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Everything posted by Giovanni

  1. 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.
  2. Hope they have the mops ready, slip and slide time
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Not the most stacked weight class, but I was impressed with him all day. His dominant style top game in Folk transitions nicely into some wicked par terre in Free. I would not at all be surprised to see him contend for the spot at 70 or 65 these next few years.
  7. Yes, my brain knows him more as the 133 pound stud from Michigan State, vs the filled out 74KG version we see today.
  8. You beat me to it. Just tallied it up, 27-0 total so far including yesterday. 20 of those TF or Fall (roughly 3/4). So I'd say YES this is a pretty weak field based on the amount of domination (even by our back-ups). But also YES, our guys are wrestling at a very high level right now. Watched most of these matches and we seem to be wrestling smart, technically sound, attacking constantly and our cardio is definitely better than the field. Our guys are even taking it to the handful of studs they come up against.
  9. Yes. And I completely spaced who "Gomez from Puerto Rico" was during the match and in my initial post. Franklin Gomez is a definite stud, so the closeness of the match does not seem as shocking after my brain woke up and realized who he was.
  10. Holy effing $hite!! Burroughs just got a TD with about one second left to avoid the upset. Gomez was all defense and held it to 2-0, then gets a leg and finishes TD with about 10 seconds left. Looks like he is going to be able to stall out for the win until JB hits the blast double on the edge to take the 4-2 win as time expires! Failed challenge make the final score 5-2. Franklin Gomez is a hell of a competitor but hasn't been as relevant for past several year. That one was definitely too close for comfort but fun to watch.
  11. The tech train continues, 11-0 win for McCrystal and 10-0 for Rodriguez, both in first period.
  12. https://twitter.com/USAWrestling?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^embeddedtimeline|twterm^profile%3AUSAWrestling&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.teamusa.org%2FUSA-Wrestling%2FFeatures%2F2019%2FApril%2F19%2FGolston-Hildebrandt-Winchester-Velte-Mensah-Stock-Gray-Rogers-and-Cox-receive-Pan-Am-draws USA Wrestling twitter is great for more in depth play-by-play, if you can't view.
  13. Colon with another quick tech for USA! TD to the guts and that's all she wrote.
  14. Trackwrestling subscription is all I know of. I bought the UWW year long pass for $50, each event is $30 separately.
  15. And Gwiz adds a quick tech, TDs to lace and TD to trap-arm gut to make it 10-0. USA Mens Freestyle thus far undefeated in Argentina.
  16. JB and Taylor making quick work of the competition in match #1.
  17. USA starting the day off on fire! Colon working his world class gut on the reigning champ, Bonne seemed couldn't get going from neutral and Joe took advantage when he finally got to par terre (had me nervous at the end of the 1st, with Bonne exploding for a potential big point move, but time was clearly expired). Next up, Ashnault scored at will in a dominant two minute tech over the Canadian, and now Rodriguez (who I'll admit I didn't give much of a chance in this one) with a well executed smartly wrestled win 7-2 over U23 champ Andreu. Hopefully we can keep this train rolling all day.
  18. Just saw Dake has officially accepted Final X birth at 79KG, which I believe makes him ineligible to compete at 74KG at the Open? Either way, good news for our 2019 squad.
  19. The only logic I can come up with for TD for Yianni, is that it was a makeup call for the one they botched earlier, and they wanted a fresh slate in OT.
  20. Put up or shut up time for Berger. I'm a diehard Sker fan, but this is a tall order. Although Berger has that crazy look in his eye.. have a feeling he will either win or get DQ'd in a brawl by the end of this.
  21. Take your headgear off broskie, first wears singlet during his formal interview, now this.. guy just loves that wrestling gear.
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