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Eddie Orozco

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  1. I’m guessing that either Aaron Pico or Mark Hall beat Sidakov at the junior level
  2. I think today’s format is a lot tougher as you can’t win gold if you take a loss under the current format. Plus, there are a lot more Russian wrestlers in a given bracket these days.
  3. Great call on Steveson. Your 97kg analysis is up there too.
  4. The second match was probably 30 minutes to an hour after the first. I don’t know for sure but my guess is that it was closer to 30 minutes which is not unusual at the Olympics. This short rest between rounds 1 and 2 is a crucial factor that I feel many people overlook given how deep some of these Olympic weights are (very few places to avoid grueling first and second round matches at 57kg, 65kg and 74kg) and I feel that this definitely was a factor for Dake who is not known for his conditioning. I was not that surprised that Dake lost given that he did not look great off the scale, the the short time between weighing in and rounds 1/2, and the fact that Dake faced a tough round 1 opponent who did not let him breathe.
  5. I don’t agree with you on Snyder being better than everyone at 74kg. Let’s take a step back and think about how ridiculously good Dake is at wrestling from all positions and the fact that he was not able to get past JB until this year. In my opinion both Dake and JB are ahead of Snyder on the p4p list. I would also put David Taylor ahead of Snyder and Dake has never lost to Taylor in freestyle. Sidakov’s results in the last several years should also put him ahead of Snyder in the p4p rankings. Now, let’s add Chamizo whose wrestling technique is among the very best in the world and the arrival of Kadimagomedov and 74kg is looking a lot tougher than a 97kg class where the majority of the field (except for Sadulaev and Snyder) does not have a gas tank that would hold up in back to back tough matches on short rest (Olympics are tough).
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