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Everything posted by Giovanni

  1. Agreeing with OP. Cox is our best wrestler at present, maybe even the best p4p in the world. And after listening to his post-match interview, I'm convinced that he will be going 97 next year, for the following two reasons: 1. Cutting weight sucks - so why do it if you feel like you are the man to beat? Cox is a HUGE 92, looks to already be very lean (KJ stated he is "leaner" and "stronger" than last year), and admittedly had a pretty tough/miserable time making 86. So now with new same day weigh-in procedures, I just dont see it happening. 2. Cox wants to build his legacy - for some reason, myself included, people have always somewhat overlooked his abilities/accomplishments, and before this year was never really in the top P4P discussions for best wrestler in the world. This year he has been on a mission to not only win, but win with dominance, never satisfied, and for the most part smashing the competition. He mentioned the legacy talk in his post-match interview, so what better way to build a legacy than to take out Captain America and then knock off the consensus "best wrestler on the planet" Sadulaev at the Olympic games?
  2. 57: Nahshon 65: Yianni 74: Dake 86: DT 97: Cox 125: Gable
  3. No argument from me. If I had to pick it today, I'd pick J'den for the spot at 97. However, I do like his chances better against the likes of DT/Yazdani vs Snyder/Sadulaev for eventual Olympic gold, assuming the weight cut is attainable.
  4. With how he has progressed and looked this year, I'd consider it a toss-up at 97, and I'd favor him over a DT coming back from injury. I know this was a non-olympic weight, but the guy seems to be on a completely different level than his competition right now.
  5. Congrats to J'Den! 2-time world champ, solid 4-0 win.
  6. To add, he won on criteria with a tied score. These two are so evenly matched, it may always come down to simply who scores last. With wrestlers this clutch and this high-level scoring ability, advantage seems to go to whoever is trailing late. Glad to see JB finish strong and bring home another medal, not a damn thing to hang his head about. He is one of the proven greats in wrestling, and it now seems that Sidakov may be an emerging great as well.
  7. With Amine making semis, it looks like the University of Michigan has qualified as many Olympic weights as the entire USA team (both in different weights). Congrats to them, much more work to be done by us.
  8. https://www.flowrestling.org/events/6561363-2019-uww-senior-world-championships/schedule Semis 6:45AM Eastern Medals 8:00AM Eastern
  9. Semis should be 6:45 Eastern, 5:45 Central, medal matches to follow after some kind of break
  10. Dake's defense is just so freakin' good. Solid 5-1 win there over a tough Russian, only gave up a point on shot clock.
  11. Dake destroyer of Russians, up now.
  12. If Graff can get by Lomtadze , he should have an easier semi to make finals, big match but I like our chances.
  13. Tough loss there. German hit a nice 4 point fireman's on the edge to start the match, then Downey became predictable and continued to pressure and force ties, which the German continued to counter effectively until the eventual tech.
  14. Amine with a wild finish get's TD at the buzzer to lead 4-2, under review
  15. I expect it from Snyder and Dake, but I've been very much impressed with the dominance and poise of Graff and PD3 in their first two bouts. Team USA looking very solid so far on day 3.
  16. Graff up on mat A, up 2-0 at the break. Dake on deck on mat B.
  17. Sadulaev on deck on A, Graff up in 4 on A, Dake up in 4 on B
  18. Snyder doing Snyder things, 10-0 tech in the 1st over India. Showing off his gut wrench.
  19. PD3 looking solid so far, 2-0 with a tech and well executed 8-2 victory in his last bout. Graff with tech in his opener. Snyder up now on mat B, Dake coming up shortly.
  20. Not sure why the forum was offline the last 15 hours, but let's get this thing rolling.
  21. Not exactly. My understanding is that the points awarded for continental championships are weighted to the number of participants. Therefore most of our guys have a seeding disadvantage when comparing PanAm points to Euros/Asian championships.
  22. Rashidov finished strong to beat Otoguro 8-1, impressive defense and offense in this one. Looked much better than his last match vs Egypt. Fix on deck Mat B
  23. A few more TDs and Fix takes this one 12-1! Looking sharp with his counters/re-attacks. Tough test up next w/ 2017 world champ from Japan.
  24. 3 TDs in the first, Egorov with impressive par terre defense, stops a gut attempt for reversal to score 1. Fix up 6-1 at the break.
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