
  5. To be fair PSU outperforms about every expectation at NCAAs
  6. Does this mean that McCourt drops out of the PIAA and joins the same org that Wyoming Sem is in?
  7. I did not know Khabib's Judo background. I do know Kayla's style, which is why I figured the only hope for Kayla was to exploit some of the quirks in the Judo rules to win on penalties, which should not happen if Khabib has a reasonable amount of Judo competition
  8. It is against the rules for private schools to recruit?
  9. Probably Khabib would win. Does he have any competition Judo in his background? However, with today's Judo rules which severely limit techniques and have many obscure penalties especially for illegal gripping, it is possible Kayla could win. And yes it is a silly discussion, which does not belong on something as serious as an internet wrestling forum ;)
  10. Unless I am counting wrong, 2 of the 5 wins were forfeits
  11. Does this mean Nickal has already had two MMA fights? Were they amateur? I have not heard anything about them.
  12. 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.
  13. Freestyle? Don't you mean Greco?
  14. 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.
  15. Heavies Dhesi (CAN), Hemdia(EGY), Heino (FIN) all wrestled in the US
  16. 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
  17. Antonio Garay - Boston College's only AA wrestler and a NFL player
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To be fair, there is usually at least one who manages to go 0-2
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. 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
  25. Yeah but how ACL tears did he have?
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