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  1. Lol, ok pedant. You may THINK Shields would be the favorite, but you'd be wrong. He was outplaced significantly by Hidlay in 2018 and was lit up by Kaleb Young in freestyle last summer. He had a shot to beat Hidlay in 2018 as the 4 seed, but was beaten by the 13 seed Zilverburg in Round 2. Shields is great and will be in finals contention if he drops (which I'd be surprised to see because it doesn't make much sense for their lineup), but Hidlay is the undisputed favorite at 157 heading into this year. He has the best body of work and is the top returning placer. It's a no-brainer, which means even you should be able to figure it out. Absolutely shaking rn that I may be added to your ignore list. If you don't see my posts, what has this all been for??? I'd be devastated.
  2. This isn't true at all. He beat Hidlay when Hidlay was a true freshman 3 years ago, but Hidlay jumped levels the next year and had an objectively better season, significantly out placing Shields at NCAA's. Kaleb Young also teched Shields 10-0 at Universities last summer as well. He certainly wouldn't be the favorite heading into the year, though he will probably be in contention to place high. Shields coming down to 157 also screws up their lineup at 149. Either Teemer or Maruca would be on the bench. I doubt we see him come down.
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    Ringer had absolutely zero for Dake

    Eh, I think Dake's performance in Spain influenced a lot of it. He did not look good, and with the serious injury, there were legitimate doubts of whether he was going to be 100%. I think you would have seen a lot less Ringer picks if there weren't any doubts about Dake's health.
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    Ringer had absolutely zero for Dake

    To me, Dake's footwork was the key. Way more side to side and in and out stuff. He looked like Oliver out there with the edge of the mat rope-a-dope. Ringer had a very hard time getting his hands on Dake, and he doesn't have any offense from space. Whenever he got his hands on him, Dake went to the right handed underhook to Ringer's power hand. Ringer would have to back out to clear it, and then Dake would go right back to the rope-a-dope. We can say he should have attacked more all we want, but he never got to a position where he could. Dake was like a ghost out there
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    Ringer had absolutely zero for Dake

    Dake's post match interview was really elucidating. He talked about how Dieringer wrestles straight on and leans forward in his stance heavily and therefore doesn't move side to side as well. Dake used this to stay out of Dieringer's wheelhouse in the ties and picked him apart from there. It's amazing how versatile Dake is. He came out and wrestled a totally new style today.
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    Now that the appeal is over

    At the end of match 3, there's a scramble that results in Ringer leading on criteria, but Dake has a strong argument for the points. Koll throws the brick, but does so 8 seconds after points go on the board. The challenge is denied due to an overly literal interpretation of the 5 second rule as a reaction to the arbitration decision. Penn State fans rejoice after Koll receives his "comeuppance."
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    Anything from arbitration?

    Shocked, but happy with this result as I think Yianni is the best option for worlds, especially with a possible injury for Zain. And if Zain comes out and beats him again, he proves he's healthy enough to compete and contend as well. I do wish this would have been resolved sooner thought. I don't like having to determine the spot so close to worlds. Other than that, i think this was the best result for Team USA.
  8. Ah, I see what you mean now. I've seen others question Kolodzik's ability to sit out this year, so that's what I thought you were talking about. Ivy shirt is a good term for it.
  9. I think you can skip school for a year in the ivies and it functions as a redshirt as long as you aren't enrolled. It's not really a "greyshirt" but functions the same way. Frank Mattiace did this at Penn a few years ago. The big difference is that they cannot be enrolled in school. His greyshirt after high school has no impact on whether he can do it now because his enrollment didn't start until after that so he still has the five years under NCAA rules and can use the loophole thing since he goes to an ivy. I've heard Glory is going to do the same thing for Princeton this year.
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    Iran Wrestling News

    What's nuts about Parris is that he's still been able to find success using a junior high barrel roll at heavyweight. He's freaky athletic and strong. His left side single is really good too, probably his best attack once opponents know to stay out of his dump. He really should have redshirted last year imo. He's a guy that really needed a year to develop technically.
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    Who wins 141 in 2019-2020? (POLL)

    That's a good pick. I think if Hayes gets down comfortably, he could take it as well. Desanto could be a wildcard if he comes up too.
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    Who wins 141 in 2019-2020? (POLL)

    Spot on. When Demas is on he's really on, but he was very inconsistent last year. Hth I think it's a horrible match up for Lee who gives Demas a lot of opportunities to mix it up, but I think there are other guys at the weight that can slow him down and knock him off, especially if he's not firing on all cylinders like much of last season. I'd like to see some consistency before I pick him to run through a full bracket.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Everybody at this level is crazy athletic. But Tsargush and Sidakov wrestle a more methodical, slow you down, grind you down style. Lots of control ties. Not a ton of leg attacks. Tsargush liked his Russian tie and would slowly walk down that single leg from there. Sidakov scores most often with his slide by. Gomez wrestles from space and fires off leg attacks. Good straight double from space and has shown a nice knee pull as well. Both attacks rely more on speed and athleticism as well. The context is important. Housebuye argued that Gomez isn't on the same athletic tier as some of the guys he mentioned. Two of them were wrestlers not known for outstanding athleticism, especially Tsargush. That's why I pushed back. If the list was just Gedeuv and Chamizo I probably wouldn't have said anything.
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    Oliver to North Carolina?

    I'm with you. I'd love to see him wrestle a foreigner because I'd like to see how they deal with that tricep tie/pressure. I'm not sure they would have felt something like that before.
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    Oliver to North Carolina?

    I actually think he's an interesting freestyle prospect. He controls center really well, gets a lot of pushouts, and could get some cheap 4's with his dump. Obviously, he's not on that level now, but I think he could develop down the road. If nothing else, it would be hilarious to watch him try to wilt foreigners with his pace.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    1. He hasn't even lost to Gomez once yet. 2. JB won the match. 3. Gomez is an American. He wrestled at MSU and is Puerto Rican. Simply not the same as Chamizo who is not a citizen and does not have a history of training here. 4. Gomez can game plan for Burroughs too. 5. Gomez looked plenty big to me. 6. Gomez is an elite athlete. Are you serious? Far more athletic than Tsargush and Sidakov.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    You know, I actually think we are in agreement for the most part. My whole argument was against the prediction that JB was going to blow Gomez out like Housebuye predicted. From what you're saying, I think you agree with me. I do think Burroughs has more close matches now than he had in his "prime." But you're right that he had some close ones then too. I just don't get the overwhelming confidence that a lot of fans have that he will win gold. You see this casual confidence a lot from Pyles at flo and he's been burned repeatedly by it. Chamizo was going to be "no problem" for Burroughs. If you had any objective analysis heading into that match, you knew it was going to be tight. Worlds last year was also going to be "no problem" and he lost a close one to an unheralded Russian. IMAR was going to be no problem and he ended up outwrestling JB for the majority of the first 2 matches and took one of them. I think we both agree that JB is a title contender, but he's going to be in a bunch of battles that can go either way. He's not going to blow through people like many people (like Housebuye) might expect.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    How many people are going to reference his decline in dominance without realizing he's more known for clutch scoring than blowing people out. Its been that way since international year #1 He was known for being clutch in his scoring against guys like Tsargush, Goudarzi, and other title contenders, not guys who haven't medalled in 8 years. In his prime, he beat guys like Gomez comfortably.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    How many times does Burroughs need to almost lose (or actually lose) before people realize that he's not the same type of dominant as he used to be. Don't get me wrong, he's still an elite title contender, but he's going to be in a lot of battles. The Gomez match will be tight if I had to guess.
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    Yianni Oly Redshirt done deal

    1. I used to think this as well, but Yianni recently stated he walks around at 150, and with the new weigh in rules in freestyle, it might be bad for him to get much bigger. The other major factor that may prove you right is if it's better for their lineup for him to be at 149. 2. Bono and Gross have been pretty explicit about their plan to go 133 this year. I think it makes sense for him to go up, but he also has wrestled 141 before and didn't have nearly the same amount of success, so maybe he thinks he needs to be huge at the weight to be successful.
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    Yianni Oly Redshirt done deal

    "Top 3 at the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championship or NCAA Champion from a previous year AND top 2 from the 2019 U23 World Team Trials (must accomplish both)" The debate has always been a grammatical one. Some people are interpreting this as [Top 3 at the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championship or NCAA Champion from a previous year] AND [ top 2 from the 2019 U23 World Team Trials] (must accomplish both). Others interpret it as [Top 3 at the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championship] OR [NCAA Champion from a previous year AND top 2 from the 2019 U23 World Team Trials (must accomplish both)]. Personally, I think the first makes the most logical sense as having simply placing top 3 at NCAAs qualifying you for the redshirt seems so broad, but who knows.
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    Yianni Oly Redshirt done deal

    Ok, so this is what I always understood to be the case, but multiple people on here dunked on me for it. Has there been any sort of clarification from USA wrestling about this?
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    Yianni Oly Redshirt done deal

    *writes incredibly ambiguous post that can be interpreted in a multitude of ways "dIDn'T yOu ReAd wHaT I wRoTe?"
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    Yianni Oly Redshirt done deal

    Same thoughts here. The bump from 4th to champ is a much better deal for PSU than Murin having a marginally better shot at sneaking into that 7th/8th match. Some PSU fans have speculated that the redshirts might give Iowa a chance to catch them, but I think there might be a better chance that the redshirts put PSU over the top instead.
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    OLY Redshirt Timing

    I don't think this is right. You can't be enrolled in school for an Olympic redshirt. You also can't enroll in school half way through a semester. I believe the latest they can shed the Olympic redshirt would be early January at the start of the spring semester. If they aren't enrolled by then, they aren't wrestling this year.
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