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    Cradle1 reacted to nhs67 in Bill Farrell Discussion Thread   
    Nah, bruh. There is some good tidbits in there.
    These clowns are just measuring their junk at this point.
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    Cradle1 reacted to stp in Cassar only 238 pounds   
    Did he change up his cycle?
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    Cradle1 reacted to unknown in Cassar only 238 pounds   
    not bad for a 40 year old
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from MikePorcelli in Chamberlain to give Greco a go   
    The one guy who I think could make the team with a small amount of Greco training is Kyle Dake.  
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    Cradle1 reacted to scribe in Willie at Flo   
    They should hire LI Marty. 
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    Cradle1 reacted to 82bordeaux in What Bo could become   
    Something like this?
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from AHamilton in What Bo could become   
    This is very wise.  The conventional wisdom is completely blown out of the water time and time again in this sport.  Who the hell knows what will happen.  Maybe Ringer takes the spot and wins Olympic Gold in 2020.  Seems a lot more likely than Slay beating Satiev seemed back in 1999. 
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    Cradle1 reacted to treep2000 in What Bo could become   
    There are a lot of "absolutists" right now on this board, on how Bo WILL become great, or can NEVER make the team with the current lineup.  Unless you time travel, or have some telepathic precognitive powers, you all sound full of $#!&.  
    Bo just won U23's in convincing fashion against a Top 10 Ranked (worldwide) opponent at a weight class where he is undersized.  A few supportive notes here:
    * If Bo goes 86kg against a slimmed down version of Cox, I wonder if the outcome remains the same?  Bo will be a more natural weight, whereas Cox will be cutting the hardest he's ever cut. 
    * If Bo goes 86kg, trains with DT, he'll have the "familiarity" bit going for him (as well as DT).  This makes this match incredibly close most likely, and a simple mistake could get him by DT (and vice versa).  And, DT's injury (which we really do not know the extent of) may hurt him in a razor thin matchup with anyone.
    * If Bo goes up against Zahid:  Ringer took him out most recently at 79kg, out horsing him significantly.  Bo has even more horsepower, and is just as long/lanky/leveraged as Zahid.  I could absolutely see Bo defeating Zahid soundly.
    * If Bo goes up against Ringer:  Ringer will be undersized significantly, and whatever horsepower Ringer brings will be nullified by Bo's own horsepower, as well as his sky-high wrestling IQ and creativeness.
    * If Bo moves to 97kg, (only 8 weeks away, or less?), then he will be EXTREMELY undersized, and will be giving up a much more significant amount of horsepower to Gadsen, Snyder, etc.  I honestly see him #2 on the 97kg ladder, given his current performances, with the ability to definiteley beat Gadsen.  He's already beat Zillmer.  
    I am NOT suggesting any of these as absolutes, AT ALL.  However, I see the path at 86kg to be difficult, but favoring Bo in various regards.  
    Unless Bo pulls the same move he did against Kollin Moore on Snyder (he'd have to do it twice), I don't see him beating Snyder at 97kg.  Just too small.  Bo has now had his hands on a 92kg version of Cox, and an 86kg version of Cox may allow Bo to pull out his bag of tricks.
    Do be absolutists... think of possibilities.  :-)
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from Dondante88 in Spencer Lee in Tokyo   
    No.  Honestly-  over last three years he’s looked very beatable most of the time.  If he can return to 2018 ncaa form it’s a different conversation.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from AZ_wrestling in What Bo could become   
    He’s much smaller than cox and especially Snyder.  Let jden drop to 86 kg with a same day weigh in and you might see a much different match than when he’s spotting him 20 Lbs.  If he even wants to make that cut.
    Also- how would you compare Bo’s improvement  over last four years to Snyder’s?
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from jon in U23 Discussion   
    Is there a site to watch Bo’s matches without forking over the credit card?  Or will there be later possibly? I had no problem paying for the world championships but can’t justify it when there’s only a couple matches I’m really looking for after the fact.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from AHamilton in Spencer Lee in Tokyo   
    No.  Honestly-  over last three years he’s looked very beatable most of the time.  If he can return to 2018 ncaa form it’s a different conversation.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from pa in taiwan in What Bo could become   
    If Bo leaves the sport for MMA it will be a huge loss.  This guy was born to wrestle.  Think about how far he's come in freestyle (with limited training) in just the past two years (in 2017 he was pretty far down the ladder though I can't recall exactly who he lost to, Heflin was one of the maybe) now he's world class (Imo, he'd have been a finalist at either 86 kg or 92 kg this year).  I feel like post 2020 (with DT retiring presumably) he could dominate the next four years at 86 kg. 
    And yeah you're right, with his off the charts wrestling IQ and fluid style he will crush guys from par terre and with counter exposures if he stays with it. 
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    Cradle1 reacted to pa in taiwan in What Bo could become   
    After watching his finals match against the Russian, it has become clear to me that Bo Nickal has the potential to become as dominant in freestyle as he was in NCAA folkstyle. This would require a few commitments. Let me explain. Everyone knows that Bo has incredible hips and a long, lanky (but strong) frame, but the sad truth is that most Americans have zero, nada, zilch to offer on top in par terre. I know that Bo got some turns with the leg lace against Shahbazigazv of Iran, and it appears that he has worked on the lace. He needs to focus on par terre turns from gut wrenches and chest wraps. He's fantastic on his feet, and he really ran Tcakulov down on the low leg attacks. He finishes well from a large arsenal of different attacks from the feet. If he could follow that with the immediate turn, he would become super dangerous. 
    I make the observation that if Bo Nickal trained for chest wraps and gut wrenches as hard as he has trained other techniques in the past, he could produce the best top par terre wrestling ever seen by an American. He has the body, the agility, the fluid movement and the strength to pull it off. What he lacks is the training and techniques in turning opponents from the top. 
    I was disappointed in watching some Americans who did not even attempt to use a gut wrench or chest wrap into a turn. Yes, it expends a lot of energy, but the bottom guy gets just as drained defending it. I watched Alec Pantaleo in his one-point loss to Ibragimov of AZE at 70kg., and I saw him score a few slick takedowns early. I saw him lock up a gut and then transition to a chest wrap :30 seconds into the match. And then he didn't even ATTEMPT to turn Ibragimov with it. Now Pantaleo is strong. He has great upper body strength, and he should be turning guys with that high chest wrap, which crushes the air out of the opponent's lungs and drains him. One turn would have made the difference in that match. 
     
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    Cradle1 reacted to The Genius in U23 Discussion   
    the matches are on YT now, here's the final:
     
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from cangemi in Cox to 86kg — because he wants to block DT?   
    Because he hasn’t made 189 with a same day weigh in since he was 14?
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    Cradle1 reacted to pa in taiwan in U23 Discussion   
    Asshats: Go get a room! Remember what this thread is about, or will you just hijack EVERY thread to revisit your Zain vs. Yanni endless conflict. 
    I recommend you go read a novel: No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre
     
     
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    Cradle1 reacted to Lurker in Haji Aliyev at 65kg   
    The Olympic weight of 66/65 has virtually been a pick 'em.  Only three guys have won more than one gold since they went to 66 in '03, and all three won exactly two.  Every other year has had a different champ, and many many have reached the finals.  It's a tough tough weight,  where its basically who is the most hot that day.  Haji just hasn't had his day.  I for one hope that, if its not our guy, Tokyo becomes his day.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from JP158 in Myles Amine- please defect to the USA!   
    And possibly bring Micic with you.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from Husker_Du in Myles Amine- please defect to the USA!   
    It’s a timeless question really. How can we learn more about the training secrets of San Marino?
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    Cradle1 reacted to whaletail in Dake's Rope-a-Dope   
    Given Hasanov's relatively plodding movement, but strength in ties and potentially short offense as well, it might have been purely strategic.  As it likely was against Ringer.
    I'll be shocked if he wrestles Burroughs similarly, as he'd likely be very vulnerable to re-attacks.
    I guess we'll see soon enough, and honestly, the Olympics themselves may end up being rather anti-climactic in the aftermath of the Trials (while obviously a bit hyperbolic, next year's Trials are going to be a generational event domestically).
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from jchapman in Myles Amine- please defect to the USA!   
    It’s a timeless question really. How can we learn more about the training secrets of San Marino?
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from ScarletKnight in Myles Amine- please defect to the USA!   
    And possibly bring Micic with you.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from Underhook in Freestyle Day 3 Thread   
    It’s the new weigh in rules.  He’s not the same as when he could rehydrate to a ripped 230 Lbs.
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    Cradle1 got a reaction from jon in Freestyle Day Two discussion thread   
    Perhaps it’s time for “Silent H” to live up to his nickname.
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