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    dmm53 got a reaction from Nicky_Pipes in Pan Am Team Mystery   
    I don't think there is a big mystery.
    At 57, 65, and 70 KG, most of the top tier guys will be competing a few days later at the US Open (because there is no one with a bye to the finals of Final X), so they (Team USA) probably found it much harder to find an elite wrestler willing to make the trip to Argentina and most likely miss out on the US Open in Las Vegas.
    At 79 KG, Dake is most likely going to compete at the US Open at 74 KG.   Others like Dieringer are competing there at 79 KG.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in US Open Discussion   
    Dake's absence at Pan Ams and this tweet (below) signal he is moving on down or at least going to test the waters at 74KG at the US Open.
    If he feels good and performs well, perhaps he will stay at the weight to take on Borroughs in Final X (assuming of course Dake earns the spot).   If not, I believe he still has time to accept his own Final X spot at 79 KG right after the US Open:
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from tightwaist in So we don't like Nolf anymore, right?   
    How can anyone not enjoy and appreciate the talents of Nolf? 
    The guy has seriously helped to advance and even to some degree reinvent aspects of the sport.
    He is one of those rare figures who will be mentioned with the likes of Schalles, Askren, Sanderson, and Gable when folks stand back and take a broader historical perspective. 
    He introduced creative elements from jiu jitsu and other areas.  
    He is as much of an artist as an athlete.
     
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    dmm53 reacted to D3UC157 in Hidlay had 2   
    I think this is being overlooked. Nolf being forced to score the rest of the match, scores.
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    dmm53 reacted to spladle in Hidlay had 2   
    The whole context of the match would have changed.  That wasn't a last second 3rd period takedown.  Nolf may have turned up the sense of urgency and gotten the points back.
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    dmm53 reacted to Billyhoyle in Hidlay had 2   
    Ok, I see why Hidlay didn't get the takedown.  Notice in the gif below that when Nolf's right hand is down, his left leg is in the air.  By the time his left leg hits the mat, his right hand is now off the mat.  He magically retains two points of contact the entire time. 
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Chrissn2001 in NCAA Session 2 Thread   
    I absolutely loved watching Nolf dismantle and, yes, torture Van Brill.  
    The universe was once again restored to order.
    Rutgers  often acts like the Poor Man's Iowa of the East.  
    They seem to pride themselves on all that empty macho posturing. 
    Good to see it drained from their bodies by masterful technical superiority
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in ESPN   
    Who is that absolutely horrible ESPN wrestling announcer who mispronounces names and doesn't know moves and just about everything else?
    He has the voice of an older guy who likes wrestling but doesn't know much of anything.
    He gets a mat every year, but I suspect he must be the grandfather of some rich conservative guy at the corporation.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from iGranby in ESPN   
    Who is that absolutely horrible ESPN wrestling announcer who mispronounces names and doesn't know moves and just about everything else?
    He has the voice of an older guy who likes wrestling but doesn't know much of anything.
    He gets a mat every year, but I suspect he must be the grandfather of some rich conservative guy at the corporation.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Jaysus in RBY TD   
    May Micic torture, turn and pin the rabid animal that Iowa now houses but has not yet domesticated. 
    All of  European wrestling must wonder why a class act like Micic must actually step onto the mat with a feral creature named De Satan.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from tightwaist in Kyle Conel to PSU   
    Good one!  Convalescents Row. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from AIW-HS in World Cup Thread   
    You can watch the matches from the first two rounds here (below).  Scroll down to the match you want and click on the "watch" icon on the far left.  Enjoy!
    https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-cup-11?tab=results
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Katie in Nolf = 'The Creator' with a GPA of 4.5 ?   
    Penn State doesn't give grades above A (4.0).
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    dmm53 got a reaction from KCMO2 in Hands to Face   
    Got to change the rule to a warning for the first offense and then a point after that.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from simple in OK this might actually be racist   
    Wrestling has long had a challenge related to diversity (race and gender issues especially), though the  US wrestling community is largely in denial about it or prefers to change the subject. 
    Look at one of replies above in particular.  Or look at the vitriolic anger directed toward Title IX.
    The US wrestling community is extremely white, rural, Republican, religious, and conservative, and doesn't like to think or talk about systemic, institutional, or cultural issues. 
    It also largely doesn't have the capacity (history, resources, curiosity) to do so.  It tends to prefer the status quo and to side with authority and authoritarians.  
    It tends to flee from matters related to religion, politics, and race even though these subjects are intimately connected with athletics, global competition, the media, and many related topics.
    This is absolutely incontestable.  
    Other sports have tried to engage the matter: basketball, football, boxing, among many additional ones.
    When the issue arose with a kid having his haircut before a match, most of the major wrestling sites (e.g., FLO) ignored it. The vast majority of the wrestling community became very defensive.
    When Jordan Borroughs posted an article related to wrestling and Black History, the wrestling forums ignored it. 
    These examples can be easily multiplied. 
    To folks who live in urban areas or who have moved from very conservative communities to more diverse regions, most of the above points are likely pretty obvious.  
    Indeed, one of the reasons why amateur wrestling is threatened as a sport is because so many of the supporters are loathe to embrace change or constructive criticism or critique. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Bigboi Trained in OK this might actually be racist   
    Wrestling has long had a challenge related to diversity (race and gender issues especially), though the  US wrestling community is largely in denial about it or prefers to change the subject. 
    Look at one of replies above in particular.  Or look at the vitriolic anger directed toward Title IX.
    The US wrestling community is extremely white, rural, Republican, religious, and conservative, and doesn't like to think or talk about systemic, institutional, or cultural issues. 
    It also largely doesn't have the capacity (history, resources, curiosity) to do so.  It tends to prefer the status quo and to side with authority and authoritarians.  
    It tends to flee from matters related to religion, politics, and race even though these subjects are intimately connected with athletics, global competition, the media, and many related topics.
    This is absolutely incontestable.  
    Other sports have tried to engage the matter: basketball, football, boxing, among many additional ones.
    When the issue arose with a kid having his haircut before a match, most of the major wrestling sites (e.g., FLO) ignored it. The vast majority of the wrestling community became very defensive.
    When Jordan Borroughs posted an article related to wrestling and Black History, the wrestling forums ignored it. 
    These examples can be easily multiplied. 
    To folks who live in urban areas or who have moved from very conservative communities to more diverse regions, most of the above points are likely pretty obvious.  
    Indeed, one of the reasons why amateur wrestling is threatened as a sport is because so many of the supporters are loathe to embrace change or constructive criticism or critique. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Warren_Haynes in OK this might actually be racist   
    Wrestling has long had a challenge related to diversity (race and gender issues especially), though the  US wrestling community is largely in denial about it or prefers to change the subject. 
    Look at one of replies above in particular.  Or look at the vitriolic anger directed toward Title IX.
    The US wrestling community is extremely white, rural, Republican, religious, and conservative, and doesn't like to think or talk about systemic, institutional, or cultural issues. 
    It also largely doesn't have the capacity (history, resources, curiosity) to do so.  It tends to prefer the status quo and to side with authority and authoritarians.  
    It tends to flee from matters related to religion, politics, and race even though these subjects are intimately connected with athletics, global competition, the media, and many related topics.
    This is absolutely incontestable.  
    Other sports have tried to engage the matter: basketball, football, boxing, among many additional ones.
    When the issue arose with a kid having his haircut before a match, most of the major wrestling sites (e.g., FLO) ignored it. The vast majority of the wrestling community became very defensive.
    When Jordan Borroughs posted an article related to wrestling and Black History, the wrestling forums ignored it. 
    These examples can be easily multiplied. 
    To folks who live in urban areas or who have moved from very conservative communities to more diverse regions, most of the above points are likely pretty obvious.  
    Indeed, one of the reasons why amateur wrestling is threatened as a sport is because so many of the supporters are loathe to embrace change or constructive criticism or critique. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in OK this might actually be racist   
    Wrestling has long had a challenge related to diversity (race and gender issues especially), though the  US wrestling community is largely in denial about it or prefers to change the subject. 
    Look at one of replies above in particular.  Or look at the vitriolic anger directed toward Title IX.
    The US wrestling community is extremely white, rural, Republican, religious, and conservative, and doesn't like to think or talk about systemic, institutional, or cultural issues. 
    It also largely doesn't have the capacity (history, resources, curiosity) to do so.  It tends to prefer the status quo and to side with authority and authoritarians.  
    It tends to flee from matters related to religion, politics, and race even though these subjects are intimately connected with athletics, global competition, the media, and many related topics.
    This is absolutely incontestable.  
    Other sports have tried to engage the matter: basketball, football, boxing, among many additional ones.
    When the issue arose with a kid having his haircut before a match, most of the major wrestling sites (e.g., FLO) ignored it. The vast majority of the wrestling community became very defensive.
    When Jordan Borroughs posted an article related to wrestling and Black History, the wrestling forums ignored it. 
    These examples can be easily multiplied. 
    To folks who live in urban areas or who have moved from very conservative communities to more diverse regions, most of the above points are likely pretty obvious.  
    Indeed, one of the reasons why amateur wrestling is threatened as a sport is because so many of the supporters are loathe to embrace change or constructive criticism or critique. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from wrestlingphish in OK this might actually be racist   
    Wrestling has long had a challenge related to diversity (race and gender issues especially), though the  US wrestling community is largely in denial about it or prefers to change the subject. 
    Look at one of replies above in particular.  Or look at the vitriolic anger directed toward Title IX.
    The US wrestling community is extremely white, rural, Republican, religious, and conservative, and doesn't like to think or talk about systemic, institutional, or cultural issues. 
    It also largely doesn't have the capacity (history, resources, curiosity) to do so.  It tends to prefer the status quo and to side with authority and authoritarians.  
    It tends to flee from matters related to religion, politics, and race even though these subjects are intimately connected with athletics, global competition, the media, and many related topics.
    This is absolutely incontestable.  
    Other sports have tried to engage the matter: basketball, football, boxing, among many additional ones.
    When the issue arose with a kid having his haircut before a match, most of the major wrestling sites (e.g., FLO) ignored it. The vast majority of the wrestling community became very defensive.
    When Jordan Borroughs posted an article related to wrestling and Black History, the wrestling forums ignored it. 
    These examples can be easily multiplied. 
    To folks who live in urban areas or who have moved from very conservative communities to more diverse regions, most of the above points are likely pretty obvious.  
    Indeed, one of the reasons why amateur wrestling is threatened as a sport is because so many of the supporters are loathe to embrace change or constructive criticism or critique. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jon in OK this might actually be racist   
    Wrestling has long had a challenge related to diversity (race and gender issues especially), though the  US wrestling community is largely in denial about it or prefers to change the subject. 
    Look at one of replies above in particular.  Or look at the vitriolic anger directed toward Title IX.
    The US wrestling community is extremely white, rural, Republican, religious, and conservative, and doesn't like to think or talk about systemic, institutional, or cultural issues. 
    It also largely doesn't have the capacity (history, resources, curiosity) to do so.  It tends to prefer the status quo and to side with authority and authoritarians.  
    It tends to flee from matters related to religion, politics, and race even though these subjects are intimately connected with athletics, global competition, the media, and many related topics.
    This is absolutely incontestable.  
    Other sports have tried to engage the matter: basketball, football, boxing, among many additional ones.
    When the issue arose with a kid having his haircut before a match, most of the major wrestling sites (e.g., FLO) ignored it. The vast majority of the wrestling community became very defensive.
    When Jordan Borroughs posted an article related to wrestling and Black History, the wrestling forums ignored it. 
    These examples can be easily multiplied. 
    To folks who live in urban areas or who have moved from very conservative communities to more diverse regions, most of the above points are likely pretty obvious.  
    Indeed, one of the reasons why amateur wrestling is threatened as a sport is because so many of the supporters are loathe to embrace change or constructive criticism or critique. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Jaysus in Guys who have bumped up for a dual in recent years   
    Arizona St. bumped Milhoff to 133 to wrestle RBY this year.  That didn't work out too well.  RBY majored him.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from ShakaAloha in Big12 Brackets   
    Smith just beat Rogers for the position.  Here is the confirmation:
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2019/March/04/Joe-Smith-beats-Chandler-Rogers-for-OSU-team-spot
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    dmm53 got a reaction from ThorsteinV in Big12 Brackets   
    Smith just beat Rogers for the position.  Here is the confirmation:
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2019/March/04/Joe-Smith-beats-Chandler-Rogers-for-OSU-team-spot
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    dmm53 got a reaction from KTG119 in Big12 Brackets   
    Smith just beat Rogers for the position.  Here is the confirmation:
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2019/March/04/Joe-Smith-beats-Chandler-Rogers-for-OSU-team-spot
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    dmm53 got a reaction from powershouse in Your favorite wrestler who never won it all   
    Jason Welch.  Smart guy.  Talented.  Humble. Creative on the mat.  Fearless. 
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