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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from TBar1977 in Matteo Pelicone Rome Olympic Ranking Tournament   
    At least Bo has the excuse of being 25 pounds underweight.
    The Iranian completely dominated Bo on his feat and in par terre. Bo was not even close to stopping his gut wrench or his shots for that matter. As it looked Mohammadi bears Bo ten out of ten times. 
    Not knowing anything about him, I assumed Bo is just too small for 97kg and figured Snyder would book a solid W vs him in the corner. But not so. The Iranian was up 4-0 after the first period and while he didn’t toy with Snyder he was modestly in control having scored two push outs and a go behind. After the first period I thought Snyder could hit three of four singles and win it. He’d been there before. In the second period Snyder was more aggressive and the results were worse. When he got pinned it was out of a big scramble where a lot of the momentum was created by Snyder so not entirely different broadly than when Sadulaev pinned him. 
     
     
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from silvermedal in Yianni / McKenna - Seriously?   
    My 2c. The reason people bend over backwards to make excuses for Yianni is because the way he wrestles when he puts it all together is other worldly. He had a very high ceiling and speaking for myself I think he gets there and clocks the competition. I agree he isn’t there yet but when he’s on it’s more than a flash of brilliance. It is brilliance. I want Yianni to stop wrestling stupid and realize his high ceiling.
     
    Compare to Zain : Zain is just a hammer and it doesn’t seem likely thats going to change. He’s a straight charger and a brute and that got him everything you can get in college but it’s not looking enough to medal at this weight internationally.
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Monday/Fadzaev '89 World Championships   
    It was an amazing match and I never quite heard why Fadzaev went up. It reminded me of Snyder - Sadulaev match I. Fadzaev clearly gassed at the end and lost it. Monday is amazing but Fadzaev is one of the three or four best ever. I would have taken Fadzaev in a rematch had he committed to the bigger weight but alas he went back down and won a zillion more world titles. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from uncle bernard in Yianni / McKenna - Seriously?   
    I agree with this. Yianni isn’t likely to change his style a whole lot but he can change his tactics. No disrespect to McKenna but Yianni in my view is just the much better wrestler. It’s like when JB lost to what’s his face in the US way back. Dake and Taylor never beat him but some guy down the ladder did. Bad day. Bad tactics. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Plasmodium in Scheduling - Penn State and Everyone Else   
    It is a long season. I for one care about student athletes getting a good education. I care about family. Plasmodium’s point about a “real thanksgiving” isn’t about Turkey it’s about family. I think a shorter season with a few less road trips and more time for holidays will be an improvement in the lives and futures of the student athletes. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from jon in Be a lot cooler if we knew...   
    But it’s a good point that this amazing sport is so hard to get information on. For more popular sports if you want to compile a list of every athlete who suffered an ACL injury and what happened, you could do it easily. For wrestling it’s hard to find out who took second in the world team trials in 1998. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from AZ_wrestling in Be a lot cooler if we knew...   
    But it’s a good point that this amazing sport is so hard to get information on. For more popular sports if you want to compile a list of every athlete who suffered an ACL injury and what happened, you could do it easily. For wrestling it’s hard to find out who took second in the world team trials in 1998. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Peso in Be a lot cooler if we knew...   
    But it’s a good point that this amazing sport is so hard to get information on. For more popular sports if you want to compile a list of every athlete who suffered an ACL injury and what happened, you could do it easily. For wrestling it’s hard to find out who took second in the world team trials in 1998. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Mphillips in Yazdani injury   
    Yeah but it had to be said. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from wrestleFan12 in Yianni / McKenna - Seriously?   
    My 2c. The reason people bend over backwards to make excuses for Yianni is because the way he wrestles when he puts it all together is other worldly. He had a very high ceiling and speaking for myself I think he gets there and clocks the competition. I agree he isn’t there yet but when he’s on it’s more than a flash of brilliance. It is brilliance. I want Yianni to stop wrestling stupid and realize his high ceiling.
     
    Compare to Zain : Zain is just a hammer and it doesn’t seem likely thats going to change. He’s a straight charger and a brute and that got him everything you can get in college but it’s not looking enough to medal at this weight internationally.
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    BigTimeFan reacted to VakAttack in Who's better at developing wrestlers?   
    Pretty much what's stated in the thread. Iowa is better at developing, but Ryan and Co. are better at a.more.important skill. The Brands' skill in development is not as valuable in.a world where.many wrestlers are coming to college more developed.

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    BigTimeFan reacted to HurricaneWrestling2 in Midlands Protest and Woman Trouble Gents   
    KMF, since you're definitely "old school," I suggest you peruse the following link below and select an appropriate remedy:  https://www.bustle.com/p/bizarre-std-treatments-from-history-49436
    Good Luck.
    P.S. Thanks for your behind the scenes work making those coaching changes.  Keep up the good work.
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from DanGerMan in 57 KG US rankings   
    Why all the fuss over seeds? Is it just interesting or is there some advantage to be higher seeded? You have to make the team. That’s all that matters. Best argument is that you might get an easier set of matches but 57kg is so deep that I think it hardly matters. 
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    BigTimeFan reacted to Molsen in Freestyle 2019 Sr Nationals   
    I could have sworn Lee had multiple matches, one against an ncaa champion, but that must have been my imagination.  Just because Lee made it look easy, doesnt mean it is. Cruz is likely at a higher level then your kids will ever reach, so it is ridiculous that act like he didnt even deserve to be at that tournament. Lee teched his way to the finals because he is that good, not because Cruz didnt wrestle. And though Vito was able to push Lee harder, he suffered the same result, getting teched.
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    BigTimeFan reacted to treep2000 in I am calling Arujau as the 57K champ this weekend   
    Negative...  It's Ghost Rider
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Mphillips in What’s going on with Gable Steveson   
    All very helpful. 
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    BigTimeFan reacted to TBar1977 in No more Nolf, no more Nickal = who is this year's MUST SEE wrestler?   
    Lee, Lee, and Lee in no particular order.
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    BigTimeFan reacted to Mokoma in No more Nolf, no more Nickal = who is this year's MUST SEE wrestler?   
    For me it's Spencer Lee.
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    BigTimeFan reacted to pamela in Desanto’s improvement   
    Yah, not to trivialize how tough it is to be a PIAA champion or anything but many including myself thought his win over Spencer in the state final, while amazing, was a one-off - and not many expected him to be an elite D1 wrestler until he took the mat at Drexel. He’s definitely improved since transferring to Iowa but his starting point wasn’t that low, either.
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Peso in David Carr...it wasnt a UPSET!!!!!   
    First period I thought Carr was getting controlled, back to the edge and so on. When Young got that single on the edge and Carr fought it off. When Carr escaped in the second it was clear we had a match. Third period was all Carr. He took five shots for every shot Young took, if he took any at all. Young was all about defense and Carr got stronger as the match went on. 
     
     
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    BigTimeFan reacted to hammerlockthree in Young vs Carr who you got?   
    you can't pick both.
    I'll take Young.
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in Richard Perry accident   
    I was afraid to see the update. This is wonderful. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from DanGerMan in Richard Perry accident   
    I was afraid to see the update. This is wonderful. 
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from spladle08 in Seth Gross 2020   
    I 100% agree with this. Also it’s hard to gauge just how committed said NCAA champs are. For any post grad who is down on the ladder it’s easy to see how they could commit to an event but not train 100%, may not want to go But figure why not just give it a try. A certain fraction of post grads who lose in these events are halfway out the door. You just don’t know.
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    BigTimeFan got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Richard Perry accident   
    I was afraid to see the update. This is wonderful. 
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