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  1. He can probably counter Khabib's takedowns, but when you also consider this is MMA and not a folk/free match and can get punched/kicked/choked out during a takedown scramble, then who knows.
  2. He ran into Spencer one year and then got merkled twice in one match against Clark in the semis(which I couldn't believe) that cost him the match if I'm remembering correctly.
  3. But if Cael WAS going to go 165, why would you think he MIGHT leave ASU when Zahid is a better training partner than Helfin?
  4. Biological brothers > former teammates. Especially when one of the brothers(Zahid) is a 2x NCAA Champ, probably would have been a 3 timer and as a wrestler, is way better than Helfin was.
  5. Not necessarily a coaching position. I meant him training at the Sunkist RTC.
  6. Cael is good, but didn't break through for the state title. He's lost to Jaden Abas(Stanford) and Andrew Sparks(committed to Minnesota) in the finals, but he's not nearly as excellent as Zahid or Anthony were in HS. If you look at Zahid and Anthony's HS accomplishments(Z-3 state titles, 3rd) Anthony(3 state titles, 2nd) plus their national tournament successes from Tulsa all the way through HS like Ironman, FloNationals, CK Folkstyle Nationals, Super 32, USAW cadet and junior teams, they are the most successful wrestlers in CA history from schoolboy age through HS. Cael has done very well in National folk/free tournaments the past few years being on both free/greco national teams, so for him it's a very good upward trajectory. Sunkist/ASU would be stupid not to lock up Zahid long term. I still don't see Zahid leaving Tempe, so Cael is probably going to end up there provided he's going to fit in at a weight that ASU needs.
  7. If true, that would be funny because Nick has been seriously talking about going MMA since high school.
  8. There's absolutely no reason for Cael to go anywhere else besides ASU unless somebody offers him a full ride. I don't see that happening since he hasn't won state yet. His brothers are there and even though he doesn't wrestle any more, Cade Olivas is there until 2022. Cael won't get a better training partner anywhere close to home than Zahid.
  9. lol... Valentin Kalika He was a long time coach in California before taking the job at Edge in Hoboken. He was coach for Helen Maroulis, Elena Pirozhkova, Victoria Anthony, Aaron Pico
  10. I'm not going to go and look into the AA thing for anybody who didn't win a title in the NCAA, but two years stick out: 1994 California State Tournament: 112-Stephen Abas(3x NCAA champ, 4th as a freshman, 4x AA. Olympic silver, NCAA 75th anniversary team, '99 Jr World champ) 130-Adam Tirapelle(1x NCAA champ, 3x AA) 138-Eric Guerrero(3x NCAA champ, 5th as a freshman, 4x AA. 4x US Open champ, Olympic team member and best hair of all-time in wrestling) 189-Stephen Neal(2x NCAA champ, 4x AA, 199 Hodge winner, 1999 Senior World Champ, 1999 FILA Outstanding wrestler. Played in the NFL, 3x Superbowl champ) 1995 California State Tournament: 112-Stephen Abas(3x NCAA champ, 4th as a freshman, 4x AA. Olympic silver, NCAA 75th anniversary team, '99 Jr World champ) 130-Adam Tirapelle(1x NCAA champ, 3x AA) 138-Eric Guerrero(3x NCAA champ, 5th as a freshman, 4x AA. 4x US Open champ, Olympic team member and best hair of all-time) 189-Mark Munoz((1x NCAA Champ, 3rd as a junior, 2x AA, Jr World Silver)
  11. It would kind of remind me of the NCAA Finals where Bubba cradled him if that were to ever happen.
  12. Another friend...her dad was in a nursing home in Southern NJ and he died after contracting it(like pretty much everybody else there) and that was mid April. So, unfortunately, I do know several people who have died/ had loved ones die because of Covid. It's no joke and I understand people thinking it wouldn't be a big deal, but if you came across somebody who was asymptomatic and you got sick because of that....
  13. One of my good friends died at the end of April, lived on Long Island, but worked in the city. Another friend of mine, her father in law died in March and he lived in Paterson, NJ.
  14. He beat Takatani at the Japan Olympic qualifier, so he's going to be Japan's rep at 57kg.
  15. While Suriano is pretty new to freestyle, he was training his Olympic redshirt year mostly at the NY RTC with Valentin, Chamizo, Vlad and a bunch of other foreign wrestlers who give him more international feels than any of the other rooms in the US. I still think Spencer takes the spot, but it'll be a very fun weight to watch come OTT time.
  16. I don't think a full version exists. I remember watching this "live" on CBS and the video shown above is the exact same one I saw on the broadcast.
  17. I think he might be. It's not like Ramos is Sonny's weight. The only guy somewhat close is JO. I don't even know who else is on NC's roster, but I guess we'll see.
  18. Pretty easy to tell that Jesse was going to ASU. It's been a while since he went to Bosco, but I'm pretty sure he spoke to Zahid, Anthony, Reuben, maybe even Cade(he's at ASU now, but not wrestling). I'm sure Cael will be going there and hopefully Richie goes to ASU or Fresno State. Kind of a Bosco logjam at ASU. Cleveland Belton is also there from Bosco, 2x California state champ.
  19. Well, 20 at the time of the NCAA tournament.
  20. Forgot that one of Lee's sons is wrestling at Fresno State(the other is in LA I think), so he might just want to stay close to his sons and not move right now.
  21. Lee has been coaching in California at Sacramento City College.
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