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  1. 10 minutes ago, hammerlockthree said:

    What does that mean

    they said it was likely. it's a weird way to conduct your business as a governing body to be sure but it was information that eligible wrestlers had to act on. 

    as someone who both thinks it's crazy that they are holding wrestling meets during a pandemic and also will watch any wrestling that's available i know that there is a lot screwed up about the whole process but "I didn't know" isn't a compelling argument to me for anyone who feels robbed of an opportunity to make the team. 

  2. 4 hours ago, LJB said:

    we can't decide to pick half the team one way and the other half another...

    or rather... we should not in good conscience...

    this is arbitrary. I'm not saying usaw made good choices but there is nothing unconscionable about saying "if you won nationals that comes with a spot on the roster, as we said would probably be the case. now that we know worlds has ten weights we will fill the other slots and field a full team. we apologize for not holding trials at all ten."

  3. qualifying tournament and body of work are both valid ways of picking a team. i prefer qualifying tournament, but tbh, if there's going to be a qualifying tournament i'd also prefer that be made clear not framed as "likely." there's no right answer here because i think many wrestlers expected that either there would be no worlds and even if there were, USAW may not send a team. That said, Snyder showed up (to his dismay), so it's not like there was nobody there who would have been selected for the team if they opted out of an event they expected to be an optional event. 

    This is a long and roundabout way of saying there are going to be angry people no matter what the final decision is but all possible answers have reasonable justifications. Sometimes life is funny like that. 

    Apropos of absolutely nothing, Russian Nationals were held indoors to a packed house and nobody was wearing masks, to which I will give a rueful "lol".

    And as one final note, LJB is (a) not particularly wrong here since it is totally reasonable to want to reward the winners of a "likely" qualifying event and (b) it is completely irrelevant that he didn't wrestle. Neither did I. Polk High is in the rear view mirror, Team Al Bundy. A smelly old singlet in the bottom of a closet is not a requirement to talk about wrestling much less a requirement to talk about team qualification policy. However annoying his rejoinders are it is also at least clear that it is intentional because it is hilarious to him to watch the rest of you flail in response. Everyone else is going insane because they can't help but respond, which is a sickness. You actually can leave him hanging with the last word and you won't turn to dust. I promise.

  4. 1 hour ago, Jim L said:

    Not sure what this means but to clarify my comment. I am not going to any Olympics any time soon, because of time and money. It is a life long dream of mine to attend an Olympic games, maybe one day I will make it, but in the meantime I will watch it on TV, hopefully next year

    Mostly busting balls but the point I was making is that all of us want to watch - and the athletes all want to compete - but that is not what they should be basing the decision on. Not only the athletes would be at risk; the thousands of support staff (for the teams, the venues and the administration of the games) would be as well. And even beyond that, the Games could be a superspreader event where people arrive from (and return to) all corners of the globe. 

    I want to see Dake win gold but I don't want it that badly.

  5. 7 hours ago, AnklePicker said:

    How about some Evan Henderson love?  Man he really took it to Eierman. He’s come a long way post college. Is he at Cornell?

    He is. Grey was in his corner. He looked great up until Alirez. What a great tournament for that kid. Stole the Surprise of the Tournament Award from Ragusin.

    3 hours ago, BigTimeFan said:

    Is it just me or does it look like it’s easy to drive Valencia three car lengths across the gym?

    He fights the push-out hard instead of conceding the 1 and ends up at risk for giving up 2 so people keep driving him back awkwardly to the cement. Rough way to make a living. 

    32 minutes ago, jp157 said:

    Was anyone else surprised at how well Moore actually finished matches this weekend? 
    Or how well he did vs Gadson 

    Moore looked great. Smooth duck under fire his first 2 among other things. Parris looked great too.

    Props to the Big Red for 2 big stop signs and a 5th even if the Dean win was kind of lackluster. Arujau looked fantastic all tournament. 

  6. You are underrating how Cael cashes his blue chips. A lot of guys come in with accolades but they leave Happy Valley with hardware. As a Cornell fan it gives me no pleasure to admit this.

    In any event, a pretty decent anecdotal proof of his coaching ability is all of the blue chips that go to him to be coached up.

  7. 5 hours ago, klehner said:

    Where would they put any top ten guy in the next couple of years?  They have a lineup loaded with them now, and none are seniors.  They have three probable starters from the class of 2019 (Foca, Ramirez, Hatcher), and four All-Americans (Vito, Yianni, Max, and Darmstadt (sophomore and three juniors)).  Add Greg D and Yapoujian, and I'd think they can afford a "good class".  Probably not easy to sell top ten recruits, when you have yet another one (Cardenas) on the bench for a couple of years already.

    And you didn't even include Fernandes or Saunders. And tbh Sokol is a top 3 at his weight and a Team USA member so it's not like the class has no top-rated talent.

  8. 21 hours ago, klehner said:

    What is curious about that?  They wrestled competitively prior to matriculating at Cornell.  Why not report it?  Is there some secret I don't know about?

    i was going to say that i didn't think it was typically included but i checked darmstadt's profile (since max dean is not enrolled this semester) and, well


  9. Just now, 1032004 said:

    I like how you changed my wording of “human” to “kids.”  This stuff is currently illegal for anyone, not just kids.  So the more I think about it, I don’t think alcohol is  comparable.  Maybe more like leaving your  pot brownies in the pantry (and living in a state where recreational marijuana is illegal).

    and the brownie mix is Amway

  10. like i said, the story sounds like a makeweight explanation that everyone involved is agreeing to accept for the purposes of settlement since he isn't fighting the year. i think the ADA "agreed" to accept the findings just like the panel "agreed" to defer to the deal. i think everyone knows what's up.

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