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1 - Sadulaev - No doubt about that, the most dominant wrestler today, just got his fifth World/Olympic gold (the same number as Burroughs, but much younger than the american)

2 - Sidakov - Amazing run, had to beat Burroughs and Chamizo again to win the Worlds for the second time. He is the first wrestler to beat Burroughs twice. Scored 14 total takedowns on his run, that's an impressive number.

3 - Petriashvili - Again he beat Akgul in the finals, who was having a very good year in 2019. It's his 3rd straight world title.

4 - Yazdani - The most dominant wrestler in the tournament, 4 matches, 2 TF and 2 falls, one of them against the russian Naifonov, who is a pretty good wrestler. It's his second world title. Aside of that, 1 olympic title and 2 more world medals (silver and bronze).

5 - Uguev - He had to beat Amiraslanov (2019 European Games champion), Erdenebat (2018 Asian Games champion, 2 world medals), Atri (2019 Asian champion), Kumar Ravi (won bronze, beat Takahashi) and the number 2 Atli (2019 European champion and world bronze last year) (TF on this last one) to win his second straight world title.

6 - Rashidov - Don't get me wrong, he was at the toughest weight at the whole tournament and had to pass through the likes of Aliyev, Musukaev and Otoguro just to reach the final match, but for me there was too much controversy on his matches against the azerbaijani and Musukaev that I ended up ranking him this low. Rashidov got his first world gold after 2 straight world silver medals.

7 - Cox - Let me begin explaining why I ranked this next 4 wrestlers this low. I can't put world champions on non-olympic weight classes above the champions of olympic weight classes, especially on a pre-olympic year. Cox is the better of the four in my opinion, he is very dominant, no one scored on him in the whole tournament and had a very stiff test on Karimi in the finals on his way to the second straight world title.

8 - Baev - He had to face great competition on his run, Iakobshvili (2017 World champion and bronze last year), Navruzov (2016 Olympic bronze medalist, and 2015 world silver) and Gadzhiev (bronze this year and silver world medal in 2017). Baev got two 4-point TDs on his final match, that's something you don't see very often in a final world match.

9 - Dake - One of the weakest weights, Dake did not repeat as unscored upon as last year, the tough russian Gadzhimagomedov was not in the field, but he still had to face the 2016 olympic bronze medalist and now 2x world silver Hasanov in the finals. We will have to agree that he did just the enough to win.

10 - Lomtadze - Finally the georgian got his world title, but he had the weakest opponents of all the world champions in my opinion and it's his first world title.

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4 hours ago, Axe_Spartan said:

1 - Sadulaev - No doubt about that, the most dominant wrestler today, just got his fifth World/Olympic gold (the same number as Burroughs, but much younger than the american)

2 - Sidakov - Amazing run, had to beat Burroughs and Chamizo again to win the Worlds for the second time. He is the first wrestler to beat Burroughs twice. Scored 14 total takedowns on his run, that's an impressive number.

3 - Petriashvili - Again he beat Akgul in the finals, who was having a very good year in 2019. It's his 3rd straight world title.

4 - Yazdani - The most dominant wrestler in the tournament, 4 matches, 2 TF and 2 falls, one of them against the russian Naifonov, who is a pretty good wrestler. It's his second world title. Aside of that, 1 olympic title and 2 more world medals (silver and bronze).

5 - Uguev - He had to beat Amiraslanov (2019 European Games champion), Erdenebat (2018 Asian Games champion, 2 world medals), Atri (2019 Asian champion), Kumar Ravi (won bronze, beat Takahashi) and the number 2 Atli (2019 European champion and world bronze last year) (TF on this last one) to win his second straight world title.

6 - Rashidov - Don't get me wrong, he was at the toughest weight at the whole tournament and had to pass through the likes of Aliyev, Musukaev and Otoguro just to reach the final match, but for me there was too much controversy on his matches against the azerbaijani and Musukaev that I ended up ranking him this low. Rashidov got his first world gold after 2 straight world silver medals.

7 - Cox - Let me begin explaining why I ranked this next 4 wrestlers this low. I can't put world champions on non-olympic weight classes above the champions of olympic weight classes, especially on a pre-olympic year. Cox is the better of the four in my opinion, he is very dominant, no one scored on him in the whole tournament and had a very stiff test on Karimi in the finals on his way to the second straight world title.

8 - Baev - He had to face great competition on his run, Iakobshvili (2017 World champion and bronze last year), Navruzov (2016 Olympic bronze medalist, and 2015 world silver) and Gadzhiev (bronze this year and silver world medal in 2017). Baev got two 4-point TDs on his final match, that's something you don't see very often in a final world match.

9 - Dake - One of the weakest weights, Dake did not repeat as unscored upon as last year, the tough russian Gadzhimagomedov was not in the field, but he still had to face the 2016 olympic bronze medalist and now 2x world silver Hasanov in the finals. We will have to agree that he did just the enough to win.

10 - Lomtadze - Finally the georgian got his world title, but he had the weakest opponents of all the world champions in my opinion and it's his first world title.

Very good and fair rankings and reasoning.

I'd only disagree with two things: I'd swap Yaz with Geno (multiple divisions + Geno won on criteria late and lost to Taha a few times recently too, so it's very hard to split them), and Uguev with Rashidov - Uguev had a lot of controversy himself in the match vs Amiraslanov and faced significantly weaker opposition than Rashidov (Rashidov beat 2 world champs whilst Uguev faced/beat 0). 

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7 hours ago, steamboat_charlie v2 said:

I'm not sure what the reason, but there is a real lack of depth at 86kg at the moment. Just look at the guys that made the semis this year... Reichmuth, Punia, Amine?  No offense to those guys, they all had great tournaments, but stack them up against the other Olympic weights and it's not particularly close.  

But then look at the shark tank of Yazdani's side. Several of those guys would have walked through a different quarter.

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3 hours ago, The Genius said:

Very good and fair rankings and reasoning.

I'd only disagree with two things: I'd swap Yaz with Geno (multiple divisions + Geno won on criteria late and lost to Taha a few times recently too, so it's very hard to split them), and Uguev with Rashidov - Uguev had a lot of controversy himself in the match vs Amiraslanov and faced significantly weaker opposition than Rashidov (Rashidov beat 2 world champs whilst Uguev faced/beat 0). 

I've watched Uguev and Amiraslanov twice and did not see any controversy, actually I think Uguev won fair and square. You other points about Geno/Yaz and Rashidov (beating 2 world champs) are good.

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10 hours ago, Ogalthorpe Haywood said:

I disagree, Yaz won an Olympic weight giving up 0 points and never wrestled into the 2nd period. He has destroyed everyone not named Taylor the last few years. Dake and Cox won non-Olympic weights with not nearly the depth or talent. Yaz blew through the repachage last year after DT beat him in the first round so who would have beaten him last year?

Edited by CaliWrestler

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