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  1. There were WTTs for all weights this year. Gilman wrestled, and teched, Vito twice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. He didn’t even register for WTTs this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bo has been training MMA full time since OTTs last year and he’s already a much, much better striker than Askren. Also, while both Ben and Bo are obviously phenomenal wrestlers, I think Bo is better at taking an opponent down from neutral than Ben is/was. A lot of Ben’s stuff was based off of scrambling, which has limited utility in wrestling, where someone can punch you in the face while you’re going for a far ankle. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I thought it was assumed he would head back to Sunkist/ASU. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Funny. Iowa started out 2021-2022 as the favorite, then TnT did their thing, and Lee, Ayala, Eierman, Kemerer and Cassioppi were all out or very hampered by the end of the year. So, while Iowa was the favorite on paper, they have a pretty amazing ability to fall apart at the absolute worst time possible. Counting that chicken before it hatched, particularly when PSU was pretty damn loaded, seems like a really bad idea. As a reminder, Iowa was predicted to score ~120pts by various rankers at the start of last season. They scored 62. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. He’s also likely cutting a whole hell of a lot less than he was a year or two out of college. Being regularly or chronically dehydrated is pretty terrible for cardiovascular performance. Even a 2.5% loss of body fluids can reduce time to exhaustion by as much as 45% (Sawka, Young, Cadarette, et al. 1985). Despite what people like to tell themselves, they aren’t even close to recovered when they hit the mat two hours after weigh-in with an 8lb cut. There’s a reason endurance athletes on every other sport try to stay as hydrated as possible during their activity. From personal experience (as a former pro mountain bike racer), if I tip the scales, dehydrated, at 62kg and try to do some 6min intervals at 350w, I’m going to fall over dead after the first couple. If I’m 63.5kg and keep drinking during my recovery periods I’ll be able to knock out a lot more. My heart rate will be lower, by blood will be thinner, etc. Living at 7,000ft this all becomes apparent a lot faster than at lower elevations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Her most recent match was 76kg WTTs, round 2, where she got teched by Guilford. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. FWIW, I'm not a fan of DT on a personal level. Quite the opposite. I'm simply not willing to ignore the fact that he's a 3x World/Olympic gold medalist, with all of those wins over Yazdani. Also, Yazdani beat Geduev, who was the guy who knocked JB into repechage in Rio. Yazdani didn't luck into that win. He was better than any else at 74kg in Rio. Yazdani has one of the best resumes in the world. He's got wins over Sharifov, Yasar, Ghasempour, Espinal, Amine, Tsabalov, Geduev, etc. He's literally the person who made Ghasempour "run away" to 92kg, where he's now beaten Cox twice.
  9. TMS is definitely a person who would be vulnerable to Elor’s style. You get even the slightest bit sloppy and Amit Elor is putting you on your back. TMS is a great wrestler (see: Olympic gold) but she has vulnerabilities. Adeline is going to have a hard time holding off Elor if she goes up. She’s no spring chicken and just had twins. In short, I think Elor takes the spot at either weight. I don’t see Blades beating her, either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I suggest you watch Taylor - Yazdani V again and watch Taylor take down Yazdani twice, plus a step out, from neutral, on his feet. No one else managed to take Yazdani down at Worlds this year. For being so offensively limited, it’s amazing that Taylor has been able to beat an Olympic gold medalist and 3x world champ so many times. /s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Weren’t you one of the people who entertained the idea of Zahid beating Taylor? You were also the guy who said Taylor has “no offense”. Yeah, maybe just a little bit of a weird negative bias going on here. Here’s a reminder of one of the dumbest takes on this board: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. With Dake at 74kg and Taylor at 86kg? I don't think they've ever competed under those circumstances. DT is likely the PFP best wrestler in the US right now. He just throttled another Olympic gold medalist. Are we going to pretend that DT hasn't improved dramatically after he finally made the decision to go up to a more natural weight, or just continually throw out stats from 6 years ago?
  13. Man, you really don't have much respect for an Olympic gold medalist and 2x World Champ at an Olympic weight, do you?
  14. Dean? Max Dean is at Penn State. Gabe Dean lives in Michigan.
  15. What do you think about Murin vs SVN? If you watch SVN's (very limited) RS matches from last year vs what he's been posting on social media, the kid has totally transformed his body.
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