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Jim L

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  1. Does he truly have a Green card? I have seen colleagues go through the process of a getting a Green card many years ago and it was quite extensive. Is it there a process for international athletes to get one without living or working in the US? If he only has a a visa for this specific trip it does not seem like a big deal to me. Maybe bad form considering this is supposed to be a friendship match and both teams have shown great respect for each other in years past
  2. With Gable focused on NCAA and WWE and being a celebrity, it seems like Zare would have the advantage in a Freestyle matchup. I would love to see a focused, peak Gable v. Zare
  3. What are two things that are not related? Youth sports trophies and a McD worker being bad at math
  4. What about tying for first with OSU in the conference tournament last year?
  5. Jimmy Pedro - Accomplished at Judo is massive understatement. 2X Olympic medalist and world champion, plus Olympic coach. He wonEIWA for Brown when his main sport was Judo Jason Morris was an AA wrestler for Syracuse and got a silver in Olympic Judo
  6. I don't follow women's wrestling that closely, but I believe Hawaii regularly has top contenders including two sisters that were also top ranked in Judo
  7. I subconsciously find myself speaking loud, broken English to to foreigners that have limited English.
  8. Zare is going to wrestle Folkstyle? Maybe they should agree to a pro wrestling rules match?
  9. It was just a vague memory of moving to the Lehigh Valley and actual being able to watch wrestling on TV and then seeing Lehigh lose to Brown. This was the era when Lehigh briefly decided it was possible to compete at D1 without scholarships I glad that my memory is validated. Thanks SHP!
  10. Brown used to be more competitive. The had a stretch in the early 90s where the placed high in the EIWAs had AA and won the Ivy league and regularly beat Lehigh in duals. Fun trivial fact is that Steve Mocco's brother wrestled there
  11. That is my point and yes I mean Stephen Neal. I know he was World Champ and on his his way to be being one of the best Heavies ever, but he could not beat McCoy. Based on his results it is much easier to go from the top of the world in wrestling to the NFL than the reverse. The best wrestling athletes (at least two) have shown they can make it in the NFL. No NFLers have ever made the switch to compete for US National spots.
  12. Does Neal prove that the best athletes are wrestlers and if more of them quit wrestling and focused on football we would have much better NFL players? A guy who was just a good HS football player, can't make the US national team and give the NFL a try and has a long career at the highest level. Can you imagine an NFL washout, who wrestled some in HS, giving Freestyle wrestling a try after and placing at senior nationals
  13. Yet internationally, Heavy is one of our most successful weight classes with Gable and the current crop of other NCAA heavies that have age group golds(Cass, Kerk, Paris, and Shultz). I think after Big Bruce's dominant career the following all have had World medals: Neal, Tolly, McCoy, Dlagnev, Gwiz; add Rulon, Ghaffiri, Beyers, and Coon for Greco. To stretch it a bit you can add gold Medalists Snyder, Cox, and Varner who might have been able to get close to NFL if they had focused on bulking up. Every year we put one of the best heavyweight wrestlers on the planet on our national team. Is the US talent pool of athleticism so deep that we would have dozens of guys that are playing football or basketball that are better than our currents guys and everyone else in the world? Where are all the tremendous 65kg athletes going?
  14. Snyder and Cassar make 4 of the last 5 titles going to ex197 guys
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. To be fair PSU outperforms about every expectation at NCAAs
  19. Does this mean that McCourt drops out of the PIAA and joins the same org that Wyoming Sem is in?
  20. 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
  21. It is against the rules for private schools to recruit?
  22. 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 ;)
  23. Unless I am counting wrong, 2 of the 5 wins were forfeits
  24. Does this mean Nickal has already had two MMA fights? Were they amateur? I have not heard anything about them.
  25. 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.
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