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    Katie got a reaction from HuskyHero133 in Identifying the Bad Rio Ref   
    I believe Uwe Manz was the ref in the Burroughs-Geduev match as well. 
     
    I did not agree with putting Burroughs on the shot clock. I did not agree when he apparently was about to do it again. I did not agree with giving Geduev an appreciation point for a failed double. I did not agree with his decision to never put Geduev on the shot clock. 
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    Katie got a reaction from John Coctostan in Mongolia Receives Ban from all UWW events on calendar Indefinitely   
    So the McLaren Report shows that the Russian government was tampering with Russian wrestlers' drug samples over a period of years, and nothing happens. 
     
    But then two Mongolian coaches peacefully protest after their guy apparently got screwed out of a bronze medal, and the entire Mongolian team is suspended indefinitely?
     
    Is this real?
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    Katie got a reaction from Grecojones in Mongolia Receives Ban from all UWW events on calendar Indefinitely   
    So the McLaren Report shows that the Russian government was tampering with Russian wrestlers' drug samples over a period of years, and nothing happens. 
     
    But then two Mongolian coaches peacefully protest after their guy apparently got screwed out of a bronze medal, and the entire Mongolian team is suspended indefinitely?
     
    Is this real?
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    Katie got a reaction from littlepun in Mongolia Receives Ban from all UWW events on calendar Indefinitely   
    So the McLaren Report shows that the Russian government was tampering with Russian wrestlers' drug samples over a period of years, and nothing happens. 
     
    But then two Mongolian coaches peacefully protest after their guy apparently got screwed out of a bronze medal, and the entire Mongolian team is suspended indefinitely?
     
    Is this real?
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    Katie got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Mongolia Receives Ban from all UWW events on calendar Indefinitely   
    So the McLaren Report shows that the Russian government was tampering with Russian wrestlers' drug samples over a period of years, and nothing happens. 
     
    But then two Mongolian coaches peacefully protest after their guy apparently got screwed out of a bronze medal, and the entire Mongolian team is suspended indefinitely?
     
    Is this real?
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    Katie got a reaction from HuskyHero133 in Mongolia Receives Ban from all UWW events on calendar Indefinitely   
    So the McLaren Report shows that the Russian government was tampering with Russian wrestlers' drug samples over a period of years, and nothing happens. 
     
    But then two Mongolian coaches peacefully protest after their guy apparently got screwed out of a bronze medal, and the entire Mongolian team is suspended indefinitely?
     
    Is this real?
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    Katie got a reaction from denger in Identifying the Bad Rio Ref   
    I believe Uwe Manz was the ref in the Burroughs-Geduev match as well. 
     
    I did not agree with putting Burroughs on the shot clock. I did not agree when he apparently was about to do it again. I did not agree with giving Geduev an appreciation point for a failed double. I did not agree with his decision to never put Geduev on the shot clock. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Coach_J in Mongolia Day 3 (men's freestyle)...draw & discussion   
    Cox just went through the full grind of a long D1 season. Ends up winning a D1 title. Then decides on the fly to think about freestyle. Trains less than two weeks before OTTs. Wins that over our best full-time 86kgers. 
     
    Then while he's still taking classes flies out to Mongolia and qualifies the weight -- something none of our guys had done yet. 
     
    I think he's a fantastic rep for us at Rio. 
     
    If you missed Cox's matches last night, his ref against Uzbekistan was horrible. Cox had all the offense, yet he put Cox on the shot clock twice. And those were the only two points the Uzbek got. Even so, Cox stayed calm throughout the match despite the score being close most of the way. He didn't put it away until the end. That's what I like to see. A guy with all the physical, technical, AND mental tools.
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    Katie got a reaction from BigTimeFan in J'Den Cox is better than Kyle Dake   
    We are excited about him because he wasn't thinking about freestyle or the Olympics at all until a few weeks ago. He also has no senior freestyle experience I am aware of. He is also a full-time student right now. 
     
    The guys he beat are not top tier, but they are solid:
     
    Armenia (Atyan) placed fifth at the 2016 European championships Greece (Xenidis) was a junior world bronze medalist Poland (Baranowski) has a number of top-five finishes at international tournaments Uzbekistan (Ismanov) 2013 Asian champion Venezuela (Ceballos) had top-ten world finishes in 2014 and 2015
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    Katie got a reaction from KCMO2 in Mongolia Day 3 (men's freestyle)...draw & discussion   
    Cox just went through the full grind of a long D1 season. Ends up winning a D1 title. Then decides on the fly to think about freestyle. Trains less than two weeks before OTTs. Wins that over our best full-time 86kgers. 
     
    Then while he's still taking classes flies out to Mongolia and qualifies the weight -- something none of our guys had done yet. 
     
    I think he's a fantastic rep for us at Rio. 
     
    If you missed Cox's matches last night, his ref against Uzbekistan was horrible. Cox had all the offense, yet he put Cox on the shot clock twice. And those were the only two points the Uzbek got. Even so, Cox stayed calm throughout the match despite the score being close most of the way. He didn't put it away until the end. That's what I like to see. A guy with all the physical, technical, AND mental tools.
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    Katie got a reaction from denger in Mongolia Day 3 (men's freestyle)...draw & discussion   
    Cox just went through the full grind of a long D1 season. Ends up winning a D1 title. Then decides on the fly to think about freestyle. Trains less than two weeks before OTTs. Wins that over our best full-time 86kgers. 
     
    Then while he's still taking classes flies out to Mongolia and qualifies the weight -- something none of our guys had done yet. 
     
    I think he's a fantastic rep for us at Rio. 
     
    If you missed Cox's matches last night, his ref against Uzbekistan was horrible. Cox had all the offense, yet he put Cox on the shot clock twice. And those were the only two points the Uzbek got. Even so, Cox stayed calm throughout the match despite the score being close most of the way. He didn't put it away until the end. That's what I like to see. A guy with all the physical, technical, AND mental tools.
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    Katie got a reaction from BigTimeFan in Mongolia Day 3 (men's freestyle)...draw & discussion   
    Well, nobody had yet qualified 86kg for Rio. So there's that. 
     
    Also, Cox's toughest match was against Poland. Have any of our guys wrestled him before?
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    Katie got a reaction from Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in Mongolia Day 3 (men's freestyle)...draw & discussion   
    Safaryan is a former world champ. 
    Batirov is a former European champion and 3x Yarygin champion.
    Habat wrestled for Edinboro.
    Garcia has wins over top Americans. 
    Gor is a two-time world medalist.
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    Katie got a reaction from Billyhoyle in Dake To 86?   
    Why should NCAA studs automatically have international success? Tebow was the man in college, but hasn't been able to make an NFL roster. That's just how things go when you move from one level to another. 
     
    NCAA wrestling is fun and interesting, but it's a notch or two below international wrestling. At worlds, every guy is a national champion, grown man, and full-time wrestler. At the NCAAs, a bunch of college-age part-time wrestlers are fighting to be a national champ. Big difference. 
     
    At the end of the day, JB's four undefeated world championship seasons is more impressive than any NCAA credential. 
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    Katie reacted to WreslingSuperior in uniforms   
    I think that the better solution is only freestyle with a different ruleset. For example more points for upper body throws/takedowns if you want cut Greco and the introduction of overtime in greco.
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    Katie got a reaction from levityrel in Hall and Lee to Nebraska?   
    I'm wondering how tOSU turned a world champ into a 4-loss wrestler. I'm genuinely puzzled. 
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    Katie got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Folkstyle: Is it best for our athletes?   
    Folkstyle as it exists now is unwatchable.
     
    It's become a contest to see who can avoid wrestling better, who can crawl out of bounds, who can grind harder, and who can hold onto an ankle for dear life. It's just terrible. It's an insult to my eyes and my conscience. I only have so many hours in my life and I can't spend them watching this soul-crushing darkness. I just can't. 
     
    Freestyle is a MUCH better product.
     
    I would be happy with either (1) freestyle replacing folkstyle; or (2) folkstyle making some of the changes freestyle made. 
     
     
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    Katie got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in What do you think about Kyle Snyder join to MMA?   
    Why? If you want competent executives, you must pay them market rate. Otherwise, the entire organization will crumble. 
     
    There is no comparable market for medal winners. I think it's great that there's something there for medal winners, but I don't see the logic in pegging medal-winners' bonuses to the market for competent executives. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Tofurky in Folkstyle: Is it best for our athletes?   
    Jordan Burroughs â€@alliseeisgold  23h23 hours ago
    Freestyle>Folkstyle.

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    Katie got a reaction from 2td3nf in Projecting the Olympic Trials field: 74kg   
    Dake is a fantastic wrestler. It's too bad we can't get both JB and Dake in the Olympic lineup.
     
    If this Snyder-Sadulaev supermatch ever happens, I'd like to see Dake thrown in there with Geduev, too. I'd also like to see Deiringer vs. Tsargush. And I'd like to see iMart against Gazimagomedov.
     
    To review, this is what I'd like to see:
     
    Snyder - Sadulaev
    Dake - Geduev
    Deiringer - Tsargush
    iMart - Gazimagomedov
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    Katie got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in Projecting the Olympic Trials field: 74kg   
    Dake is a fantastic wrestler. It's too bad we can't get both JB and Dake in the Olympic lineup.
     
    If this Snyder-Sadulaev supermatch ever happens, I'd like to see Dake thrown in there with Geduev, too. I'd also like to see Deiringer vs. Tsargush. And I'd like to see iMart against Gazimagomedov.
     
    To review, this is what I'd like to see:
     
    Snyder - Sadulaev
    Dake - Geduev
    Deiringer - Tsargush
    iMart - Gazimagomedov
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    Katie got a reaction from OKnowwhut in Projecting the Olympic Trials field: 57kg   
    Don't sleep on Garrett. His style is perfect for freestyle. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Metcalf & 65kg discussion   
    The problem with this hypo (how Metcalf would do with Green's draw) is it assumes Metcalf could make the team at 70kg. IMO Green would always beat Metcalf at 70kg, and there's no guarantee Metcalf can beat guys like Schlatter and Marable at 70kg, either. I don't assume he can. So what you're hypo is really saying is Metcalf would have a good shot at a medal at 70kg provided a number of people didn't exist, and provided he got a good draw. 
     
    You can say that at 65kg as well. If Chamizo, Navruzov, Ramonov, and Mohmmadi didn't exist, and if Metcalf got a good draw, I think he'd have a good chance of medaling at 65kg. 
     
    Neither hypo is really going out on a limb. 
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    Katie got a reaction from WreslingSuperior in What do you think about Kyle Snyder join to MMA?   
    It's possible that Snyder has no intention of ever trying MMA, and it's possible that he thinks it might be a possibility down the line. At this point none of us know. 
     
    But what I do know is it's too early to tell if MMA is even something that could make any sort of sense for him. I'm sure he's going to wrestle through the 2020 cycle, and 2024 is not a bad bet, either. In 2024 he would only be 28, which is still young enough to transition to MMA. Cormier was 29 or 30 when he transitioned. Makhov is already 27 and will transition next year. 
     
    Winning a world title at 19 suggests Snyder will be elite for a long time. With that comes enough money to live on, and down the road coaching opportunities. I don't think Snyder will ever need to switch to MMA in order to extend his athletic career. It's more a question of what he wants to do. 
     
    On a related note, I've recently become less enthusiastic about MMA. CTE (brain damage due to head trauma) can only be diagnosed after you die, and it's a recently-created diagnosis, so we still don't know a lot about it. But a recent study found that 87 out of 91 former NFL players studied had CTE. That's a rate of 96%. Not good.
     
    Based on that study it's a good bet that MMA fighters will also suffer from a high rate of CTE. Personally, I wouldn't want my child playing football or fighting. Brain damage is nothing to play with. I'll be looking into tennis.
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    Katie got a reaction from newyorkwrestler in What do you think about Kyle Snyder join to MMA?   
    It's possible that Snyder has no intention of ever trying MMA, and it's possible that he thinks it might be a possibility down the line. At this point none of us know. 
     
    But what I do know is it's too early to tell if MMA is even something that could make any sort of sense for him. I'm sure he's going to wrestle through the 2020 cycle, and 2024 is not a bad bet, either. In 2024 he would only be 28, which is still young enough to transition to MMA. Cormier was 29 or 30 when he transitioned. Makhov is already 27 and will transition next year. 
     
    Winning a world title at 19 suggests Snyder will be elite for a long time. With that comes enough money to live on, and down the road coaching opportunities. I don't think Snyder will ever need to switch to MMA in order to extend his athletic career. It's more a question of what he wants to do. 
     
    On a related note, I've recently become less enthusiastic about MMA. CTE (brain damage due to head trauma) can only be diagnosed after you die, and it's a recently-created diagnosis, so we still don't know a lot about it. But a recent study found that 87 out of 91 former NFL players studied had CTE. That's a rate of 96%. Not good.
     
    Based on that study it's a good bet that MMA fighters will also suffer from a high rate of CTE. Personally, I wouldn't want my child playing football or fighting. Brain damage is nothing to play with. I'll be looking into tennis.
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