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John Jensen

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  1. Just saw that Welch is going to start wrestling on the senior circuit at 70 KG first tournament in Cuba February 11th.
  2. I knew Todd Marinovich and his dad and you are barking up the wrong tree. Marv, Todd’s dad was one of the dumbest people I have ever met and Todd was only marginally smarter. I have met Pico a couple of times and the impression I got was a very intelligent focused kid.
  3. Pico had a 4.0 GPA as a freshman so I don’t think he has a problem academically. I agree that Cade Olivas is one to watch in the future for California wrestling.
  4. I have watched a number of Ruth’s matches and all time? I can’t put him in that elite group. Do you really think he would beat Herbert, Pendleton or Askren?
  5. If anything the size difference should be in Frank the Tank’s favor, Bubba has be competing at 145 in MMA
  6. I had to go to sleep last night but from watching his quarter and semi matches it looked like Dake was wrestling with one hand. Has anyone heard if it is broken or what is wrong with it? Did he compete further?
  7. He is still a kid and growing. I find it hard to believe that he will still be at this weight in three years. We could end up with the biggest bottleneck at 163 in the history of US wrestling. We are starting to look like Russia at this weight class with our depth.
  8. Plus a little cheap shot by Emeev at the end after he got frustrated. Here is the video. http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/25 ... dzhi-Emeev If I was the Russian I would have been pissed too. He got some bad calls against him in that match.
  9. That is pretty cool for him to have the opportunity to pick the brain of one of the best technical wrestlers in the country. Oliver is doing a lot of coaching with him and Pico is sucking it up like a sponge.
  10. I just watched this match and he just physically broke this guy. He wrestles a lot like Metcalf with better control, better positioning and better hands, but not as much offence.
  11. Dave wrestled in the Tblisi and took second his last year of high school. He missed the qualifying tournaments and petitioned to be placed in the tournament. They allowed him to compete two weight classes above his normal weight and he pinned everyone except the guy in the finals who he beat 12-1.
  12. Is Aaron Pico still wrestling in high school? I see him ranked and the # 1 wrestler in high school at 145 and he is also competing in the US vs. Russia match at 66kg.
  13. Askren is great for wrestling. Askren is one of the main reasons I started following wrestling again. If you can’t appreciate his mastery of the scramble positions and his confidence/showmanship then you probably have a very boring view on most things in life. This is a slow, not very imposing physically guy that in the AGON, folkstyle, MMA and even in freestyle makes absolute studs look foolish. That in my opinion is fun to watch and is great for the sport.
  14. Why do you say that? I believe that the secret to Mark and Dave success was their superior strength they found from gymnastics. They do have some great technique but so do many others. I think it was 12 years of Gymnastics plus competing. To my knowledge Dave never competed in gymnastics. Dave was strong, but not so much that he was way above other elite competition. Dave was a great technician who could really put the hurt on you by using proper technical leverage. As for Mark he did compete in gymnastics and it probably helped with his positional awareness. His explosiveness was a product of natural talent. Mark also did not waste his energy bouncing around looking for openings. He would lock up find an opening and then bam no hesitation and all the way through to completion. As for the way Mark is treated by USAW it is pretty clear from him that they treat him like a pariah
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