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Offline AnthonyMarston

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« on: January 28, 2009, 12:35:27 PM »
Most have never heard of Robin Reed so to give a brief summary :

Reed was the Olympic champ in 1924 at 134lbs.  He was never beaten ever at any time in his career, to anyone of any size.

 On the road to the Olympics, he pinned his way through District qualifiers ( he entered in 4 weight classes up to 191 and won them all ), pinned his way through the Olympic trials, then pinned everyone at the Olympics to gain the Gold.
    While training for the Olympics, stopped at the ISU wrestling room and proceeded to pin everyone on the team, including their heavyweight.
  On the boat trip to Paris, he routinely pinned every member of the USA Olympic team, including the heavyweight Gold medalist.





John Smith was from OSU.  He had a low single and a leglace...........
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 03:08:12 PM »
That's somehwat minimizing Smith isn't it?
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 03:11:38 PM »
He had a very good Leglace as well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 09:56:07 AM »
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That's somehwat minimizing Smith isn't it?
What more should you expect from an Aggie?
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 09:58:25 AM »
The skills of today are so much more refined that it wouldnt be a contest.

But I voted for Reed based anyway based on his dominance over his peers.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 06:04:26 PM »
I voted for Reed, pending post-mortem drug testing for Laudanum and Ether.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 02:54:54 AM »
Quote from: "AnthonyMarston"
Most have never heard of Robin Reed so to give a brief summary :

Reed was the Olympic champ in 1924 at 134lbs.  He was never beaten ever at any time in his career, to anyone of any size.

 On the road to the Olympics, he pinned his way through District qualifiers ( he entered in 4 weight classes up to 191 and won them all ), pinned his way through the Olympic trials, then pinned everyone at the Olympics to gain the Gold.
    While training for the Olympics, stopped at the ISU wrestling room and proceeded to pin everyone on the team, including their heavyweight.
  On the boat trip to Paris, he routinely pinned every member of the USA Olympic team, including the heavyweight Gold medalist.





John Smith was from OSU.  He had a low single and a leglace...........
Hard to compare athletes from different eras.

Rocky Marciano was undefeated but I doubt he would have fared well against the top heavys of the 70's and 80's ( today's crop of stiffs he may actually be the top dog ).

Jim Brown may just be average if he had had to deal with linebackers like Ray Lewis.

How would Jim Thorpe do against Carl Lewis ?

Johnny Weismuller against the top swimmers of today ? I don't think so.

I am sure Reed was the best of the best for his time but I am having a hard time believing advances in training , nutrition, sports medicine, etc wouldn't have put him at a real disadvantage with todays top guys.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 02:25:32 PM »
I think Jim Brown would STILL dominate.
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