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International / 2020 Senior World Championships
« on: July 06, 2020, 04:42:00 PM »
Senior World Championships in Belgrade (known as Beograd - White City in Serbia) in December, 12th-22nd.

It will be interesting to see how USAWrestling works this out.  There is a forum topic on that discusses it but I don't know how much they know about it. 


International / Wrestling on 25 July
« on: June 22, 2020, 02:41:00 PM »

On a live video announcement this morning on FloWrestling, Christian Pyles, Mark Bader and Mike Malinconico make a huge announcement.

Dake vs Chamizo - July 25 - Only On FloWrestling
by Andrew Spey

Wrestling is back, LIVE on FloWrestling, and we're starting an international incident with our main event!

Italy's two-time world champ and Olympic bronze medalist Frank Chamizo is bumping from 74kg to take on America's two-time reigning 79kg world champion Kyle Dake, deep in the heart of Texas!

Kyle Dake vs Frank Chamizo
Saturday, July 25 | 8PM ET
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744

Kyle Dake, USA
2010 NCAA Champion, 141 pounds
2011 NCAA Champion, 149 pounds
2012 NCAA Champion, 157 pounds
2013 NCAA Champion, 165 pounds - Hodge Trophy winner
2015 US Team Trials Challenge Tournament Champion, 74kg
2017 US Team Trials Challenge Tournament Champion, 74kg
2018 UWW World Gold, 79kg
2019 UWW World Gold, 79kg

Frank Chamizo, Italy
2010 UWW World Bronze, 55kg - Cuba
2015 UWW World Gold, 65kg - Italy
2016 Rio Olympics Bronze, 65kg - Italy
2017 UWW World Gold, 70kg - Italy
2019 UWW World Silver, 74kg - Italy

Its Kid Dynamite vs the International Treasure! But that's not all that going down in Austin. We've also got...

David Taylor vs Pat Downey

The Magic Man is throwing down with the the USA Wrestling's undisputed bad boy, Pat Downey in our co-main event. Taylor ran the gauntlet in 2018, winning UWW world gold at 86kg. Injuries kept David from defending that title, Downey swooped in to claim the world team spot. Now DT is back to retake the throne.

David Taylor, USA
Four-time NCAA finalist
Two-time NCAA champion
Two-time Hodge Trophy winner
2018 UWW World Gold
2019 Pan Am Gold

Pat Downey, USA
2012 Junior World Silver
2018 US Open Champion
2018 Final X Champion
2019 Matteo Pellicone Bronze

Anthony Ashnault vs Luke Pletcher

New Jersey royalty vs the Pride of Pittsburgh. Pletcher has some unfinished business after walking into this year's NCAA championships as the one seed and not getting the opportunity to claim a national title. Ashnault came off his own NCAA title and promptly made the World Team Trials finals, but suffered a devastating knee injury. Now back and healthier than ever, Shnaulty wants to Mob all over Pletchdawg like he did three times in the 2017 season, when the new Pitt assistant was just a freshman.

Anthony Ashnault, USA
2019 NCAA Champion
Four-Time All-American
Two-Time Pan Am Gold
2014 University World Teamer

Luke Pletcher, USA
Two-Time All-American
2020 NCAA #1 Seed at 141lbs
2020 Big Ten Champion
Two-Time CKLV Champ

Tune in or regret it forever!!! hamizo-headlines-Flo-card-in-Austin-on-July-25

This will be really cool.  I'm glad they are doing this.


International / The problem with practice
« on: May 29, 2020, 05:00:10 PM »
Assume all wrestlers are COVID free, where they live is the same and all the people they know are the same. 

What is more likely:  a)  one will get covid if they are all on the mat at the same time practicing or b) one of them will get ringworm or some other skin disease?


Off-Topic / What to do when water stops
« on: May 19, 2020, 01:15:50 PM »
Just now our water service stopped.  No water at all.  My son alerted us that he had no water in the tiny house we built.  WHAT?  No water.  That's never happened.  So I went around and tried faucets on the house and sure enough, no water.  That's never happened to me before.  My wife texted neighbors and I called the water district.  Just as the very nice young lady answered the phone, I see this orange clad dude walking up my driveway.  I hang up with the very nice lady and go to see him.

Before I get out the front door, my dogs are barking loudly at him.  Fortunately they are pretty harmless 85 lb Labs.  He was from the water district and they had just changed our meter to one of those radio meters.  Now all they have to do is drive by and they have our water usage.  He said they had to shut off the water for a few minutes to make the change.  Well, that's a better scenario than I was imagining. 

Talk about scary.  Having your water turned off is no bueno.  For those on wells, not a problem unless electric goes out and you have no generator.  My son is on a well and he has a backup generator just in case. 


International / Gilman to Penn State
« on: April 10, 2020, 06:25:25 PM »
Just read it on TOM.  Mark Perry left HWC and Gilman left shortly after. 


Off-Topic / Well, I have a new project
« on: April 08, 2020, 06:26:28 PM »
Well, I have a new project.  I bought a Marshall Code50 amp last year and it is  pretty good, but I like the sound of a cabinet better and have been trying to figure out how to do that.  Today I purchased a cabinet that will hold two speakers so the cabinet is empty.  But cheaper than I could build one.  Next, I need to select the speakers I want for it and then install and wire the cabinet up so that it has the right impedance for my amp.  And then I have to rewire my amp to be able to send the speaker signal out to the cabinet.  That will also be a bit of a hassle.  But not too bad.  I could even add a switch so that I could just play the speaker in my amp or switch it and the sound signal goes out to the cabinet.  I think that would fill the bill for me pretty well. 

I played a guitar through a cabinet a long time ago and now recently, and I really like the sound of a multi speaker cab over a amp/speaker combo.  Here's a pic of the cab:

I am looking for affordable Celestion Greenback (G12M-25) 25 watt 8 ohm speakers.  My amp is 4 ohm and I can wire two 8 ohm speakers in parallel to get a 4 ohm load.  Most cabinets with speakers are either 8 or 16 ohm jobs.  Not quite what I wanted.  So I'll keep y'all informed on my progress.


International / Frank the Tank hangs it up.
« on: March 31, 2020, 04:18:45 PM »
Frank announced today that he will no longer competitively wrestle.  Thanks for the memories Frank.  You done good.


Off-Topic / Neighborliness
« on: March 19, 2020, 06:52:45 PM »
Well I was sitting here minding my own business trying to work from home when there is a knock on the door. I run to the door before the dogs eat whoever is there.  Lucky for him they were good this time. 

Amazon Prime driver headed up the neighbors place to deliver and decided to turn around where there clearly is no room to do so.  He ended up off the driveway into a hill with fairly loose dirt.  At the bottom of said hill are big trees and a creek.  He came very close to ending up there.  He came over to ask for help.  So I went up there to guide him.  Big van rear wheel drive.  As he backed up he was sliding a little and was down so far he couldn't traverse the concrete pad.   He kept skipping off it.  So I went and got a 2X6 and a big piece of plywood to make a ramp.  Instead I used them to fill the gap between the dirt and the driveway.  It worked!  So off he went and the neighbors hill looks like a war zone of tire troughs.  So I did my good deed for the day.  He  was a very young kid and almost lost the van.  Any more top heavy and he really could have.  That was a dangerous area for him to be stuck in.  I think we got lucky.   Anyway, that was about 30 minutes ago!  It's good to do good for others.  Makes you feel good all inside.   :D


International / Is Zahid out?
« on: March 09, 2020, 01:22:27 PM »
ASU has suspended him for failed drug test from the Rome event.  He is out for Pac 12's and unless he gets a waiver, is out for NCAA's.  Which probably also runs into OTT's. 

This just goes to show what a little indiscretion will do. 


Off-Topic / Michael Schenker
« on: February 25, 2020, 06:19:22 PM »
Anyone heard of him?  I saw him in 78 or so.  UFO came to Seattle as the warm up for Blue Oyster Cult.  We went and I can remember Schenker all hunched over his guitar not really moving.  He plays differently now, but still hunches over, which seems really uncomfortable to me.  I guess he was 17 when he joined his brother in Scorpions and then left to play with UFO.  He was pretty young and adding great musical ideas to both bands.  I find that fascinating.  Being a legit rock star at 17 is something else. 

For some reason, I have  been getting into a few of their songs, especially when I heard Rock Bottom again after a long time never hearing it.  I worked out how to play it on youtube and can now play it pretty decently.  It is a fast moving song, and the main riff is really meaty in my opinion.  One of the classics.  I found that youtube has backing tracks so that I'm the one playing guitar to the music, and it is not sounding too awful.  It is pretty fun.

Anyway, he seems like a very well spoken and eccentric person.  He still plays on stage and has great stage presence.  He still doesn't move around much but his playing really speaks for him.  He is really good.  Anyway, I just thought I'd start a thread on him and see if anyone else knows of him. 


Off-Topic / Lots o rain o're here
« on: February 05, 2020, 08:50:29 PM »
We have had over 10.5 inches of rain here in the Seattle Area since 01 Jan.  I'm not saying that is a record, but rivers are flooding, my house has a moat, and there are new springs in the woods!!  It is raining hard and has been all day.   In the past 24 hours, we've had 2.29 inches of rain.  This is really unheard of around here.  We get rain for sure, but it is usually not more than a drizzle, barely reads on the rain meter.  No problem with that these last few weeks.


International / Yarygan
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:02:43 AM »
Yarygan is this weekend.  Gilman was supposed to be there but didn't go.  Snyder has been there the past 3 years and is not going.  I wonder why.   Dake is not going to be there either.  I would think that folks wanting to prove themselves would be available for this one.   It is not a ranking tourney but known as the toughest tourney in the world.


International / Rome - January 15-18 Ranking Tourney
« on: January 08, 2020, 06:39:24 PM »
Joseph Daniel COLON (USA)
Daton Duain FIX (USA)
Thomas Patrick GILMAN (USA)

Jordan Michael OLIVER (USA)
Joseph Christopher MC KENNA (USA)

James Malcolm GREEN (USA)
Kyle Douglas DAKE (USA)
Jason Michael NOLF (USA)

Alexander David DIERINGER (USA)
James Patrick DOWNEY III (USA)

Hayden Nicholas ZILLMER (USA)
Kyle Frederick SNYDER (USA)

Anthony Robert NELSON (USA)

Mixed Martial Arts / Askren retired
« on: November 20, 2019, 06:34:30 PM »
Well, he is out.  Has a hip issue that takes him out of the competition.  From his 3 UFC fights, he was already out of competition.  Better to save his brain and body I guess.


Off-Topic / Big game this weekend
« on: November 05, 2019, 12:05:53 PM »
#1 LSU goes to #2 Alabama in a showdown of powerhouses. 

Should be a good game. 


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