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  1. Places 7 thru 10 are determined by how many classification points they earned during the tournament. Win by fall, default, DQ — 5 classification points Win by technical superiority (10 pts / 8 in greco) — 4 Win — 3 Lose, but score points in the effort — 1 Ties are broken by: - The most victories by “Fall” - The most match won by superiority - The most technical points scored - The fewest technical points given - The lowest seeds number (if applicable) - The lowest draw number
  2. From Article 33 of the UWW Rules (page 26): 1st — 25 2nd — 20 3rd-3rd — 15 5th-5th — 10 7th — 8 8th — 6 9th — 4 10th — 2 In the case of a tie, it's most first places, then most second places, etc.
  3. Same. I wanted Taylor but I"m truly happy for Yazdani and his fans.
  4. It's a joy to watch these guys wrestle each other. I wanted Taylor to win again, but incredible match and great performance by Yazdani.
  5. I don't think it's that uncommon. In the NFL, pretty sure the clock we see on the TV graphic is not the official time. In soccer, the time on the TV graphic is not official. Only the referee has the official time. And they don't even share it with anyone until they blow the whistle.
  6. It's a long article with many points, but the main idea as far as I can tell is that is that the risk of COVD skews very old regardless of vaccination status, so issues such as vaccination, masking, social distancing, and boosters should take into account the different risk to different demographics and not be one-size-fits-all.
  7. Yes. What did I get wrong? From the article: "According to that data, an unvaccinated 10-year-old, who may look like the very picture of COVID vulnerability heading into the school year, faces a lower mortality risk than a vaccinated 25-year-old, whom we might today regard as close to safe as can be. In England, the incidence of hospitalization among unvaccinated kids was lower than that of those vaccinated aged 18 to 29, and in recent weeks, the hospitalization rate among kids ages 5 to 14 has been only about one per 100,000." My claim was that unvaccinated kids have better COVID outcomes than vaccinated adults. This statement from the article supports that.
  8. No one who didn't stress about someone without a flu shot being around their kid in 2018 should stress about someone without the COVID vaccine being around their kid in 2021. Unvaccinated kids have better COVID outcomes than vaccinated adults. [Source: nymag.com] "Long COVID" in kids is a very small risk. [Source: BBC] All vaccines are not created equal. The polio vaccine I got when I was a kid means I have a 0% chance of getting polio my entire lifetime. The COVID vaccine I got earlier this year means I can still get COVID, still transmit COVID, but supposedly means I will have a better outcome if I do get it. Oh, and it might have an expiration date and I'll need a booster. And the booster will mean what? If it means as much as the original vaccine, it won't mean much. In my opinion, the precautions taken to prevent COVID are extraordinarily out of proportion with the risk of COVID. A buddy of mine moved to Sweden in early 2020 before COVID hit. Had I known then what was coming, I might have stowed away in his suitcase. COVID is real in Sweden too, but life is normal.
  9. I disagree. I think the bigger shock was that Karelin lost. Gardner was World Champion the following year and took Bronze in 2004. If someone was going to beat him, it's not that surprising that it would be the guy who was World Champion the next year too and then repeated as a Olympic medalist. Gardner beating Karelin was certainly his burst onto the scene, but his success following Gold in Sydney makes it less of a shock to me that Gardner was the one who did it.
  10. I love J'den but acknowledge that he walks a fine line feeling wronged. It could fuel him to higher heights. Perhaps he'll be a better wrestler in 2024 because of this episode. Who knows? Or, it could distract him and he'll be worse off. Time will tell.
  11. I am a proud fan-boy of J'den Cox. He came and did a camp for us and I could not have been more impressed. I love the chip on his shoulder and his dissatisfaction. I believe it fuels him in a positive way. Can't wait to watch him at Worlds and through 2024.
  12. Coach's Syllabus for Greco Roman Wrestling by Mike Houck (YouTube video) I watched this video and thought I'd give a review. It's fantastic. Any coach who doesn't currently have the confidence to coach greco should come away from this video feeling like they have a lot of tools to start incorporating greco into their programs. The video covers 15 basic greco skills: 1. Stance 2. Motion 3. Contact 4. The Tie-up 5. Pummelling 6. Off-balancing 7. Penetration Step 8. Common Body attacks 9. Centering 10 Common Finishes 11. The Bridge 12. The Back Arch 13. The Back Step 14. Hip Pop 15. Grips The first comment on the video has each skill time-stamped if you want to quickly go to that section of the video. What made this video particularly helpful is that each skill is demonstrated clearly, then several examples of each skill are shown as they happen in a real match. It was really helpful to have such good examples of the techniques from real matches. The video also does a good job showing progressions for skills such the bridge and the back arch, which are difficult skills for many beginners. Even though the video is obviously old, the skills seem timeless. It doesn't feel dated at all to me. If there have been rule changes in the sport since then that would make anything he said obsolete, someone brighter than myself will have to fill us in. As it is, this video gets a big thumbs up from me.
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