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    Johny got a reaction from Peso in Yasar Sunday   
    Chamizo wanted that no.1 seed.
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    Johny reacted to whaletail in Yasar Sunday   
    I think it's his regardless
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    Johny reacted to lu1979 in How to watch european championships   
    This latest tournament  was the European Games as opposed to the European championships (like we will be having the Pam Am Games coming up in August)  I do not think Track has video on their site.  I did find some matches on you tube  - Search European games wrestling
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    Johny reacted to Graverobber in Yasar Dogu   
    https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/yasar-dogu-set-welcome-wrestlings-biggest-stars 
    Entry list is online 
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    Johny reacted to CA_Wrestler in U23 Freestyle: Predictions and Results Thread   
    He lost the Japanese WTT to Otoguro this year, so this is his only shot at a "World" medal like everybody else competing that couldn't make the senior team and that are too old for the Jr team.
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    Johny reacted to Housebuye in U23 Freestyle: Predictions and Results Thread   
    Japan is deep at 57, 61 and 65
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    Johny reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in U23 Freestyle: Predictions and Results Thread   
    Assessing the draws for the second half of our group, below:
    61 kg: Sean Fausz (Alexandria, Ky./Wolfpack WC) vs. Joshua Bodnarchuk (Canada)
    I think this is a winnable first match.  Bodnarchuk did make the finals of Pan Ams and got teched by Colon... wrestled Colon tight until Colon was able to get on top and run through a series of guts.  Impossible to know too much about Fausz in freestyle, but I don't see him making it past Gasimov in the quarters. 
    74 kg: Alex Smythe (Eden, N.Y./Univ. of Buffalo) vs. Tyler Rowe (Canada)
    Great experience for Smythe to even be there.  Any wins will be a bonus, Rowe is pretty solid.  His half of the bracket doesn't appear terribly difficult.  No real expectations here, maybe he'll surprise. 
    86 kg: Myles Martin (Penns Grove, N.J./Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) vs. Javrail Shapiev (Uzbekistan)
    Myles, like Moore and Hidlay, will be tested right away.  Shapiev has been on the senior circuit for about a year, has taken some lumps, but also has some nice wins to his name.  Second at Ali Aliev this year to Kurugliev.  I'd say he's maybe a slight step down from Baev and Ovsyannikov, but a tough opponent nonetheless.  The other guys in his quarter are not slouches, but if Myles can beat Shapiev I think he beats the rest there.  If he makes the semis, he'll likely face Ghasempour (1st at the Ukrainian, 1st at Takhti).  Tough draw altogether for Myles.  
    92 kg: Christian Brunner (East Dundee, Ill./Boilermaker RTC) vs. Zoltan Gergen (Romania)
    No idea about his first match.  Seems winnable.  Probably runs into Toth in the quarter if he can make it there, wouldn't favor him in that match but don't really know much about Brunner's freestyle chops.  A couple wins here would be a pleasant surprise.  
    125 kg: 125 kg: Youssif Hermida (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Terrapin WC) vs. Yasuhiro Yamamoto (Japan)
    I think Hemida has the potential to do well here.  He should beat Yamamoto, but Jabrailov will be a test in his second match.  Junior world bronze this year, in a weight where Gable didn't place.  Honestly his half of the bracket is very soft.  Best result there is Heino from Finland, Junior Euro U23 Bronze. There is potential here for a good run.  
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    Johny reacted to treep2000 in U23 Freestyle: Predictions and Results Thread   
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/November/08/2018-U23-MFS-preview
    Posting the lineup and my initial predictions.  As results come in later in the week, we'll be able to reflect, talk about how great of a prognosticator XYZ was, and how horribly off person So n' So was... 
    U.S. men’s freestyle roster
    57 kg: Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas/Cavalier WC) - 1-1, or maybe 1-2 if pulled into repechage?
    61 kg: Sean Fausz (Alexandria, Ky./Wolfpack WC) - Same thought... 
    65 kg: Colton McCrystal (Sergeant Bluff, Iowa/Nebraska WTC) - Winless, I predict
    70 kg: Hayden Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack WC) - Predicting a medal here.  Potential Finalist?
    74 kg: Alex Smythe (Eden, N.Y./Univ. of Buffalo) - 0-1 to 1-1 probably.
    79 kg: David McFadden (West Milford, N.J./Southeast RTC) - I could see him making a run.  A medal wouldn't be surprising, but then a 0-1 wouldn't either.
    86 kg: Myles Martin (Penns Grove, N.J./Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) - I think MyMar is on a mission.  Medal, if not title, contender.  
    92 kg: Christian Brunner (East Dundee, Ill./Boilermaker RTC) - Respectable win or two.
    97 kg: Kollin Moore (Burbank, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) - Another one with something to prove.  This weight class suits him, just like it suited Snyder.  I see him contending for a medal, if not a title.
    125 kg: Youssif Hemida (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Terrapin WC) - Respectable win or two.
    OK folks... your turn.
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    Johny reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in U23 Freestyle: Predictions and Results Thread   
    The field is just tougher this year.  If things go reasonably well, we'll see 2 to 3 bronze medals. I really don't see us taking home any gold.  
    The first half of our guys just got their draws. Re-pasting below.  My takeaways in italics below each.  
    57 kg: Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas/Cavalier WC) Vs. Darthe Capellan (Canada), 2018 Senior World Team, 5th in 2017 Commonwealth Championships, 10th in 2016 Junior Worlds
    Winnable first match.  Second match likely against Hasegawa (Japan)--that's a match he's not winning.  The hope would be to get pulled back into repechage, but I fear Hasegawa loses to either Ortega or Sadulaev in the semis. Quick tourney for Jack.
    65 kg: Colton McCrystal (Sergeant Bluff, Iowa/Nebraska WTC) Vs. Nurgazy Abdurazakov (Kyrgyzstan)
    Winnable match, maybe?  I don't see a lot of landmines in his quarter of the bracket... I just don't think McCrystal is quite good enough to beat some of these guys that are already active on the senior level in freestyle.  Not expecting much, but perhaps he strings a couple matches together before getting knocked out.
    70 kg: Hayden Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack WC) Vs. Alexander Chaves (Canada)
    Hidlay should win his first match, although Chaves was 3rd at Pan Am's so isn't a slouch.  Unfortunately for Hidlay, he gets Baev in his second match.  Baev is one of the best wrestlers in the entire tournament, and could be Russia's senior rep soon. Hidlay has a decent shot to come back and medal through the repechage.
    79 kg: David McFadden (West Milford, N.J./Southeast RTC) Vs. Muhammet Lufti Kucukyildirim (Turkey)
    Tough first match, but it's winnable.  Kucu has some decent results, Euro U23 Bronze, Junior Euro Bronze, but he's not a world beater.  Not sure exactly what to think about McFadden in freestyle.  If he does well, he'll make the quarters and likely lose to Uzbekistan.  Whether he's then pulled back in... I'd be a little surprise.  Nabiev (RUS) is in his half (3rd at Russian Nat's).
    97 kg: Kollin Moore (Burbank, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) Vs. Igor Ovsiannikov (Russia)
    This is... though.  We're talking about a guy in Ovsyannikov that took Baitsaev to the brink at Russian Nationals in the semis.  Now... I consider myself the unofficial leader of the Kollin Moore fan club, but I'm pretty sure a match between he and Baitsaev would look quite diff--what am I saying... he'll win this match and then take the whole tournament!
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    Johny reacted to wrestlingnerd in Russian Revolution   
    JhRose, I don’t think it’s that simple. I agree with a bunch of what you say but there’s something about culture and spartan training conditions that bring out the best in some athletes. There’s a very interesting book named The Talent Code that discusses cultural and geographic hotbeds of talent in various sports—soccer (Brazilian ghettos), LPGA golf champions (Soruh Korea), etc.—and makes the argument that it’s not just practice and talent, but other factors not often studied such as “ignition” (identifying deeply with a certain elite group or role model) also matter a lot. Whether you agree with the book and it’s research or not, it’s impossible to ignore how fabulously productive a very small percentage of the Russian population that lives in abject poverty has been in wrestling. I highly doubt we’re drawing from a weaker genetic pool even after we lose a ton of talent to football and the more popular sports. 
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    Johny got a reaction from silvermedal in Close race thanks my U.S. friends!   
    Great battle all through the tournament between America and Russia.
    Congrats to both on amazing results.
    I'm from Europe but not from Russia so I'm usually neutral. Phenomenal wrestling must say.
    Can't wait for GR now.
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    Johny reacted to The Genius in Congrats to Adam Batirov and Bahrain   
    Congrats to Bahrain on buying a Russian wrestler to win them their first ever medal.
    They must be very proud of this incredible milestone for Bahrain. 
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    Johny reacted to manyak in Congrats to Adam Batirov and Bahrain   
    Batirov finally gets a medal at the senior Worlds level at the age of 33. He was stuck behind his brother Mavlet and other great wrestlers for many years. This is Bahrain's first ever World medal in wrestling. Bahrain's royal family has been very supportive of combat sports lately, much like the UAE with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
    It's been a long time coming:
     
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    Johny got a reaction from PRyan2012 in Close race thanks my U.S. friends!   
    Great battle all through the tournament between America and Russia.
    Congrats to both on amazing results.
    I'm from Europe but not from Russia so I'm usually neutral. Phenomenal wrestling must say.
    Can't wait for GR now.
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    Johny reacted to Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in Close race thanks my U.S. friends!   
    It was amazing worlds! Yes i like greco more than fs. I wait for greco worlds. But fs was more interesting than many boxing/mma events! Amazing soviet Taylor and Dake, upset by Bonne, last seconds by Gazi, Agkgul losses, Surprise from Japan at 65, pulled singlets, tears, Ohio sad day etc!. All of this was in this words! thanks for the support! 
     
    Together - we are force! Fight and Olympics forever!
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    Johny reacted to wrestlingnerd in Sadulaev by pin little over a minute   
    Fair enough. I made that argument too and got flamed so decided not to push it. Now there’s nothing to say other than to agree. By the way, I also believed the Ramadan excuse because it made sense especially given how much weight he was giving up without the fast to begin with. Hence, have picked Sadulaev in the rematch rol the day he lost. Snyder may never beat Sadulaev again and it wouldn’t surprise me. 
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    Johny reacted to ptz305 in Sadulaev by pin little over a minute   
    This move is called a "Cheranimal." 
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    Johny reacted to nom in Snyder Sadulaev Final   
    That former Russian coach was prophetic.  
    ugh
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    Johny reacted to El lucador in congratulate me!   
    It's not official until the drug tests come in.
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    Johny reacted to Ching in Dake = Dynamic   
    He can do exciting and he can do boring as shi^. Tough to pull off both.
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    Johny reacted to wrestlingnerd in Dake = Dynamic   
    One of the most versatile wrestlers I’ve ever seen. Incredibly difficult to game plan against. A truly complete wrestler in skills and from every position. Feet, par terre, scramble, tie-up, no tie-up, from space, or in a phone booth. 
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    Johny reacted to Housebuye in Next Olympics   
    I think The top contenders will be:
    125 - Gwiz, Gable
    97 - Snyder and Jden
    86 - Taylor, Zahid
    74 - JB, Dake, Ringer? Hall? Nolf? Green?
    65 - JO, Zain 
    57 - Fix, Gilman, Lee
    there is always a random team member or two, like Molinaro. I’m not sure if it happens this time, seeing as we have some pretty established guys at every weight  
     
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    Johny reacted to BigTenFanboy in Worlds Day 3 Thread   
    1 - 30      Team Abbr Count Points 1    Russia, RUS  RUS 31 160.0 2    United States, CO  USA 42 145.0 3    Georgia, GA  GEO 21 95.0 4    Japan, N/A  JPN 43 63.0 5    Iran, IRA  IRI 21 60.0 6    Turkey, N/A  TUR 31 53.0 7    Cuba, N/A  CUB 14 52.0 8    Belarus, N/A  BLR 29 41.0 9    Mongolia, N/A  MGL 21 41.0 10    India, IND  IND 31 38.0 11    Azerbaijan, AZE  AZE 30 36.0 12    China, N/A  CHN 29 30.0 13    Kazakhstan, N/A  KAZ 30 30.0 14    Bahrain, N/A  BRN 1 20.0 15    Korea, N/A  KOR 30 20.0 16    Spain, N/A  ESP 3 15.0 17    Uzbekistan, N/A  UZB 18 15.0 18    Hungary, HUN  HUN 31 14.0 19    Italy, N/A  ITA 8 14.0 20    Ukraine, N/A  UKR 31 14.0 21    Romania, N/A  ROU 12 10.0 22    Finland, FIN  FIN 6 8.0 23    Poland, N/A  POL 20 8.0 24    Argentina, ARG  ARG 3 6.0 25    Armenia, N/A  ARM 14 6.0 26    AMERICAN SAMOA, N/A  ASA 2 6.0 27    Moldova, N/A  MDA 14 6.0 28    Slovakia, N/A  SVK 5 6.0 29    Puerto Rico, PR  PUR 6 4.0 30    Bulgaria, BUL  BUL 18 2.0
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    Johny reacted to Gantry in Worlds Day 3 Thread   
    This Karimi vs Georgia match:
     

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    Johny reacted to The Genius in Worlds Day 3 Thread   
    incredibly dominant tournament for Dake
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