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    rpm002 got a reaction from spladle08 in Jordan Burroughs having to always wrestle RUS, IRI, or both!   
    I've also noticed that most of our wrestlers who win Pan-Ams usually face a Cuban wrestler somewhere along the way.... ;)
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Heisenberg in Jordan Burroughs having to always wrestle RUS, IRI, or both!   
    I've also noticed that most of our wrestlers who win Pan-Ams usually face a Cuban wrestler somewhere along the way.... ;)
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    rpm002 got a reaction from mattchristensen112 in Jordan Burroughs having to always wrestle RUS, IRI, or both!   
    I've also noticed that most of our wrestlers who win Pan-Ams usually face a Cuban wrestler somewhere along the way.... ;)
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    rpm002 reacted to GoNotQuietly in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    Smartest tactician, most clutch winner, and toughest most consistently unshakeable dude I have ever seen in any sport. A lot of brains and minds could go in that body and still come up empty for titles or never be able to make the comebacks, adversities, and adjustments he has. 
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    rpm002 reacted to spladle08 in Worlds Day 3 70/97kg   
    I botched it.

    Forgive me
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    rpm002 got a reaction from spladle08 in Worlds Day 3 70/97kg   
    Actually he wanted a 2-1 match. :/
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    rpm002 got a reaction from bnwtwg in I got Yianni   
    Tevanyan is going to win gold.  Yianni should get a medal though unless he gets a terrible draw.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from GranbyTroll in 61 Thoughts   
    Bump. :)
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    rpm002 got a reaction from ShakaAloha in 61 Thoughts   
    It will likely be low scoring, but I think Nato has a shot to pull the upset over the guy who I think most consider the favorite. 
    Usually if the tournament favorite is in a close match with a minute to go in the quarters, most people would find that interesting and that is a very real possibility here.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from treep2000 in 61 Thoughts   
    Bump. :)
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    rpm002 got a reaction from AHamilton in 61 Thoughts   
    Bump. :)
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    rpm002 got a reaction from ScarletKnight in World Team Trials seeding   
    I'm not saying Downey should be a high seed. .  I'm just saying that in the seeding meeting where they compared the wrestling resumes of Pat Downey and Mickey O'Malley, there is no reasonable objective criteria that would lead one to seed O'Malley higher, yet that is what they did.
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    rpm002 reacted to Wrestleknownothing in 61 Thoughts   
    That's really just one thought. Where are the other sixty?
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    rpm002 reacted to Class in World Team Trials seeding   
    Pre-emptive move to not have to redraw anything.
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    rpm002 reacted to Yellow_Medal in US trials upset predictions   
    As a Badger fan from Colorado I would have liked to have seen Tom Clum make a team. Go Graff!
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Housebuye in US trials upset predictions   
    It is weird since he is going to be the #1 seed, but absolutely no one is taking Graff at 61kg, so that is my upset pick.  Also, really hoping to see a Graff/Gross matchup at some point in this tournament.  I'm from Wisconsin, so I like the Badger vs Badger aspect, but also just the style matchup of two high-volume shooters would be a lot of fun.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in US trials upset predictions   
    It is weird since he is going to be the #1 seed, but absolutely no one is taking Graff at 61kg, so that is my upset pick.  Also, really hoping to see a Graff/Gross matchup at some point in this tournament.  I'm from Wisconsin, so I like the Badger vs Badger aspect, but also just the style matchup of two high-volume shooters would be a lot of fun.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from jchapman in US trials upset predictions   
    It is weird since he is going to be the #1 seed, but absolutely no one is taking Graff at 61kg, so that is my upset pick.  Also, really hoping to see a Graff/Gross matchup at some point in this tournament.  I'm from Wisconsin, so I like the Badger vs Badger aspect, but also just the style matchup of two high-volume shooters would be a lot of fun.
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    rpm002 reacted to Housebuye in World Team Trials Absentee, Wish List and Weight Class Curiosities   
    Chael didn’t know it, but his constant praise of Graff totally blew up his (dumb) theory about how to fix Greco by using D1 AAs. That definitely helps, but they also need to be good at Greco technically, which obviously takes years of training. 
      
    big Graff fan. This isn’t meant to disparage him at all. 
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    rpm002 reacted to Gasman1 in I've had enough of John Smith on the mic   
    I think he's awesome but you have to pay attention to the subtleties.  He has some great lines.
    best Smith line of last night's broadcast (re. officiating):
    "hopefully we'll see some sneakers left on the mat after this years games"
     
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    rpm002 got a reaction from WrestlingFan_IR in Draws are out for 57kg and 86kg!   
    That's not true.  Assume there are great wrestlers and bad wrestlers.  A great wrestler beats a bad wrestler 95% of the time, but if 2 great wrestlers face each other, their odds of winning are each 50-50.  
    Say there is an 8 man bracket with 5 wrestlers who are great and 3 wrestlers who are bad.   4 of the great wrestlers are all drawn on the same side and the 5th great wrestler is on the other half of the bracket with the 3 bad wrestlers.  The great wrestler with the lucky draw has over a 45% chance to win gold.  The other great wrestlers have a 12.5% chance to win gold.  That's a big difference!
    Now, in real life, it may not be quite this extreme because generally matches aren't truly 50-50.... someone is a little bit better.  But there are certainly a lot of matches where on any given day, either guy is capable of winning.  There is also the luck that goes along with officials' decisions, etc.  So it probably doesn't matter quite as much as this theoretical example would suggest,  it does make a difference.... it is easier to beat 1 elite wrestler than 3!
     
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Lurker in Positive test prior to Olympic final   
    I originally read this as if it was about steroids rather than COVID and was very confused..... like "wait, why does Lurker think a guy who had a positive test should still get a medal?" :)
    I think what would be fair is to have an extra medal awarded in that scenario.... 1 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze.
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    rpm002 reacted to The Genius in Freestyle Olympics Predictions   
    57kg - Zaur Uguev, but Ravi Kumar is a dark horse.
    65kg - Rashidov, but Tevanyan is a dark horse (assuming he will be wrestling for Armenia).
    74kg - Zaurbek Sidakov, but it's a toss up between Sidakov and Dake.  Sidakov has been wrestling tougher competition at 74kg whereas Dake has had almost all of his success at 79kg and had a very close match with Chamizo.
    86kg - David Taylor.  I watched the DT/Yazdani second match again the other day and changed my mind about this.  DT is noticeably bigger and stronger than Yazdani.  We put too much emphasis on the fact that Yazdani was able to take a 6-2 lead in the first period - that happens a lot with DT (both Kurugliev and Naifanov took big leads against him too).  Yazdani seems to gas from being forced to wrestle at that intensity against a bigger guy like DT, against whom he really has to work hard to take down and he can't seem to handle DT's scrambles.  The biggest variable is whether DT is 100% after his injuries, but if he is then I have to favour him to beat Yazdani again, unfortunately.
    97kg - Abdulrashid Sadulaev.  Mohammadian is a wild card and I expect Snyder to up his game.  Sadulaev v Mohammadian is the bout we all want to see - I think that would be a conservative tactical match but Sadulaev is just too good at winning.
    125kg - Taha Akgul, but Zare is a dark horse.  Still have to think Akugl v Geno is still the most likely final, though. 
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    rpm002 reacted to Uwwdoc in Freestyle Olympics Predictions   
    Metcalf beat him back in 2015 at 65kg. A lot has changed of course since then.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from spladle08 in Pan Am Games   
    Seeding points for Worlds in Oslo is the main reason.  I think most of the Olympians will be in Poland as well.
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