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  1. 1st Period - Lee takes him down and rides him for 2:50. Tries to turn him the entire period, finally gets a turn. 4-0 Lee 2nd Period - Medley rides him for a bit, Lee gets up after a bit. Lee with another takedown. 7-0 Lee. 3rd Period - Medley takes down. Gets out. Medley hangs on his head for the remainer of the match and loses 8-1. I guess I would agree that Lee didn't look as sharp in the 3rd as he did in the 1st, but, no wrestler does. The match was never close. Medley didn't attempt to score on his feet and when he was on top he didn't attempt a turn/tilt or any offensive attack. His game plan was to go in there and keep it to a decision....he accomplished that. In folk style you're able to do that. The match was dominated from start to finish by Lee. This match didn't show me any weakness in terms of conditioning for Lee. It showed me that you can lose a decision in folk style without ever really trying to score....in any position.
  2. It's hysterical to me how people talk about how Lee gets "tired". Don't you think it's interesting to see that this year he all of a sudden doesn't get "tired". Freshman Year - Coming off of a torn ACL. I thought it was obvious, but, I guess I was wrong. When you tear your ACL your conditioning is going to suffer.....drastically. We saw that early on in Lee's freshman year. Still won a Natty....relatively easy. Sophomore Year - Lee developed mono. Again, I thought it was obvious, I guess not. Mono attacks the spleen and liver and leaves the person very fatigued. Good luck training with it. Still won a Natty.....relatively easy. Junior Year - All of a sudden Lee doesn't "conditioning" problems. When he's 100% healthy his conditioning isn't in question this year.....weird....... Remember, Lee never had "conditioning" problems at the Cadet or Junior level either. He had some battles at World's and never faded....at least that I could see. Let's use probability.....Is it more likely that the injuries in 2018 & 2019 had something to do with Lee's conditioning or he just all of a sudden solved his conditioning problem in 2020? Let's use common sense people. Also note, both of Lee's Natty's came at the end of the year, when he should in theory be wore out. But, Lee was just getting back into near 100% form and absolutely pounded the field.
  3. The way I (and 99% of the audience) read the comment is that you were insinuating that Mueller's mental strength will be one of the reasons you were picking him. Which is fine...if there is/was conclusive evidence in showing that his mental strength is greater than Lee's. There's zero evidence of this claim. Unless you see something everyone else doesn't....which I highly doubt. I would agree with the second part of the statement. If Mueller adjusts and wins from his feet he could definitely beat Lee. I just don't know how that would be accomplished. I rewatched the Finals match from last year. Mueller was bailed out by the clock at the end of the 1st, otherwise Mueller would have been in a deeper hole than just 2-0. Also, before Lee started to turn him in the last 10 seconds of the 1st Mueller was lifeless on the bottom. Not a great look. At no point in the first did Mueller have a legit chance on his feet to score. Very heavy footed straight forward wrestling. Trying one angle and then resetting....straight forward wrestlers with no combo shots aren't successful against Lee. The 2nd period was Mueller's chance to be the monster on top everyone talks about. He does very well at not allowing space between his body and his opponent's, but, he was in no way going to ever turn Lee. He held onto a top cradle for like 30 seconds...didn't do anything with....didn't attempt anything with it. Lee was able to tack on another point at the end of the period due to Mueller's bone-headed leg holding fiasco. I guess that's the mental strength you're eluding to in your original post. The 3rd period was Mueller circling for 90% of the time. You could tell he wasn't comfortable on his feet against the likes of a technical & scrambling monster in Lee. Late in the period he was in another scramble, he lost that scramble again. Convincing 5-0 win for Lee. Very lethargic match by Mueller. Looked very timid on his feet and on top. I guess most wrestlers are very timid against Lee due to his scrambling ability. Mueller also was hanging on for dear life underneath. He did a very good job of that. I haven't watch Mueller a lot this year, but, I don't think that matters. I've looked at his wins and none of those guys resemble Lee's talent. He beat Schroder 6-2, Lee beat Schroder 15-0 in the 1st period. They both have MD's over the kid from UTC. Unless something drastically has changed in a year and/or injuries play a factor, I don't see how anyone could remotely pick Mueller over a 100% Lee.
  4. My bad, he beat him in the Semis and then Suriano in the Finals?? That's even more impressive, dominated 2 of the strongest 125lber's in the last decade. Mental strength - ....HAHAHAHAHAHA....yeah........so we know for sure Mueller has "more" mental strength than Lee? Again......HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....... Adaption - Agreed....IF the opponents are close. I don't see Mueller as a huge threat, at least from his performance last year against Lee. Transitive wins - I would agree....but, both times Rivera beat Lee he wasn't 100%. Not close to 100%. The dude was coming off Mono and it still took a last second takedown to beat Lee. Mueller may be "tough" on his feet and top - but I don't see Mueller outwrestling Lee standing up. I would agree that Lee has shown weakness on bottom, maybe if Mueller can get him down and lay on him for the remainder of the match it will be beneficial. Weird things do happen, I agree. I won't comment on the last point....I think everyone agrees with that. I wasn't stating that Mueller has ZERO chance, of course everyone has a chance to win and everyone CAN lose, but, I thought the point of the thread is who people believe has the BEST CHANCE to win. I agree Mueller has a chance....just not the best chance. I also believe the gap between #1 and the rest of the field is closer at just about every weight than it is at 125. I personally believe when Lee is at 100% he is top 3 in the World.....let alone college.
  5. I'll admit I don't watch that much college wrestling, but, the amount of people picking Parris over Gable is eye opening. If Mueller didn't beat Lee after he was 75% for half the season last year what makes people think he has a chance this year? I agree Lee won't be as dominant over Mueller as he is against the rest of the country, but, I don't see what Mueller brings to the table that can beat a healthy Lee. Strength? No....not even close, Lee dominated NATO 2 years ago in the Finals as a 19 year old kid and NATO is one of the strongest 125lber's of all time. Scrambling? HA. Technique? Again....HA..... Maybe Mueller surprises everyone and beats him, but, I am just thinking how that will happen....(Note, if either is injured the prediction of a win/close match is null).
  6. How easy is it to say "my training is at 50%" when you were soundly handled?? Everyone around the world's talks about how hard Chamizo is to score on and then we he does get scored on...it's because.....he's injured. He's a shell of the guy who used to go back and forth with Romanov, seems like the high end guys have found the minor flaws. I hope to see him back to his 2015/2016 days not only for him, but for the massive amount of people who keep blaming his injuries when he loses.....
  7. The narrative should be....Snyder moved to NLWC to improve his scrambling abilities that will put him in the best position to contend for an Olympic Gold against the best of the world. It's a learning process. There will be bumps in the road (Pellicone), but, Cael and Varner have had major success at the upper weights and their specialty is technique progression. I would love to see Snyder put the strongman weights away....but, it seems that he never will and strongly believe that bench pressing 405lbs helps him wrestle. I personally don't....but to each their own.
  8. Well anyone in the field CAN be an Olympic champ....but how much would Sadulaev have to regress and how much would Snyder have to improve for that scenario to have a decent chance of happening.....LOL......
  9. I agree.....but will he adjust. IMO there is a lot to take away from every match at the highest level of wrestling due to the talent discrepancy is minute. Snyder isn't that much worse than Sadulaev, Sharifof, and Mohammadian, but, the difference is those guys MAKE Synder wrestle THEIR match. The take away (IMO) for Snyder in all of those matches is....stop squatting 8 million pounds and start wrestling live in ONLY scrambling situations with Cael/Varner. The only opponent mentioned previously that I don't believe Synder can scramble with is Sadulaev....I agree....he's light years behind him. So the takeaway from the Sadulaev match is.....wrestle your match, slow the match down, and use your strength to your advantage (push outs are way better than takedowns against Sadulaev), the only takedowns he should try to initiate against Sadulaev is on the edge of the mat. Snyder has the ability to scramble with Sharifov and Mohammadian.....if he adjusts his training regiment.
  10. It's the same American drivel....When our top guy(s) get beat by any one that we don't think they should lose to....they are on steroids!!!!!! Did any of the people commenting on Mohammadian actually watch the matches he had between Bo and Snyder? Or are just reading Flo's article about how he was banned for 4 years due to a PED? The Bo Match: What can anyone say here besides Bo looked absolutely WAY to small for 97. Bo's strength in folk style will be his demise in freestyle. He was tossed around and couldn't penetrate Mohammadian's defense. Simple match. No challenge due to the size discrepancy. Hopefully Bo will put his "friendship" aside with DT and actually go down to a weight he actually has a chance at. The Snyder Match: When is America going to wake up and see the best year's from Snyder are behind him (unless he makes drastic changes to his training). Snyder use to be able to out muscle his competition and out condition them. There were a good number of guys (4/5) that had better technical skills than Snyder, but they couldn't match his strength or his motor. Now, I still don't believe they can match his motor, but, they are taking the matches to where Snyder struggles.....scrambling. His loss to Sharifov was actually him being out muscled...his match with Mohammadian was him just getting out classed. All you see on social media is Snyder doing these huge power lifts and lifting very heavy weight, yet, when he gets on the mat (at least in his losses) that strength doesn't seem to translate over. I believe guys like Mohammadian and Sadulaev will always take him into deep water scrambling situations and ultimately come out on top, but, I think it's evident that when he loses to a guy like Sharifov (who is a guy that wrestle the perfect match for him....straight forward).....something tells me the world's top 2-3 guys have figured him out. Now....I am sure I will hear the following..... 1). "Look what he's done!!! What have you ever done!!!!' 2). "Synder is the greatest American wrestler ever!!!' 3). "Are you some sort of wrestling coach!? You think you know what to train better than Snyder!" 4). "What are your credentials!? I'm sure not better than Synder's!!!" Remember people, we don't compare professional/Olympic level athletes to a common person, we compare them to their field. Don't worry about the source....read the content....if you disagree with the points, dispute them.
  11. Agreed on the Yazdani/Cox matchup. I think it's pretty evident that Taylor's pace kills Yazdani after 4ish minutes. The fact that people are correlating margin of victory to dominance is absolutely idiotic. Sadulaev beat Clayton Foster like 6-2....I'm sure other people beat Foster worse than that....and the most dominant wrestler in the World over the last 6 years has been Sadulaev. Looking back through....I'm guessing the people who are correlating margin of victory to dominance are just trolling....people can't honestly be that ignorant.
  12. Looks to be smart move for Snyder. Gets to roll with Taylor, Cassar, and Bo and will get to hear perspectives from Varner and Sanderson....seems like a match made in heaven. IMO I don't think this has anything to do with Cox and everything to do with improving partners and coaches......
  13. Based on what? He was just out-muscled by a dude that wrestled 92kg earlier this year. You think he could withstand the mass and strength from Geno, Akghul, Khizriev, Khotsianivskyi, Rakhimov, or Zhiwei? I don't see him ever weighing more than 105kg, I don't think he could withstand the pure size of the guys mentioned. Snyder wrestled Coon when Snyder weighed around 230...and it took everything in him to withstand the size for 7 minutes...and I hope we can all agree that Coon is no where near the guys previously mentioned in the realm of freestyle skill.....
  14. "Snyder can guarantee a medal" at 125.....Wow.... Welcome to America in 2019........
  15. I've contacted TheMat.com's executive team. They are implementing a subscription service at my request. We went back and forth on the target price point....I directed them to this thread and it seems they have landed on $150 for a yearly subscription. See ya @jon
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