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  1. I agree with Spladle- Dake did what he was supposed to do- I did expect Gadzhiyev match to be a bit more competitive though not sure why. As far as the weight cutting, I remember talking to Rob Koll while we were waiting for a flight and I asked him if Kyle Dake fake tans. Koll told me Dake is so serious about his training methods that he would never subject his body to something "unnatural." Apparently, he just goes around without a shirt - I guess I would too if I looked like him without one! LOL! :D My point is, if Dake is that concerned about the details, we shouldn't be worried about him weight cutting- he's doing it the right way.
  2. Maybe your being too hard on him? DT looked every bit the world beater after wrestling Myles Martin. He just beat a 5x World and Olympic Champ in JB- and can you remember JB ever being out of a match at the end? So perhaps we cut Taylor a little slack here- he controlled the match for most of it and shut it down 90 seconds out. I mean, even pre-injury he wasn't steamrolling Torreblanca from Cuba- they were close matches and you probably weren't worried then.
  3. I enjoy all the quality loss/moral victory for JB comments. LOL! It's like listening to SEC football fans! Difference in this match: JB not getting DT to bite on fakes and DT was heavy on the head. That and 10 extra pounds - DT's hard to finish on anyway. Too little too late for JB but in all honesty, he wasn't really in cleanly all match- made it interesting with the pushouts in the last 90 seconds once DT started backpedaling. Interesting match but DT controlled the action most of it. After seeing that, I'd take DT at that weight 7 of 10 matches.
  4. 1/2 FS - 65 kg: Z. RETHERFORD (USA) v. A. DESTRIBATS (ARG) - YouTube
  5. Here you go: 1/2 FS - 65 kg: A. DESTRIBATS (ARG) v. J. DIAKOMIHALIS (USA) - YouTube
  6. They wrestled at Pan Ams last March. Score was 7-4 Yianni in the end but that's flattering to Destribats- garbage time points . . . match wasn't really super competitive IMO.
  7. COVID's bumming me out, and I can't help but think that I paid money to watch Nate Jackson take on, umm . . . some dude who qualifies for Senior discounts at Denny's, Ethan Lizak vs. Matt McDonough (who managed for forget what freestyle wrestling was after a half-decade layoff), Snaulty (if I may be so cool as to call him that), get teched for the umteenth time in a row on another card. Not to mention waiting around with baited breath between all the Mike Mal Thinking Man pauses and finger convulsions (a la Randy "Macho Man" savage) for him to say something super astute. . . still waiting . . . There were some good matches thought, and I don't mind the RTC matchups and play for pay stuff, I guess I just hope it goes back to the way it was before at the international level. I read what I wrote and it just makes me sound bitter- maybe I am?
  8. All the usual suspects! I'm glad to see Gazhimagomedov back, I don't care what weight he's at right now, and also Ramonov at 65. Kuular is also fun to watch at that weight. I like Baev at 65kg- he's too small for 74 IMO. Regardless, I love me some Russian Nats- the level of wrestling up and down the brackets is always stellar!
  9. There may have been cheating, but neither wrestler can complain they were cheated in the amount of time they were given to turn each other on top. Can't help but think our Freestylers today would be better in par terre if they knew they got 45 seconds to turn someone or not get turned.
  10. Besides Angle? Dunno...but I do know I could watch Kurt Angle wrestling videos all day long. Dude won the Olympics after a broken neck- just nuts. Which brings me to my next question- who wins this freestyle match at 97kg- Kurt Angle or Kyle Snyder? J'den Cox?
  11. As most of you probably already know (but worth mentioning for those who don't), Trackwrestling has released it's video archive of UWW events to all of us for free. Don't know how long it's going to last so this is your chance to watch all those international matches you wanted to see. WARNING: Its not the easiest to navigate but if you want to watch something bad enough, you'll find a way. . . Here's a good starting place: https://www.trackwrestling.com/PortalPost.jsp?threadId=353470076
  12. mmmm.... I dunno. You did say "when they arrive here, step right in to being the best in U.S. collegiate wrestling, even with little understanding or training in mat wrestling." Nobody on your list was able to do that. As for the second part, I completely agree- silly.
  13. why is everyone so sure he won't continue to be our 97kg rep? Did I already miss the Olympic Trials while holed up in my bunker?
  14. as 100% correct as an opinion can be . . . lol!
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