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    dmm53 got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in Poland—Ranking Series Event   
    Hancock story:
     
    https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6247782-hancock-pins-greco-legend-aleksanyan-wins-poland-open-gold
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    dmm53 got a reaction from steamboat_charlie in Poland—Ranking Series Event   
    Eierman and Lomtadze of George (former World's silver medalist at 61KG ) match in Poland.  Worth a watch, especially if you don't know the result.
     
    http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1536384159802&twSessionId=gijepmeewfwxpbi&matchId=6943983132
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Poland—Ranking Series Event   
    Hancock story:
     
    https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6247782-hancock-pins-greco-legend-aleksanyan-wins-poland-open-gold
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    dmm53 got a reaction from spladle08 in Anyone Competing Again Before Worlds?   
    Nico is going to Medved.  My guess is that others are going too.  
     
    Nico Megaludis‏ @babyflo_nico Sep 1More Competition time is nearing! Leaving for Belarus in 9 days..Compete in exactly 2 weeks! #boom #TimetoBattle
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Coach_J in Buckeye issues   
    There is so much corruption in college (and professional) sports, which takes its cues and rationalizations from the larger political world.  Folks who think that discussion of wrestling (and athletics in general) should be kept separate from politics (class, race, immigration issues, etc.) are naive at best and more likely simply foolish or deliberately close-minded.  Economics, culture and religion figure prominently in the sporting (including wrestling) world. Look at the international doping scandals (particularly Russia), the payoffs for the Olympics or World Cup Soccer, and more. To pretend that politics should be left out is willful ignorance or organized touchiness.   Wrestling has an extremely conservative and religious base, especially when you invite consideration of the Muslim cultures and countries or look at it historically in the U.S.   It is a patent reality that conservatives by their very nature and upbringing are, on the whole, not especially inviting of deep analysis, critical thought, or challenges to the status quo.  Urban Meyer (and others like Jim Jordan) are cut from the same cloth that doesn't like folks asking questions or challenging their so-called authority.   It's the job of free press and journalists and free-thinking citizens to ask tough questions.   Otherwise, we continue to end up with cultures of corruption:
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/sports/urban-meyer-zach-smith-ohio-state.html
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/25/opinion/sunday/corruption-donald-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Coach_J in Zaddick out at Iowa State   
    Oh, Iowa (sort of State): Metcalf strikes me as the shrunken embodiment of a dogmatist—a self-certain, one-dimensional, if once halfway talented, grappler turned quasi-coach. Was he born, domesticated, and raised as Brand's yapping Chihuahua (a role for which Sir Thomas Gilman now jealously competes)?  His intonation and approach appear to have been bred in a heated den of bravado . . . and, as insiders suspect, cloistered iniquity.  If Metcalf had a motto or bumper sticker tattoo-ed on his backside it would be something like "No Subtlety".  Thankfully, this sort of approach does not possess much of a future in the NCAA or international arena.  Perhaps he was the last best incarnation of Gable's midwestern "working class" style. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jon in Flo's silence on the Ohio State accusations & Jim Jordan story   
    This is an important story that affects wrestling and the perceptions in the larger community.
     
    FLO positions (or imagines) itself at the forefront of wrestling debate and discussion, and they devote shows (particularly FRL) to all kinds of sundry and very tangential matters -- football, food, airport travel, gossip, twitter feuds, MMA, El Chapo, dating advice, the Urban Meyer investigation,  etc.  
     
    I can't recall, however, a single mention of the tOSU controversy or emerging scandal and certainly not an in-depth or ongoing engagement with it.  Have we (and they) missed something?  Are they too financially or personally compromised, too close to the accused, or (gasp) too concerned about rocking the boat (or even something worse)?
     
    Their silence is speaking loudly.
     
    The story has been covered in all the major TV networks and newspapers.  It has been picked up abroad.  There are topics devoted to it on most of the major wrestling forums.  Today, for example, the New York Times had a piece on the subject:
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/politics/ohio-state-wrestlers-abuse-me-too.html?WT.nav=top-news&action=click&clickSource=story-heading&hp&modref=HPCommentsRefer&module=second-column-region&pgtype=Homepage&region=top-news&target=comments
     
    No matter what your view is on the unfolding story, it merits coverage.  Intermat has addressed it, at least in passing a few times.  Will FLO step up to the plate?  While they do a good job in many areas, I can't recall them ever dealing seriously with other controversial social issues that connect with wrestling such as race relations or discrimination domestically or nationally.    (I'm quite certain this is a robust topic, especially given the tensions in Russia, Iran, the US and Eastern European countries, and I would bet some of the top American wrestlers who are black and Latino would have a few interesting things to contribute to the conversation.)
     
    I don't follow professional (aka fake) wrestling, but here is a vaguely analogous and problematic world:
     
    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/07/the-not-so-fictional-bias-in-the-wwe-world-championship/374042/
     
    Aside: has wrestling ever had a figure even remotely comparable to Mohammed Ali (boxing) or Jackie Robinson (baseball) or Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson (tennis) or Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Jesse Owens (track and field) or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  (basketball) or Jim Brown (football)?  If not, why not?  Is wrestling so entrenched in certain practices, assumptions, material realities, and social circumstances that it discourages and even punishes guys (or women) from stepping forth and addressing larger concerns?   (I'm curious what Jordan Borroughs, one of the American superstars, might have to say on social matters, particularly as they relate to the wrestling and athletic world.)
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Pinning (or pin fall for CP)   
    Yes, most international guys are looking to turn and repeat the turns (leg laces, gut wrenches, etc.)  And so they expect that as well of opponents. 
     
    Taylor transitions so quickly and smoothly from one position to the next and wrestles through everything.  In contrast to others, his folkstyle technique is so good and so habitual (second nature) that he looks for the fall off the turn rather than just another turn.  He can go from a seemingly more innocuous tilt to a dangerous pinning combination in a quick second.  Taylor also uses the cradle very effectively. 
     
    Snyder was never (or very very rarely) one to pin in folkstyle.  Taylor has really learned to adapt folkstyle and chain wrestling to freestyle.  It will be interesting to see if others like Nolf or Nickal can do this without giving up constant exposure points.  Spencer Lee has arguably already figured out a way to do hybrid wrestling as well.   
     
    Taylor and others might end up revealing (contra the anti-folkstyle freestylers) that years of high school and college wrestling aren't necessarily a detriment on the international scene.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from killdozer in Flo's silence on the Ohio State accusations & Jim Jordan story   
    This is an important story that affects wrestling and the perceptions in the larger community.
     
    FLO positions (or imagines) itself at the forefront of wrestling debate and discussion, and they devote shows (particularly FRL) to all kinds of sundry and very tangential matters -- football, food, airport travel, gossip, twitter feuds, MMA, El Chapo, dating advice, the Urban Meyer investigation,  etc.  
     
    I can't recall, however, a single mention of the tOSU controversy or emerging scandal and certainly not an in-depth or ongoing engagement with it.  Have we (and they) missed something?  Are they too financially or personally compromised, too close to the accused, or (gasp) too concerned about rocking the boat (or even something worse)?
     
    Their silence is speaking loudly.
     
    The story has been covered in all the major TV networks and newspapers.  It has been picked up abroad.  There are topics devoted to it on most of the major wrestling forums.  Today, for example, the New York Times had a piece on the subject:
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/politics/ohio-state-wrestlers-abuse-me-too.html?WT.nav=top-news&action=click&clickSource=story-heading&hp&modref=HPCommentsRefer&module=second-column-region&pgtype=Homepage&region=top-news&target=comments
     
    No matter what your view is on the unfolding story, it merits coverage.  Intermat has addressed it, at least in passing a few times.  Will FLO step up to the plate?  While they do a good job in many areas, I can't recall them ever dealing seriously with other controversial social issues that connect with wrestling such as race relations or discrimination domestically or nationally.    (I'm quite certain this is a robust topic, especially given the tensions in Russia, Iran, the US and Eastern European countries, and I would bet some of the top American wrestlers who are black and Latino would have a few interesting things to contribute to the conversation.)
     
    I don't follow professional (aka fake) wrestling, but here is a vaguely analogous and problematic world:
     
    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/07/the-not-so-fictional-bias-in-the-wwe-world-championship/374042/
     
    Aside: has wrestling ever had a figure even remotely comparable to Mohammed Ali (boxing) or Jackie Robinson (baseball) or Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson (tennis) or Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Jesse Owens (track and field) or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  (basketball) or Jim Brown (football)?  If not, why not?  Is wrestling so entrenched in certain practices, assumptions, material realities, and social circumstances that it discourages and even punishes guys (or women) from stepping forth and addressing larger concerns?   (I'm curious what Jordan Borroughs, one of the American superstars, might have to say on social matters, particularly as they relate to the wrestling and athletic world.)
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Gantry in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Rumor is that Turkey 6 is a sly Tofurkey who uses the Duck Under to a Chicken Wing in order to pin human opponents
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    dmm53 got a reaction from spladle08 in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Taylor is looking super sharp ... if only would could see him wrestle.  Magic Man is now Invisible Man.  Maybe his duck under is so good he actually disappears off the screen and mat only to pop up after appearing on the awards podium. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from madcat11 in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    USA Wrestling Retweeted Nick Gwiazdowski‏Verified account @NGWIZZZ 4m4 minutes ago More     Cat man Dave won by fall after a few eye pokes
     
     
    Yes, a few eye pokes.   I think one of them was a poke to the camera eye and that shut it down.   Should have been a caution and 10 points against Istanbul, Turkey for incompetence.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Angry_Fish in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Anyone else lose the feed (its frozen on my screen)?
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    dmm53 got a reaction from russelscout in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Here is the match if you want to watch it again (or the first time):
     
    http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1532794088946&twSessionId=vqfqawwfeehwouq&matchId=6786920132
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    dmm53 got a reaction from spladle08 in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Strange scoring with cautions and odd failed challenges.   Hope they meet at Worlds and the match isn't interrupted so often.   At least there was no slippery slick mat like at Beat the Streets.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from MadMardigain in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Strange scoring with cautions and odd failed challenges.   Hope they meet at Worlds and the match isn't interrupted so often.   At least there was no slippery slick mat like at Beat the Streets.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from LemonPie in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Strange scoring with cautions and odd failed challenges.   Hope they meet at Worlds and the match isn't interrupted so often.   At least there was no slippery slick mat like at Beat the Streets.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Coach_J in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Rumor is that Turkey 6 is a sly Tofurkey who uses the Duck Under to a Chicken Wing in order to pin human opponents
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    dmm53 got a reaction from PSUMike in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    USA Wrestling‏Verified account @USAWrestling 16m16 minutes agoMore Up 11-4 at the break, David Taylor finishes the bout with a pin for his third fall on the day #YasarDogu2018
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Peso in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Casey Cunningham‏ @cwcunningham1 13m13 minutes ago


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    Taylor into the semi finals! Tech fall first round over U23 World Silver, pin second round over 2017 world silver medalist.

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    dmm53 got a reaction from Coach_J in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Semifinal
    108 | Mat C  Bolat SAKAYEV (KAZ) vs. Jordan BURROUGHS (USA)  102 | Mat B  Saeid Mohammadreza DADASHPOURKERIKALAEI (IRI) vs. Winner 89
     
    If you learn how to spell (or pronounce) the full name of the Iranian, you should get an honorary trophy.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Gantry in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Dake gets Hasanov first round.   He has beaten him once.
     

     
    U.S. first round draws for Saturday

    61 kg/134 lbs. - Nahshon Garrett, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
    Vs. Mircala Hasan-zadeh (Azerbaijan), 2016 European U23 champion, 8th in 2011 Cadet World Championships

    70 kg/154 lbs. - James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)
    Vs. Turkish Wrestler No. 3 (to be determined)

    79 kg/174 lbs. - Kyle Dake, Ithaca, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC/New York RTC)
    Vs. Jabrail Hasanov (Azerbaijan), 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 2010 and 2011 World bronze medalist, Fifth in 2012 Olympics, 2009 Junior World champion

    92 kg/202.5 lbs. - J’den Cox, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
    Vs. Serdar Boke (Turkey), 3rd in 2018 European Championships, 2nd in 2012 University World Championships, 5th in 2012 European Championships

    125 kg/275 lbs. - Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)
    Vs. Sumit (India), 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, 2nd in 2017 Asian Championships, 2nd in 2017 Commonwealth Championships in both styles
         
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    dmm53 got a reaction from OKnowwhut in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Dake gets Hasanov first round.   He has beaten him once.
     

     
    U.S. first round draws for Saturday

    61 kg/134 lbs. - Nahshon Garrett, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
    Vs. Mircala Hasan-zadeh (Azerbaijan), 2016 European U23 champion, 8th in 2011 Cadet World Championships

    70 kg/154 lbs. - James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)
    Vs. Turkish Wrestler No. 3 (to be determined)

    79 kg/174 lbs. - Kyle Dake, Ithaca, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC/New York RTC)
    Vs. Jabrail Hasanov (Azerbaijan), 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 2010 and 2011 World bronze medalist, Fifth in 2012 Olympics, 2009 Junior World champion

    92 kg/202.5 lbs. - J’den Cox, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
    Vs. Serdar Boke (Turkey), 3rd in 2018 European Championships, 2nd in 2012 University World Championships, 5th in 2012 European Championships

    125 kg/275 lbs. - Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)
    Vs. Sumit (India), 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, 2nd in 2017 Asian Championships, 2nd in 2017 Commonwealth Championships in both styles
         
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Chamizo into the other semifinal at 74KG.   Things are setting up for a Borroughs vs. Chamizo final.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu   
    Semifinal
    108 | Mat C  Bolat SAKAYEV (KAZ) vs. Jordan BURROUGHS (USA)  102 | Mat B  Saeid Mohammadreza DADASHPOURKERIKALAEI (IRI) vs. Winner 89
     
    If you learn how to spell (or pronounce) the full name of the Iranian, you should get an honorary trophy.
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