Incredible match and you should watch it if you can find it. Honis got the W but the future is with AJ. His two crotch lifts were incredible. The one for 4 as time ticked off in the first period and Honis was holding a quad pod was not only 665-deadlift-strong but also really impressive mat awareness. Time ran out and I think the scoring was correct but once AJ gets a little better in par terre and gets used to the fact that freestyle refs won't let him stalk on his knees and then fire off into ankles, he's going to be a force at the weight (if he stays at 97). And I don't even like him and loved that he lost! I didn't want to see him lose on a knee injury, though, so I was glad he was able to continue.
I wasn't sure if Yianni or Dean were going to go today but it makes more sense for Yianni to get Team USA support at this stage of their careers. Dean's going to go back to coaching so all-or-nothing for Tokyo makes sense; Yianni is young and will be gunning for national teams for a long time and being #3 on the ladder still worthwhile. (imo, anyway.) Good match against McKee who has a great head-pinch but not much else and once Yianni figured out how to roll through it to limit the damage, the tech followed.
Lee with an incredible match. He didn't let Yianni sprawl - fought through positions and was able to snatch an ankle from some crazy angles. Very impressive, especially after he blasted Zain. This weight is crazy competitive domestically and so deep internationally that it may not even matter who we send.
Also, I didn't pull a post about PD3 vs Aaron Brooks but ... goddamn. That was an incredible match from Downey. Great at neutral, dominant in par terre. Unexpected.
The only other match that really stood out to me as a must-rewatch was Sam Jones teching Taylor LaMont in Greco in like 20 seconds. And also everything Kennedy Blades did yesterday.