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  1. ThorsteinV

    Nickal and Nolf be like Honey Badger.

    I’m not a huge fan of Cael knocking on the routine college students for going to bars and doing other silly stuff. Without those kids partaking in silly stuff, there wouldn’t be much in the way of resources to finance his salary or to help subsidize some of his athletes. Not to mention, despite those behaviors, a lot of them – far from the best in the world at their chosen profession – were further advanced than him when he was making $160k after coaching PSU to multiple NCAAs titles.
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    Steveson workout video

    Gable moves like a defensive lineman while the typical heavyweight tends to move more like an offensive lineman. I'm sure he'll eventually be heavy enough but he would definitely be on the shorter side.
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    Minnesota vs Iowa

    The numbers were astonishing. However, I thought it was clumsy analysis that just so happened to be consistent with the intended narrative. Why doesn't Lee score much in the third period? He doesn't wrestle in the third period much. http://intermatwrestle.com/rankings/wrestler/4957758132
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    Ryan Deakin

    I suppose we're operating under different assumptions. But I do believe that most people would grant favor to one's ncaa career if it was followed up by a bunch of world titles. That is meaningful information that shouldnt be discarded.
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    Ryan Deakin

    I'm saying that if you are going to compare two wrestlers from different time periods, you will use all useful information, even if some of that information is accumulated later.
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    Ryan Deakin

    I don't think that's how most people evaluate history - they don't throw away information like that.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Well there are weak NCAA weight classes from year to year and world titles are a good way to validate or differentiate them. It is difficult to compare 2019 Nolf vs 2009 Burroughs but if in 2030, Burroughs has 10 world medals and Nolf has zero, that equips us with more information from which decide who would win in the hypothetical match
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    Ryan Deakin

    It has been to a few of us for awhile. Obviously the discussion has migrated a bit from Ryan Deakin
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    Ryan Deakin

    We must've watched a different match against Green last time.. yes, he did come back towards the end but it wasn't really a close match. That all is part of my point that his style doesn't transition well to the international scene.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Look, I'm fine with putting him in the pantheon of great folkstyle wrestlers; despite the fact he hasn't defeated many top wrestlers. I'm applying a lot of caution, however, in anticipating his overall career - I just don't think he has a style and skill set that transitions well to the international scene.
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    Ryan Deakin

    And that uncertainty was warranted. It wasn't until 2018 that he won a world title
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    Ryan Deakin

    C'mon, I was replying to a post about Burroughs winning titles with other NCAA champions in it. You simply cannot say the same about Nolf (at this point anyway).
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    Ryan Deakin

    Right, who has Nolf beat in the last two seasons? Lavallee and Hidlay? Both extremely weak weight classes. Of course he is excellent but he has not faced tough competition.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Fortunately if you want to win world medals, your college choice isn’t so obvious and you have a bit of flexibility in the places you should consider
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    Ryan Deakin

    I carefully didn’t specify the type of wrestling. I think we value senior level wrestling quite a bit in evaluating total career.
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