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Absolutely it was expected. Unlike the guy who beat Snyder in the junior worlds from Russia andhiis eame escapes me, Semenov has improved, doesn't have the worst gas tank in the world and gets after it. One of the better bad body wrestlers I've seen in a long time. How much can Coon close the gap in a year and a half concentrating only on Greco? Or does he concentrate on freestyle? Pretty much the biggest guy there as well and folk style, being closer to Freestyle, doesn't put him as far behind the eight-ball technically

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17 minutes ago, Ogalthorpe Haywood said:

That’s getting tossed twice not getting caught.  Still great run bye Coon. Congrats on the silver 

It was sarcasm. 

The Russian was very comfortable in countering Coons sag bodylock with his own, launching the Aerospace engineer into orbit ...twice.

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Well, even though Adam lost, this is still a great accomplishment. Hopefully Adam can learn from this and get better. And as Silvermedal said, hopefully this is the first of many. 

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11 hours ago, tbert said:

He caught him...twice  

haha...with the same move...which is also Coon's best move and position

Coon had a great tournament. He had three wins by fall, but they were mostly gutty performances with the homerun style. 

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Just watched all of Coon's matches. His run was no fluke. He uses his build to the best of his advantage. His body lock and lateral drop are going to be there a lot due to his length and long arms. Once he locks that up, his leverage and gorilla strength let him horse guys around. He's going to be able to do that to a lot of guys and get falls. Now, I just hope he adds to his arsenal and closes up some of his holes. 

For his 1st senior level appearance, you can't give him grade him less than an A. Really happy for him .

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26 minutes ago, jcjcjc said:

haha...with the same move...which is also Coon's best move and position

Coon had a great tournament. He had three wins by fall, but they were mostly gutty performances with the homerun style. 

4 falls actually :)

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1 hour ago, PSUMike said:

Just watched all of Coon's matches. His run was no fluke. He uses his build to the best of his advantage. His body lock and lateral drop are going to be there a lot due to his length and long arms. Once he locks that up, his leverage and gorilla strength let him horse guys around. He's going to be able to do that to a lot of guys and get falls. Now, I just hope he adds to his arsenal and closes up some of his holes. 

For his 1st senior level appearance, you can't give him grade him less than an A. Really happy for him .

His performance wasn’t a fluke, but the draw was. 

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12 minutes ago, Billyhoyle said:

His performance wasn’t a fluke, but the draw was. 

Maybe. Having Riza, the Cuban, and the Russian on the opposite side was certainly a plus. But, we have no data points to indicate how Coon would do against them so that remains to be seen. 

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16 hours ago, PSUMike said:

Maybe. Having Riza, the Cuban, and the Russian on the opposite side was certainly a plus. But, we have no data points to indicate how Coon would do against them so that remains to be seen. 

He would lose to anyone of them 

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28 minutes ago, spartak said:

He would lose to anyone of them 

Speculation. Taylor couldn't beat Yazdani. Burroughs couldn't beat Tsargush. Gardner couldn't beat Karelin. 

Until they did. 

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I would not put Taylor-Yazdani in the same breath as the other two match ups you mentioned.  Plenty of people knew that Taylor would beat Yazdani the first time they wrestled.  He ain't no Karelin…..and Burroughs came out of nowhere really to beat Tsargush.  Everybody knows Taylor and what he can do.  Yazdani has nothing on Taylor.  Taylor exploits those underhooks and lack of cardio quite efficiently.

Unless Sadulaev goes back down to 86.....right now I don't see Taylor losing the next 2 years.  Unless Cox beats him for the 2020 spot.

 

 

 

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