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    rpm002 got a reaction from VakAttack in JB sets precedent for Cox   
    My solution: Cox is awarded a special wrestle-off with Snyder with terms as follows:  If Cox wins 3 consecutive matches against Snyder, he takes Snyder's spot on the Olympic team.  If Snyder wins any 1 of the 3 matches, Snyder keeps his spot and Cox returns to his present situation (not an Olympic team member or alternate).  Aside from potentially losing their status as 1st/2nd Olympic alternate if Cox wins, no compensation, etc is changed for Moore or Gadson regardless of what happens. Also USA Wrestling employees can never be the primary coach for a wrestler going forward.
    This is imperfect, but the best possible option.  Cox is in a worse position vs if this never happened (as he should be) because he has to win all 3 matches, not 2 of 3 and may not be on the world team at all.  But if there is evidence to support the assertion that he is in this position because he trusted in good faith what a USA Wrestling employee was telling him, he should retain some possible scenario for making the team. If Cox clearly is the best by a considerable margin, there is a way in which he can play his way into the Olympics and improve the strength of the US Team, which is an important consideration here.
    (Yes, I realize this will not actually happen.)
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    rpm002 reacted to wamba in OTT Updates & Results Thread   
    Not the first time he’s done that to Chance
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    rpm002 got a reaction from UsedToBe103 in Green fools me with april fools joke....   
    He's poking fun at Marable.  It's pretty funny IMO.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from BerniePragle in 74KG Olympic trials bracket   
    No, I think USA Wrestling has an out here.  In their procedures document, they have a bracket that looks something like the one everyone is assuming they will use, but where there are 2 world medalists with byes to the semis, not one (so like the bracket they would use if Dake came down to 74kg and Green won a medal at 70kg and came up to 74kg).  It is clearly labelled "Example Bracket".  And in that scenario, that would be a reasonable bracket.  But that is not the situation we have, so for the case of one wrestler getting a bye to the semi, I don't see why they would not have the flexibility to change to a different, less idiotic bracket. Some of these wrestlers have been training for this for day 20+ years.... you can't have a system where half of the wrestlers get a bye in the semifinals and the other half face a world medalist.... this is not hard people!
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    rpm002 reacted to wrestlingphish in Green fools me with april fools joke....   
    This was an absolutely amazing April Fool's Joke / troll job. Green just seems like a good ass dude. Rooting for him this weekend.
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    rpm002 reacted to lu_alum in 74KG Olympic trials bracket   
    You are on-point here.  However, when USA Wrestling developed the plan, the concern was more likely built around plans for Cox/Dake at 86kg.  Had they both gone to 86kg, the 'bye to SF' model would been necessary.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Eagle26 in 74KG Olympic trials bracket   
    No, I think USA Wrestling has an out here.  In their procedures document, they have a bracket that looks something like the one everyone is assuming they will use, but where there are 2 world medalists with byes to the semis, not one (so like the bracket they would use if Dake came down to 74kg and Green won a medal at 70kg and came up to 74kg).  It is clearly labelled "Example Bracket".  And in that scenario, that would be a reasonable bracket.  But that is not the situation we have, so for the case of one wrestler getting a bye to the semi, I don't see why they would not have the flexibility to change to a different, less idiotic bracket. Some of these wrestlers have been training for this for day 20+ years.... you can't have a system where half of the wrestlers get a bye in the semifinals and the other half face a world medalist.... this is not hard people!
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    rpm002 got a reaction from cjc007 in 74KG Olympic trials bracket   
    No, I think USA Wrestling has an out here.  In their procedures document, they have a bracket that looks something like the one everyone is assuming they will use, but where there are 2 world medalists with byes to the semis, not one (so like the bracket they would use if Dake came down to 74kg and Green won a medal at 70kg and came up to 74kg).  It is clearly labelled "Example Bracket".  And in that scenario, that would be a reasonable bracket.  But that is not the situation we have, so for the case of one wrestler getting a bye to the semi, I don't see why they would not have the flexibility to change to a different, less idiotic bracket. Some of these wrestlers have been training for this for day 20+ years.... you can't have a system where half of the wrestlers get a bye in the semifinals and the other half face a world medalist.... this is not hard people!
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    rpm002 got a reaction from NJDan in 74KG Olympic trials bracket   
    This is much better than what USA wrestling came up with, but still not the best.  Barring upsets, the 3 seed would need to beat the 2 seed, Dake, and the 1 seed.  The 4 seed would need to beat the 5 seed, the 1 seed, and Dake.  So in this proposed bracket, being  #4 is still better than #3 (although at least not getting a bye to the semis!)
    The best is to look at Dake as the true #1, move everyone else down a seed, and put Dake in the semis.  Then put 2 and 3 (1 and 2 on USA wrestling seeding document since Dake didn't get a seed) on the opposite side.  So barring upsets, Dake wrestles the winner of 4 and 5 and then the winner of 2 and 3.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in With Spencer Lee out who’s our Rep?   
    To me, it is pretty wide open.... something like this?
     
    Gilman 25%
    Fix 20%
    Vito 20%
    Suriano 20%
    Field 15%
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    rpm002 got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Is the US gonna have a chance to Qualify 65k?   
    Hmmm, well if that is the case, maybe next time Yianni wrestles Zain, he should try getting Zain in one of those positions that he is "completely lost" in? 
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    rpm002 got a reaction from dwkeller in Is the US gonna have a chance to Qualify 65k?   
    Hmmm, well if that is the case, maybe next time Yianni wrestles Zain, he should try getting Zain in one of those positions that he is "completely lost" in? 
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Eagle26 in Is the US gonna have a chance to Qualify 65k?   
    Hmmm, well if that is the case, maybe next time Yianni wrestles Zain, he should try getting Zain in one of those positions that he is "completely lost" in? 
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    rpm002 got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Spencer Lee   
    I think he could possibly do 1 and possibly beat some of the guys in 2 (especially if he can win the match quickly via pin or guts).  But no, don't see him beating all of those guys.  Even some others not listed.... what if he faces Colon, who can match his upper body strength and has 2 healthy legs to push off with.  What if he faces someone like Garrett who is so quick and has great misdirection and a variety of attacks?  What happens if someone gets him in a leg lace in his current state?  He's REALLY good, but not seeing how coming out of this deep field as the champion could be possible.
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    rpm002 got a reaction from Jim L in Is the US gonna have a chance to Qualify 65k?   
    Hmmm, well if that is the case, maybe next time Yianni wrestles Zain, he should try getting Zain in one of those positions that he is "completely lost" in? 
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    rpm002 got a reaction from bnwtwg in NLWC 3.0   
    RBY vs Graff would be fascinating
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    rpm002 got a reaction from nhs67 in NLWC 3.0   
    RBY vs Graff would be fascinating
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    rpm002 got a reaction from MonagFam in Fun Match I Just Saw On YouTube -- Is it Scored Correctly?   
    I agree with 1st period scoring (took awhile to get right, but 8-6 was how I saw it)
     
    First points of the 2nd period should have been 2 red, not 4.  But then, since they called it 4, once red got the next takedown, it should have been over.... 16-6 TF for red. 
    Not sure why they let it continue, but given they did, I think the first blue points of the 2nd period also should have been 2, not 4.  
    So I think it should have been 14-8, not 16-10, but same difference.  Then red clearly gets 2 exposures, so should have been a TF for red.  Clearly over before the pinning sequence.  So right outcome, but I guess blue could be confused about the inconsistency... because if they let blue continue when it was 16-6, why did they not let him continue when it was 20-10 on the board and he pinned red?
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    rpm002 got a reaction from spladle08 in Fun Match I Just Saw On YouTube -- Is it Scored Correctly?   
    I agree with 1st period scoring (took awhile to get right, but 8-6 was how I saw it)
     
    First points of the 2nd period should have been 2 red, not 4.  But then, since they called it 4, once red got the next takedown, it should have been over.... 16-6 TF for red. 
    Not sure why they let it continue, but given they did, I think the first blue points of the 2nd period also should have been 2, not 4.  
    So I think it should have been 14-8, not 16-10, but same difference.  Then red clearly gets 2 exposures, so should have been a TF for red.  Clearly over before the pinning sequence.  So right outcome, but I guess blue could be confused about the inconsistency... because if they let blue continue when it was 16-6, why did they not let him continue when it was 20-10 on the board and he pinned red?
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    rpm002 reacted to AZ_wrestling in Who is still taking burroughs over Dake?   
    I keep going back and forth. 
     
    Firstly, I think people are seriously underestimating the chances of Imar pulling an upset on Dake. Imar has been getting progressively better every year and he’ll only have to beat Dake once as opposed to a best of three. 
     
    As far as Dake vs Burroughs, I’ll make my decision after seeing how Dake performs the day before. Yes yes he looked great in the Rome final, but I still think he looked better at 79. I would take 2018/2019 Dake at 79kg over any version of Burroughs, period. But not so sure at 74. I need to see more. 
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    rpm002 got a reaction from spladle08 in Make your Olympic team picks   
    Dake will have to wrestle 2 matches the day before.  I think in 2016 he had to wrestle 3 so it's really not that different for him this time.
     
    After all the hype of KD vs Burroughs, wouldn't it be something if some high upside guy like Mehki upset Dake in the challenge tournament?
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    rpm002 got a reaction from jon in Seth Gross 2020   
    If he hasn't wrestled anyone on the list, I just think they would count his Cadet and Junior world titles for something and not stick him at the bottom, but yeah, I suppose they could do that.  It would be realee gross (pun intended) to have Lee/Gross as a 12/5 match.
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    rpm002 reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Iszmail Muszukajev ("Hungary")   
    This guy is pure theater.  He could win the Olympics, or get DQ'd out of the first round for cold spraying the mat ref.  And neither result would be a surprise.  
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    rpm002 reacted to 1032004 in Iszmail Muszukajev ("Hungary")   
    Thanks, found it:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/rader_jd/status/1176993417232076801
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    rpm002 got a reaction from spladle08 in Non-Olympic World’s   
    Has it been announced that they are doing Non-Olympic worlds in 2020?  
     
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