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    rpm002 got a reaction from Coach_J in When will WTT be for the Non-Olympic Weights?   
    Garrett had Ramos beat until the ref intervened.
     
    Graff hasn't wrestled Ramos in freestyle. He did tech Dennis once and at least take him down at Trials, something Tony couldn't do.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in When will WTT be for the Non-Olympic Weights?   
    Garrett had Ramos beat until the ref intervened.
     
    Graff hasn't wrestled Ramos in freestyle. He did tech Dennis once and at least take him down at Trials, something Tony couldn't do.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in When will WTT be for the Non-Olympic Weights?   
    Graff did win his only freestyle meeting with Stieber (that I am aware of) at the 2013 US Open
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in When will WTT be for the Non-Olympic Weights?   
    Some of these go back a ways (like the win over Steiber in 2013) and some of these are in folkstyle only (Brewer) but I believe Graff has wins over #1, #2, #4, #5, #8, and #9 on this list and not sure if he has ever lost to any of these guys.  Hope he at least competes.
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    rpm002 reacted to azchief32 in Who's #1 Thread   
    Ramos got manhandled and stuck by Colon at Midlands. Like Brewer, Colon looked like he had a big time size advantage. Colon and Ramos have wrestled twice (?) in freestyle with Ramos taking both.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from boconnell in 57 kg Brackets & Discussion   
    People seem to be focusing on Garrett moving into a possible QF matchup with Ramos.  But perhaps overlooked is that Scott now gets a 1st round bye... that may be the worst news of all for Ramos.  I think Tony takes anyone else on that half of the bracket, but a greater likelihood of Scott (who will be more rested) is not a good development for Tony.
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    rpm002 reacted to npope in Is PSU still an overwhelming favorite after the brackets are out?   
    Yes, thanks for the very nice write-up. As for Conaway, He will likely meet Taylor (WI) even before the quarters - and Taylor just beat Conaway in back-to-back matches at the Big Tens. Conaway picked up a brutal draw, IMO. He's a victim of the seeding of Taylor, a returning AA who had some injury issues earlier in the season.
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    rpm002 reacted to rpm002 in Pan Ams   
    Wait does that mean Bonne is going at 65 this weekend and 57 next weekend? Is that even possible?
     
    If not, our odds of qualifying 57 just went up significantly.
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    rpm002 reacted to Angry_Fish in If You Could Pick Our Rep At 65K...   
    My understanding is that the Pan Am Championship does not qualify a country for the Olympics.  The event the following week, Pan Am Olympic qualifying event, does.  Top 2 positions qualify --- hope they do a true 2nd.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in My prediction for the 2016 Olympic Team   
    Fair enough... what if we look at it like this?
     
    57kg
    Ramos 25%
    Graff 20%
    Dennis 20%
    Scott 20%
    Other 15%
     
    65kg
    Green 25%
    Metcalf 25%
    Oliver 15%
    Kennedy 15%
    Steiber 10%
    Other 10%
     
    74kg
    Burroughs 80%
    Howe 10%
    Perry 5%
    Other 5%
     
    So yes, I recognize that those 3 picks (especially taken altogether) are a little out there. I'm basically just making picks that I think are under-represented (no one picked any of those guys before me, and I think they all have a legit chance).
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    rpm002 got a reaction from newyorkwrestler in Projecting the Olympic Trials field: 57kg   
    Ramos is obviously the most likely individual to win, but if the choice were Ramos vs the field, I think I'd take the field.
     
    It is well known that Ramos is undefeated against US wrestlers in Senior Freestyle.  Here are his results against every US wrestler of note:
     
    Colon (6-4, 6-0, 3-1)
    Hazenwinkel (4-0, 5-4)
    Simmons (4-0)
    Hochstrasser (7-3)
    Mitcheff (9-5)
    Escabedo (2-0)
    Megaludis (1-0)
    Cejudo (exh, 10-8)
     
    While this is a pretty impressive list of wins and being undefeated against this group shows remarkable consistency, it is worth noting that only 1 of these 11 matches was decided by more than 4 points (and Ramos was losing with just seconds left in at least a couple of them... Hoch and Cejudo for sure).  It feels like if you wrestle so many close matches, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to 1 slip or call that doesn't go your way putting you in trouble.  Also, based on the expected seeding above, it is interesting Ramos has never faced any of his top 3 competitors (Graff, Dennis, Scott) for the 57kg Rio spot in freestyle.  
     
    I'd put the odds of winning this spot at something like this:
     
    Ramos 40%
    Graff 15%
    Dennis 10%
    Scott 10%
    Haze 10%
    Other 15%
     
    So Ramos is the favorite, but more than half the time, someone knocks him off.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from 2td3nf in Projecting the Olympic Trials field: 57kg   
    Ramos is obviously the most likely individual to win, but if the choice were Ramos vs the field, I think I'd take the field.
     
    It is well known that Ramos is undefeated against US wrestlers in Senior Freestyle.  Here are his results against every US wrestler of note:
     
    Colon (6-4, 6-0, 3-1)
    Hazenwinkel (4-0, 5-4)
    Simmons (4-0)
    Hochstrasser (7-3)
    Mitcheff (9-5)
    Escabedo (2-0)
    Megaludis (1-0)
    Cejudo (exh, 10-8)
     
    While this is a pretty impressive list of wins and being undefeated against this group shows remarkable consistency, it is worth noting that only 1 of these 11 matches was decided by more than 4 points (and Ramos was losing with just seconds left in at least a couple of them... Hoch and Cejudo for sure).  It feels like if you wrestle so many close matches, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to 1 slip or call that doesn't go your way putting you in trouble.  Also, based on the expected seeding above, it is interesting Ramos has never faced any of his top 3 competitors (Graff, Dennis, Scott) for the 57kg Rio spot in freestyle.  
     
    I'd put the odds of winning this spot at something like this:
     
    Ramos 40%
    Graff 15%
    Dennis 10%
    Scott 10%
    Haze 10%
    Other 15%
     
    So Ramos is the favorite, but more than half the time, someone knocks him off.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Coach_J in Brazil Cup   
    Maybe both of them?
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Tyler Graff   
    I was curious about this too.  Googling, I found that Graff lost 3-2 to Kyle O'Brien as a freshman (2005).  He got revenge, beating O'Brien in the state semis that year.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Tyler Graff   
    I was curious about this too.  Googling, I found that Graff lost 3-2 to Kyle O'Brien as a freshman (2005).  He got revenge, beating O'Brien in the state semis that year.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Jim L in Tyler Graff   
    I'm not sure that is totall
     
     
    I'm not sure if this is totally fair.  Graff won some tough, clutch matches at Wisconsin too.... tight wins over guys like Fanthrope and Hutter to win Midlands his freshman year.  Beat Ramos with a take-down in overtime in the Big Ten semis his sophomore year and won a tight QF matchup at NCAAs that year and another one his junior year.  And of course the huge win in the NCAA semis over #1 seeded Colon his senior year.  He sure seemed to handle the pressure just fine in those matches!
     
    I do agree he has probably gotten better on his "mental game" since college, but I think he's gotten better on every front since college.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Tyler Graff   
    Graff has not faced either Ramos or Colon in freestyle since they all graduated college. No idea about anything before that.
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    rpm002 reacted to HurricaneWrestling in Tyler Graff   
    Have Ramos and Graff faced each other in freestyle before?
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    rpm002 got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Wild Card Predictions   
    I doubt he will be chosen, but I think it could apply to Sanders at 57KG too... he won Pan Am in 2014.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Wild Card Predictions   
    On another thread someone suggested it might apply to Pico.
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