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    Katie got a reaction from spladle08 in Who is still taking burroughs over Dake?   
    Agree.
    People forget that Dake wasn't very active from 2013 to 2017. As far as I know, the only tournaments he won between 2013 and 2017 were the 2014 Granma Cup and the 2017 Grand Prix of Paris. He also took losses during that period.
    Dake is now a 2x world champ, and could very well beat Burroughs at the OTTs this year. But even if he does, his career freestyle accomplishments will still be far behind Burroughs's.
    It's unfortunate that we can't send them both to Tokyo.
     
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    Katie reacted to spladle08 in Who is still taking burroughs over Dake?   
    Obviously there can be a caveat citing the ability to adjust bodies to weights.
    But I think a solid way to look at it is: "how many medalist/placers from these non-Olympic weights can even make their own national team, much less medal at the Olympics"

    61kg has a few guys who could go down and make a real run at their teams.

    Then there are J'den Cox and Kyle Dake, and I'd say Hasanov are all debatably 50/50 to be their country's rep.
    And  those 2 are world champions and Hasanov is a finalist... and still just 50/50 to make their own team.  I mean yeah...

    But yeah on the whole, you see consistent champions, placers, people with accolades and supporting results, sticking to the Olympic weights.
    The non-olympic weights seem to be filled with youngsters and such.

    Citing  74kg vs 79kg specifically.
    Dake had:
    Kurbanov as his semi's matchup who has 1 World Bronze to his name from 2013 (was the most accomplished wrestler on that half of the bracket)

    JB had on his half:
    Sidakov- Defending World Champ
    Garzon (4x world medalist ... but awhile back)
    Gomez (world Silver)
    Behkzod (2x world medalist)
    Demirtas (Olympic and world Medalist)
    Kumar (2x Olympic Medalist, World Champion)
    With a slew of other talent.

    If you want to check the other side of the bracket just for comparison, the other side of each weight had
    79kg
    Gaidrov (World and Olympic Silver... he is39 years old but still if I reference Garzon above I gotta add him)
    Hasanov (4x world and Olympic Medalist)

    74kg
    Chamizo - Champ and what not
    Kentchadze- World Silver, u23 Champ and all that
    (Khadjiev deserves a reference but he has no accolades until now 2x Euro runner up)

    Dake is a beast, but the 74kg bracket/weight overall was just more talent laden, again the guy he beat in the finals wasn't beating Ringer or Zahid.
    It doesn't say anything negative about Dake's abilities, just a less tough weight overall.








     
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    Katie got a reaction from CaliWrestler in Who is still taking burroughs over Dake?   
    Dake is actually 1-7 versus JB overall.
    At the world team trials matches, Dake is 1-6 versus JB.
    At the US Open, Dake is 0-1 versus JB.
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    Katie got a reaction from CaliWrestler in Who is still taking burroughs over Dake?   
    I'm a HUGE Burroughs fan, but I'm nervous about Dake.
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    Katie got a reaction from CaliWrestler in Who is still taking burroughs over Dake?   
    JB beat Dake at the 2017 US Open without a bye.
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    Katie got a reaction from TBar1977 in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    Like a few others, I don't think Snyder was criticizing tOSU. He just wanted to get better, and he figured a different perspective would help.
    I'm glad he is open-minded enough to get a new perspective. I wish more people would be that open-minded.
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    Katie got a reaction from Cruiser94 in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    Like a few others, I don't think Snyder was criticizing tOSU. He just wanted to get better, and he figured a different perspective would help.
    I'm glad he is open-minded enough to get a new perspective. I wish more people would be that open-minded.
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    Katie got a reaction from PABuck in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    Like a few others, I don't think Snyder was criticizing tOSU. He just wanted to get better, and he figured a different perspective would help.
    I'm glad he is open-minded enough to get a new perspective. I wish more people would be that open-minded.
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    Katie got a reaction from Lurker in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    Like a few others, I don't think Snyder was criticizing tOSU. He just wanted to get better, and he figured a different perspective would help.
    I'm glad he is open-minded enough to get a new perspective. I wish more people would be that open-minded.
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    Katie got a reaction from jon in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    Like a few others, I don't think Snyder was criticizing tOSU. He just wanted to get better, and he figured a different perspective would help.
    I'm glad he is open-minded enough to get a new perspective. I wish more people would be that open-minded.
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    Katie reacted to mspart in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    I don't think he was dissing anyone.  He just wants to see other perspectives and felt tOSU couldn't provide that anymore.  If you look at his finals wins, they were by tie (win by criteria) in 2015, win by one point in 2016, win by 1 point 2017, lose by pin 2018, bronze in 2019.   He was not as dominating as we all wanted to believe.  He got it done the first three years and then lost ground.  A change in perspective is a good think I think.  Hopefully it will be so for him and he makes it to the finals and beats whoever is there by a good margin.
    mspart
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    Katie got a reaction from PASLP2 in Iowa pouring concrete over the coffin   
    Iowa is the front-runner. It's just a fact.
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    Katie got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in It's Official: Cassar Out for the Season   
    That's too bad. I thought Cassar would repeat as champion this year.
    He'll probably start training for MMA after this Olympic cycle, so he's likely done with college wrestling.
    In the end, he only got one NCAA post-season, and came away with the title. It's a remarkable story for someone who dealt with so much adversity.
    Well done, Champ.
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    Katie reacted to irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    Let's hope for the best
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    Katie got a reaction from pamela in Your Best 6   
    Most fighters don’t make much, and there’s always a risk of brain damage (not to mention other serious injuries). It’s not a sport I’d wish on anyone. 
    Of course, people are free to make their own choices in life. 
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    Katie got a reaction from spladle08 in Your Best 6   
    Most fighters don’t make much, and there’s always a risk of brain damage (not to mention other serious injuries). It’s not a sport I’d wish on anyone. 
    Of course, people are free to make their own choices in life. 
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    Katie reacted to lost in Best Wrestlers in Ohio State History   
    Still can't believe Myles didn't win last year
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    Katie got a reaction from jon in Too many teams/wrestlers ranked   
    There should be one weight class with one champion. You’re either the best wrestler in the country or you’re not. End of story. 
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    Katie got a reaction from IfYouAin'tFirstYou'reLast in Too many teams/wrestlers ranked   
    There should be one weight class with one champion. You’re either the best wrestler in the country or you’re not. End of story. 
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    Katie got a reaction from ugarte in Too many teams/wrestlers ranked   
    There should be one weight class with one champion. You’re either the best wrestler in the country or you’re not. End of story. 
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    Katie reacted to JohnnyThompsonnum1 in Best Wrestlers in NC State History   
    Terkay's story is one of the best.  He was nothing in high school.  Then goes on to accomplish all that he did in college.  Truly inspiring. 
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    Katie reacted to Antitroll2828 in Best Wrestlers in NC State History   
    pound for pound I’d take caldwell over all of them, when healthy that dude was electric 
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    Katie got a reaction from Big Nasty in Iowa: Undisputed Portal Kings of College Wrestling   
    Boomers are emotional.
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    Katie got a reaction from cjc007 in Askren loses to Maia by submission   
    Askren's scrambling ability is out of this world, and he is much more athletic than the average person. With those two gifts, he was able to dominate NCAA wrestling.
    But once you put freestyle rules into place (and thereby make scrambling less useful), and once you put him up against world-class athletes (instead of elite college kids), he wasn't able to get it done at the biggest stage. No shame there.
    Personally, I think that when it comes to freestyle, Askren's relative lack of athleticism was a big problem. Stephen Abas, for instance, used a lot of funk techniques in college. But he still managed to win an Olympic silver because he was also a world-class athlete.
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    Katie got a reaction from grappler111 in Askren loses to Maia by submission   
    Askren's scrambling ability is out of this world, and he is much more athletic than the average person. With those two gifts, he was able to dominate NCAA wrestling.
    But once you put freestyle rules into place (and thereby make scrambling less useful), and once you put him up against world-class athletes (instead of elite college kids), he wasn't able to get it done at the biggest stage. No shame there.
    Personally, I think that when it comes to freestyle, Askren's relative lack of athleticism was a big problem. Stephen Abas, for instance, used a lot of funk techniques in college. But he still managed to win an Olympic silver because he was also a world-class athlete.
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