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  1. I have no problem with Dake getting a later wrestle-off. I don't even mind him having a warmup match. But how anyone could be ok with one Doctor's note for 1 match and a conflicting doctor's note for another match is beyond me. Anyone who is ok with it, I don't believe this is your honest read. I'm guessing you had a conclusion first and then sorted the facts. If this was going to happen then Dake and USA wrestling should have just said he's clear in July and the wrestle off is in August. There's nothing wrong with that and it requires no deceit.
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    Could Ke-Shawn Hayes win a title in 2020?

    Are you seriously sighting wrestle offs to say he has no gas tank issues? Joe Smith had no gas tank issues against Rodgers.
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    Mt Rushmore for your state

    Texas would have a pretty good one from the last 20 years considering we aren't great at wrestling. Slay, Dlagnev, Lawal, Nickal. There is little depth if we tried for even 6 or 8 names but that's a pretty good 4.
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    Bo Nickal to Wrestle Off for U23 Team at 92kg

    Is this a trick question? You said it when you said Cox was worried. It's on this page. You are flailing about in so many arguments saying so many dumb things that you can't keep track of them.
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    Pico TKO a few minutes ago

    It's amazing Pico inspires such debate. He was an exciting prospect years ago. That's the end of his wrestling story.
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    Bo Nickal to Wrestle Off for U23 Team at 92kg

    You're confusing Cox taking the most certain path to victory with Cox being worried. Cox enters those matches knowing Bo cannot generate his own offense against Cox. So Cox wisely doesn't give him anything to work with and takes his inevitable wins. That's not worry.
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    Bo Nickal to Wrestle Off for U23 Team at 92kg

    Accept that people have opinions and you can't make them all go away by being pissy.
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    Fix oly redhirt?

    I think at this point there's got to be concern that Lewallen's shoulder will never be right again.
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    Final X - Lincoln

    Fall behind Fix and you're in trouble. He's so dangerous as a counter guy.
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    USAW's coverage is just sad

    There are 100 cases of officials not following rules across sports everyday. It's never illegal and never goes to court.
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    USAW's coverage is just sad

    So 25 years ago they had to re-wrestle a match and from that you come up with the courts barring an American from entering because it happens 99.9% of the time? Retherford will almost certainly be wrestling. There's a tiny chance Yianni will be. There is zero chance that no American wrestles that weight.
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    USAW's coverage is just sad

    That's the way it happens 99.9% of the time? Hard to argue with that. With all of those examples when's the last time an athlete couldn't compete because a legal court was legislating out an in match rules application?
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    Cox in MMA would be unstoppable

    First time I ever got taken in and replied. Then I almost replied a 2nd time. Super dumb of me and I'll try to be better.
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    Is Nickal done now?

    That point might be significant if it wasn't false. Bo climbs the body to finish a high crotch. Then Bo tries to throw. Downey blocks it. Then Downey tries to whizzer with a standing overhook and Bo reattacks to score. The idea that Bo avoided upper body with Downey is false.
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    Cox in MMA would be unstoppable

    On second thought why would I reply. I've resisted it so far and there is no reason to change that.
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    Cox in MMA would be unstoppable

    .........
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    USAW's coverage is just sad

    Why would the USA need to forfeit? International Wrestling has no concern for what is or isn't happening in an American court. They will recognize any name we put on the entry form, no matter who else is disputing that entry form.
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    If Cox medals at World's...

    It absolutely is. And it's awesome that we can have a discussion like this. Cox is an all-out stud and he's just a top 3 American. Taylor and Dake are reigning world champs and can't crack the top 3. 10 years ago an argument over top 3 Americans would have included reigning champ Cejudo and a pair of 7th place finishers in Mocco and Askren. Hrovat (12th), Schwab (14th), Zaddick (19th) and Cormier (missed weight) rounded out the team. The work done by USA Wrestling in the past decade is truly amazing.
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    Final X Rutgers live thread

    You didn't say he was more offensive than Varner. You said he was more offensive AND more tactical. Few guys have been better tactically and Cox is not one of those guys.
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    If Cox medals at World's...

    Snyder is our best guy. The 97 KG version of Cox/Dake/Taylor/Burroughs isn't beating Sadulaev either (or splitting with him for that matter). Cox has a single world title at a non-Olympic weight. Snyder is a 3X World and Olympic Champ who split with the best wrestler on Earth. I love how guys can be so underrated they become overrated when everyone hustles to over-correct. Cox wasn't our best guy before this weekend, and 2 wins over Bo Nickal don't vault him into being our best guy. He's an excellent wrestler who has one of the best starts ever to a career. That's enough and needs no hyperbole.
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    USAW's coverage is just sad

    Why would USAW put out an opinion piece weighing in on the match? Why would you ever expect that type of thing in a press release? This is an absurd post.
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    Final X Rutgers live thread

    I absolutely think Cox is better. I just think claiming he's better at everything discounts how good Varner actually was. But like I said, most fans evaluate wrestlers more on how you win then anything else.
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    Final X Rutgers live thread

    Varner was an Olympic Gold Medalist. It's disingenuous to pretend Cox is better at everything than Varner was. But I guess it makes sense, since Varner is the only guy to get less credit than Cox. It amazes me how much smart fans allow aesthetics to determine their evaluations of wrestling.
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    Is Nickal done now?

    I agree he should be prioritizing his own goals. But he doesn't stop being a part of PSU. That's still where he trains and who corners him. Team USA has no real centralized team/training center/coaching staff. I know there's an OTC and there are coaches, but all of these guys are still coached and trained where they currently live. It's totally normal they care more about their club then about Team USA. It's just that most of the time their club cares back about them and what's best for them.
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    Is Nickal done now?

    It's clear that team USA is not the team he cares most about. And he shouldn't honestly. "Team" USA is not a team. PSU is his team.
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