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    Default Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Having wrestled him in high school and being friends with him i give him the most respect and i know he is a great inspiration, but it seems like lately people have sort of figured him out a bit. I think that precin gave everyone a good example in the consolation finals in 2009 and have seen other interesting strategies on how to wrestle him.

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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    In a word-No.

    He had 4 losses last year-Esco, Morrill(not a good loss, but this kid was on fire til he got hurt), Andrew Long(who he also had beaten), and Nickerson. I really don't see a big drop off. In actuality he had a better year this year, than last..just had a rough draw at ncaas hitting Nickerson in wrestlebacks.

    He had 8 losses 2 seasons ago.
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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Thats true 2 losses from national champs and another one from a national runner up. another thing ive noticed is that ball and chain tilt he uses, he'll tilt someone and then let go of his right hand and show it to the ref but still keeps his left had on the other persons wrist between their legs, then re-tilts them. Do you only have to let go of one hand, cause i though you had to break the lock completely to receive more back points.

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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gopherfan View Post
    Thats true 2 losses from national champs and another one from a national runner up. another thing ive noticed is that ball and chain tilt he uses, he'll tilt someone and then let go of his right hand and show it to the ref but still keeps his left had on the other persons wrist between their legs, then re-tilts them. Do you only have to let go of one hand, cause i though you had to break the lock completely to receive more back points.
    depends on the ref...which is not good..but you see it both ways
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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Nickerson getting knocked off early is what did him in this year. He runs into someone else in that consolation quarterfinal round on Friday night and he's top 6 if not top 4.

    If you're asking by figured out do people know exactly what he's going to do when he steps out on the mat, then yes Robles has been figured out.

    The issue now for people is trying to stop it which not many have been able to do.

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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Being able to figure him out is one thing. Being able to execute the moves are another. Everybody knew what John Smith was going to do, but not many had the skills to stop him.

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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Yes, there is a book on Robles.

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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Yes, there is a book on Robles.
    The Robles Rules?

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    Default Re: Do you think people have figured out Robles?

    Luckily for Robles it's hard to figure out "vastly superior physical strength", which he has.

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