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  1. Yeah, I dunno. If that's the case, then I hereby decree that Henry Cejudo's Olympic gold medal belong to California wrestling history since he was born in East Los Angeles!
  2. Myles is from NJ, but he wrestled HS in Maryland at McDonough. So he's counted as NJ now?
  3. I like how times goes on and all of a sudden Strittmatter was a 2x D1 National Champ at Iowa.
  4. California Mark Schultz 3x NCAA D1 champ, Olympic champ, 2x WC Stephen Abas 3x NCAA D1 champ, Olympic silver Eric Guerrero 3x NCAA D1 champ Jake Varner 2x NCAA D1 champ, 4x finalist, Olympic champ, World Bronze Isaiah Martinez 2x NCAA D1 champ, 4x finalist Zahid Valencia 2x NCAA D1 champ(we all know he would have won 3) Chris Pendleton 2x NCAA D1 champ Stephen Neal 2x NCAA D1 champ Jesse Delgado 2x NCAA D1 champ Marty Kistler 2x NCAA D1 champ There are a few other guys who won 2 NCAA D1 titles in there as well.
  5. OLY redshirt in 15-16 Redshirt because of injury/shoulder surgery in 18-19.
  6. Now there is going to be a wrestleoff between 2016 Olympic champ, Sara Dosho and Miwa Morikawa for the Olympic spot at 68kg. There will also be a wrestleoff for the mens team at 74kg between Mao Okui and Keisuke Otoguro(Takuto's older brother). I had mentioned in some other post a while ago that Japan has had A LOT of siblings making their national/world teams over the years.
  7. That's true. There are and were BJJ guys that were blue belts that would beat a USAW National team member in BJJ. Mainly the more accomplished ones who were Mundial(World) Champions like say, BJ Penn since more people would know him from the UFC. He had only 1 year of BJJ traning and he placed 2nd at the Mundials in 1998 in the Blue Belt division. He also was the first American to ever win the Mundial in the black belt division in 2000 only having 3 years of BJJ experience.
  8. I guess they took the match for the same reason Ryan took the freestyle match. Pride and not backing down.
  9. They aren't confident with any submission techniques, that's why they didn't really try anything. If they tried and messed up, it could be game over. I don't know the exact rules they used and if they allowed leglocks, but there were several times Gordon could have locked one up easily, so I'm guessing they didn't allow them. For example... If they went for a takedown, they would literally be feeding Ryan a neck, arm or leg. With a double, you're exposing your neck almost right into a guillotine choke. Especially with a head outside double. With a head inside double, you're still putting yourself at risk for a guillotine (or during the transition to the mat for an armbar, some kind of armlock/some funk position) where Ryan would get a leg lock with ease. If they went for a single, it would have to be a really fast one to the outside to go behind. Going for a single exposes you to all kinds of stuff because if your arms are extended and only holding one leg, that means a leg is free to help with another kind of submission. If you don't have a lot of submission grappling experience, wrestling and going for takedowns only really works against the less experienced grapplers/BJJ players that don't know how to deal with the pressure that wrestlers come with. Once the belts start getting to brown, black or red, that stuff rarely works because there all so many different positioning tricks that you can only learn if you've been consistently on the mat in those situations.
  10. This is like banging your head against a wall. Almost nobody here will understand except you, me and some others who have done both.
  11. That wouldn't be possible for the D3 guy to be a BJJ Brown belt at that age unless he were consistently training since a kid and that means that there would be 0 time to practice wrestling. A top BJJ black belt would not be able to beat a D3 wrestler in a folkstyle or freestyle match because in order to get to that level, they wouldn't be wrestling. There are always a few very rare guys that just have the knack for BJJ and can beat higher ranked guys even when they don't have the experience. A wrestler might almost always get superior position in a wrestling point of view, but sooner or later, they're going to get off balance and mess up. Especially no no-gi. With a gi, forget about it.
  12. She started at 63kg, right in there! Yeah, it would have been great to see both of them go. I have no doubt Icho would medal, maybe even win it all. Hopefully Helen medals, but I'm not even sure where she'd stand if she is our rep since she hasn't been competing at all except for several times since her concussions. Add to that she moved her training to Oklahoma with Okie State, but she won the Pan Am spot against Ragan, so hopefully she's going to be in peak form soon.
  13. I saw Icho coaching at the Emperor's Cup, I can't remember who she was coaching though. There's not really any point in her competing right now just because she can't really make the team since there's the Asian qualifier, then the Olympics. If she went up to 62, I think she would beat Yukako Kawai, but that's a big jump even though she's still amazing. She took 2 years off, didn't compete, then went 1-1 with Risako Kawai and in the final match of theirs for the 2019 World team spot, Kawai beat Icho 3-3 on criteria.
  14. He only did that because Bo wasn't engaging, so.....
  15. Hey pamela, So as far as the Japanese women's team goes, the Team USA article was correct. Since both Kawai sisters locked up spots(57kg and 62kg) by medaling at the 2019 WCs. Unfortunately, that does also mean that Icho is done. Susaki didn't enter the Asian championships just because she didn't need to. That's why they sent Igarashi(1x cadet, 2x Jr, 2x U23 WC). Susaki is going to go to the Asian Olympic qualifier in a few weeks, but here's the major problem....it's supposed to be in Xi'an, China. I haven't heard anything about them moving the location, but I don't see why they wouldn't. Who would want to go to China to qualify the weight if there was a chance to catch the Corona virus? I don't know, that just seems way too risky based on what's been happening there. I really hope they move it somewhere else. It would be plain stupid to keep the qualifier there. So.... 50kg- Will undoubtedly be Susaki because she'll qualify the weight and I'd pick her as the heavy favorite to win in Tokyo if the Olympics aren't cancelled. Her toughest competition will be Yun, from China. Stadnik was thanking the heavens Susaki wasn't there last year. 53kg rep is Mayu Mukaida(2x WC, 2x silver, 1x Jr WC, 2x Cadet WC) who dropped down and beat her college teammate(2x WC, 1x Jr WC, 2x U23WC, 1x Cadet WC)) Haruna Okuno 57kg rep is Risako Kawai (1x Olympic champ, 3x WC, 2x Jr WC, 1x Cadet WC) 62kg rep is Yukako Kawai (1x silver, 1x bronze, 1x U23WC, 1x bronze cadet) 68kg got qualified by Sara Dosho(she's had a bad shoulder injury the past few years) in 2019 by placing 5th, but she lost in the Emperor's cup in Dec. Miwa Morikawa(1x Jr WC) beat Naruha Matsuyuki(1x Jr WC) 2-1 in the Emperor's Cup final, but Japan sent Matsuyuki to the Asian Championships last week where she placed 2nd. No idea who the rep is going to be at the Asian qualifier. 76kg rep is going to be Hiroe Minagawa Suzuki(1x Jr WC) Oh yeah....and on the mens side....Rei Higuchi(2016 Olympic silver, I mean robbed) beat Takatani at 57kg to be the Olympic rep. He dropped down to 57 after not being able to beat Otoguro the past several years and he was actually up to 70kg at one point. That's it!
  16. 60 offense points against Zahid? Those aren't actual earned takedowns and nearfalls or is Zahid letting guys up for escapes? Except for a few matches, all of the scores the other guys have are from Zahid cutting them for 1 point multiple times per match to get another TD/nearfall.
  17. I'm surprised jerseywrestling or whatever that guy's name is hasn't replied and put his answer behind a paywall.
  18. I do know Colt. He's made a lot of progress since graduating from Poway and has gotten better, but Zahid teched him at the Pac 12 Championships last year. It's always fun to see 2 guys from CA wrestle in D1 like Zahid vs Doyle, Zahid vs Anthony Mantanona, Anthony vs De La Riva(who has since transferred to NDSU), Anthony vs Anthony Mantanona for "Anthony" bragging rights, etc..
  19. Of course it would be at 125. They have weight classes for a reason although I'm pretty sure he'd still beat RBY.
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