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Comment 22 Sep 2019

Short answer - no.  Long answer - I think 1996 was the last Olympics with 10 weight classes.  In 2000 - there were 8,  In 2004 there were 7, and in 2016 it went to the current 6.   The reason is - they have certain number of total athletes that want to compete in the entire summer Olympics and when they add the new sports i.e. 3x3 basketball, skateboarding, surfing, etc. other sports like track, weightlifting, wrestling , etc. take cuts.  They say the new sports are needed b/c the youth of the world want them.

Comment 22 Sep 2019

Awesome.   There are going to be a few great wresters not making it to the Olympics since only have 6 weight classes vs 10.  I feel Snyder should have any advantage b/c he not moving up or down.  In case anyone was curious Sadulaev (the tank) beat Sharifov 4-0.  I really wanted to see the Snyder vs. the tank again.

Dake and Cox won gold;  Snyder and Burroughs won bronze.

57  kg (125 lb)
61 kg (134 lb) (non-Olympic class)
65 kg (143 lb)
70 kg (154 lb) (non-Olympic class)
74 kg (163 lb)
79 kg (174 lb) (non-Olympic class)
86 kg (190 lb)
92 kg (203 lb) (non-Olympic class)
97 kg (214 lb)
125 kg (276 lb)

Comment 20 May 2019

After watching the video he is falling over drunk and was not trying to push the guy.  You can see someone grab his are as he is falling over.  Dude is so drunk...  I knew many guys like this in college and some still did it after college - but he is not just any dude at a bar - get some help b/c as many said above your career may not be all it can be if this continues for many reasons - falls and breaks arm, leg. etc.,  you are famous and someone see easy money and starts a fight on purpose,  certainly hope not getting behind the wheel.... Not to mention NFL teams may not look your way when looking for a bigger payday - and millions could be left on the table b/c of this stupid behavior.

Comment 14 May 2019

Not sure why some are now so quick to say poor Tate he tried.  I really did not care in the first place - but let's do some math with his understanding of what was going to happen.  He thought he was going to be the starter in 2019.  That was a lot to assume coming into a program where you knew JT was not leaving early (very unlikely) so that would mean Haskins would have to be only a one year starter and how many would have claimed this time last year that Haskins would be one and done and a first rounder (that would have to mean a first rounder).   - to be clear I have no problem with the transfer - just saying it is easy to try and paint a nice picture now.  

Comment 19 Apr 2019

Well at least this is not only going to an Ohio State problem, but all other programs.   But this is nothing entirely new - a number of first round NFL picks did it e.g. Troy Aikman, Cam Newton, Randy Moss,  last two Heisman winners, etc.  So many saying these guys are not good enough and quitters is a little far fetched.  Joe did it last year and many were singing is praises and saying how they will not cheer for LSU.  Yes- he was grad transfer, but he moved on to start somewhere b/c he want to play.  Does it bite that there is little depth - yes.  He is kid that wants to play, and if your kid was in the same position would you tell them to ride the pine b/c that is the proper thing to do - especially if he had potential to be a NFL player as a 3rd to 5th round pick when you could not beat out  1st or 2nd round pick?  The chances of being picked is slim to none if you never started in college.

Comment 24 Mar 2019

For the love of GOD.  He is the best on his feet in the entire weight class.  If he gets caught rolling around from being on top - which he has a tendency to ride high and thus putting him a potential position to get caught for a reversal and maybe back points too and there is the match.  If he cuts him loose and it takes the position away.  Now if he gets taken down it is tied but unlikely he get ridden out for the rest of the match and gets an escape and wins.   He did not cut him loose when up by only a point that would be a different position.  At the end of the day he won the decision was made you may not agree with it and that is fine.  

Comment 24 Mar 2019

Ryan had nothing to do with the way Martin failed to wrestle as well as he should have.  Do you even know what Martin's wrestling style is?  If you did you would know it is similar to Kyle Snyder's - they like to cut their opponents.  If Martin would have taken his opponent down - would you have disagreed or said, "I guess he knows what he is doing."  Martin - if wrestling well likely does take his opponent down 85% or more of the time in the situation like that.  So you do what got you there and not change the script.  I am not the one asking everyone, why did he do this - and then when someone tells you get mad at the explanation.  In this situation - he obviously was not wrestling well so you go to you what you do best.  No need to get mad - but this is 100% on Martin not the coach.  If the coach makes the right call in football and the WR drops it or the RB fumbles - do you blame the coach.  I guess you can.  If you do not want to listen to someone who has the knowledge and experience totally up to you.  Have a great day.

Comment 10 Mar 2019

You can score points for your team in a tournament in three ways:
1st place: 16 points
2nd place: 12 points
3rd place: 10 points
4th place: 9 points
5th place: 7 points
6th place: 6 points
7th place: 4 points
8th place: 3 points

Tournament scores tend to include the minimum number of points that have already been obtained at the time the score is listed.  If a wrestler has advanced to the finals, his team has already been awarded 12 points in their team score because even if he loses the championship match, he would still finish second and get the 12 points.  The winning wrestler is simply given the additional points after winning (in this case, 4 more points to the overall team score).


Each advancement in championship bracket: 1 point
Each advancement in consolation bracket: 0.5 point
Bye followed by win in championship bracket: 1 point
Bye followed by win in consolation bracket: 0.5 point

Win a match in the championship half of the bracket, get a point.  Win a match in the consolation half of the bracket, get half a point.  If you receive a bye, you do not automatically get a point (or half-point) for that "match" -- you must win your following match. 


Each fall, forfeit, default, disqualification: 2 points
Each tech fall (w/ near fall points): 1.5 points
Each tech fall (w/o near fall points): 1 point
Each major decision: 1 point

Example if wrestler A - finished 2nd, with three wins and one loss, and had a fall and two major decisions among his wins.  He accrued 19 team points.  He got 12 points for placing 2nd.  He got 3 advancement points for advancing through three rounds in the championship bracket.  He got 2 bonus points for picking up a fall.  He got 2 more bonus points for picking up two major decisions.  So, in total: 19 points.