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Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« on: September 18, 2015, 12:58:28 AM »
Any major surprises?

Anyone (or country) going to drastically change their wightclasses or strategies based upon last week's results?

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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 10:08:02 AM »
I'd have to say I saw a few surprises:

Kyle Snyder surprised me.  I watched his first match and was unimpressed.  He just kept getting better throughout the day. 

James Green surprised me.  He did excellent. 

Brent Metcalf surprised me by not doing so well.  Someone mentioned he may have gotten injured.  Perhaps so.  But I was not impressed.

Jake went down too early, not good for future.

Robbie Smith was quite surprising.  A man with the amount of heart he has can go far.  I am looking forward to his future. 

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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 10:13:05 AM »
Snyder wrestled a former Bronze medalist first round, not exactly someone he should tech. Other than the gold medal match that was his toughest opponent all day.
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 10:31:37 AM »
I don't know if Jake is still our answer at 86 kilos, but we really don't have much else to go with. Maybe Ed Ruth can develop to where we need him. I also don't think Ramos is who we want at 57 kilos, but similar situation there isn't really anyone else, maybe Nico Megaludis?

We should expect golds at 74 and 97 kilos. We could medal at 125 kilos if Tervel is healthy. all other weights need some improvement if we want to medal. Could Green make 65? I feel like that's probably way too much of a cut for him same for Kyle Dake or any of the other guys stuck behind Burroughs at 74.
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2015, 11:06:18 AM »
David Taylor will be at 86kg, he may be "the answer."
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2015, 12:38:54 PM »
Snyder wrestled a former Bronze medalist first round, not exactly someone he should tech. Other than the gold medal match that was his toughest opponent all day.

That may be but his ankle pick was not working for him.  He did seem to have a pretty easy draw throughout the rest of the way except for the Iranian and Russian.

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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2015, 04:25:13 PM »
Snyder wrestled a former Bronze medalist first round, not exactly someone he should tech. Other than the gold medal match that was his toughest opponent all day.

That may be but his ankle pick was not working for him.  He did seem to have a pretty easy draw throughout the rest of the way except for the Iranian and Russian.

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No "may be" about it, his first opponent was a former bronze medalist. He actually wrestled back again for the bronze beating the Iranian. His first match was his toughest opponent and he won by the closest margin, I know that may be earth shattering to you, but to others it's not.
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 05:15:08 PM »
Snyder might be the only FS world team member to make the Olympic team.
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2015, 06:19:23 PM »
Snyder might be the only FS world team member to make the Olympic team.

I mean, might is vague enough that anything is possible so you're technically right, but really?  We're going to start this again.  Right after ANOTHER world championship title?

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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2015, 01:41:04 AM »
Not sure who is going to beat Burroughs.  Personally I like Metcalf's chances of earning a medal in Rio, not sure what happened to Reece and Jake.  Both were very disappointing.  Trevel medals if he was at Vegas.  I'm intrigued by Taylor moving up, I hope someone on that ladder does (Dake, Taylor, or Howe).  I am not sure what to think about Ramos right now.  I don't know who a better option for us is at that weight.  For Women's, it'll be interesting to see how Helen does at 53.  Adeline should win it again at 75, Lampe and Elena are both contenders for a medal as well.  We have a long way to go with Greco but I think that we're moving in the right direction.  Beseik had an insane bracket, Smith had Makhov pinned before he slid out of the circle, and with another 30 seconds he wins that match regardless--you just can't spot someone 7 points.  Lester and Mango both have medal potential but neither showed it in Vegas.

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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2015, 09:19:29 PM »
Snyder wrestled a former Bronze medalist first round, not exactly someone he should tech. Other than the gold medal match that was his toughest opponent all day.

That may be but his ankle pick was not working for him.  He did seem to have a pretty easy draw throughout the rest of the way except for the Iranian and Russian.

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No "may be" about it, his first opponent was a former bronze medalist. He actually wrestled back again for the bronze beating the Iranian. His first match was his toughest opponent and he won by the closest margin, I know that may be earth shattering to you, but to others it's not.

Rude.

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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 09:06:59 AM »
Don't let the facts get in the way of your thinking.
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 11:06:47 AM »
Snyder might be the only FS world team member to make the Olympic team.

I mean, might is vague enough that anything is possible so you're technically right, but really?  We're going to start this again.  Right after ANOTHER world championship title?

I thought the thread needed a little boost. ;D
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 11:34:42 AM »
I might make the Olympic team also.
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Re: Using last week as an indicator, how will next year's Olympics go?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 09:08:48 PM »
Burroughs will be back.  And Snyder had anything but an easy draw.