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  1. On 8/1/2020 at 9:06 PM, bnwtwg said:

    Hernandez and Jose Escobedo also. He was 4th in a strong room.

    No way was he losing to Jose Escobedo.  I don't believe that for a second.    I could see Hernandez getting the better of him from time to time, but no way Jose Escobedo was.

  2. 25 minutes ago, irani said:

    As far as I know, only two people have three gold medals in freestyle wrestling, Medved and Satiev (should have had four)

    Who are others who came close, and could have had three.  Below is my list

    1. Most obvious, Arsen Fadzehev - won gold from 1983 - 1992.  Almost a sure bet to win the 1984 gold if it wasn't for the stupid boycott
    2. Sergei Beloglazov - Another obvious choise, victimized by the stupid boycott
    3. Yarygin -  won gold in 1972 and 1974, but allegedly While preparing for the Moscow Olympics herealized that the young Soviet wrestler Ilya Mate has a better chance for the gold medal (which he indeed won), decided to retire.  He was the 1979 gold medadlist, so if the story is true, I think he made a terrible mistake and missed an opportunity to be a member of a very elite club
    4. Khadartsev Two golds and one silver, one match away
    5. Bruce Baumgartner -  The man has two golds, one silver, and one bronze.  He was probably one match away from getting three golds
    6. Gholam Reza  -  He has one gold, one silver, one bronze and one forth place .  Not as close as others, but still had a shot

    Who did I miss?


    Why should Satiev have had 4?

  3. On 5/4/2020 at 12:57 PM, hammerlockthree said:

    In my book this is one of the great low scoring matches, really tactical. Also one of the only freestyle matches where it looks like the top guy just can't ride the bottom guy at all.

    How'd Schultz get away with wearing that sweater under his singlet?  :-)

  4. 23 hours ago, Force118 said:

    Not sure when you wrestled but as a whole women’s wrestling has come a long way in the past 10-15 years. One of the fundamental differences between gender performance isn’t just physiological differences but access. There are limited opportunities for woman to compete, train, and have access to the best coaches as compared to men. Therefore, they don’t develop as well. That has changed considerably. Just as wrestlers in Pennsylvania dominate the wrestling landscape-Not because they are special humans but because that’s where the best resources and participation tends to be.

    A cursory search of objective performance measures indicates the best women in track and swimming have times similar to average college men. Furthering that point it wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility if the USA women’s soccer team put a beating on Division 1 JV men’s teams. 

    If we look at combat sports, would it be so outrageous to suggest Amanda Nunes, Holly Holm, Valentina Shevchenko, or even prime Rhonda Rousey could beat up on a average male fighter in the regional circuit? Seems very possible to me. 

    I played soccer my freshman year of HS.  Was on the jv team and we scrimmaged the reigning girls soccer state champs.  We beat them 3-0.

  5. Blake Maurer.  4x Indiana state champ had his career cut short at Ohio St due to injury.

    Matt Coughlin, IU.  Won everything there was to win as a senior.  Won Fargo, beat Morningstar at Sr Nationals.  Was an AA at IU his RFr year and that was it.  I think I remember him trying to cut tons of weight.  Was 160 as a senior in HS and was trying to make 149 at IU if I remember correctly.

  6. 1 hour ago, Scrap Iron said:

    Illinois  Sorry, I am not up on results.  This was off top of my head 

    Larry Kristoff  Olympics

    Tim Wright  4x DII NC  Rock Island

    Earnest Benion  NC

    Mike Poeta

    Ron Clinton

    Kevin Puebla  Moline

    Mark Johnson  Rock Island

    Booker Benford  NC

    Al Sears  NC  All time pin record

    Allan Grammer  DII NC and DI placer

    Matt Lackey  Moline  NC

    Mark Kristoff

    Kip Kristoff

    sure I am missing a few

    No Williams brothers?  And Grammar was from Indiana.

  7. On 2/23/2020 at 3:56 PM, Tofurky said:

    This is the mentality that kills this sport: the proverbial "if you're not first, you're last."

    Saying he "is getting pinned" and "he has been pinned" are not the same things. To reiterate the point, Snyder has been pinned a grand total of two times in his entire six-plus year senior career to date. Once in September 2018, against the guy who is widely accepted as the greatest wrestler in Snyder's generation (who was at a different weight for 2015 and 2016), and once again 16 months later against a guy who was a world bronze medalist in Snyder's time, but, again, at another weight. If Snyder was being pinned every other tournament by guys from New Zealand, Yemen, Uruguay or Sebia, I'd understand your point. However, you're talking about a 24-year-old guy (Snyder) who has medaled in all but two of the senior level tournaments he has entered to date. Stating that he has been pinned two times in more than six years of conpetition doesn't support your argument. Does Sadulaev being put on his back by the Turk at Euros a week ago mean he looks "to be on the decline"? No, it just means that the competition is beyond anything any of us can comprehend and scouting exploits weak spots in EVERYONE'S game.

    you keep saying he's been 2x in his 6+ year career.  While that is true, I think it is more telling that it is actually 2x in the last 16 months.  I think Snyder, while still a medal threat, is not the same.  I think he is too muscular and looks stiff/slow on the mat compared to the other elite guys at his weight.  I think Cox's athleticism will be the difference in this match up.

  8. 2 hours ago, Chitown said:

    Ironically, 2 of Lee's high school losses came to pretty good guys:

    2014 - as a freshman, he lost in Semi-finals of Indiana State to Micic (who was a senior) as 126 by score of 10-3 

    2016 - as a Junior at 132 he lost in back & forth match to Chad Red 6-5 on late take-down 6-5

    Funny thing is if Lee wrestles next year he will finish college eligibility the same time as Micic who was a Senior in High School when Lee was a Freshman; granted LEE took his senior high school year off to wrestle in Nitney Lion Wrestling Club.

    LOL, will Micic be eligible for Social Security next year?  - he will end up with 7 seasons of eligibility. That has to be an NCAA record. 

    Close, but not quite.  Nick got the initial TD, fireman's dump straight to the back for 2 NF.  Red got an escape.  4-1 end of 1.  Red down to start the 2nd, gets and escape, 2 TD and 2 NF on a cradle.  Rides out Lee to end the period up 6-4.  Lee goes down and is ridden the entire period until an escape at the buzzer to make it 6-5.

  9. 12 hours ago, BTC said:

    Just curious what makes you say he has next level athletic ability? Its easy to look like that against inferior competition. He certainly didnt show that against Kemerer who was his toughest competition this year. Which weight will he go internationally? He doesn't have the frame for 86kg. His only choice is to go 74 as far as the olympic weights are concerned. Although he is self admittedly too big for the weight. If he goes 74 I see him being top 3 on the ladder once he develops but I dont see him being a hammer like he is right now. 

    If Dake can make 74, Hall should certainly be able to make 74.

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