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Snyder to 125?

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Some others have mentioned this in other threads, but I think this deserves its own conversation. It would definitely be our best team to have Taylor 86, Cox 97, and Snyder 125. Personally, I don’t think he will do it because he never backs down from a challenge, but I really wish he would! His chances of winning Olympic gold can’t be any worse. Sadulaev is probably better than Geno or Taha. Problem is I’m not sure he could finish his shots against some of these big guys, so he may not even beat the second tier guys like Deng. So to summarize here’s how I think his chances would compare if he did bump up: making the team = much better (assuming Cox goes up), getting a medal = slightly worse, winning gold = slightly better (but still slim).

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16 minutes ago, THEMAN said:

Put Taha Akgül Snyder in you search engine. Akgul is on a different level. 

 

12 minutes ago, Housebuye said:

I don’t think he is on a different level. I think they are both on the same general level but Taha has 40 pounds of muscle on Snyder

And Snyder could put on a lot of muscle before the Olympics. But yeah I realize Snyder has trained with both Taha and Cox so he should be able to make a good judgment of where to go

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Well, I just don't think Kyle has the size or frame to pack on the weight to deal with some of these bigger heavyweights. As it is now Kyle is already very muscular and I don't know where he would put 20 more pounds of muscle. 

And even though Kyle got by Gwizz in O.T. a couple of years ago in the NCAA finals, I don't know how the two match up now. Also Steveson who gave Gwizz two very tough matches at Final X this year may have something to say about this. 

As far as Kyle is concerned, I don't think he has looked great since 2017. In 2018, at the World's, I thought he looked slow and very tentative, I don't know if he was just trying to manage the matches to conserve energy for Saduleav, or was it his training. Are we looking at a guy who is he just over working himself, and is his weight lifting becoming something that might be hindering his wrestling? 

He has been going non stop pretty much for a number of years now, and probably even more so since his freshman year in college, jetting around the world to compete at a number of very difficult tournaments. I don't know maybe he needs some time off to recharge, or maybe it's something else. 

 

 

 

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Also, I forgot to mention in my previous post, we also have Cassar and our reigning Jr. World Champion, Mason Parris. I don't know how these two will figure into things next year, as well as some others. But Mason Parris is a sophomore and maybe this World title will jump starts things for him. I would assume that he might still be a year or so away, but now days you never know. As for Anthony Cassar, I read an article that said he is returning to Penn St. for another season, and is preparing for a run at making the 2020 Olympic team. 

I guess what I am really trying to say, that even though we would all like to see a heavyweight with Kyle's international accolades competing for us, I just think Kyle is, what he is, a 97Kg guy. I think our Heavyweight representative for the Olympics is going to be Gwizz, or Steveson. Maybe Cassar, but whoever it is, it will be someone other than Kyle. 

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5 hours ago, Housebuye said:

There is no way this happens. Snyder  is not going to change weights and test the waters during an Olympic year. 

 

 

I agree.  If he does go up I don't see it happening until after the Olympics.  I could see that as a potential after that.  I would say the same for Cox.  I think he goes down for the olymy but up for good after that. 

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13 minutes ago, NJDan said:

I looked at the footage. Seemed pretty equal though neither was going all out.

If you don’t think either is going all out, the much bigger guy is definitely not going anywhere near 80%.

Snyder got to the ankle on Sharifov and couldn’t pull it in...how would that go against a similarly accomplished guy who weighs 40 pounds more? 

To me, the biggest issue seems to be people have studied Kyle and wrestled from his best positions in practice to be able to slow his offense. 

If this is the case, heavyweight would be his worst place. Adding to his tactics would be the best way to improve off his “slump” of continually medaling in the world championships. 

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