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  1. Anyone ever try the caulicure magnets and if so do they work? On of my athletes ear keeps filling with fluids so i'm hoping we can reduce the swelling without going to get it drained daily. Any comments or tips would be helpful - thanks
  2. Great breakdown by the Flo's Nomad. https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6528603-yasar-dogu-2019-day-three-bracket-reactions JB: JB starts off with the young Hungarian Csaba Vida, a Junior Euro bronze in 2016 and 2017. A win there puts him in the quarters against Taimuraz Salkazanov, originally from Russia but now competing for Slovakia, where he was U23 world champ last year at 70kg. His semi should be against Yakup Gor of Turkey, a world bronze in 2015 and silver the year before down at 70kg. He was Yarygin runner-up earlier this year and bronze at the Kolov, but did not face Burroughs at the latter. PD3: Very interested to see PD3 against the younger talent in the bracket. Starting in the quarters against Deepak Punia of India. The 2016 Cadet world champ and 2018 Junior world silver has a good deal of international experience despite being just 20 years old. A win there puts him in the semis against 2016 Junior world silver Osman Gocen of Turkey. Cox: J'den has already locked up the 1 seed for worlds. In the semis will be either JR world bronze Erhan Yaylaci of Turkey or U23 world champ Shamil Zubairov of Azerbaijan. The likely finals opponent is Ibrahim Bolukbasi of Turkey, a 2016 Olympian who was third at the Kolov this year. Snyder: Placement for Snyder gets him the 1 seed at worlds. Possible finals opponent for Snyder should be Aslanbek Alborov (AZE), who is 2-2 all-time against him. Alborov always wrestles Kyle tough and slows down the pace of the match, hopfully Kyle opens up and gets to his leg attacks.
  3. Yiani, Ringer, Gwiz on Mat C, All 3 back to back. Should be wrestling in a few
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    Yasar Dogu

    if Yianni wrestles for gold then that means Zain is pulled back into repechage and will have a shot at bronze. Meaning there is no chance of going 0-1
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    I agree with @lu_alum and think it will be hard to beat JB if he is sitting in the finals fresh, and i do believe that he is placing this year. I am very interested to see how Dake bounces back after this injury, and on top of that... also becoming a father. I got my money on JB until he leaves his shoes in the center of the mat, if he is still lacing them up and competing, then i know he still got it in him to win.
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    Downey Making Weight...

    If KS and Cox both medal this year, they will combine for 9 world/Olympic medals going into the final X match, along with 6 NCAA titles as well .
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    Downey Making Weight...

    His legs are massive in comparison to PD. I think Cox moves up next year as well. KS/Cox will be the biggest domestic wrestling match of all time.
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    DT out for this year’s worlds

    Taylor went under the knife and had surgery from what i understand... even with an extension he wasn't going to be ready.. best of luck to PD3... we are all supporters of USA wrestling, he's our guy now.
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    Final X Pick'em Contest

    i agree.. i'm interested to see what the winning point total will be for this as well. One wrong lock pick can cost you the contest which makes it really interesting. I like it @rpm002 nice work!
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    Question on Junior World Team

    correct... Gable is not eligible for a junior wrestle off at this time since he did not medal last year. He is at the very least a senior back up at this point so he will still have the opportunity to train at the OTC this summer and prep with the team which is great for him.
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    Steveson vs Gwiz

    I got Gwiz in two matches. Gwiz has multiple leg attacks and finishes quickly on world class wrestlers. Coon had 0 shots in two matches and Gable picked him apart. This is going to be a fun series at final X.
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    BTS Picks

    Bajrang is traveling across the globe and wrestling 3 days after a very competitive competition, and Yianni has a 4 hour drive from Ithaca to MSG... I think this plays a factor in this match up. Overseas in a major competition, i'm taking Bajrang.... but in Yianni's backyard, i got Yianni D.
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    Suriano vs Colon at BTS

    Colon with a win over returning world champ this morning in Argentina
  14. Both wrestlers are known for the crazy shot defense and scrambling ability that extends situations. Dake is usually good for at least 1 Dake-Bomb per match and has a world class gut. Frank is savvy on the mat and can score from just about any position. How do you think this match plays out? is this the first virtual match-up that Dake is favored in?
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    US Open Discussion

    I am unaware of the exact seeding criteria for the open but if recent college results come into play, then Yianni's win over Joey will really shake things up. I don't think the Eierman/Mckenna result changes much since Joey will rightfully be seeded higher then him anyhow with last years open results.
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    US Open Discussion

    I totally agree ! 65kg is always so deep at the world level, whoever we send this year is going to have an outside chance of making the podium. I do think Frank, Jo , or Zain are our best representative to end the drought for the USA though.
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    US Open Discussion

    Anyway this bracket is seeded is going to be insane. Its hard to say where JO will be placed since his last competition results are void and he doesn't have many results besides that. Also, Yianni has no senior level experience but is a Junior Medalist so i will be interested with where he is placed. Here is a guess based on previous Senior/Junior Level and results, not how i personally think it should be seeded. 1.Frank Molinaro ( 2017 Open Champ & WTT Runner Up / 2016 WTT Champ & Olympic 5th) Wrestled 70kg last year 2. Zain ( 2017 WTT Champion, Previous Junior Medalist) 3. Joey (Returning Open Champ & Final X Finalist) 4. Eierrman (2018 Open Finalist) 5. Yianni (Previous Junior Medalist) 6. JO (2017 Open Champ but results have been voided with the suspension) Either way this bracket is seeded, the 3/6 and 4/5 quarters are going to be really tough. I think this weight could be seeded so many different ways, like I said this list could be totally wrong.
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    Dake Accepts Final X Birth @ 79KG

    quoting my own post here lol - announced on FRL this morning, just caught it on the re-air.
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    Dake Accepts Final X Birth @ 79KG

    where has this been made official, anyone have a source? i haven't seen anything on it yet
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    Suriano vs Colon at BTS

    lol you are comparing Colon to Desanto?! keep in mind this is a freestyle match and that Colon is a very seasoned World team member. Fix and Micic are 57kg guys in freestyle not 61, that has to be put into perspective as well. Like i said, Nick is an unknown in Free, Colon is the easy favorite going into this event.
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    Suriano vs Colon at BTS

    I'd have to disagree on the strength and the low scoring match comment, Colon puts up big points win or lose. Suriano is so sound with his positioning on his feet, but i think Colon will force the upper body ties and look for some type of feet to back score. he always does, even at the world level. I am looking forward to this match, its a bit of a known vs. Unknown in my opinion. I think passivity/shot clock will force Suriano to open up a bit more than he does in Folkstyle which will be really exciting to see. I have to go with Colon here, but i can't wait to see what Nick brings to the table in Free.
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    US Open Discussion

    No Nebraska guys yet either. We should see Green and Maybe Burger at 70kg
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    US Open Discussion

    This tournament is going to be awesome. Not to surprised with Jack up at 70kg. it's a 13lb jump, but he is a full year removed from shrinking his body down to 141 for 4 straight years. I think he places top 7 and qualifies for the WTT.
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    USA Stars vs NCAA Champs! BTS

    That is true, but at the weights we do not have a returning medalist, the winner of the Open goes strait to final X. So at 57,65,70 kg we will most likely see all NCAA champs and returning world team members. I'd be interested to see if Gilman goes to the Open, he sat out of the open in 2017 and took his chances at the trials.
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    USA Stars vs NCAA Champs! BTS

    FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) 4/5/19, 10:03 AM Jersey on Jersey crime. Two-time world medalist James Green will square off with NCAA champion Anthony Ashnault at Grapple At The Garden.