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I just recently watched the Terry documentary from Flo again. Terry was the defending world champ and lost to the future Olympic champ in Kendall Cross in 96. Has there been any other year or weight like this where the Gold Medal match was essentially wrestled at the trials?

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Les Gutches beat defending world champion (and defending Olympic Champion) Kevin Jackson in 1996 winning in Nationals and 2 for 2 in Olympic trials.  He did not medal that year but did win worlds the following year.

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this NCAA will be interesting

Would like to see this same topic but with Russian athletes over the years. How many world champ vs world champ matches have there been at the Russian nationals....

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I guess you could put down Snyder vs Varner

Yes only happened one other time when a defending Olympic champ wrestled the defending World champ in the finals of the OTT. Lewis vs Smith the other. Both series went three matches. Varner had to wrestle Snyder the same day as mini. Lewis got a days rest.

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Shultz - Sheets

What makes you think this?  Schultz was 6th at the Olympics this year and Sheets never went before or after to the worlds or Olympics.

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