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    manyak reacted to irani in My wish for each wrestling country   
    I know none of these will happen in the near future, but here is one thing I wish each wrestling country would do differently.
     
    Russia - Get hard vigilant against juicing, and get rid of it once and for all.  Russian wrestlers are already very good, no need for juicing USA - Get rid of folkstyle wrestling at the college and high school levels (at least college levels) , and replace it with Freestyle wrestling.  I guarantee US would do much better in world championships and olympics Iran - Stop the stupid policy of avoiding athletes from Israel.  Go back to the days before the revolution where Iranian wrestlers pinned Israeli wrestlers left and and right Countries that suck in wrestling (e.g. Bahrain) .  Instead of paying good wrestlers from other countries to change their citizenship to yours and wrestler for you, do what India did, invest in some good foreign coaches, and turn your program around.
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    manyak reacted to TripNSweep in My wish for each wrestling country   
    4.  Most countries don't care about wrestling.  Even in the US it isn't very popular, at least not on the same level as professional leagues for other sports.  It's kind of on an upswing because of MMA, but also kind of in decline because people don't like to work hard and things like E-Sports are actually more lucrative and require less physical work.  Places like Bahrain and Qatar have different problems because they have large non-citizen or expat populations and a lot less actual citizens.  I think of the few million residents in Qatar only like 30% are actually Qatari citizens.  Bahrain is pretty similar.  Athletics in general aren't really encouraged all that much, it's seen more as a recreational pursuit and not something to dedicate more than a couple of free hours a week towards.  I spent a little time in the UAE in 2018 and most citizens or residents there just play sports as a hobby.  If the gulf countries ever wanted to get serious about it, they would, but they are content to just buy athletes.  To them it's a minimal investment and they don't have to invest a lot in creating a system that coaches athletes from youth into adulthood, when they can just pay top athletes to compete for them and skip all that.  A guy who used to come into my gym was from an aristocratic family in Saudi Arabia and he said that most of their sports are recreational except for football/soccer, and that was pretty much the only sport their government invested resources into.  I asked him about what it would take to get wrestling going and he said that it might be popular among the less wealthy citizens, but unless it had the blessing of the wealthier circles or the royal family it wouldn't go anywhere.  Football/soccer is also extremely popular with the less wealthy citizens there because they can get paid very well if they are good at it and play for top club teams or the Saudi national team.  It would take a lot for wrestling to catch on in these places. 
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    manyak got a reaction from herma48852 in Bo Nickal vs. Gordon Ryan - Modified Grappling Rules   
    Why is everyone so butt hurt? Of course Bo wasn't going to win. There is no conspiracy.
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    manyak reacted to LemonPie in How good would Desanto be in FS?   
    How long before punched in face by a Dagestani?
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    manyak got a reaction from ergo189 in Is it too late to start Wrestling?   
    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.
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    manyak reacted to Willis in Full Final X Playlists   
    Lincoln: http://bit.ly/2KrHCjl
    Rutgers: http://bit.ly/2KrG7Bt
     
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    manyak got a reaction from Nicky_Pipes in Cox vs "Snyder or Taylor"   
    I’m taking him over Snyder
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    manyak reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in US Open Senior Men's Freestyle discussion thread   
    Ness pins Futrell.  I don't even need to tell you the move.  
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Gatsalov un-retires, will compete at Worlds for Armenia   
    Exciting news: 
    I am hoping he competes at 97 kg and not heavyweight.
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    manyak got a reaction from treep2000 in Adult Wrestling Clubs (Master)   
    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.
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    manyak got a reaction from jcjcjc in NCAA Champs vs UFC Champs   
    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.
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    manyak got a reaction from wrestlingnerd in Imagine... Dake vs. Chamizo at 74kg   
    I see Dake controlling this match comfortably. Chamizo is a worse matchup for JB. Dake is a better upper body wrestler than JB.
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    manyak got a reaction from Nicky_Pipes in Imagine... Dake vs. Chamizo at 74kg   
    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.
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    manyak got a reaction from Housebuye in Imagine... Dake vs. Chamizo at 74kg   
    I see Dake controlling this match comfortably. Chamizo is a worse matchup for JB. Dake is a better upper body wrestler than JB.
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    manyak reacted to Fletcher in Shakur Got His 6th Year   
    Not a hater and glad he got the extra year. I'll enjoy watching him skip Big Tens and getting knocked off by a 15 seed at NCAAs again.
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    manyak reacted to AnklePicker in McCoy Steps down. It is official   
    No brainer...PDIII. 
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    manyak got a reaction from TheRealOne9050 in DAN KOLOV–NIKOLA PETROV Ranking Tournament (Feb.-Mar.3)   
    Chamizo should probably spend less time clubbing and drinking champagne if he wants to return to the top of the podium. His lifestyle doesn’t seem typical of a champion but it looks fun.
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    manyak reacted to Katie in Ducking: an enlightened perspective   
    Losing a wrestling match can be horribly traumatic. I’ve heard of wrestlers feeling triggered over losses years and even decades after the fact, long after anyone else could possibly care.
    Are we fans being selfish for wanting to see these student athletes risk future triggerings?
    Maybe it’s time we stand and salute those coaches who understand how devastating it can be to not be the best wrestler of all time. 
    Maybe it’s time to give coaches emotional forfeit bricks so they can protect their guys from emotional damage even after a match has started.
    I pity anyone who puts entertainment above potential emotional carnage. 
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    manyak got a reaction from Nicky_Pipes in Askren Wrestling at Midlands?   
    Ben would win if he enters. Did anyone think he would smash Quentin Wright so badly a few years ago?
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Alans Tournament   
    I don’t believe Taylor has wrestled Urishev. Urishev is totally grey now and has been on the national team for over a decade, never failing to place at Russian nationals.
    He’s 6-0 vs Sharifov and 0-5 vs Sadulaev and Adam Saitiev so 6-5 vs Oly Chanps. He is planning on dropping back down to 86 kg for the next Olympics, though he walks around at 94 kg.
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    manyak got a reaction from Housebuye in Alans Tournament   
    I don’t believe Taylor has wrestled Urishev. Urishev is totally grey now and has been on the national team for over a decade, never failing to place at Russian nationals.
    He’s 6-0 vs Sharifov and 0-5 vs Sadulaev and Adam Saitiev so 6-5 vs Oly Chanps. He is planning on dropping back down to 86 kg for the next Olympics, though he walks around at 94 kg.
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    manyak got a reaction from gutfirst in Alans Tournament   
    Some interesting results, Green loses to Baev in the semis but earns Bronze. Baev beat Kurbanaliev for gold.
    Urishev beat Sharifov, eventually getting gold, and Lomtadze beats Bogomoev in the semis, placing 2nd.
    Tsabalov loses early, Khinchegashvilli gets pinned early, and Green beat Cherman Valiev in the quarters.
    Baitsaev wins gold, Gogaev bronze, Sharifov bronze, Ktsoev bronze, Bogomoev bronze, Geno gold.
    https://www.teamusa.org:443/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/December/10/Green-wins-bronze-at-Alans-International-in-Russia
     
     
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    manyak got a reaction from steamboat_charlie v2 in Alans Tournament   
    Some interesting results, Green loses to Baev in the semis but earns Bronze. Baev beat Kurbanaliev for gold.
    Urishev beat Sharifov, eventually getting gold, and Lomtadze beats Bogomoev in the semis, placing 2nd.
    Tsabalov loses early, Khinchegashvilli gets pinned early, and Green beat Cherman Valiev in the quarters.
    Baitsaev wins gold, Gogaev bronze, Sharifov bronze, Ktsoev bronze, Bogomoev bronze, Geno gold.
    https://www.teamusa.org:443/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/December/10/Green-wins-bronze-at-Alans-International-in-Russia
     
     
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Alans Tournament   
    Some interesting results, Green loses to Baev in the semis but earns Bronze. Baev beat Kurbanaliev for gold.
    Urishev beat Sharifov, eventually getting gold, and Lomtadze beats Bogomoev in the semis, placing 2nd.
    Tsabalov loses early, Khinchegashvilli gets pinned early, and Green beat Cherman Valiev in the quarters.
    Baitsaev wins gold, Gogaev bronze, Sharifov bronze, Ktsoev bronze, Bogomoev bronze, Geno gold.
    https://www.teamusa.org:443/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/December/10/Green-wins-bronze-at-Alans-International-in-Russia
     
     
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    manyak got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in How would results look with multiple entries per country?   
    Because Russia is ten times as deep as us
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