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Everything posted by manyak

  1. Mike Novogratz and Italy sponsors him so he has a really nice lifestyle in Hoboken/NYC.
  2. It’s an advantage and you’ll notice far more Russian wrestlers than Americans wrestle left lead forward or ambidextrous. My eyes could be deceiving me but I noticed Varner and Cael switched time favor their left leg to lead most of the time later in their international career, maybe due to the right hand collar tie ankle pick.
  3. I'm not a good wrestler at all but I lived and trained in the Russian Caucasus a bit. I also went around Russia and Ukraine. Moscow and St. Petersburg are a world away from the Islamic republics where most of the wrestlers come from, culturally and infrastructure wise.
  4. I believe some guy named Sadulaev beat some guy named Snyder recently with a middle school trick move.
  5. Not the same person. Pliev is a common name. They’re from Ossetia which is not the same as Dagestan. Last I heard Khetag was focused on boxing and MMA.
  6. Bo could probably medal at ADCC training 4 hours a day for a year too
  7. Guard pulling was not allowed. If it was it would have been over fast.
  8. He's the guy who just tapped out Bo Nickal.
  9. Why is everyone so butt hurt? Of course Bo wasn't going to win. There is no conspiracy.
  10. Gordan Ryan is going to win this easily. That isn't a knock on wrestling, but they are totally different sports. Bo is tougher, more athletic, a more special athlete, and likely will be a better MMA fighter than Gordon Ryan. However, he will still lose fairly quickly and it won't be close unless Ryan wants it to be.
  11. I just named one in my post. He was a 96kg wrestler.
  12. Aslanbek Khushtov switched from weightlifting to Greco Roman at 18 and won the Olympics at 28. I didn’t have any notable results but I didn’t start wrestling until my early 20s, was able to join a junior college team and compete a lot. I even trained in Russia several times and made life long friends there. It’s worth it to me. Unless you’re a heavyweight athletic phenom you won’t be winning at the national or international level, so just set realistic expectations. I did medal at some state level tournaments but it took years of training and losing first.
  13. 57 Lee 65 Yianni 74 Dake 86 Taylor 97 Cox 125 Gable
  14. Exciting news: I am hoping he competes at 97 kg and not heavyweight.
  15. I hope he isn't too banged up, surprisingly he is only 28. He's has a great career.
  16. It is widely known in Russia he is a few years older, but like many said, does it really matter anymore when evaluating his results? I'm more surprised that they entered him as a cadet, they must have known he was good enough to win juniors.
  17. I believe TR Foley or someone else shot a video about how wrestling practice in Mongolia was a community event, with all ages and genders mixed in and that a lot of older guys still got after it. I think that the more light sparring practice approach is more common in other countries as they tend to wrestle more year round and aren't as focused on "seasons". Also wrestling is associated with sport clubs and gyms, not schools. I think that would explain why you don't see that many opportunities for older adults to do non-competitive wrestling practice.
  18. USA Wrestling has a clubs directory, search for clubs that accept Open division wrestlers (18+)
  19. I like the idea in theory, but it probably wouldn't ever happen. I would only think the UFC guys have a chance at 125 and heavyweight in those matchups. I also think you forgot to check this years NCAA results.
  20. I don't think it has to do with age. I think it's more for lifestyle reasons and going up in weight considerably. He seems to enjoy NYC nightlife a lot, and I don't blame him. It's probably not an ideal situation for training though.
  21. I see Dake controlling this match comfortably. Chamizo is a worse matchup for JB. Dake is a better upper body wrestler than JB.
  22. Almost all of them would be good at it if they trained. The best suited would be lankier wrestlers because reach plays a more important role in MMA than it does in wrestling. Guys who are faster would also do better for the same reason (striking in MMA).
  23. Ben Askren destroyed 2013 NCAA 197lb Champ Quentin Wright in late 2013 in a modified freestyle match.
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