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Everything posted by dmm53

  1. Hopefully, DT puts together some real shots in the first 30 seconds or so of their next match. 'I think he has to force Yazdani into scrambles and exchanges.. If he scores on him early, Yazdani will have to open up and shoot rather than just go for underhooks and pressure pushouts. That will play into Taylor's wheelhouse.
  2. Perhaps it can be called an "ALARM": A Leg on an ARM
  3. On the cusp of being a 4-timer in PA States, Lee went down. Might we see history repeat itself at the NCAA level? Who is most likely to take him down (and out), knee or sans knee?
  4. Does this count? https://www.ebay.com/itm/224592834478?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=224592834478&targetid=1263433206174&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9007309&poi=&campaignid=14859008593&mkgroupid=130497710760&rlsatarget=pla-1263433206174&abcId=9300678&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAjwzaSLBhBJEiwAJSRokpcF6gsLF8P1g-SNeK7FpNlFDLVPKnMVRT_0KYMTyQS1Rjw5UMcm0BoC5poQAvD_BwE Or this? https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2002/January/23/The-artist-known-as-Cael-Sande-4337 (Actually, it's a good question. Hope you get a real answer.)
  5. Some of Cael's early work:
  6. It would be an emblem and measure of the intensity of their focus and concentration. And, of course, recall how scary Tony Ramos' stare downs were to some of his Big Ten opponents. If you can hypnotize someone, well, you can likely control them; right?
  7. Rumor is that these two "losers" (mere multiple time World and Olympic Champions) have embraced the wisdom of Wrestling Forum advice and sought out new scenery and off-the-grid RTCs. Upon returning from Oslo, they reportedly packed small handmade duffle bags and headed into a foreign desert—cloud hidden, whereabouts unknown—on horses with no name, where they plan to evacuate their full bellies and empty their conscious minds toward the goal of becoming grappling Zen masters. They will train with powerful punching kangaroos (who have been bred to use Iranian under-hooks and Russian two-on-one ties), beneath the slowly shifting shadows of Saguaro Cacti. They will push and pull and push back some more against dancing Eurasian Brown Bears. They will shoot thousands of single leg takedowns on legless Rattlesnakes and Sidewinders. They will hypnotize Desert Owls with their focus and gaze, learn to scramble with the quickest Indian Grey Mongoose, and hand fight for hours with a rarely seen but legendary nomadic and crepuscular Octopus who dwells in the pool of a shimmering oasis. After a long, hard, and painfully cold winter of training that ends with a punishing "vacation" to the Arctic tundra and a tournament against a team of veteran Polar Bears, they will return to civilization for the World Team Trials in Spring of 2022 before seizing the opportunity—and their destiny—to dispatch their respective Iranian and Russian nemeses in Serbia at the World Championships! Ad astra per aspera!
  8. USA Wrestling @USAWrestling #WrestleOslo There seems to be an issue with the live feed from Oslo. @FloWrestling is running a live update blog. You can find that here: https://flowrestling.org/articles/7166486-world-championships-live-updates-day-6… We will keep you updated as best as we can on this session.
  9. USA Wrestling @USAWrestling #WrestleOslo There seems to be an issue with the live feed from Oslo. @FloWrestling is running a live update blog. You can find that here: https://flowrestling.org/articles/7166486-world-championships-live-updates-day-6… We will keep you updated as best as we can on this session.
  10. YES !!!! It keeps cutting out.
  11. This suggestion needs a change of scenery. To the dustbin of terrible and ridiculous ideas.
  12. Gilman has matured. It's evident that he has grown—and grown up—mentally, physically, and emotionally. He is past that ripe age of 25 when the brain was previously developing. Maybe it's a change of pace and place as well. He's admitted as much. In any event, he gets to hang three medals on the X-mas tree this year: a bronze, a silver, and now a gold. Congratulations. Now, go chop some wood and carry some water, Thomas G. The next competition is around the corner.
  13. Rick Sanders was funky before there was funk. https://www.flowrestling.org/video/5085831-rick-sanders-usa-vs-hideaki-yanagida-japan
  14. Don't most, if not all, of the US men's freestyle team now sport beards? Was this the case a decade ago? Or more? Offhand, I can't think of anyone on the current team who doesn't. I guess Cox doesn't if memory serves. And I'm not aware of any Muslims on the team.
  15. Yes, or the Ted Kaczynski "Unabomber" look.
  16. It occurs to me that there might be an aesthetic taxonomy of various beards: Scruff, stubble, long, short, full, goatee, circle, "yeard" (a beard for a year), ZZ Top, chin strap, mutton chops, etc. Rick Sanders of Oregon, a guy whom I think won two Olympic lightweight medals was a very unorthodox wrestler. He donned and perhaps popularized the "shaggy" beard.
  17. Many (perhaps most?) freestyle wrestlers sport beards. Why is this so? Any theories? Who has the best one? Who has the worst? Are the un-bearded wrestlers the true iconoclasts and eccentrics? Are bearded guys more likely to win and, if so, does Michael Beard have an advantage?
  18. Congrats to Yazdani. He had a winning strategy this time and implemented it. Seems to have overcome his cardio issues. He's the strongest and most powerful guy at the weight, but I would still argue that DT has a wider range of skills: a great variety of offensive attacks, supreme scrambling ability, and a gas tank second to none. When is Round 5?
  19. Losing soundly? I guess you would prefer to end matches at the end of the first period rather than let them play out. Wearing a guy down and out is part of a strategy and approach. "It ain't over until the fat lady sings," as the saying goes.
  20. That's about it? That's a lot ... and often everything. Yazdani is more one-dimensional, especially against Taylor. Underhook to pushout. Rinse and repeat.
  21. Oh, the homo-eroticism (and homo-phobia) of many male athletes, especially boxers and wrestlers. :).
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