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    manyak got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Exciting Young Russian Wrestler   
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    manyak got a reaction from rlw028 in Exciting Young Russian Wrestler   
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Exciting Young Russian Wrestler   
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    manyak got a reaction from HuskyHero133 in Exciting Young Russian Wrestler   
    This is Anzor Zakuev, son of Arsen Zakuev, one of the top coaches in Kabardino-Balkaria. He's 18 and has a very exciting and dynamic style, I expect big things from him. He's also an extremely nice kid and comes from a great family.
     
    Here he is giving Ramonov a tough match, maybe the highest scoring match of nationals

     
    Here is he showing off more of his "unorthodox" moves
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrZrn8HI3Kg
     
    He ended up taking 5th place at nationals.
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    manyak got a reaction from Buckxell in Exciting Young Russian Wrestler   
    This is Anzor Zakuev, son of Arsen Zakuev, one of the top coaches in Kabardino-Balkaria. He's 18 and has a very exciting and dynamic style, I expect big things from him. He's also an extremely nice kid and comes from a great family.
     
    Here he is giving Ramonov a tough match, maybe the highest scoring match of nationals

     
    Here is he showing off more of his "unorthodox" moves
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrZrn8HI3Kg
     
    He ended up taking 5th place at nationals.
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    manyak got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Lebedev Controversial Matches 2016 Nationals   
    Bogomoev has teched Otarsultanov before, I think he did so in 2014 Yarygin.
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    manyak got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Lebedev Controversial Matches 2016 Nationals   
    Lebedev is one of the best wrestlers in the world who rarely shows any killer instinct or dynamic offense. It's becoming harder and harder to stay a fan.
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    manyak got a reaction from Coach_J in Lebedev Controversial Matches 2016 Nationals   
    Lebedev is one of the best wrestlers in the world who rarely shows any killer instinct or dynamic offense. It's becoming harder and harder to stay a fan.
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    manyak got a reaction from HuskyHero133 in Tsargush vs Geduev Russian Nationals Finals   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BokSM4AeFSM
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Lebedev Controversial Matches 2016 Nationals   
    Finals:
     

     
    The match that caused Dagestan and Chechenya to go home:
     

     
    Musukaev wrestles for Dagestan but is from Kabardino-Balkaria (he is a Balkar).. interesting that Kabardino-Balkaria did not send their wrestlers home (they are receiving flak for this).. Ossetia didn't send their wrestlers home either in protest but they are the most culturally distinct of the North Caucasus people (unless you count Kalmyks) since they are an Iranic people who are mostly Christian.
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    manyak got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Tsargush vs Geduev Russian Nationals Finals   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BokSM4AeFSM
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Tsargush vs Geduev Russian Nationals Finals   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BokSM4AeFSM
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    manyak got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in Lebedev Controversial Matches 2016 Nationals   
    Finals:
     

     
    The match that caused Dagestan and Chechenya to go home:
     

     
    Musukaev wrestles for Dagestan but is from Kabardino-Balkaria (he is a Balkar).. interesting that Kabardino-Balkaria did not send their wrestlers home (they are receiving flak for this).. Ossetia didn't send their wrestlers home either in protest but they are the most culturally distinct of the North Caucasus people (unless you count Kalmyks) since they are an Iranic people who are mostly Christian.
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    manyak got a reaction from Axe_Spartan in Russian Nationals steam!   
    For some background, Yakutia is a rich republic. They have diamonds and other natural resources. Their training facilities and financial support is incredible compared to the Caucasus. They hire Caucasian coaches. Al-Rosa is a Yakut company and a longtime sponsor of the Russian national team. Yakutia has a lot of influence and power in Russian wrestling.
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    manyak got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Russian Nationals steam!   
    For some background, Yakutia is a rich republic. They have diamonds and other natural resources. Their training facilities and financial support is incredible compared to the Caucasus. They hire Caucasian coaches. Al-Rosa is a Yakut company and a longtime sponsor of the Russian national team. Yakutia has a lot of influence and power in Russian wrestling.
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    manyak got a reaction from Buckxell in Russian Nationals steam!   
    For some background, Yakutia is a rich republic. They have diamonds and other natural resources. Their training facilities and financial support is incredible compared to the Caucasus. They hire Caucasian coaches. Al-Rosa is a Yakut company and a longtime sponsor of the Russian national team. Yakutia has a lot of influence and power in Russian wrestling.
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    manyak got a reaction from Coach_J in Russian Nationals steam!   
    For some background, Yakutia is a rich republic. They have diamonds and other natural resources. Their training facilities and financial support is incredible compared to the Caucasus. They hire Caucasian coaches. Al-Rosa is a Yakut company and a longtime sponsor of the Russian national team. Yakutia has a lot of influence and power in Russian wrestling.
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    manyak reacted to Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in Russian nationals preview   
    Sakha team 
     

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    manyak reacted to Tofurky in Magamed Magamedov   
    I don't know if this was posted here, as the video is a year old, but here you go: 

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    manyak reacted to maligned in So close at least once in all 5 missed weights....a rundown of our 20 event performances in 5 unqualified weights   
    Here's a quick rundown of what happened in the 5 weights we missed out on for Rio:
     
    Freestyle:
     
    65kg: 
     
    Worlds: Metcalf wins 2 before falling 5-4 to bronze medalist Mohammadi.  Mohammadi loses in the semi's to the champ Chamizo to eliminate us.  If we win that match, there's a very, very high probability we get one of the 6 world championship auto bids.  Also important: Franklin Gomez loses 6-4 in the first round to Safaryan, who immediately gets put out 8-2 by 5th place Asgarov.
     
    Pan Ams: Metcalf infamously falls 9-7 to Gomez in the quarters.
     
    1st world qualifier: Molinaro falls 6-4 to Gor of Turkey in the second round.  Gor goes on to qualify the weight in true 3rd, but loses to Batirov in the semi's to eliminate Frank.
     
    2nd world qualifier: Molinaro falls 5-2 to Novachkov in the quarters.  Novachkov wins the weight and Frank takes bronze, but too little, too late.
     
    Greco:
     
    66kg:
     
    Worlds: Bryce Saddoris loses 5-0 to Stabler of Germany who ends up with gold.  Saddoris falls 5-4 in a chippy "Olympics or bust" repechage round match to eventual 5th place Benaissa of Algeria
     
    Pan Ams: Possibly looking forward to Cuba, Perkins gets inexplicably crushed by Cuero of Colombia in the first round.  Cuero loses easily to Martinez of Cuba later and never comes close to qualifying the weight at any event.
     
    1st world qualifier: Perkins picks up 4 dominating victories on the day, but falls in the quarters to eventual 2nd place Vaelimaecki of Finland in a heartbreaker, 3-2, and 5-0 in a no-shame true 3rd place bout against a legit accomplished medal contender in Venckaitis of Lithuania.  If Perkins beats Vaelimaecki, he would have faced the Belarussian, Liakh in the semi's: Ravaughn beat him easily in a repechage match and must have been dying over the thought that he was that close to going through.
     
    2nd world qualifier: Perkins again wrestles well, but falls in another quarterfinal heartbreaker, 4-3, to Tsarev of Kyrgyzstan, who then crushes his next opponent--again leaving us to think Perkins could have qualified if not for the nail-biter quarterfinal loss.
     
    98kg:
     
    Worlds: Caylor Williams wrestles at the best level of his career and ends up falling 4-4 to eventual 5th place Guri of Bulgaria in the round of 16.  Guri would win in the quarters very easily, suggesting Williams was tantalizingly close to qualifying this weight long ago.  Importantly, the beast Lugo of Cuba falls to silver medalist Razael of Iran in the R16 and forfeits out of the repechage rounds.
     
    Pan Ams: Joe Rau handles Mejia of Honduras before getting flattened by Lugo of Cuba.  Had he been drawn in the other side of the bracket, there's a good chance he beats Perez of Venezuela to go through.  
     
    1st world qualifier: Rau falls 4-1 in his first match to eventual true 3rd Schoen of Sweden.
     
    2nd world qualifier: Rau gets teched quickly by Mejia in the second round in a baffling result.  Mejia is predictably eliminated in the next round.
     
    Women's freestyle:
     
    58kg:
     
    Worlds: Ali Ragan falls 5-0 to eventual 5th place Renteria of Colombia.
     
    Pan Ams: Alli Ragan drops a very disappointing 5-4 decision to Fazzari of Canada in the quarters.  Fazzari wins easily over a weak Venezuelan opponent in the semi's.  Fazzari ends up hammering the Brazilian in the finals also, meaning Ragan was arguably the second best at that event.  The Brazilian obviously qualifies, but the Ecuadorian that the Brazilian beat in her semi-final comes back in the 1st world qualifier and wins that event to qualify also.  All of these results seem to suggest Ragan may have had a much better shot at qualifying this weight at the world qualifiers than Campbell ended up putting forward.
     
    1st world qualifier: Kelsey Campbell falls in the first round in her typical low-scoring style, 1-1, to Barka of Hungary, who immediately loses in the second round.
     
    2nd world qualifier: Campbell drops a 4-1 decision to eventual event winner Koblova of Russia. Kelsey would end up 5th place.  
     
    69kg:
     
    Worlds: Perennial medal contender Pirozhkova drops a tight 5-3 decision to tough Swede, Fransson, in the round of 16.  Fransson goes on to lose 7-4 to the gold medalist and 6-5 to the bronze medalist.
     
    Pan Ams: Yeats of Canada handles Mensah easily, 5-0--but handles her other opponents much more easily--suggesting Mensah was probably a victim of an unlucky draw to be on Yeats' side.
     
    1st world qualifier: Mensah mostly controls the action in the semi's against eventual event champion Kratysh of Israel, but gets tossed for 4 off of a tie-up situation following a Mensah shot early in the 2nd period and can't make up the difference, dropping a 6-5 decision.  Kratysh doesn't get challenged in any other match, again suggesting Mensah was clearly second best but couldn't get past the stringent UWW qualification setup.
     
    2nd world qualifier: Mensah is dominating another opponent--Makhynia of Ukraine--before again getting tossed off of a tie-up following her own shot, and this time gets pinned.  Makhynia is also not challenged in any other match and Mensah is seemingly once again a victim of both her own propensity to go to her back and the random draw nightmare she had faced twice before.
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    manyak got a reaction from Buckxell in Russian Nationals Discussion   
    Most "Russian" freestyle wrestlers are from the North Caucasus or Siberia/Central Asia.
     
    Even the ones who represent Moscow/Krasnoyarsk etc are usually ethnic Caucasians or "Asians"/Steppe people. 
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Russian_National_Freestyle_Wrestling_Championships
     
    You can see the republics represented here for 2015.
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Russian Nationals Discussion   
    Most "Russian" freestyle wrestlers are from the North Caucasus or Siberia/Central Asia.
     
    Even the ones who represent Moscow/Krasnoyarsk etc are usually ethnic Caucasians or "Asians"/Steppe people. 
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Russian_National_Freestyle_Wrestling_Championships
     
    You can see the republics represented here for 2015.
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    manyak got a reaction from 2td3nf in Joined a wrestling club - have a few questions   
    I prefer Adidas shoes since they are wider than Asics shoes. Nike shoes are wider as well. Adidas Combat Speed 4's are nice and only 40 bucks or so.
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    manyak got a reaction from headshuck in Bye to Finals   
    it should be done at least a week after
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    manyak got a reaction from gutfirst in Russian Olympic Training Camp Video   
    My Russian isn't great so pardon any errors
     
    This appears to be a video of a "Olympic Regional Training Center" in Kislovad, Dagestan
     
    Guseinov is still the head coach of Dagestan despite not being the head coach of Russia. 
     
    You can see Sadulaev, Kudiyamagomedov, Kurugliev, Otarsultanov and other stars as well as Dagestani UFC fighter Rutsam Khabilov
     
    I recognize some Kabardians (Makhov, Kushkhov, Geduev, Urishev, Musukaev). I wonder if any Chechens or Ingush are there. I don't see any Ossetians and they probably have their own camp.
     
    It's a pretty long video but gives some insight into their preparation and methods.
     

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