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Everything posted by bnwtwg

  1. It was wrestling's turn to get shaken down for money by a corrupt IOC. They (IOC) recognized a market (wrestling) that had the financials means and would be willing to pay to play (US, Russia, Eastern Euro states, Middle East states). Even gymnastics, figure skating, and track & field have participation fees from time to time - they are just less obvious.
  2. Did you see the joke as it whooshed over your head? Or should we stop play after a knock on to explain it you -_-
  3. Rumor is that Snyder is undergoing an experimental Eastern European cold spray therapy 3x daily. I heard Big Pharma had great success in a recent trial at Russian nationals that had guys going from dead to rights (never able to walk again) and they were fully recovered within minutes of catching their breath. Can only imagine the boost Captain America will get
  4. Tsabalov beat Sidakov in ‘18 and the lost a close match on criteria so this should not come as a huge surprise. He was pretty demonstrative that he should be the Olympic rep but seemed resigned that he wasn’t going to get a fair shake. Glad to see him get a chance to prove it on the mat and light it up in this match. It’s scary to think that the second best guy in the world will probably be watching from home for the foreseeable future at 74kg. Sounds eerily familiar...
  5. Don't be surprised if Olympic hopefuls skip the season to focus on freestyle. Micic, Massa, Vito, Yianni, and Kerk immediately come to mind.
  6. Sources say Beefcake will be trying his hand at 92kg
  7. Hypothetical domestic star-studded event with Fix, Gilman, Lee, Suriano, Gross, Colon, Micic. You offer them a tourney in the middle of the offseason where half only make a thousand bucks to take an L and go home after 6 minutes. Why WOULD top-flight wrestlers be interested? At the senior level the only things that make sense as a reward that outweighs the risk of injury are world rankings points, national team tourneys, and being offered a five-figure guaranteed purse. Otherwise they are looking at $1k minus taxes and I doubt anyone of that caliber could be convinced to put it all on the line and walk away with $700 bucks when it’s all said and done. Please know that I fully support the brackets Flo is rolling out to make lemonade out of the lemons this year has given. It is fantastic and I am glad that non-top tier competitors get another moment and the spotlight doesn’t end at 22 years old, and fantastic that fans get to see competition when there has not been anything but delayed hope and cancellations. I just want to see the forest and the big redwood trees and I would be more than willing to give Flo some sweet PPV money to see it.
  8. I hope when Flo gets the hang of hosting these Senior PPV tourneys that they step up the talent pool. I like the direction I think they are going, but I want more Beast of the East and less Scranton Holiday Invitational
  9. Schneider won the judo version of cadet worlds, was a training partner in Rio, took home a bronze at '18 WTT, and last I heard is still training for a 2020ne olympic spot. He was also listed as the D2 Hodge frontrunner by Flo last year. https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6682601-hypothetical-dii-hodge-ranking
  10. I thought Sidakov was not showing up?
  11. His dad said 255 so I took that for what it was worth. But honestly I don’t think that 3.6 keggers is a big deal for a college guy especially when he has the support of 30 teammates.
  12. The R66 marathon is pretty big - last I remember it was around 15k participants. Multiplied that by ~1.8 for friends & family tagging along booking rooms for Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Seriously get your rooms now.
  13. Parris was weighing in at the 250-256 range last year. He might have an easier cut to 97 but all roads go through Gable.
  14. Will Steveson request a special wrestle-off for the 97kg spot?
  15. If Carl finds the rat feeding info to Mineo, then the excommunication he did to PD3 will look like child's play compared to this leaker. The rat made a fatal mistake.
  16. Sound like he will need an extra week of sauna work to make 97 scratch two days in a row
  17. Yes and Brooks has had another 10 months with NLWC as his body continues to mature. So yeah, it will be a good barometer.
  18. This will be a nice barometer for Brooks' progress. Pfarr is in a bit of a slump so I could see the upset happening.
  19. I'm surprised Hall didn't find a loophole for an extra year of cadets eligibility
  20. I'm surprised that Taylor gave up on the aerodynamic advantage one gains when shaving their armpits
  21. Do you know if your fellow Veterans competitor Mike Kelly will show up in his Jordans?
  22. English was my first thought as well.
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