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Everything posted by Jon_Kozak

  1. Alik Khadartsev is the nephew of Makharbek and yes, Russia's depth at 65kg is absolutely incredible. They could send 10 different guys to the world championships and all 10 would be medal threats. In the last 20 years, Russia has 16 medals at worlds/Olympics at 65/66 - 6 Golds, 2 Silvers, 8 bronze. In that same time period, USA has 2 medals - 1 gold (Bill Zadick in 2006) and 1 silver (Jamil Kelly in 2004).
  2. Haji forfeited - VIN is an injury default but he then wrestled and won for bronze He wrestled up at 70kg but will compete back down at 65kg for worlds
  3. Russia hosts their national tournaments for the 3 styles on different dates and in different locations.
  4. https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/7864019-full-2022-russian-nationals-results Here are the complete results for y'all
  5. The best almost always wrestle at Russian Nationals. Sidakov wrestled (and lost) at Russian nationals after winning 2 straight world titles. Sadulaev has won 5 Russian nationals titles and was only allowed to skip twice. I'm not sure if we'll see Uguev or Rashidov this year because they haven't wrestled since the Olympics. However, I expect to see the rest of Russia's top wrestlers compete this weekend.
  6. Yes Russian Nationals is Friday - Sunday...Here's a schedule for y'all: All Times Eastern Friday 12:00am - 6:00am - Qualifying Rounds Through Quarters - 61-70-79-92kg 8:00am - 9:00am - Semi-Final Rounds - 61-70-79-92kg Saturday 12:00am - 7:00am - Qualifying Rounds Through Quarters - 57-65-74-86-97-125kg & previous day repechage 7:00am - 8:00am - Semi-Finals - 57-65-74-86-97-125kg 9:00am - 10:30 am - Medal Rounds - 61-70-79-92kg Sunday 11:15pm (Saturday) - 2:00am - Previous Day Repechage 2:30am - 5:30am - Medal Rounds - 57-65-74-86-97-125kg I believe the livestream will be on https://wrestlingtv.ru/
  7. Sorry for the confusion - the scoring and prediction are two different things. The scoring is based on World Championship Rankings - head to head wins and losses. https://www.flowrestling.org/rankings/7698171-2022-world-championship-rankings-mens-freestyle/41996-team-united-states-of-america In those - Yazdani is ranked first based on his most recent win over Taylor and Zare is also ranked first as the defending world champ. However, my predictions vary from my rankings. Hope that clears things up - I thought I made that note in the article but apparently didn't do it well enough.
  8. Thanks for reading the article friends. For the predictions at 86 at 125, right now I think Taylor will defeat Yazdani and Petriashvili will take out Zare. Currently, Petriashvili and Zare are set to be on the same side of the bracket so I should have predicted bronze for Zare. Yazdani and Taylor will almost assuredly come down to 1 exchange. About as close to a coin toss match as you can make. I think Yazdani has used better match strategy in their most recent two matches but don't believe he's pulling away from Taylor to a point where he's considered the clear favorite. And Zare did not look great in his most recent matches in Kazakhstan - Boltin and Batirmurzaev are not close to the best guys in the world and they both almost defeated him. I may change my prediction after Zare wrestles Mohebbi/Masoumi.
  9. 65kg will be worth the price of admission if everyone who is registered shows up - Haji Aliyev, Ismael Musukaev, Bajrang, Lomtadze, Sebass, Rahimzade.
  10. Nolf defeated Bizhoev (2021 world bronze) at the Yarygin and Tsabolov (2014 world champ and 2017 world silver) in December so I think he'd be a great medal threat
  11. Congrats to Dom and the whole family Mike. She wrestled two great matches and looks poised to bring home some hardware from Serbia!
  12. Head doesn't have to hit for it to be a step-out. If the hand is out and upper body is out, then a step-out can be awarded. Just watched a UWW ref explain this on a training video. I believe it was the correct call.
  13. Yes - challenge matches are for true third and a spot on the national team. You should check when doors open - in Stillwater, the true third matches took place 30 minutes before they allowed fans in the building.
  14. What made you think Taylor didn't look himself at worlds? His previous 3 wins against Yazdani were all razor thin - in Oslo Taylor failed to finish on a single leg that ultimately proved to be the difference. Again, razor thin match. Also, Zahid just lost in January to Russia's Amanula Rasulov, 5-2 at the Yarygin. While Zahid is in a tier of his own in the United States, nothing suggests he's reached the Yazdani, Taylor, Naifonov, and Kurugliev tier. I don't think Taylor will tech Zahid but do think he'll win 2 straight in a fairly controlling fashion...maybe like 6-2 or 7-3 type matches.
  15. The winners of U20 Nationals (US Open) have a bye to the best of three so Bouzakis is sitting in the finals.
  16. Not 100% but he didn't compete at Emperor's Cup in December and he's not in the entry list for the Meiji Cup. Those two tournaments are what Japan uses to pick their team and I haven't read or heard they're making an exception for him.
  17. Kaiki Yamaguchi is the main contender. He won the Emperor's Cup at 65kg in December. If he wins the Meiji Cup (June 16-19) he will win the spot. If he doesn't win the Emperor's Cup, he'll have a wrestle-off with the winner. He's obviously a big drop-off from Otoguro. Lost 9-0 at Asians to Amouzad...also lost to Tumur-Ochir at worlds last year (3-2).
  18. Final 3 results: Sidakov over Baev, 3-1 - really close match decided by 1 scramble at the end Kadimagomedov over Valiev, 8-7 - Valiev got out to an early 5-0 lead. Kadi scored at the end to win Naifonov over Kurugliev, 3-2 - these two have met 6-7 times now. Kurugliev has only won once - matches have never scored over 5 combined points. You can find the replays here - https://wrestlingtv.ru/
  19. Russia hosted a pro-league individual tournament over the past few days. Below are the results for men's freestyle: 57 - Azamat Tuskaev over Nachyn Mongush, 2-1 61 - Abasgadzhi Magomedov over Bashir Magomedov , 8-3 65 - Alik Khadartsev pinned Tulga Tumur-Ochir 70 - Viktor Rassadin over Ruslan Zhendaev, forfeit 92 - Magomed Kurbanaov over Magomed Sharipov, 7-0 97 - Akhmed Tazhudinov over Alikhan Zhabrailov, 6-3 125 - Zelimkhan Khizriev over Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur, 10-0 3 finals still to be wrestled: 74 - Zaurbek Sidakov vs David Baev 79 - Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov vs Radik Valiev 86 - Artur Naifonov vs Dauren Kurugliev Link to the stream - https://wrestlingtv.ru/stream/x9ss_E6g7YT8_MMbR644gg Link to more men's freestyle results - https://wrestrus.ru/news/466
  20. https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/7781251-2022-world-team-trials-seeds-mens-freestyle Here are the actual seeds just released today, I can't imagine Brooks will register now that it's past the seeding deadline.
  21. Can confirm this is the current schedule for both Final X Stillwater and NYC. Stillwater - Session 1 is at 3:00 pm, session 2 is 8:00 pm (ET) NYC - Session 1 is 2:00 pm, session 2 is 6:00 pm (ET)
  22. I have one all session ticket available - lower bowl. Section 101, row 19 - $350 Email at JonathanJKozak@gmail.com
  23. Is there a version of these results translated into English? Also, from what I've seen of the results it looks like Iran was the only country there and the field was a bit weak.
  24. Sorry to interrupt again but Team USA won 6 medals today. Forrest Molinari and Jacarra Winchester took gold. Mallory Velte with silver. Dom Parrish, Emma Bruntil, and Kollin Moore with bronze. Here's an article that has links to their medal matches - https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/7498382-team-usa-updates-from-the-yasar-dogu Also, the 97kg final match is worth watching - Mohammadian beat Zhabrailov in a close one - 4-3
  25. Hate to break up the political talk but Team USA has 7 wrestling for medals this morning. Medal matches start at 10am. Jacarra Winchester, Forrest Molinari and Mallory Velte for gold. Dom Parrish, Amy Fearnside, Emma Bruntil and Kollin Moore for bronze. Winchester had a really good win in the semis over Vinesh Phogat (IND). Molinari got revenge from Yarygin finals over Bruntil in the quarters by pin. Moore lost to Zhabrailov who is Russia's #2 at 197 - Zhabrailov and Mohammadian will wrestle in the finals in what should be an outstanding match.
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