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    sisi got a reaction from misterc in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    And to think back in 2011, Burroughs was a bright hope for USA freestyle wrestling.  United States just came out of a disappointing year in 2010 where we placed 22nd as a team with no medalist.  Everyone debating and pointing fingers on what had to be done in order to bring USA wrestling back from our low point.  Enter JB, the new kid on the block without no major freestyle experience yet beats the defending champ at 74kg.  Right there and then, we knew we just witnessed something special but never did I imagine he would be winning a world gold 10 years later.  Amazing.
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    sisi got a reaction from Eagle26 in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    And to think back in 2011, Burroughs was a bright hope for USA freestyle wrestling.  United States just came out of a disappointing year in 2010 where we placed 22nd as a team with no medalist.  Everyone debating and pointing fingers on what had to be done in order to bring USA wrestling back from our low point.  Enter JB, the new kid on the block without no major freestyle experience yet beats the defending champ at 74kg.  Right there and then, we knew we just witnessed something special but never did I imagine he would be winning a world gold 10 years later.  Amazing.
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    sisi got a reaction from mob in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    And to think back in 2011, Burroughs was a bright hope for USA freestyle wrestling.  United States just came out of a disappointing year in 2010 where we placed 22nd as a team with no medalist.  Everyone debating and pointing fingers on what had to be done in order to bring USA wrestling back from our low point.  Enter JB, the new kid on the block without no major freestyle experience yet beats the defending champ at 74kg.  Right there and then, we knew we just witnessed something special but never did I imagine he would be winning a world gold 10 years later.  Amazing.
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    sisi got a reaction from denger in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    And to think back in 2011, Burroughs was a bright hope for USA freestyle wrestling.  United States just came out of a disappointing year in 2010 where we placed 22nd as a team with no medalist.  Everyone debating and pointing fingers on what had to be done in order to bring USA wrestling back from our low point.  Enter JB, the new kid on the block without no major freestyle experience yet beats the defending champ at 74kg.  Right there and then, we knew we just witnessed something special but never did I imagine he would be winning a world gold 10 years later.  Amazing.
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    sisi reacted to Grecojones in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    Absolute beast of an athlete. Gentlemen and ambassador. We’re lucky to have him.
    This guy needs his own thread. How long till we see another like him?
    *note*
    It was 23 years between him and John Smith. 
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    sisi got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Yianni’s defense - new approach?   
    Great points by all of you.  Great thread so far.
    Yeah , I think now with the D, it is a great improvement for Yianni, good to see his progress and improvement.  And like they say , styles make matches.  Something else added to his toolbox.  Should he need the gumby flexibility, it is there, should he need the leg D, it is there.  I think he will adapt it accordingly to whomever he is wrestling.
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    sisi got a reaction from hammerlockthree in Yianni’s defense - new approach?   
    Great points by all of you.  Great thread so far.
    Yeah , I think now with the D, it is a great improvement for Yianni, good to see his progress and improvement.  And like they say , styles make matches.  Something else added to his toolbox.  Should he need the gumby flexibility, it is there, should he need the leg D, it is there.  I think he will adapt it accordingly to whomever he is wrestling.
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    sisi reacted to Housebuye in NIL Issues in Happy Valley?   
    Let’s not make this a political thread please. Happy to talk about it elsewhere. 
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    sisi reacted to Housebuye in NIL Issues in Happy Valley?   
    Based on people arguing about it in this thread and how fired up you are about it, clearly it is controversial. 
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    sisi reacted to treep2000 in Bold Prediction: Keep this until 2024   
    Gable Steveson returns for the 2024 Olympic run.  
    After going WWE for a few years, and apparently turning his back on Amateur Wrestling, the newly minted WWE Star returns to what made him who he is and...
    * Runs through everyone at Heavyweight at the OTT.  His closest match is Kerkvliet in the finals, and he techs him in the first period.
    * At the Olympics, goes unscored upon, teching his way to his 2nd Olympic Gold.  
    His star power at the WWE only increases, and the further cross-promotion of Amateur and Professional Wrestling goes into overdrive.  In 2025, he lands a movie gig alongside The Rock. 
    Let's see how this post ages.  ;-)  
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    sisi reacted to spladle08 in I want Cox vs Sadulaev   
    Watched it, still a Cox homer.
    Just seemed like he was disappointed in the whole situation and he's ready to go unscored on at 92kg again. Man he's good
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    sisi reacted to Grecojones in WTT Finals Thread   
    Pyles and Mal are fine. JB and John Smith are great too. I don’t know what people are complaining about especially looking at the precedent we have - NCAA/B1G on ESPN -past years Olympic commenters- that has always been terrible. The flo boys know know the athletes and the rules that by itself is a massive improvement. 
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    sisi got a reaction from LJB in Gable Steveson not going to Worlds?   
    If Gable were my son,
    I would tell him , do you boo.  
     
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    sisi reacted to Grecojones in Gables interview on MMAfightsonSBN   
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    sisi reacted to Housebuye in Freestyle Rules are Excellent   
    Obviously there can be some tweaks snd clarifications, but the product being put out is amazing. 
      
    The matches were extremely exciting. The fact that so many came down to the last 30 seconds makes it extremely exciting. In most matches the better wrestler won too, which is important. 
      
    Not only did we get to see a ton of exciting close matches that were decided last second (Uguev 3 times, Gable, DT, etc), even the Snyder match was super exciting. Being down 6-0 in the last minute, we all still knew Snyder had a good shot at winning. 
      
    Good job UWW. 
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    sisi got a reaction from AHamilton in The Champ is Saduleav   
    Yes, the sweat is key and something Sadulaev has never experienced.
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    sisi reacted to CA_Wrestler in The Champ is Saduleav   
    I actually think that would be funny watching his reaction to trying to get a hold of J'Den.
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    sisi reacted to WresFan89 in New Proposal for Repechage   
    Wouldn’t have worked out well for Gilman 
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    sisi got a reaction from powershouse in Steveson - Petriashvili gold medal match   
    Gable is on the fast track to the WWE.  Any lose after the Olympics will take some shine off that medal.  He ain't gonna wait another 2 months to compete.  
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    sisi got a reaction from Eagle26 in Dake - What was wrong with him?   
    Ed Gallo wrote a great bracket analysis piece on Bloodyelbow.com.  
    He was fully aware of the danger Kadimagomedov posed for Dake.  He wrote:
    "Dake’s quarterfinal is murder, he’ll likely have #3 Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov. I wrote about Kadimagomedov’s fantastic run at the Last Chance Olympic Qualifier, he’s in fine form heading into this tournament. Kadimagomedov is an excellent counter wrestler, and is great at utilizing upper-body setups to get to safe attacks on the feet. It’s as close to a mirror match as you’re going to get at this weight. Make no mistake - this is a dangerous matchup for Kyle Dake, and it’s really a shame that this bracket was so poorly assembled."
     
    So essentially Dake was wrestling his twin.  I encourage you all to read Ed's take.  It is a good read and kinda explains Dake's loss once you understand how good Kadimagomedov is.  I knew nothing about him until I read this article a couple of days ago.  
    Here are the 2 links on the preview and his description on Kadimagovedov's fantastic run.
    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/8/4/22609266/2020-tokyo-olympic-games-mens-freestyle-bracket-analysis-74-125-kg
    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/5/7/22423958/wrestling-breakdown-magomedkhabib-kadimagomedov-upsets-salkazanov-to-become-olympian
     
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    sisi reacted to Katie in Dake vs Chamizo for Bronze   
    He absolutely came ready to wrestle. 
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    sisi reacted to Shiraz123 in Dake vs Chamizo for Bronze   
    Hopefully Belarus wins the gold
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    sisi reacted to pennsyrules in Dake vs Chamizo for Bronze   
    After watching the Belarusian against both Dake and Chamizo, you have to be impressed.  That kid is hot!  Sometimes you have to give credit to the opponent.
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    sisi reacted to AHamilton in Discussion thread for 74kg (m), 125kg (m), and 53kg (w)   
    How's that going for you?
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    sisi reacted to nom in Discussion thread for 74kg (m), 125kg (m), and 53kg (w)   
    Belarus did a nice initial counter to Kyle’s bomb move that he hit Nolf with.  Single up to seatbelt standing … BLR lifted Kyle’s leg and hoisted … and Kyle lost all leverage was put down.
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