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  1. MrDream

    Pat Downey is still Pat Downey!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Someone speculated DT with PEDs!!?!?!?!?! No way!!!! What made them think that!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA on the irony of Americans getting defensive about "speculation".
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    Chamizo's Weight Had Me Thinking

    He said recently the plan was already to be down at 65kg but it's been a slower progression than he thought I heard that too. Whichever weight he decides, I am like you, I hope we see him at 100% by World's!
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    Chamizo's Weight Had Me Thinking

    LOL! I hope so too! Interesting to see how he fairs at Sassari. I'm wondering if he does well at 70 this weekend will he just screw the weight cut and go to 74 for World's...
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    Chamizo's Weight Had Me Thinking

    Who are we kidding.....Chamizo changed weights because he saw the writing on the wall and knew he wasn't beating Romanov. :D
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    This is all foreign to me. So....this leads me to speculation. After his freshman year I found it very odd that he didn't compete. It isn't uncommon for him to sit out this year due to the long recovery time Mono takes. I would really hope that Gilman isn't one of the reasons Lee hasn't wrestled a senior event....but I would be lying if I told you I believed that Gilman being at 57 doesn't have a little something to do with it. Hopefully Lee wins multiple Olympic/World Titles over the next 10 years so this can be a forgotten topic.....
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    I think you are missing the point here...or just so fixated on your point that you can't see through.... In regards to Iowa, who else on the roster could potentially challenge for a Senior level spot besides Lee? No one. Cass would have more than likely been a World Team member this year due to his showing at the Open, Brands looked good but I don't believe he consistently can beat Carr at freestyle, Warner is....well just Warner. I believe last year he proved that he has to focus on one discipline to be very good. Last year he was brutal at getting off the bottom. Marinelli...well....maybe. Who else is there? Murin, Young, Wilcke, Kemerer, DeSanto. I don't know enough about those guys to comment if they have a real shot at making any sort of World Team. If a wrestler doesn't have a legit shot at making a team, by all means keep him off the mat. My point was solely pointed to Lee. Lee is a special talent in the world of freestyle....like enough that he's the best freestyle this country has seen in a long time. I believe the way he improves at freestyle....is wrestle freestyle when he is able. I personally believe that's how you become better. My fundamental belief is that recruits go to a college that will best prepare them for their goal. If their goal is to be a NCAA team champ, then yes, if Iowa wins a team title next year that will boost recruiting. If a recruits goal is to win an Olympic/World championship then seeing Lee sit out will hurt recruiting.
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    4.) 5th at World's is bad? What have you finished top 5 in? Conference? Counties? Districts? Regionals, State(s)? JC? NAIA? DIII? DII? DI? Your response is EXACTLY why I call "trolling"......... ^Wow. What a comment. Someone must be upset. Why would my accolades or lack of accolades mean anything when discussing a placement of a professional wrestler? Does my accolades have anything to do with Gilman/Fix finishing lower than I believe Lee would had he been competing for the last two years? No. Remember when people on here make comments they are in relation to the people competing. Look up the term "relative" and find out how to comprehend a comment. I can tell you are emotionally tied to Gilman/Iowa due to the nature of your comments. It looks as if I will have to give a disclaimer....5th in the World in ANYTHING is great! I just believe had Lee been wrestling freestyle at the senior level for the last two years he would be better than both Fix and Gilman. You following now....
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    Right now, who is our p4p best freestyler?

    Gilman. He just won the WTT!
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    1). "Iowa trolling"....if I didn't like Iowa why on earth would I care to comment on one of their wrestlers not wrestling freestyle? Maybe I do like them and want to see them gain whatever edge they can on the recruiting trail against PSU and tOSU.... 2). Congrats to Gilman. He's not beating Takahashi on a regular basis, nor is he beating Uguev, Suaduleav, or Ortega on a regular basis either. He's also not better than Atli. So....yes....he's a top 10 guy in the World. Yes...that's awesome....I just believe Lee is better than that. 3). For calling me out for "not knowing all that much" about freestyle....you're staking your claim with Gilman on his silver medal finish in 2017. I can't even respond to that..But...yes....I don't know anything about international freestyle wrestling. 4). Congrats on making Final X. I'm super excited to watch Fix and Gilman wrestle it out to see who can finish 5th at World's! I really hope our 57kg rep proves me wrong. I will gladly eat crow for the US to win a medal at that weight. I just don't see it happening with Fix/Gilman.
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    If you are considering Yianni and Gable as an "anomaly"....then what in the world is Lee?? A 3x World Champ.....has to be considered an "anomaly". If Lee can't beat Gilman....then he has really regressed in the freestyle realm. I would have to believe that a guy like Lee with a plethora of offensive attacks and his tilt/turn ability can beat Gilman who is a clubber/pusher pretty consistently. I don't believe that strength would be an issue with Lee as we have seen how he handled Suriano and Tomasello his freshman year, both of those guys, to me are stronger than Gilman. Let's look at the Gilman realistically, he won a silver based on his draw....heck in the title match I don't believe he touched Takahasi's legs. He was pounded at World's in 2018 and beat handily this year at Yarygin. He isn't a world beater. Maybe this year he will surprise some people if he makes the team, but I doubt it. He isn't a realistic medal threat. I personally believe TnT have a bad taste in their mouth after the Dennis/Ramos deal and don't want that to happen again, therefore they will allow Gilman to be "the guy" until 2020. Then it's free game for Lee to jump in.
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    It's sad to see a freestyle talent like Lee's wasted in the early part of his career. I'm a freestyle junkie, so I have a biased view. So take my opinion with a grain of salt. I agree that Brands' job to have the University of Iowa win, but it's also to promote the program and develop athletes. Look at the notoriety that Snyder brought to tOSU when we was successful on the senior level WHILE competing at tOSU. What would that do for TnT and Iowa if Lee won a World Championship this year or an Olympic Gold in 2020? I'm sure every light weight recruit in the country would want to be training with TnT/Perry. I don't see how Lee wrestling freestyle would hurt recruiting in anyway....if he gets hurt...yes, it would hurt Iowa's chance drastically to beat PSU....but darn, Iowa gets 3rd/4th in the country instead of 1st/2nd. I don't think dropping a couple places nationally because of a freak injury would "hurt" recruiting. If that's the case, Iowa's recruiting is doomed....they've finished runner up 1 time since 2011.
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    Maybe you are right... I just find it hard to believe that Lee all of a sudden doesn't want to wrestle freestyle.
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    Wait....so you really believe that Spencer Lee just doesn't want to compete at freestyle anymore? I totally get him getting over some sickness this year, but what happened last year when he just dismantled the 125er's in the country. His knee was 100% come NCAA's....and then he just doesn't show up for anything in the freestyle world? Lee has been adamant about his freestyle aspirations. I find it very hard to believe that those aspirations just disappear when you put on an Iowa singlet. I have a hunch that Brands realizes that if he's going to beat PSU it's going to be over the next two years and he's in no way going to jeopardize that by letting guys wrestle freestyle. Which is sad, but...it is what it is. Now, saying that, I believe Iowa guys not wrestling freestyle while at Iowa will kill the recruiting. Especially when they see guys like Yianni and Snyder having success. Defend the decision, defend Brands, make the excuses about geography, hot bed of talent, RTC funding, keep them coming.....but at the end of the day, they ain't winnin' and this bold move by Brands to have the best freestyle talent this country has ever seen not wrestle freestyle anymore will come back and kill whatever recruiting power they do have.
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    Did Iowa decide to ignore Freestyle?

    Again.....I'll say it...... At the end of the day a 3x World Champ has never wrestled a Senior level freestyle event and hasn't wrestled a freestyle match in 2+ years.....something is wrong here.....
  15. Seems like we have different definitions of what constitutes the "best" P4P list....I'm not right....they aren't right....everyone is entitled to their OWN definition of what is the "best" in terms of a subjective list. I'm just very surprised that Sadulaev isn't lower on the list than Burroughs, Snyder, Taylor, and Dake. LOLOLOL
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