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  1. I don't know if this is entirely correct, just my opinion. Do we have a 20 year old than can match up with Razambek Zhamalov at 74kg? Do we have a 26 year old that csn match up with Rashidov? The gap between our cadet/juniors to senior level is huge compared to Russias gap. These guys are competing at seniors with junior eligibility still available. We don't have that in the US. I watched our U15 trials as well as Russian U15 trials. We aren't close at this level. Because we have our own style and want to do things our own way, I think is the reason we aren't where we should be. The American macho attitude is at fault here. Switch everything to international styles, and we will no doubt, always be the best in the world. We are hanging tough now with it the way we are. But once Taylor, Dake, Burroughs, Snyder are done, we don't have much to look forward to, these guys, other than Snyder are in their 30's already, Russias opponents at these weights are mid 20's I believe. Definitely not the same. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The theory sounds good and I don't necessarily disagree with it, it does make sense, I just don't think that is the case. As much as we'd like to think about some conspiracy theory or put blame on someone, in my opinion, I put the blame on him personally. He had one job in this, to get to weigh ins, that was his only job. To insinuate it could have been coaches fault, is nuts. As a wrestler and now coach, I double, triple, quadruple check weigh in times and what not. Sometimes every 5 min leading up to a big competition, double check with people to make sure everything is right. I just think he dropped the ball. He's a grown man and can figure out when weigh times are. He doesn't need a coach to tell him that. Only he really knows what happened. Good thread though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Saw Nicky this weekend, no updates lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Ilyas Bekbulatov Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Let’s just wrestle freestyle then[emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Not many tough things to call to be honest. The trickiest i would say is the push out/grounded calls. I think they have to be more consistent. Some push from the middle out and get a point, some droop right on the line and go out and no point. Needs to be more consistent. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Moscow 2010 was impressive for the Russians also. Rio 2016 was amazing for the Japanese women i believe, minus Yoshida. May have had all women in final i believe. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’d be the first one to say I’d never thought that would happen, but sometimes have to make big decisions to get ahead in life. I don’t think we could ever blame someone for making decisions they feel are in their own best interest. If it works it works, if it doesn’t it doesn’t, that’s what life is about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. He lost 11-5 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Second, 10-0 TF first match. He's in semis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Cassar at 97 or 125 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yazdani was actually a 55kg guy when I first saw him. He's placed at every world tournament I've seen him wrestle in since then. That year I believe he took a silver or bronze at Cadet worlds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Yes, it's a fleeing the hold call, tough to interpret just like "negative wrestling", similar to using your head to block. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You answered the question, hands to the head OK, hands to the face not good. On a more technical note, he has to look to take control of the position not "flee" or "block". Was a frustrating but good call. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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