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2 hours ago, nom said:

Once we saw Gable wrestle Wood for a meaningless match it was pretty clear that Gable ducked Parris.  Fascinating.  Definitely dulls his shine a bit.

Nelson and Gable both showed up to wrestle HWT for GopherWC. Nelson and Gable each got a match on Friday, and then each got a match on Saturday.

There's no ducking going on here - just splitting duty. Same thing happened at 65k with McKee and Lee.

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2 minutes ago, GreatWhiteNorth said:

Nelson and Gable both showed up to wrestle HWT for GopherWC. Nelson and Gable each got a match on Friday, and then each got a match on Saturday.

There's no ducking going on here - just splitting duty. Same thing happened at 65k with McKee and Lee.

Go ahead and tell yourself this.  If Gwiz wanted to wrestle Parris he would have.  

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i really did not watch the finals...

or the consolation finals...

just had other stuff going on and my favs were not involved...

but...

this was really the best event in american wrestling since old blue was a pup...

you had very few wrestlers who have a realistic chance to represent our country on the international stage, but, an event was put on where they were all relevant...

every one in this country needs to put down their petty gripes and jump on board...

this is the future...

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Agreed.  Pace was good. I think a 4 team competition hosted in one day would be great.  Round Robin.  Can be done in half a day.  A bit more digestable.  Can spread RTCs out a bit over dates.   3 matches in one day per team. Not so bad.

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is there a bigger falloff from starter to backup than dake to balfour? i will say that balfour had some decent moves over the course of losing every match but hoo boy. 

takeaway from this tournament is that the kids are coming to snatch gwiz's crown. parris should have won both matches and steveson did win his, comfortably. i also don't think steveson ducked parris; tony nelson isn't a guy you bring to watch the action.

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It would be nice next time to have the RTCs stick to their own squads and get closer to weight with weigh ins at the right time.  Add in NLWC, HWC and UPenn as well.

 

Great event, duals are awesome and seeing matches with team implications was so exciting.  The freestyle rules and time per match and per dual made this a much much better fan product than folkstyle. 
 

It also seemed like bricks, reviews and the dreaded YOLO end of match bricks were seldom used, if that was intentional in any way = more please!

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1 minute ago, Class said:

It would be nice next time to have the RTCs stick to their own squads and get closer to weight with weigh ins at the right time.  Add in NLWC, HWC and UPenn as well.

 

Great event, duals are awesome and seeing matches with team implications was so exciting.  The freestyle rules and time per match and per dual made this a much much better fan product than folkstyle. 
 

It also seemed like bricks, reviews and the dreaded YOLO end of match bricks were seldom used, if that was intentional in any way = more please!

There's definitely room for improvement for us. The event was a test and there will likely be some adjustments next year (e.g. # of teams, weigh-ins both days, roster makeup, etc...). The goal for the first year was to see if the concept worked for wrestlers, coaches and fans. 

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