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2 hours ago, MDAlum said:

That is true.  He is a good top wrestler.  My position is that he is not good in neutral, and uses his length to fend off attacks without a real offense of his own.  He certainly won the title without controversy.  I am not trying to discredit any of that.  He might develop into an offensive threat in neutral, but it isn't there now.  

Once Joseph got turned, it became a defensive stall from Lewis to close it out.  Nothing wrong with that.

So first you said he won because of counter punching and after being called out as wrong you change gears and pick a new way to knock him.  

Then you top it off with "I'm not trying to discredit that" before closing with saying he stalled.  

Awesome.  You know Lewis must actually be really good if he has already inspired this level of absurd jealousy.

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I kind of get what MDAlum is saying, but you can’t win Junior Worlds, especially at a weight anywhwere near 74 kg, and not be elite from neutral. Lewis has the goods. He was a freshman at his first NCAAs wrestling “the next 4-timer” and the guy who beat him. He was appropriately cautious. 

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8 hours ago, MDAlum said:

That is true.  He is a good top wrestler.  My position is that he is not good in neutral, and uses his length to fend off attacks without a real offense of his own.  He certainly won the title without controversy.  I am not trying to discredit any of that.  He might develop into an offensive threat in neutral, but it isn't there now.  

Once Joseph got turned, it became a defensive stall from Lewis to close it out.  Nothing wrong with that.

I didn’t watch any of the Junior Team stuff, but if he won a world title then he’s probably pretty decent from neutral.  I guess I just saw the match through a different lens.  I didn’t see defensive stalling, I saw Lewis avoiding Joseph’s strongest position.  Too bad Lewis is in the ACC, we’ll just have to hope they meet again at the NCAA tournament next year.

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4 hours ago, LCpl Schmuckatelli said:

I didn’t watch any of the Junior Team stuff, but if he won a world title then he’s probably pretty decent from neutral.  I guess I just saw the match through a different lens.  I didn’t see defensive stalling, I saw Lewis avoiding Joseph’s strongest position.  Too bad Lewis is in the ACC, we’ll just have to hope they meet again at the NCAA tournament next year.

Or at Southern Scuffle. 

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