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Congrats to Tony Nelson silver in Istanbul, Zach Rey 5th, and Tervel bronze in Paris. Any videos of those matches posted, in particular the Akgul matches?

 

This will be another hot weight class at the Trials............gotta qualify the weight

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Congrats to Tony Nelson silver in Istanbul, Zach Rey 5th, and Tervel bronze in Paris. Any videos of those matches posted, in particular the Akgul matches?

 

This will be another hot weight class at the Trials............gotta qualify the weight

 

Akgul-Nelson

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQDTkHPg3U

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Akgul is fantastic. If he takes you down, you're going to get turned. Just love his instant offense, match after match, no less coming from one of the big boys at HWT.

 

Didn't find the Zach Rey-Akgul match yet, but did see a few of the other Rey and Nelson matches last night going through the Yasar Dogu archives. Nelson looked huge compared to some of his other opponents, but he didn't look huge against Akgul. Akgul's a pretty big guy, I guess. 

 

Thought Nelson was aggressive offensively and wrestled real well through his bracket. Enjoyed the pin! 

 

Only saw 2 of Zach Rey's matches, and he looked like he had more offense than he usually displays. I'd like to see Zach tap into his potential and break out more and more offense in the future. IMO, he really looks like a big strong athletic HWT that is capable of scoring a lot of points if he puts the pedal to the medal.

 

Now, gotta try to find the Rey-Akgul match. Off to the archives!

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Was just watching a few Taha Akgul (TUR) matches on youtube, and didn't realize how much offense this guy has for a heavyweight. Beautiful assortment of takedowns right to trapped arm guts, or killer leg laces, or whatever, for tech falls. Fun to watch.

 

Would love to see Zach Rey open it up like that. 

.... watched Taha on youtube- - - wow, he moves like DT!!!!....

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Akgul is fantastic. If he takes you down, you're going to get turned. Just love his instant offense, match after match, no less coming from one of the big boys at HWT.

 

Didn't find the Zach Rey-Akgul match yet, but did see a few of the other Rey and Nelson matches last night going through the Yasar Dogu archives. Nelson looked huge compared to some of his other opponents, but he didn't look huge against Akgul. Akgul's a pretty big guy, I guess. 

 

Thought Nelson was aggressive offensively and wrestled real well through his bracket. Enjoyed the pin! 

 

Only saw 2 of Zach Rey's matches, and he looked like he had more offense than he usually displays. I'd like to see Zach tap into his potential and break out more and more offense in the future. IMO, he really looks like a big strong athletic HWT that is capable of scoring a lot of points if he puts the pedal to the medal.

 

Now, gotta try to find the Rey-Akgul match. Off to the archives!

 

Not IF he takes you down, he WILL take you down, the guy's takedown is as good as his leg laces.

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