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Everything posted by treep2000

  1. Echemendia's matches... the only ones i've really seen is in Freestyle, and he seems to be a killer there. I'm unsure that I've seen any folkstyle matches. His game on his feet will keep in nearly every match, however, if he's anything like Micah Jordan on bottom, he'll have massive issues this first year. David Carr has the ability to win 157, upsetting Hidlay (and probably everyone else). If he goes 165 (which i think is better for his FS aspirations), I think he's a solid AA.
  2. As a Buckeye fan, I'm not happy that he's choosing to leave. As a fan of Snyder, and as a fan of Team USA bringing the best it possibly could, his logic to maximize his own capabilities and to train with a new group of people makes ALL the sense in the world. Betrayal only exists for those that do not understand the precious notion of individualism. We must protect this notion at all costs. Congrats Kyle on the move. I hope it serves you well, and you take it to Sadulaev and Sharifov the next time you meet.
  3. I wonder what this will do to the ORTC and the overall Buckeye program now. Will Kerkvliet stay? Moore? MyMar? Future recruits? We all know that in this sport, a single individual can make or break a program.
  4. I'm not sure if you're being sarcastically factually accurate, or are acting in a newfound form of racist/bigoted speech.
  5. When I made my comment, I used "past tense" to infer "historically". The current world team is a point in time.
  6. It's been documented before that the eastern Ohio and Western PA area has produced an incredibly high number of high Calibre wrestlers. It's been dubbed in articles as the US version of the Caucasus region.
  7. Just like Downey ran through Nicky Rod with expected ease, I would expect that Nicky Rod would return the favor in the BJJ rules match. I'm unsure why people would feel otherwise, unless Downey also has had legit BJJ training of his own.
  8. This point is valid. The PD3/Nicky Rod match needed to split periods. One period with the ruleset they agreed on, and the other with a ruleset that favored nickyrod. I'm a middle aged man training BJJ and attend a high profile BJJ school in CO. I haven't been on the mat in 20 years, retiring in my early 20's. I just began BJJ this year. After 9 months, I have yet to be taken down by anyone that I've rolled with. My extremely dated wrestling background is devastating for these guys, if the rules were kept to a takedown competition. Once BJJ rules ( i.e. Pulling guard, passing guard, etc) starts, all of my advantages begin to equilibrate. My point is... This match wasn't really "fair" to Nicky Rod, nor fair to the fans. It could have been very educational for wrestling fans to see the difference in the sister disciplines.
  9. A lot of the adults (myself included as a crossover from wrestling and to BJJ) watch the events. We have viewing parties at my school. We watch for the same reason kids and teens watch:. A.) See high level technique in action, B.). Learn something new,. C.) Follow guys that have some type of connection to you (same school, rolled with briefly, etc). Note that the viewing party for the ADCC at my one school location had about 50 folks show up, so their one livestream was getting 50 pairs of eyeballs. Is it the NFL... Nope. Is it as big as some wrestling events? Nope. Is it still cool AF? Yup.
  10. I'd complain about that because I am a taxpayer and have zero desire for more wasteful spending.
  11. Seems to be fairly complex with a cream cheese/buttercream blend... I did read early on that he uses cinnamon imported directly from Malaysia and a secret ingredient that blew my mind at first, but then made sense:. Cardamom.
  12. Buckeyes have a deep team. Give it some time. Sometimes... Crap happens and one super stud is behind another super stud.
  13. Once in a while... I like to mess around. Nothing malicious... Just a little mischievous. One of the former Russian Heavies though is walking around under 200lbs and is a shell of his former self. I recall seeing the pics on this forum a few months back.
  14. Then let's do like the Koreans did and split periods based on rules. First period, freestyle. 2nd period no gi bjj. Both styles can be represented fairly and overall viewership and interest would be maxed.
  15. By top 4-6, I was suggesting that they could get anywhere from 1st thru 6th. I was typing on .my phone while moving boxes and didn't have much time to get my thoughts down.
  16. I heard he is juicing with a concoction made out of stickbug dna. The goal is for him to 6'5" next year and going 149.
  17. Clearly I'm a former wrestler like the rest of us. I currently train both Gi and No Gi BJJ. As a former wrestler, my skill set immediately made me better than every other guy in my incoming class that started around the same time I did. By better, I mean that my standing game / defense / tie ups / takedowns. However, once the wrestler gets into BJJ positions and situations, an entirely new world of technique and intent opens up. PD3 whooping Nicky Rod based on the rules last night was simply expected. Nicky Rod whooping PD3 on No GI rules would be just as devastating in the opposite direction. The match should have had two 3 minute periods, each period with rules that reflect their respective sport. That would have been good for everyone, and not just a "dummy" put on the mat for PD3 to drill with.
  18. Rumor has it that his latest walk around weight is 160.
  19. Fair point. But... In terms of improving, or improvement, he should be distancing himself from the field instead of staying relatively "even".
  20. I really had hoped that Snyder would progress further by this point. However, results are showing that he may have actually regressed. If so, Cox will be the USA's next best chance at 97kg. If Snyder can get his athleticism back, and quit trying to be the incredible bulk, he may return to his form.
  21. I'm hoping for this lineup: 125 - Malik - R12+ 133 - pletcher - Top 4-6 141 - Hayes - Top 4-6 149 - Sasso - Top 4-6 157 - mattox - NQ 165 - Romero (kharchla keeps his shirt on) - NQ 174 - Smith / Jordan - R12+ 184 - Hoffman - Top 8 197 - Moore. - Natty Champ Hvy - Kerkvliet - Top 4-6 Not saying that these guys will place this high. Just saying they have the potential to do so
  22. I didn't read all of the posts but to answer the OP, no... Why is everything immediate gratification or immediate dismissal. It's John freaking Smith. Do or die? For real? John Smith defines his legacy, tenure, whatever,, just like Gable and Cael.
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