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  1. Dake certainly knows how to win, but he often does it with little style, dominance, or true sportsmanship over the best opponents. And in ways that push the limit on rules. He dances defensively away from action all the time. And he complains to refs. Even if he is able to "bomb" lesser opponents from time to time. I don't see that approach truly fitting into the NLWC room, which emphasizes offense and scoring points. Hopefully, Nolf takes him out soon. And gives us something more enjoyable to watch.
  2. Did Dake just win a Defensive Dancing Title? I think so. And he refused to let his dancing partner swing and turn with him.
  3. Zain train into the semis! Solid and strategic win. That guy was tough to take down
  4. Late night (early morning) bouts coming up for Zombies, Vampires, and Insomniacs Mat Name / Wrestler / Place in order of the bouts: Mat A Myles Amine 4th Ethan Ramos 5th Jere Heino 8th Amar Dhesi 9th Youssif Hemida 20th Mat B Taylor, 17th (gets a bye first round) Mat C Noel Torres 3rd Josh Finesilver 7th Jordan Burroughs 12th Bekzod Abdurakhmonov 15th Mat D Nette, 1st Zain 8th Zilmer 9th
  5. September 10 – Greco-Roman (55-72-77-87kg) September 11 – Greco-Roman (63-67-82-97kg) September 12 – Greco-Roman (60-130kg) and Women’s Wrestling (55-62kg) September 13 – Women’s Wrestling (50-53-65-76kg) September 14 – Women’s Wrestling (57-59-68-72kg) September 15 – Freestyle (70-79-86-125kg) September 16 – Freestyle (57-74-92kg) September 17 – Freestyle (61-65-97kg) September 18 – Remaining freestyle finals Wrestling_belgrade.pdf
  6. An Oklahoma (State) Cowboy walks into a bar. His hat is made of brown wrapping paper. His shirt and vest are made of waxed paper. And his chaps, pants, and boots are made of tissue paper. Pretty soon they arrest him for rustling (or was it wrestling?)
  7. Kierkegaard was clearly gifted and a genius in many ways. His father wanted to challenge him to figure your question out. I'm not sure if he did or not, but I'm pretty sure it was a more interesting challenge than finishing first. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/11/soren-kierkegaards-struggle-with-himself#:~:text=Side by side with this,of the city's richest men.
  8. Perhaps Fix's father is doing something similar to what Kierkegaard's father did to his philosophical son. (See below). His name, after all, is important, and the fix might be in for him to finish second. Didn't he finish second at Worlds and also Final X, too? And is Fix a Junior (second) to his father? If not, he should be. Søren Kierkegaard, the great Danish philosopher and forerunner of existentialism, was born in the Danish city of Copenhagen, and throughout his life he enjoyed walking through the city, greeting everyone he met as his equal regardless of their station in life. As a young boy, Kierkegaard’s father drilled him with difficult lessons so he would be the top student in his class, but to prevent his son from developing selfish pride, the father demanded that his son get the third best grades in the class, purposefully making mistakes to prevent the boy from being recognized as first or second student.
  9. Another possibility is that Dake is losing his effectiveness and strength in scoring. He's on the clear downside of his career. In recent interviews with FLO, Dake talked all about his "improvements" and nuances and subtleties and mastery of the sport. His arrogance and new age nonsense was on full display. But the fact remains: he looked like a lesser version of himself. We saw very little in either of his matches against Nolf. Some of that may have to do with Nolf's maturation. Dake was singularly unimpressive, however, in both wins. We will see where he is after Worlds. He is fortunate that none of the best Russians will be there. Sometimes the person who shows no cards actually has no cards to show.
  10. While there is probably some degree of truth to what you say, it's important to keep in mind that Dake scored zero takedowns (offense or counters) on Nolf in their recent matches and that Nolf actually did score a takedown. Dake is very, very stingy in giving up points, but Nolf is very, very creative in finding them. The immovable object meets the unstoppable force ... at some point. Hopefully, we fans get to witness sizzling friction if not stunning fireworks.
  11. Benjamin (Dake) Button keeps getting younger and will soon be ineligible for senior competition when he turns 16 next year. Meanwhile, Nolf is growing into the future of the weight. NLWC has Bekzod and Gomez at 74 KG as well, and they seem to both afford and thrive with them. It's an embarrassment of riches. Who knows: maybe Dake is going back up to 79 KG between now and the Olympics. Or perhaps Nolf is headed there.
  12. Can you explain why it will be worse for Nolf and not worse for Dake. Or, more likely, that it gets closer because they each get more feels and looks of each other, as happens in most any wrestling room over time.
  13. WWE. what a bad joke. Top to bottom. https://news.yahoo.com/vince-mcmahon-reportedly-under-investigation-214224708.html
  14. Joseph wrestled the best that I've ever seen him in freestyle in the team trials tournament. Hope he stays in the mix for a few years.
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