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  1. With the 14 pages of arguments, figured this might get lost in the other thread. Match 1 against Orazgylyjov (TKM). Gives up exposure on an arm throw to start the match, then follows up with front head pinch-type roll to take early 5-2 lead. Gives up TD after failed head pinch halfway through second, 5-4. Secures a TD and then gives up a late push out, final score Dake wins 7-5. Match 2 against Russian. Gets to Dakes leg, Dake counters to expose and finish on top position 4-0, then secures two guts 8-0. At end of the 1st period Dake gets to his double leg and drives through to Russians back for TD and exposure, wins 12-0. **Russian lost 12-6 to Turkmanistan, so bracket must be some type of round robin.
  2. Gwiz's mom or just a crazed fan going nuts in the audience?
  3. Cox showing off his matador skills at the end there.
  4. I really have no idea in this one.. I've gone back and forth several times. I'm just hoping it lives up to the hype, and would not at all be surprised/disappointed if Cox/Nickal goes three.
  5. Got my beer in hand and I'm ready to go. Gwiz/Gable on deck, Yianni/Zain in the hole, Cox/Nickal to follow.
  6. back those tables uppppp.. haha
  7. If Dake shows up mostly healthy, I say not likely. But if he is at all dinged up (seems to be the rumor) I think Ringer has a decent shot. Looks like a machine these last few weeks.
  8. Ringer with an obvious horse power advantage in this match-up
  9. I think he caught himself and converted to "holy buckets" last second, lol
  10. Hahahah, These guys rockin the Gilman final X gear is cracking me up
  11. Split screen, while better than completely missing half the matches, still does not let you ever relax and enjoy each match on its own merit. I feel like a kid with ADHD bouncing my attention back and forth from one mat to the other.. effin ridiculous.
  12. It is completely nonsensical. Let's take the most anticipated matches of the entire week/weekend and run them two at time so nobody can adequately watch every match. Great idea flo. What is even the point, shaving a half hour off of the schedule..?
  13. Holy guts.. CANNOT wait for Cox V. Nickal
  14. "Hanginggggg arrrround.. hanginggggg arrrround.. crocadile blood (or something like that)" Interesting commentating to say the least.
  15. Couldn't agree more. Ben put ego aside and went into this event knowing that he is most likely going to get dominated/embarrassed by one of the all-time greats, simply to help support BTS and promote the sport of wrestling. Love Ben and everything he does for the sport.
  16. Some good takes from Joe and Lex.. -JB is a terrible matchup for Ben (as he is for most people on this planet) -Why the hell is the mat elevated off the ground? Discussing serious injury risks for all parties involved. -Do Snyder and Sadulaev have plans for MMA after 2020? Lex seems to think yes, I have no prior knowledge on this. The full interview goes on to talk more about Russian/Dagestani culture and the mindset/pride of these athletes. Joe even briefly talks about fantasy matchups between JB vs Khabib or Askren vs Khabib (assuming Ben loses some of that dad bod). Overall a pretty good listen. Nice to see wrestling getting some mainstream attention after a high profile matchup at BTS.
  17. JB likely could have ended that one in under a minute if he chose to. Looked like he let up on the lace attempts, took a couple half shots, shut it down for last 50 seconds of the 1st. A dominant tech while having his foot off the gas for large portions of the match. No surprise from the champ.
  18. One of the more awkward looking exposures I have ver seen in my life, lol. Jden must have some insane core strength to even attempt that.
  19. Hope they have the mops ready, slip and slide time
  20. Very Suriano-like match. Hats off for getting the upset, but would like to see wrestlers open it up a bit more at an EXHIBITION event.
  21. Predictions with my estimated actual percentage likelihood in parenthesis. 57KG - Gilman (40%), think he still has the necessary maturity/grit to make corrections and edge out Fix in a best of three. 50/50 medal threat at worlds, with limited Gold medal upside. 61KG - Colon (60%), but IF Nahshon is healthy and ready to go for trials/FinalX then I consider it a 50/50 toss-up in best of three, would bump percentage to 75% if Nahshon is a no-go. 65KG - Yianni D (60%), was the most pleasant surprise of the weekend, taking out all three consensus top guys in a row. Here's to hoping the kid can end our medal drought at this weight for the foreseeable future. If he handles Bajrang next week, I'll predict world medalist with legit Gold upside. 70KG - Nolf (55%), I predict he finally gets past Green at trials (pains me to type this as a Husker fan) and then takes out Deakin in the best of three. Think his offense make him a world medal threat. 74KG - JB (90%), while iMart continues to improve, I think the old man still comes out on top this year. I predict a bounce back Gold at worlds, similar to 2015 and 2017. 79KG - Dake (80%), love our depth with Ringer and Zahid, but think Dake takes it this year and enters worlds as our heaviest Gold medal favorite. 86KG - DT (95%), should roll at FinalX and enter worlds with 50/50ish odds to repeat on top. 92KG - Bo (30%), my biggest upset pick, very impressed with him at the Open, think he edges Cox in a very entertaining best of three, and enters worlds as one of the favorites. 97KG - Snyder (99%), biggest lock to make the team in 2019, obvious Gold contender with Sadulaev. 125KG - Gwiz (75%), takes Coon out in best of three, actually like his chances at Gold more than most, but would consider bronze/silver much more likely for now.
  22. Yes, 10/10, went 35-0. Only really close match I saw all weekend was JB vs Gomez. Most other matches were won in fairly dominant fashion.
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