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World Medalists should get a bye to the US Open Finals

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3 hours ago, hammerlockthree said:

I guess there is no US open next year...so drop them into a round robin with the top 3 from the WTTs. 

Those are just random ideas I think our top guys are being catered to too much. 

Agreed. No one should get to sit until a best of three.

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Just now, HokieHWT said:

Agreed. No one should get to sit until a best of three.

Especially a returning bronze medalist. I’ve always thought it’s stupid that when it comes to making the next world team a bronze medalist gets the exact same privilege and treatment as a world champion. Especially in a double bronze system. Way too much value accrues to someone who proved he was the 3rd or 4th best guy at the weight the prior year. 

I personally think only returning gold medalists should sit in the finals, but I’d be ok with nobody sitting in the finals.

 

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USA Wrestling has released the Olympic Team Trials procedures for next year, confirming a number of important things.

Among the most important one:

  • Penn State will host the Trials April 4-5, 2020
  • Non-Olympic weight world medalists will receive a bye to the semifinals of the challenge tournament
  • Olympic weight medalists will once again receive byes to the finals
  • Wrestlers who qualify the weight but don't medal at worlds will get the 1 seed at Trials
  • The "last chance qualifier" for the Olympics will be in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 30-May 3

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9 hours ago, hammerlockthree said:

I guess there is no US open next year...so drop them into a round robin with the top 3 from the WTTs. 

Those are just random ideas I think our top guys are being catered to too much. 

I thought I heard the Open was in December, or some other crazy early month.

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25 minutes ago, dmm53 said:

USA Wrestling has released the Olympic Team Trials procedures for next year, confirming a number of important things.

Among the most important one:

  • Penn State will host the Trials April 4-5, 2020
  • Non-Olympic weight world medalists will receive a bye to the semifinals of the challenge tournament
  • Olympic weight medalists will once again receive byes to the finals
  • Wrestlers who qualify the weight but don't medal at worlds will get the 1 seed at Trials
  • The "last chance qualifier" for the Olympics will be in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 30-May 3

Wonder why they changed from two last chance qualifier tournaments available in 2012 & 2016 to just one in 2020?

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