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Crotalus last won the day on March 5 2019

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  1. They haven't tended to punish guys for weak schedules. Hence why Mizzou has had a quiet a few guys overseeded in the past (I say this as a Mizzou fan).
  2. I think adding a 30 second period with one guy on the shot clock is going to lead to the other guy trying to defend which will lead to a lot of passivity calls determining matches which will lead to more naked mongolians. I'm fine with criteria. It is the coaches responsibility to know whether their guy is winning or losing and communicate that.
  3. I find it easier to bulk with each year that passes. In fact, it happens without much effort at all. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. I thought he announced he was going 86 kg this year. Is a little weird he hasn't got in on any of the action (aka money). Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah, that was my thoughts, as well. Technically not a wrong call, but it felt like the Mongolian guy earned the win and just got a little too excited a few seconds early. Hell, he thought he just won an Olympic medal. But also, he handled it waaaaaaaay better than I would have. Had to feel like a lifelong dream was pried from his hands. Hard to fault the ref, though, as he was just calling it by the book. Clear fleeing. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. And on Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. That's certainly what he was going for, and I can see if working from time to time if you are able to get it very quickly in transition where you keep some momentum going. And prior to watching that match, I would say there is would not likely be any harm in it if it didn't work. But Zain rolled on to his back and had no leverage whatsoever to force the opponent through the roll and he was easily able to just sit up on Zain and catch him there.
  8. That was terrible technique from Retherford. He stayed in great position all through the takedown and then never actually locked up a leg lace. He just hugged the legs and started rolling. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. Didn't you have O'toole at 157? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. When it comes to stipends or prize money paid by USA Wrestling, I think they should be the same. But when it comes to the types of PPV events we've been having, whether it is dual meet style or tournament, then there is no other way to go than what the market demands in terms of opportunity and pay. You can't force Flo to hold a card with a women's headliner match and pay to match that of JB/Taylor (whatever that amount may be). It just wouldn't be financially feasible. I am glad they are getting women's matches on some of these cards, which will help with exposure and may lead to more interest. All that said, if all of the wrestlers want to start a union to demand equal pay and opportunity for these types of matches, that would be their right. But you won't see the top names willing to take a hit to their bank accounts to force that kind of move. There is just not enough money in wrestling to go around like that.
  11. He wasn't aggressive in his losses in 2016/2017, and was even a bit tentative in many of his wins during those years. If you can't see a change in his wrestling since he moved to Colorado, you haven't watched J'den much. JO actively avoids interacting with his opponents. Regardless if that is how he sets up his shots (which he doesn't take), that is passivity by rule. We see a lot of questionable passivity calls, but backing away from your opponent is a pretty easy one for the refs.
  12. I've not seen how the amount was stated, but the purse typically refers to the total payout, not individual payout. That doesn't answer your question but does decrease the cost significantly (though still a large sum) if that is the case. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. JB can certainly hand fight, but a lot of his scoring comes from space. Especially early in his international career when his blast double was unstoppable. J'den also wrestles a lot from space and has many close matches. Several of his losses were very close, but I would say they were a result of him being a bit tentative rather than the style costing him. He's increased his tenacity and won two world championships as a result. A counter example would be Metcalf. He wrestled a very aggressive, hands on style and he never reached the level many thought he would.
  14. Ah, good points. Seems like Petriashvili has been around so long that I thought he was older. Bruce was an abnormality regarding his longevity, but these guys are good enough to keep going. I do feel like the Akgul of the last couple of years dropped off from his peak of around 2015/2016 when he was so dominant. He keeps himself in great shape so should be competitive for years, but if his athleticism slips, I could see our guys giving him a lot of trouble. They are not there yet, though, and need to keep developing.
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