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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Can't believe no mention of KJ   
    Great hire, and out of nowhere seemingly.  He's a very strong coach on an individual basis, has great rapport with the current cadet crop. 
    I would have thought he might look for another head coaching opportunity, didn't envision him being on the block for something like this.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from BadgerMon in Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds   
    From UWW:
    "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion."
    "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder.  I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well."
    "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead."
    "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder.  I know he is trying to wear me out.  So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules.  In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me."  
    "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics.  I was more tired there.  It was easier to win [for me] here."
    ___
    Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting.  I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from CoachWrestling in My 2 Cents on Yazdani Vs Taylor   
    Taylor is: 
    1) 4 years older than Yazdani
    2) just accomplished his life-long dream
    3) has settled down and started a family
    4) is running his own business
    I would be surprised if Taylor ever beats Yazdani again. He held on just long enough--and even then, only just.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds   
    From UWW:
    "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion."
    "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder.  I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well."
    "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead."
    "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder.  I know he is trying to wear me out.  So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules.  In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me."  
    "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics.  I was more tired there.  It was easier to win [for me] here."
    ___
    Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting.  I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from The Genius in My 2 Cents on Yazdani Vs Taylor   
    I don't follow.  The original poster framed Yazdani as "just a better handfighter" than Taylor, and that Taylor was the "better wrestler."  
    Well, this isn't a newsflash or anything, but handfighting is a huge component of wrestling.  
    If you're looking for support behind the "DT isn't way better than Yaz" argument, just re-watch their match in Oslo.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from snapspinscore in My 2 Cents on Yazdani Vs Taylor   
    Taylor is: 
    1) 4 years older than Yazdani
    2) just accomplished his life-long dream
    3) has settled down and started a family
    4) is running his own business
    I would be surprised if Taylor ever beats Yazdani again. He held on just long enough--and even then, only just.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from wrestlingnerd in My 2 Cents on Yazdani Vs Taylor   
    Taylor is: 
    1) 4 years older than Yazdani
    2) just accomplished his life-long dream
    3) has settled down and started a family
    4) is running his own business
    I would be surprised if Taylor ever beats Yazdani again. He held on just long enough--and even then, only just.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from jross in My 2 Cents on Yazdani Vs Taylor   
    Taylor is: 
    1) 4 years older than Yazdani
    2) just accomplished his life-long dream
    3) has settled down and started a family
    4) is running his own business
    I would be surprised if Taylor ever beats Yazdani again. He held on just long enough--and even then, only just.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from RealAmericanHero in IOWA VS PSU DUAL   
    This matchup is over 3 months away.  Let's at least see what each lineup is before we do this.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from wamba in Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds   
    From UWW:
    "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion."
    "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder.  I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well."
    "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead."
    "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder.  I know he is trying to wear me out.  So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules.  In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me."  
    "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics.  I was more tired there.  It was easier to win [for me] here."
    ___
    Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting.  I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.  
  11. Like
    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from DocBZ in Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds   
    From UWW:
    "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion."
    "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder.  I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well."
    "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead."
    "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder.  I know he is trying to wear me out.  So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules.  In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me."  
    "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics.  I was more tired there.  It was easier to win [for me] here."
    ___
    Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting.  I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.  
  12. Like
    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from 2td3nf in Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds   
    From UWW:
    "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion."
    "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder.  I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well."
    "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead."
    "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder.  I know he is trying to wear me out.  So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules.  In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me."  
    "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics.  I was more tired there.  It was easier to win [for me] here."
    ___
    Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting.  I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.  
  13. Like
    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds   
    From UWW:
    "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion."
    "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder.  I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well."
    "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead."
    "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder.  I know he is trying to wear me out.  So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules.  In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me."  
    "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics.  I was more tired there.  It was easier to win [for me] here."
    ___
    Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting.  I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from Lurker in Can't believe no mention of KJ   
    Well... it's not just RTCs anymore.  It's RTC + NIL opportunities. 
    They go hand in hand though, considering the ability to form an RTC is contingent upon your ability to fundraise (in addition to having some actual wrestling success).  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from spladle08 in Can't believe no mention of KJ   
    Well... it's not just RTCs anymore.  It's RTC + NIL opportunities. 
    They go hand in hand though, considering the ability to form an RTC is contingent upon your ability to fundraise (in addition to having some actual wrestling success).  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from spladle08 in Do the Greats change in their approach to matches as careers wane   
    Could you point me in the direction of a freestyle wrestler in the modern era that's been able to maintain that level of dominance over an extended period of time?
    There are a slew of reasons that make it difficult.  I'm not saying "change of approach" isn't one of them, but it wouldn't be #1 on my list.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from jackwebster in Which current/recent wrestler reminds you most of Cael?   
    As time passes, Cael's "fluid motion" inches closer and closer to Paul Bunyan status.  
     
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from DocBZ in Bouzakis to Ohio State   
    You said Ohio State underachieves, can't develop, peak as freshmen. On all of those points, I disagree. You also said they've struggled with mat wrestling. On that point, we can agree. 
    Always happy to look cool, though.  
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    steamboat_charlie v2 reacted to wrestlingnerd in Yianni - 2021 worlds   
    Yianni is way better than most of you are saying. He's not a medalist level guy, obviously, but he is absolutely a threat at every tournament he enters, even in a fully attended 65 kg. He wrestled a very poor match strategically against a surprisingly good defensive opponent: his opponent just stood there waiting to counter and Yianni kept taking the bait repeatedly with the same strategy of attempting to use motion to set up shots from space.
    Yianni does have good setups, they just didn't work against a guy with lead hips who looked 4 inches shorter and just stood there. Yianni's main setups are misdirection from space and excellent reshots. Buth when a guy doesn't engage, neither works that well.
    Yianni still has a lot of upside. Yes, he has wrestled the vast majority of his life and has focused on freestyle for a while, but he is also transitioning from a somewhat plodding stance to much more motion, from highly defensive offense to offense he initiates, and from countering deep shots to downblocking them. It took a freak like Kyle Dake a few years to adjust to a different style, and even Dake is still figuring out how to improve it. Give Yianni more time.
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    JB is rare among wrestlers in that he thinks, A LOT, about everything.  What's more, is he's willing to talk about it and let people know what he's thinking about.  In doing so, there were a few years there where from the outside it didn't seem like he was all-in, with talk of what's next, should he hang it up, can he still be the best, etc.  
    Listening to him today, I don't get that sense at all, which might worry me a little bit if I was Kyle Dake.  Granted, by the time those trials roll around JB will be nearly 36 and Dake will just be hitting cadet eligibility.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from DocBZ in Bouzakis to Ohio State   
    A Ferrari with go cart tires that's one of 3 programs to win a title since 2008, won 3 Big 10 titles over historically dominant Penn State teams, scored the most points ever as runner up, and averaged ~90 points a year at NCAA's over a 10 year stretch?  I'd say it was more like F1 Ferrari trying to chase down Mercedes.  
    I'm not being willfully ignorant, I'm well aware of where they've struggled, what their deficiencies are.  They're far from perfect, but they're still quite good. Obviously no one is thrilled with Decatur's development.  I'm not going to speculate what the issues are, but he came in with zero scholarship $, if that gives you any indication of what their commitment was.  
    If you want to parrot the same Tomasello and Martin takes because they both won unlikely titles as freshmen, be my guest.  You're only telling on yourself, as it's completely lacking in nuance.  Willfully lacking, you might even say.  
     
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from Elevator in Bouzakis to Ohio State   
    A Ferrari with go cart tires that's one of 3 programs to win a title since 2008, won 3 Big 10 titles over historically dominant Penn State teams, scored the most points ever as runner up, and averaged ~90 points a year at NCAA's over a 10 year stretch?  I'd say it was more like F1 Ferrari trying to chase down Mercedes.  
    I'm not being willfully ignorant, I'm well aware of where they've struggled, what their deficiencies are.  They're far from perfect, but they're still quite good. Obviously no one is thrilled with Decatur's development.  I'm not going to speculate what the issues are, but he came in with zero scholarship $, if that gives you any indication of what their commitment was.  
    If you want to parrot the same Tomasello and Martin takes because they both won unlikely titles as freshmen, be my guest.  You're only telling on yourself, as it's completely lacking in nuance.  Willfully lacking, you might even say.  
     
  23. Haha
    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from Grecojones in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    JB is rare among wrestlers in that he thinks, A LOT, about everything.  What's more, is he's willing to talk about it and let people know what he's thinking about.  In doing so, there were a few years there where from the outside it didn't seem like he was all-in, with talk of what's next, should he hang it up, can he still be the best, etc.  
    Listening to him today, I don't get that sense at all, which might worry me a little bit if I was Kyle Dake.  Granted, by the time those trials roll around JB will be nearly 36 and Dake will just be hitting cadet eligibility.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from Major Kong in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    JB is rare among wrestlers in that he thinks, A LOT, about everything.  What's more, is he's willing to talk about it and let people know what he's thinking about.  In doing so, there were a few years there where from the outside it didn't seem like he was all-in, with talk of what's next, should he hang it up, can he still be the best, etc.  
    Listening to him today, I don't get that sense at all, which might worry me a little bit if I was Kyle Dake.  Granted, by the time those trials roll around JB will be nearly 36 and Dake will just be hitting cadet eligibility.    
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    steamboat_charlie v2 got a reaction from misterc in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    JB is rare among wrestlers in that he thinks, A LOT, about everything.  What's more, is he's willing to talk about it and let people know what he's thinking about.  In doing so, there were a few years there where from the outside it didn't seem like he was all-in, with talk of what's next, should he hang it up, can he still be the best, etc.  
    Listening to him today, I don't get that sense at all, which might worry me a little bit if I was Kyle Dake.  Granted, by the time those trials roll around JB will be nearly 36 and Dake will just be hitting cadet eligibility.    
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