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    Katie got a reaction from PASLP2 in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    So he’s 100% already? That was fast. 
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    Katie got a reaction from GockeS in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    Interesting perspective. 

    Assuming nothing illegal is going on, my view is that people should spend their money however they want, no matter how arbitrary their reasons. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Grimo in Top Colleges in USA for wrestling?   
    I believe Olympic gold medalist Daniel Igali competed for Simon Fraser University. But I don't know how good the training opportunities are in Canada today. It may not be good there.
    Academically, the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, and McGill University all have excellent reputations. Obviously, Canada has other great universities as well.
     
     
     
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    Katie got a reaction from Grimo in Top Colleges in USA for wrestling?   
    It might be worth looking into college wrestling teams in Canada. I believe they compete in freestyle.
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    Katie got a reaction from PSUMike in DeSanto/RBY injury take from Darren McFadden on FRL   
    If any topic deserves another thread, it’s this topic.
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    Katie got a reaction from RavishingRickRude in DeSanto/RBY injury take from Darren McFadden on FRL   
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    Katie got a reaction from Lurker in DeSanto/RBY injury take from Darren McFadden on FRL   
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    Katie got a reaction from Cruiser94 in DeSanto/RBY injury take from Darren McFadden on FRL   
    If any topic deserves another thread, it’s this topic.
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    Katie reacted to 77again in Most tap outs in NCAA history   
    I am all in favor of a tapout if a wrestler thinks they are going to be injured. The referee should immediately stop the match and call for a trainer to checkout the tapper to assess the injury and make sure they are stable.
    And then declare injury default and award the match to the other wrestler. Period.
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    Katie got a reaction from gowrestle in Was DeSanto injured?   
    I think it's very possible that ADS felt pain during the first cradle sequence. However, I doubt that he felt any additional pain during the second cradle sequence.
    Unfortunately, the fact that ADS complained of pain during the second sequence makes his complaint of pain during the first sequence seem more suspicious.
    But at the end of the day, ADS is a very tough student-athlete. I wish him all the best.
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    Katie got a reaction from cangemi in Joe Smith the purest example of burnout?   
    I don’t know what’s best for any particular wrestler. All I’m saying is that there are times when quitting is the best option -- and that idea extends beyond wrestling to life in general.
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    Katie got a reaction from spladle08 in Joe Smith the purest example of burnout?   
    In general, there are times when quitting something is absolutely the best option.
    While you’re doing something you don’t enjoy or are not good at, you are giving up the chance to do something else you would enjoy or would be good at.
    Life is short.
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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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