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Everything posted by UsedToBe103

  1. Will this be streamed anywhere? Trying to decide whether or not to buy tickets.
  2. Completely agree. I find it funny when people say things like: "If it weren't for the 118 pound class back then, wrestler X couldn't have wrestled in college." As you mentioned, the weigh in rules were different, and everything except heavyweight shifted up 7 pounds. So 118 pounders back then walked around about as big (or bigger) than 125 pounders now.
  3. Unfortunately it looks like there won't be spectators?
  4. Wow, I didn't know Rowlands started that light. It's been years since I read Kurt Angle's autobiography, but I think he followed a similar weight trajectory in high school.
  5. Chamizo should definitely be on this list. Also has World golds at 65 and 70, plus Olympic bronze at 65. Medals in four weight classes at the senior level! Has anyone else done that at four weights (not including small changes such as when 96 changed to 97)?
  6. Thank you JHRose and Lurker for the responses.
  7. This might be a stupid question, but who were the coaches in Hall's corner? The one in the darker shirt looked like Terry Brands, but I didn't think he ever coached Greco, and he wasn't at the OTC in 2004. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2020/May/09/Match-of-the-Day-Dennis-Hall-v-Brandon-Paulson-2004-Olympic-Trials
  8. Fausz wrestled 138 as a senior in high school (although it looks like he wrestled 132 at NHSCA's) - it must have been brutal to hold 125 throughout college.
  9. One of my favorite books. I checked it out from my local library in 2005 and renewed it so many times that it was maxed out and I had to return it. Luckily my parents gave a copy to me for Christmas that year. The OP mentioned that it's hard to get today's kids to read anything lengthy - one nice thing about this book is that the chapters are brief - making it easy to read one section at a time. Old Corps - I can't wait to read it when it's done!
  10. I agree that Community College may be the easiest way in, but haven't Campbell and The Citadel had a fair number of international wrestlers?
  11. You're definitely right about the different conditioning demands of folkstyle vs freestyle. You may be right about how common it is. Do you know what percent of the general population has defects which would impact cardiovascular capacity (obviously there will be a natural spread of variation among everyone, but I'm talking about genetic variations which would result in a significant impact)? I was just saying that Heskett's case was rare because that's the word Ohio State used to describe it at the time. Regardless of how common it is, Muszukajev's laying on the mat between whistles contradicts the idea that wrestling requires one to be well conditioned (even freestyle and greco require above average conditioning). If I was showing some of those videos to a newbie I'd be embarrassed to tell them that's he's a world bronze medalist. Even if it is really common, I still think a world class athlete, regardless of style or what country they're from, should strive to have respectable cardio. That's all I'm trying to say.
  12. It's possible that that may be part of it. The first example that comes to my mind is Joe Heskett and how his heart condition went undiagnosed until after the 2007 World Championships. After it was discovered I'm pretty sure his college coach Bobby Douglas said something to the effect that had he known he wouldn't have been so hard on him (Douglas always just assumed that Heskett wasn't training hard whenever he looked gassed). But Heskett's case was both rare and extreme - if a credible source verifies that Muszukajev has a similar condition, I will cut him plenty of slack. But even Heskett, despite this condition, never looked anywhere close to as gassed as Muszukajev did. Genetics do play a part in it, but we always have some level of control over our conditioning, so a world-class athlete absolutely should have their conditioning at a respectable level.
  13. "So, he’s been tapped out twice by his mother in public with both an armbar and a choke." I lol'd. Great interview. It's always nice to see the human/personal side of someone's story.
  14. Seriously, does this guy do anything other than drink Russian brewskies when he's not practicing technique (however long that might be)?
  15. All week I've been thinking that they got dream draws. I would not be surprised at all if it was hand picked, but it still blows my mind that these sort of things are allowed to happen.
  16. From what I've heard/read, some Muslims keep their beard but shave their mustache. But I don't know if those particular wrestlers are Muslim.
  17. He had a good draw, but yes I was a little surprised that he won more matches at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS than he had at each of his trips to NCAAs.
  18. From what I can tell their common opponent was Khadzhimur Gadzhiyev of Azerbaijan. Carr beat him 10-0 in the semis of Juniors, and Burroughs beat him in the quarters 8-1. Obviously the transitive property doesn't always hold water in Freestyle, but I think it shows that Carr could be a threat to anyone at the weight next year.
  19. Unfortunately we will be losing at least 2 world champs from 74 through 97, unless Snyder moves up as NJDan suggested above.
  20. As one poster pointed out, "the whole court case Lindland debacle was something that was brought up when they tried to boot wrestling from the Olympics." For that reason, I really hope that the IOC forgets about the Zain/Yianni situation (I'm assuming they have or will catch wind of it)...
  21. Probably because there are less spots per weight class (16 in 2020 vs 19 in 2016), unfortunately.
  22. 1:42 ET and pre-match coverage still hasn't started.
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