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  1. He was actively using external cues to Amine when in the riding position. My apologies for not being more specific and clear. He would tap a side, which could theoretically elicit a response from Amine (in his mind, consider options for getting away given the positions, etc). Then, Ferrari moves to another position which could delay Amine's response. Outside my area of research expertise, just an observation and somewhat intriguing to me.
  2. I wanted to start a thread where we could discuss the entrance songs that athletes decided upon as they stride toward the big moment. For example, what songs and associated artists did the finalists choose for the 2021 championships? What were the choices of athletes in the past? What about the future, what trends do we see? Let's revisit annually and along the way. It will be fun to discuss the pomp and circumstance, and provide some nostalgia, particularly given a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. The preponderance of evidence will prevail here and now, no matter the opinion of the masses. Clear and convincing, nope, beyond a reasonable doubt, certainly not. Relevant entities in power will evaluate this with the evidence they have, a neutral stance from their position, and a ruling will be made one way or another. Best positions will be made based on how much money can be saved/lost, given the party in question.
  4. goStanford18 is all over this topic, as is wrestlingnerd. Powerlifting is a discipline that takes time, effort, training, and focus on specific techniques in the three main lifting movements. It's similar but also different than wrestling, a synergy if you will. Honestly, wrestlers are a natural fit for the aforementioned, if their grappling accolades don't come to fruition.
  5. I personally haven’t seen that tactic used often. From the result of the match, it makes me at least consider that there was at least a partial correlation to why Ferrari won the match with that tactic, which helps explain his great ability to ride.
  6. My apologies, before the whistles the cues were occurring then the movements to different positions.
  7. The part of of the ride that many missed was that he was putting cues to Amine at the whistle and would move elsewhere. Next level stuff in my opinion.
  8. Thank you Eagle26, well said. Glad to see someone bring some focus back on the topic at hand, and not get lost in the weeds on whatever tangent we as forum posters may go toward.
  9. Just a prediction, Idaho. And no, they haven't wrestled yet, so there are no "...bracket points..." for you to see... Sorry you needed to seek clarity on a forum, but happy to help out.
  10. Seeing the brackets, they come in second. The committee did not do them any favors.
  11. Is it physiology, genetics, coaching, focus, other? What is it about Spencer Lee that makes him so dominate?
  12. It’s all good, wrestling is a demanding sport so I hear and respect the comments made by folks here. If you watch the match that followed when it was on Big Ten network, you get a direct look at the loss of gastric contents when they show a brief replay. The YouTube video above doesn’t capture it. Regardless, the potential rematch at Big Ten’s should be fun.
  13. Thanks for the replies. I do think that an arm hold across the throat that likely causes vomiting is excessive. When the ref saw this, it should have been stopped. I agree with TobusRex in that the brick would have resulted in an adverse outcome for the thrower. Toby is clearly biased though with the “...I LOVED choking the **** out of guys” comment...
  14. Watching the match, in particular the replay, it appears that Labriola was being choked by Skatzka. Labriola also vomited, which could be due to a number of causes but circumstance says otherwise. My question to the forum is, whether or not this should be reported to a higher level of the officiating governing body, given there was no response during the actual occurrence during the match?
  15. With the incredible possibilities that video review can provide and already has in our sport, it has fallen well short in maximizing its true capabilities. This tournament highlighted many controversies in multiple matches “after further review.” Although I do feel there is merit behind its use, the video surveillance systems in place must be more encompassing, multi-angled, and more time should be allowed for evaluation. The subjective decision from the referee(s) while classic to our sport, would benefit from a more objective endeavor. This latter point is critical, the individuals making the final call must be independent of those who made the call on the mat. If one reviews their own call, they will clearly have implicit bias. Video review collaborating with the tenets of clinical research, would be a logical and collaborative step for the sport we all love. Apply rigorous definitions. I don’t know what a take down is or what exactly back points are these days. Let’s make video review a useful tool, to help us find the best answer possible in a match and ultimately enhance our sport. As it stands now, the definitions for outcomes are invalid and need adjustment.
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