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Jim L

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  1. Other brothers that I can think of that I will let someone else rank: Troy and Terry Steiner John and Ben Peterson, Jim and Bill Scherr, Ed and Lou Banach, Dave and Mark Schultz, Duane and Dennis Kozlowski
  2. Sea Bass competing for PR? This is the first I have heard about that. I would think he is too small to be a real threat at 65KG
  3. I hate this. Bad calls happen everywhere. Unless they can prove something like a pay off took place, the person who has his hand raised at the end of a match should not have a court take it away.
  4. Pat Smith outdid John and Leroy in college. Dustin Schlatter was better than CP. Gable Steveson much better then Bobby Chris and Mark Perry about even?
  5. I thought the general consensus was the Karelin was juiced to the gills. Wasn't his nickname "the Experiment" a reference to the amount of PEDs he was on?
  6. What do he do during the off-season to gain so much weight? I would think world class athletes are still doing at least one moderately hard workouts per day. How much do you have to eat to put on that much weight do quickly? I can't help think about fellow Easton native Jack Cuvo, who I recently saw I picture. I had not seen him since he was wrestling, and it was a shock to my system. Cuvo does not get enough credit, at his peak he is among the best NCAA lightweights ever. I did see that Cuvo has claimed addiction and mental health problems, so I hope hometown is the only thing they share.
  7. When was the Marble match? Is he the only person in the world to beat both JB and Dake? Taylor never beat Dake, right?
  8. I think Smith when he won in Seoul, was more dominant than JB or Bruce ever was. When I watched him beat Sarkissian, I had to remind myself that Sarkissian was the 2nd best guy in the world, not some JV scrub that Smith was drilling on. I don't ever recall seeing JB that much better than the competition.
  9. It was hard to follow international wrestling in those days, but I remember almost all his loses were close and most of his big wins were as well. Most years it seemed like he was a guy that could win Gold if things went well for him. IMO, Bruce never was clearly the best in the world at his weight class like Burroughs was at his peak.
  10. Can't believe he was at Standford for 13 years. I remember people criticizing the hire on this forum, doesn't seem that long ago.
  11. Pretty sure he hit that throw in a preliminary round against a Multiple time world champ Russian in OT. I remember people complaining that he absolutely get screwed in regualtion by the refs and it never should have gone to OT. Every bit as good of a story and much better wrestling than Gardner/Karelin I also think he got tossed onto his head in the semi-finals and that was the beginning of neck injuries that shortened his college career.
  12. No. Stalling on the mat is too subjective. Referees would be to involved in the outcome. Only way is to bring them back to their feet after a certain time like freestyle. If you give points for riding, then guys are going to be doing anything they can to ride. Unrealistic to expect that wrestlers are going to be able to turn other D1 opponents. It is way too tough, unless you are Spencer Lee, then it is easy
  13. In the US, after a positive test you had to quarantine 10 days after your last day of symptoms. After 10 days of quarantine without symptoms you don't need a negative test to stop quarantine. My understanding is that you can still have a positive test for months after the virus is gone, because you can still be shedding dead virus particles that are not infectious at all but will give a positive. Depending how frequently he was tested before, he could have the remnants of a month old case.
  14. If someone wins Gold, how likely are they to go to this Worlds?
  15. I am not knowledgeable at all about WFS but it does not seem to be the craziest result that could happen based on the US talent and knowing that surprising results happen in every tournament... Look at Penn State wrestlers winning all four finals when they were favorites in only one
  16. So in six weight classes, we are favored in two and maybe one more? Doesn't seem like such a long shot. I would rather win more individual golds than a fictional team championship, so if adeline and tamara perform and we have one any other to have a break out performance, I will be happy
  17. The IFJ rankings are not subjective, but are best on results on the world judo tour. It is a good way to promote the sport by having meaningful tournaments all over the world, but makes it an expensive sport for the national teams
  18. Hard to imagine any top level coaches who are completely unbiased. Human nature dictates that they will favor the guy the are closest to if the decision is subjective
  19. Current system is really good. If more tweaking is done to give further advantage to the favorite it will hurt us. No real evidence that Yianni has a better shot to medal than JO. Who thought Snyder had a better chance to medal than Varner in 2015? Or Cox was the best option in 2016 with zero international experience?The list goes on and on of guys who "shouldn't have" been on the world or Olympic team and went on to medal.
  20. I think he was the guy who described Dake's throw as a hate crime committed against Nolf
  21. Thanks for the link. Some humorous translations: the defeat of Jordan Burroughs to Kyle Duck, the elimination and failure of the black American giant to reach the Tokyo Olympics Also: issue that happened to "Jayden Cox", the world champion and opponent of Alireza Karimi in the 92 kg final of the 2019 World Championships, and this muscular figure did not reach the weightlifting ceremony
  22. The russian system works for Russia because they have the best and deepest wrestling talent in the world. If you took the top Russians and made the deciding factor skill at tiddlywinks they would still have a great team
  23. If coaches or a committee made the decision Cox does not make the 2016 team. The current system has a reasonable compromise of giving a slight advantage to world medalists
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