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    Katie reacted to silvermedal in Worlds Day 3 Thread   
    Three world champs, three bronze and at least a silver for Snyder.  That's fabulous.  Great job Team USA Men.
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    Katie got a reaction from silvermedal in Worlds Day 3 Thread   
    EDIT: Just repeated silvermedal, accidentally.
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    Katie reacted to manyak in Congrats to Yowlys Bonne Rodríguez!   
    Bonne finally gets it done at nearly 36 years of age. He competed once internationally between the ages of 20 to 28 and it is well known Cuba struggles with finances and often cannot send a full team overseas. He was stuck behind Chamizo and some other great wrestlers for a while but persevered and got it done.
    One of the most exciting wrestlers in the sport:
     
     
     
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    Katie reacted to manyak in Congrats to Spain!   
    Congratulations to Spain and Taimuraz Friev for their first ever world level medal.
    Friev placed 5th in 2013 at 84 kg and was a 2016 Olympian at 74 kg, as well as a Russian Nationals finalist in 2010 at 74 kg.
    Friev is from North Ossetia and has a slick style I have enjoyed watching over the years.
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    Katie got a reaction from The Genius in Day 2 Thread   
    Kurugliev with a sweet right hook to match his wheel kick from yesterday.
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    Katie got a reaction from Housebuye in Day 2 Thread   
    Bonne's been an awesome and exciting wrestler for a long time. It's great to see him finally take home some gold. Congrats!
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    Katie got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Day 2 Thread   
    Let's go Bonne!
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    Katie got a reaction from manyak in Congrats to China!   
    Deng (125kg finalist) will be China's first men's freestyle world-level medalist ever. Congrats!
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    Katie got a reaction from de4856 in Taylor wins   
    In the semis, I was a bit nervous because Kurugliev had a decent wheel kick. But Taylor came back surgically and did exactly what he needed to do. He was nails.
    I'm very glad to see Taylor in the finals.  He's been at this for a while, and never gave up.
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    Katie got a reaction from JasonBryant in Congrats to China!   
    Deng (125kg finalist) will be China's first men's freestyle world-level medalist ever. Congrats!
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    Katie got a reaction from wrestlingnerd in Congrats to China!   
    Deng (125kg finalist) will be China's first men's freestyle world-level medalist ever. Congrats!
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    Katie got a reaction from Johny in 74kg Discussion   
    The Russian (Sidakov) is basically a 5 seed in a 32-man bracket.  JB is the 4 seed.  So they could meet in the quarters. (JB could then meet Chamizo in the semis.)
    Apparently JB moved up to the 4 seed after the 3 seed (Kaisanov of Kazakhstan?) withdrew.
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    Katie got a reaction from cjc007 in Streaming options for worlds   
    People are annoyed for two reasons:
    1) We are one of the few countries where we have to pay to watch the world championships.
    2) For those of us who are only interested in watching men's freestyle, it's annoying to have Greco and women's wrestling bundled into the package.
     
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    Katie got a reaction from jon in Streaming options for worlds   
    People are annoyed for two reasons:
    1) We are one of the few countries where we have to pay to watch the world championships.
    2) For those of us who are only interested in watching men's freestyle, it's annoying to have Greco and women's wrestling bundled into the package.
     
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    Katie got a reaction from Coach_J in American wrestler lost Olympic gold medal   
    Cejudo got his belt back: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/9/18/17876966/henry-cejudo-gets-lost-ufc-flyweight-title-belt-back-mma-news
     
    Now all he needs to replace is his Olympic gold.
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    Katie got a reaction from Coach_J in Richard Perry accident   
    Based on the rumors about what happened, it sounds like Perry may have suffered a very serious and possibly life-altering injury.  All of us here, I'm sure, genuinely hope Perry and his family can get back on track.
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    Katie got a reaction from TBar1977 in Richard Perry accident   
    Based on the rumors about what happened, it sounds like Perry may have suffered a very serious and possibly life-altering injury.  All of us here, I'm sure, genuinely hope Perry and his family can get back on track.
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    Katie got a reaction from headshuck in 2008 Olympic Team   
    Cejudo was a champ at the 2008 Olympics. Askren went 1-1 at the 2008 Olympics. Cormier didn't compete at the 2008 Olympics. 
     
    What's more interesting to me is the continued dominance of former wrestlers at the elite levels of MMA. That dominance suggests that wrestling is truly effective as a martial art. 125 lb champ Cejudo was an Olympic champion. 135 lb champ Dillashaw was a D1 wrestler.  155 lb champ Khabib has a background in freestyle, judo, and sambo. 170 lb champ Woodley was a D1 wrestler. 205 lb champ and HWT champ Cormier was a D1 wrestler and world medalist.  Additionally, since 2015, 185 lb champ Whittaker has competed in freestyle events. Of the current men's UFC champs, only 145 lb champ Holloway is missing from this list.
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    Katie got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Our Men’s FS world team   
    Let me try a hypothetical. Let's say there was an argument over whether the NJ high school state tournament was equal to the CA high school state tournament.  (In this hypothetical, the NJ tournament = NCAAs, and CA tournament = Worlds.)
     
    Let's also assume that NJ sends an all star team to the CA tournament every year.  All the guys on the NJ team were studs in high school. One member of the NJ team just graduated from high school, but the rest are college wrestlers who are the absolute best NJ has to offer. 
     
    However, over the last decade, the NJ all-star team only averages 1.1 champions per year at the CA tournament.  Would you then conclude that the NJ tournament was equal to the CA tournament?  Or would you conclude that the CA tournament was better?
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    Katie got a reaction from tbert in Our Men’s FS world team   
    Let me try a hypothetical. Let's say there was an argument over whether the NJ high school state tournament was equal to the CA high school state tournament.  (In this hypothetical, the NJ tournament = NCAAs, and CA tournament = Worlds.)
     
    Let's also assume that NJ sends an all star team to the CA tournament every year.  All the guys on the NJ team were studs in high school. One member of the NJ team just graduated from high school, but the rest are college wrestlers who are the absolute best NJ has to offer. 
     
    However, over the last decade, the NJ all-star team only averages 1.1 champions per year at the CA tournament.  Would you then conclude that the NJ tournament was equal to the CA tournament?  Or would you conclude that the CA tournament was better?
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    Katie got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Our Men’s FS world team   
    Let me try a hypothetical. Let's say there was an argument over whether the NJ high school state tournament was equal to the CA high school state tournament.  (In this hypothetical, the NJ tournament = NCAAs, and CA tournament = Worlds.)
     
    Let's also assume that NJ sends an all star team to the CA tournament every year.  All the guys on the NJ team were studs in high school. One member of the NJ team just graduated from high school, but the rest are college wrestlers who are the absolute best NJ has to offer. 
     
    However, over the last decade, the NJ all-star team only averages 1.1 champions per year at the CA tournament.  Would you then conclude that the NJ tournament was equal to the CA tournament?  Or would you conclude that the CA tournament was better?
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    Katie reacted to Cletus_Tucker in Our Men’s FS world team   
    I'm only talking about the current team.  The guys who have competed in the world championship have done pretty well for the most part.   In some cases even better than they did in college.   And while I agree it's a higher level than college, Team USA doesn't appear to have gotten the memo.   
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    Katie got a reaction from Peso in Our Men’s FS world team   
    Dake is obviously a very good wrestler, but he's never before won a tournament over multiple world-elite wrestlers. He took 5th at the 2013 Golden Grand Prix and 2nd at the 2018 Yarygin. Until he actually wins a truly elite tournament, I have a hard time picking him to be a world gold medalist.
     
    I think some fans put too much stock in NCAA accomplishments. The truth is that the world tournament is a completely different level.
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    Katie reacted to Two_on_one in Our Men’s FS world team   
    Snyder and Sadulaev were separated because they were both multiple time World Champions and defending Olympic Champs. 
     
    As much as I like David Taylor, I doubt he will get any preferential treatment from UWW without a single World medal on his resume. 
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    Katie got a reaction from TobusRex in Our Men’s FS world team   
    I think it's our own parochialism that tells us that our NCAA studs should be world studs. We're talking about a small pool of college-age part-time athletes versus a much larger pool of prime-age full-time athletes.
     
    I will be cheering for Dake, but at this point he hasn't done anything to earn a world #1 ranking. 
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