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Everything posted by ugarte

  1. what's the euphemism? he said exactly how ivy schools keep students from exhausting their ivy eligibility while taking advantage of the looser ncaa eligibility rules that every other school gets to use.
  2. man i hope this is true because we have a couple of freshmen with solid resumes but darmstadt is going down to 184 and while he may outdo last year's 184 there's not a lot of wiggle room.
  3. that certainly would help hide them
  4. post olympic cornell will make a run at a title. it's not crazy to think they have a chance. even with a best-case loaded roster (yanni, max, vito, darmstadt, the solid recruiting classes finding their best weights...) they probably won't ever be the favorite though.
  5. i loved the BTS match but from body language i get the feeling that if it wasn't an exhibition Bajrang would have filed an arbitration.
  6. i think there's reasonable disagreement on whether the move in the Match That No Longer Exists was a pushoff with his foot by Zain or Yianni initiating the roll with the chest wrap. it's pretty clear where the two of us stand. people will still argue about it until the end of time. doesn't matter because Zain hit the crotch lock in the rematch.
  7. I thought I read that otoguro lost at Japan nationals. is that a false memory?
  8. Zain went back while lifting yianni. no way do they give yianni 2 there. yianni was *barely* exposed and I wasn't sure when I watched it live (and still don't love the camera angle) but on rewatch it seemed as if he was. he certainly didn't argue at all. it looked like he might get 2 back as he fought it off but Zain defended it. yianni came close a couple of times but wherever he came close Zain put a hammer lock on a foot/ankle and froze the action. Zain didn't have any successfull shots but he had nassar near-misses just like yianni. hell of a match for 2-1. don't be results oriented: protesting was still the right thing to do. team yianni was right about the late brick.
  9. yianni needed to do more than try for the single leg. a lot of outside shots, not as creative as he usually is. Zain also did a great job of keeping yianni from scoring from a sprawl. not sure about the scoring on Zain's 2 - will have to watch again - but the white paddle on yianni on the shot that would have made it 3-2 was right Zain held the left leg with an eye fixed on the right leg ready to switch for the stalemate if yianni peeled his fingers off and it worked. both guys took a lot of shots. nobody was dominating offensively. Zain mostly sat on a lead at the end but that's the right approach so no complaints. can't say I mind Zain taking a second for himself before the handshake either. congrats to him. don't blow it in Kazakhstan.
  10. don't know if he'll be on the cornell staff in any capacity but he'll be at flwc i guess. i also suspect that vito is taking the ORS from the interview.
  11. i'll say this about "year-long lock in" - I'm currently subscribed, but a few years ago when I mistakenly signed up for a year thinking that i could go the cheap, selfish route and pay month-to-month at tournament time, i wrote to customer service and they pointed out my mistake ... then canceled my membership and gave me a prorated refund anyway.
  12. JO and FLRTC had nothing but good things to say about each other when Oliver took the job with UNC.
  13. the decision says that while it is within the arbitrator's authority to invalidate the challenge and revert the score to 8-6 he didn't think that was an appropriate solution. it was one of the alternative remedies sought by team yianni.
  14. oh that's what you meant by "initial sequence." my bad. I was just goofing.
  15. I mean that he didn't rule on the *merits* of the call. He doesn't care if Yianni deserved 2 or not. (and thanks to Tbar, who gets it)
  16. maybe it was so obvious that it compounds the corner's error in failing to challenge immediately. really makes you think.
  17. i think "which of these disciplines is more popular" is an insanely dumb question, likely unanswerable and here we are on page 5 of yelling about it. what are the stakes to the answer to this question? anyone here, individually, will not like their chosen style more if they are joined in their preference by more people.
  18. what he means is that if zain beats yianni then the arbitration didn't change anything and if yianni beats zain then medals nobody will care about the process that got him there
  19. i don't know that i want to compare the Ivies or the NYS Championships to the bottom of Penn State's schedule so I'll just stick to the H2H on Dake - Taylor
  20. that's right. cornell and penn state fans can reasonably disagree on the call itself - i still think it should have 2 blue but who cares! - there is much less room for reasonable disagreement on the propriety of the challenge. I can accept that there is some wiggle room on the 5 seconds. Timing here is unavoidably imprecise (since coaches have to watch the wrestling and the scoreboard at the same time) that allowing a challenge a few ticks above 5 seems like a reasonable unspoken concession. Once you get to some point - 10? 15? 20? seconds from the score getting posted it obviously becomes the gamesmanship that the "approximately 5 second rule" was in place to prevent. Because I am this sort of person, I've gone back and read all of the available wrestling arbitration decisions. At the same time as Lindland/Sieracki, Dennis Hall also protested on the grounds that he lost because of uncalled leg blocking. In both the Lindland and Hall cases, the claims that were strictly about disagreeing with scoring decisions were rejected. Looking back, the arbitrator's ruling in Lindland was incredibly bad (and as bad as it was, not reviewable by the courts!) All of Lindland's complaints were about scoring - in a match where he should have been disqualified for biting - and so he lost. When he appealed the results of that decision the arbitrator didn't even evaluate whether that decision was correct but instead found that the USAW review panel improperly excluded some people for conflicts or prior involvement in the decision process and upheld Lindland's objection to the composition of the panel. Rrather than remanding the case back to a properly constituted review panel, the arbitrator inexplicably (but probably because of the compressed schedule) ordered a rewrestle of the disputed match. Sieracki and USAW had every right to think it was BS. In fact, even one of the judicial decisions affirming that everyone had to honor the Lindland award and the results of the re-wrestle clearly thought it was kind of BS.
  21. his hospital records - and his weight at the time of his injury - were at issue in the arbitration. i don't *know* that USAW would have been able to ask the arbitrator to order Marable to turn over the records but it would have been very strange if they didn't ask or if the arbitrator wouldn't have agreed to the relevance and ordered them turned over.
  22. No Tbar Club NTC "entacy"
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