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This is Weird: Jaydin Eierman replacing Zain Retherford

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Per Themat.com: "Two-time Senior World Team member Zain Retherford has pulled out of the [Pan Am Games], and 2019 U23 World Team member Jaydin Eierman will replace him at 65 kg. Following the 2019 Pan Am Games selection procedures for wrestling, Eierman has stepped up to accept his participation in the Games." 

If Zain  can't go, should Yianni get the shot? The article does not even mention Yianni.

 

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11 minutes ago, BobDole said:

Neither probably wants to compete and make weight if there is a potential for match 2 and/or 3 coming up in a couple weeks.

Well since Yianni just competed in Poland, why would he not want to wrestle again? It may be that USAW does not want to appear to be  replacing Zain with Yianni.

 

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16 minutes ago, NJDan said:

Per Themat.com: "Two-time Senior World Team member Zain Retherford has pulled out of the [Pan Am Games], and 2019 U23 World Team member Jaydin Eierman will replace him at 65 kg. Following the 2019 Pan Am Games selection procedures for wrestling, Eierman has stepped up to accept his participation in the Games." 

If Zain  can't go, should Yianni get the shot? The article does not even mention Yianni.

 

Does anybody know the rationale behind sending the U23 rep instead of the senior level alternate? Seems like such a bizarre move there has to be something more to it.

I’m guessing Yianni was offered and declined. Otherwise it just makes no sense. 

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3 minutes ago, fightingsioux said:

 They go by USAW rankings, the next wrestler in line gets the spot. And I think they've got Eierman ahead of Yianni.

According to Flo, Eierman is not ranked, but there are a few guys ahead of Yianni, which is also weird:

65kg

  1. Zain Retherford, Benton, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
  2. Logan Stieber, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
  3. B.J. Futrell, Philadelphia, Pa. (Titan Mercury WC/Pennsylvania RTC)
  4. Joey McKenna, Towaco, N.J. (Lehigh Valley WC)
  5. Ryan Deakin, Broomsfield, Colo. (Northwestern)
  6. Yianni Diakomihalis, Rochester, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC)
  7. Evan Henderson, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Camel WCRTC)
  8. Robbie Mathers, Phoenix, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
  9. Anthony Abidin, Fresno, Calif. (Valley RTC)
  10. Josh Kindig, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Sunkist Kids)

 

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Ladder would be Zain, Yianni, Molinaro (beat Oliver for true second at the WTT), Oliver, Eierman based on finax/WTT.  Yianni might have been asked but he wrestled in Poland this weekend and maybe he was doesn't want to be in Peru in two days.  He also might be involved with the arbitration this week.  Someone had posted that last weeks date was to rule on whether or not the case was arbitrable and that this week the case would be heard and decided on the merits.  Are we sure Zain pulled out due to injury or is he somehow involved in the arbitration too?

In any event Molinaro and Oliver would both have to turn down the spot for it to fall to Eierman. 

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1 minute ago, Fishbane said:

Ladder would be Zain, Yianni, Molinaro (beat Oliver for true second at the WTT), Oliver, Eierman based on finax/WTT.  Yianni might have been asked but he wrestled in Poland this weekend and maybe he was doesn't want to be in Peru in two days.  He also might be involved with the arbitration this week.  Someone had posted that last weeks date was to rule on whether or not the case was arbitrable and that this week the case would be heard and decided on the merits.  Are we sure Zain pulled out due to injury or is he somehow involved in the arbitration too?

In any event Molinaro and Oliver would both have to turn down the spot for it to fall to Eierman. 

Correct.  There are established procedures for this, posted here.  Section 4.1.1 "...If a replacement athlete is needed, USA Wrestling will work down the final trials events results in rank order."

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35 minutes ago, fightingsioux said:

NJDan, are you sure that's a current list? Logan Stieber retired.

No, I am not sure. But the rankings on the USAW website also have Logan and seem to be more than a year old.

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30 minutes ago, Fishbane said:

Ladder would be Zain, Yianni, Molinaro (beat Oliver for true second at the WTT), Oliver, Eierman based on finax/WTT.  Yianni might have been asked but he wrestled in Poland this weekend and maybe he was doesn't want to be in Peru in two days.  He also might be involved with the arbitration this week.  Someone had posted that last weeks date was to rule on whether or not the case was arbitrable and that this week the case would be heard and decided on the merits.  Are we sure Zain pulled out due to injury or is he somehow involved in the arbitration too?

In any event Molinaro and Oliver would both have to turn down the spot for it to fall to Eierman. 

Given the window of notice, who would expect Frank or JO to be within striking distance of weight.  This is not a surprise.

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1 hour ago, FlyinLion said:

Correct.  There are established procedures for this, posted here.  Section 4.1.1 "...If a replacement athlete is needed, USA Wrestling will work down the final trials events results in rank order."

Maybe Yianni turned down an invite to Pan Ams. Who knows, really. It isn't like they call pressers to explain things to anyone. 

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1 minute ago, justafan said:

He did

Are you saying Yianni turned it down? 

Maybe he did. Maybe not.

Would it teally be so hard for USAW to explain why Eierman is going. We are talking about three sentences at most.

 

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8 minutes ago, NJDan said:

Are you saying Yianni turned it down? 

Maybe he did. Maybe not.

Would it teally be so hard for USAW to explain why Eierman is going. We are talking about three sentences at most.

 

Would it be hard for them to explain what happened scoring in Zain/Yanni?

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