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    One time champ / one time AA

    Haha...Macchiavello. I think he was only a 2X qualifier which is pretty crazy too. He was round of 12 in 2017 but I think he was either injured or didn't qualify the other years.
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    Finals pickem

    125: Lee/Rivera 133: Fix/Suriano 141: Yianni/McKenna 149: Ashnault/Jordan 157: Nolf/Deakin 165: Joseph/Chance 174: Hall/Valencia 184: Martin/Rasheed 197: Bo/Moore 285: Steveson/White
  3. Nolf Nickal Martin Yianni Ashnault Hall Marinelli Gable Lee Suriano Favorite weights are 133, 125, and 165. Gonna be a fun tournament!
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    Chance's Chances

    Would be cool to see Chance win it all after his wild ride the last few years. It's interesting he's not wrestled Marinelli yet and his match-up with Wick is a fun one too.
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    Best High School Team Ever?

    Davison MI-they had some teams in the early 2000s. One in particular had 3 futures NCAA champs in Paul Donahoe, Jon Reader and Brent Metcalf. Not sure how the rest of the team stacks up but worth mentioning.
  6. Also looking for 2 all session tickets. 586-214-9387
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    Wisconsin going forward

    Yeah I’d wait to see where they finish this year and next before including them in the conversation. I love the energy and attention Bono and company have brought to the program and it seems like Wisconsin is wrestling with some intensity. However, there’s a chance they could finish outside the top 20 this year. Also, they haven’t landed any big name recruits in the class of 19 or 20. They’ve got like 3-4 quality guys coming in next year but no one that really blows you away. Love that they’re moving in the right direction but it might take them some years to crack the top 10 definitely top 5.
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    UM v PSU

    Re-watch the matches and tell me how my reasoning was wrong. Also, I was exactly referring to Massa and Amine against Hall and Joseph. If I were extrapolating what they did in that match and using that as evidence to say they won't all-american this year, then it would be unfair. I was specifically referring to their abilities against Hall and Joseph. Tell me where I was wrong if my reasoning was wrong? To explain my points: Most of Massa's attacks were literally just shots from space...no set-ups. Which, as you stated, isn't going to work against an incredible defensive wrestler like Cenzo. If you watch Massa wrestle-that's kind of his style. Shoot from space in volume and wear his opponent out-that's not happening against Cenzo. He also seemed uncomfortable in the hand fight against Joseph. He wasn't close to a takedown and if he continues that style, I don't see him winning against Cenzo. Also, he got caught underneath way too much and I could see Massa getting taken down more than once if that scenario continues to play out. And Amine-I believe only took 3-4 shots the whole match. He got in on the first one and then wasn't really close to scoring the rest of the way. Ultimately, Amine's attack is how Hall scored with 30 seconds left. As the match went on it became more clear that Hall felt very "in control". So you tell me, how is that reasoning off? It's not personal, as you seemed to have implied, but given the 7-8 matches we've seen, I just don't see Massa and Amine's offensive ability as being able to overpower Joseph and Hall. As a Michigan fan, I hope I'm wrong.
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    UM v PSU

    Man those last two matches gotta suck the life outta Michigan. Massa had no setups and Amine only had that opening shot where he was close to finishing. I have a hard time seeing Amine or Massa ever winning against Hall and Cenzo.
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    UM v PSU

    Might sound odd but I wasn’t impressed with Michigan at all in their win over Ohio St. Only guys who looked good in that dual were Micic and Parris. Pantaleo, Massa, and Myles Amine all struggled to put up points while Storr got absolutely worked. Just seeing that, it’s so hard for me to imagine one of those guys getting a win. I hope I’m wrong cus I’m a big U of M fan but I think PSU wins 7 of 10 tonight.
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    Nobody cares about Eierman vs Yianni?

    I'd be happy to pay $150/year if that allowed me to view all of their live streams and content. The PPV model is a hindrance to me-especially at $20 an event like the South Beach duals. When considering value, you get way more for less with flo. I think track is missing where culture is...Netflix would be non-existent if they made you pay $1 to watch a show at a time.
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    Let's Scuffle (brackets out)

    I'm clearly a Michigan fan and 157 is the weakest weight of the tourney when Paul fox (ranked 13) is the 2 seed. Also Jason Nolf is incredible.
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    Let's Scuffle (brackets out)

    Some good early, potential match-ups...let me know what I missed. 125 Teske-Laney in round of 16. If Teske gets by Laney, he should have a clear path to Pich in the semis Teasdale-Mackall round of 16 and then Teasdale-Townsell in the quarters 141 Woods-Brock in the quarters. Winner of that should get a tough Gil from Navy 149 Berge-Prince in the quarters. Verkleeren-Gfeller in the quarters 157 Nolf next topic 165-both on the bottom side so winners see each other Finesilver-Rogers in the quarters Marstellar-Manville in the quarters 174 Joe Smith-T. Hidlay in the quarters. Winner gets McFadden in the semis 285 Haines-White in the quarters. Winner gets Nevills 133, 184, and 197 seem pretty dull to me but I'm most interested to see how RBY, A. Gomez, Jacobe Smith, and Geer do at their respective weights.
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    What's it going to be flo?

    Their response to Gable and Fix could be that they're both still teenagers, full-time students, and not yet getting paid to compete. IDK that was the first thing I thought of...if it were seniors I think the story is different.
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    Rule changes

    So yes and no... University Worlds is September 4-9 so that’s where we could be surprised by stuff. After that there’s the Medved and another rankings tournament in September. Followed by Junior worlds September 17-23. By the time seniors rolls around we should have an idea on how the new rule will be called...maybe. I’m not sure why the change was made, seems to open up a wide variety of interpretations and ambiguity.
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    Rule changes

    The whole point is that the rule has changed and will begin to be enforced September 1st. Therefore, we don’t know how they will call the underhook step-out.
  17. I've been looking for results from past Russian nationals and have only been able to find them from the past few years. Anyone have results for the past 10 or so?
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    Past Russian Nationals Results...

    So this is what I did with your info... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NImcKBCtXYITUVjq35uxACRaVRQ5VyE0RgslDK1FmKY/edit?usp=sharing I took the Russian National champs and compared them to their World finish. If they did not wrestle in worlds, I highlighted and listed their replacement and how they placed. Some quick takeaways: For every World/Olympics since 2008 Russia has... 27 Golds 10 Silvers 18 Bronze 19 No place They took home 55 medals out of 74 opportunities. 12 times did a Russian Champ not compete at Worlds. 10 of those times the replacement won a medal.
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    Past Russian Nationals Results...

    Haha thanks!
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    Russian nationals moved up

    http://russiawrestling.com/day-1-watch-russia-freestyle-wrestling-championships-2018/ Found this for stream for Russian nationals. Wrestling starts at 11am Moscow time so that’s 4:00am on the East coast.
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    Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu

    Very real possibility. Green was spent after his match-Laying on the ground like he had nothing left. And J'den looked like he was in physical pain, almost like how people respond to getting the wind knocked out of him. J'den actually wrestled a really good match despite the loss. He got to legs multiple times was in control until the last 90 seconds but had an odd exchange on the edge. He tossed his opponent out of bounds but only received a caution and 1. Should have at least got 2 maybe even 4.
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    Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu

    Dake's strength from the body lock/front head when his opponent is in on his legs is unreal. We saw it against Zahid and he scores a few times this way in the match against Hasanov. I just rewatched Dake and Hasanov and the first period he is very hesitant to attack the legs after he gets countered for exposure on his first double leg. Then in the second period he ups his attack rate, gets the lead and forces Hasanov to attack his legs. That's why I like Dake's chances moving forward against the rest of the world-they will have to wrestle the perfect match and he has the ability to score both of his offense and defense.
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    Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu

    J'Dens match - http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1532775986421&twSessionId=fvrqdwjyqhyjjew&matchId=6786355132 Green's match - http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1532775986421&twSessionId=fvrqdwjyqhyjjew&matchId=6786340132 Dake's match - http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1532775986421&twSessionId=fvrqdwjyqhyjjew&matchId=6786352132 Gwiz match 1 - http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1532775986421&twSessionId=fvrqdwjyqhyjjew&matchId=6786363132 Gwiz match 2 - http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?TIM=1532775986421&twSessionId=fvrqdwjyqhyjjew&matchId=6786948132
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    Grand Prix of Spain and Dogu

    The losses of J'Den and Green were remarkably similar. Both controlled the majority of the match, didn't capitalize or didn't catch a break when they could have widened the gap. Then, shut down their offense with 2 minutes left and looked like they had nothing left in the tank. Disappointing but glad these types of matches are happening before Worlds. Nahshon is a different story. Looked like he got "out freestyled" but showed glimpses of incredible wrestling. If he gets a good draw at worlds and tightens up some of his freestyle deficiencies, he could medal. The world is tough though, and I put him and Logan as least likely to medal at worlds. Gwiz and Dake look great so far. With the way they're wrestling, I'd be surprised if they both do not wrestle for medals at Worlds. I'm especially impressed with Gwiz-he seems to have added significant size and is so effective in his leg attacks.
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    Coon Vs Gwiz

    I would be thrilled, as a Michigan fan, if Coon wins this match-up. However, I think Gwiz is the perfect combination of size and athleticism to take out Coon. Also, not thrilled about the prospect of Coon wrestling a full Greco tournament the two days before Final X. Feel like his coaches need to step in and give him some good advice. I think Gwiz sweeps the series - by a takedown each match. What do y'all think?