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Discuss Tom Brands v. Alan Fried at the College Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; I wonder who would have won: Fried his Senior year or Brands his senior year......
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    Default Re: Tom Brands v. Alan Fried

    I wonder who would have won: Fried his Senior year or Brands his senior year...

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    Default Re: Tom Brands v. Alan Fried

    Are you having the 142 pound Fried wrestle the 134 pound Brands, or are they meeting at a catchweight?

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    A catchweight...

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    Default Re: Tom Brands v. Alan Fried

    Well given the history I personally would likely favor Brands.

    That of course would make me a hypocrite as I think a senior year Askren beats a senior year Chris Pendleton.

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    Default Re: Tom Brands v. Alan Fried

    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Are you having the 142 pound Fried wrestle the 134 pound Brands, or are they meeting at a catchweight?

    I think Alan was always a true 34 pounder, wrestling 42 to help the team.

    Yes I know his probation year he wrestled 50, but I think that was his natural walking around weight.

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    2 years of development can be huge though. It's a huge statement that as a freshman Fried was so close to Brands. Give Fried two more years of working with John Smith and who knows how the that match would have gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    I think Alan was always a true 34 pounder, wrestling 42 to help the team.

    Yes I know his probation year he wrestled 50, but I think that was his natural walking around weight.
    http://revwrestling.com/articles/155...ith-Alan-Fried

    According to that article, Fried had to cut like crazy to get to 34, and wanted to bump up to 42 after he pinned Brands in the Midlands finals.

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    Default Re: Tom Brands v. Alan Fried

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    http://revwrestling.com/articles/155...ith-Alan-Fried

    According to that article, Fried had to cut like crazy to get to 34, and wanted to bump up to 42 after he pinned Brands in the Midlands finals.
    I guess so.
    But to me, he didn't feel "big", like a Hughes per say.
    None the less..... I was trying to give credit to Alan vs. Brands vs. weight difference deal.
    To say the least...the dude was amazing.

    Trusty posting as gage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Well given the history I personally would likely favor Brands.

    That of course would make me a hypocrite as I think a senior year Askren beats a senior year Chris Pendleton.
    Not a hypocrite, they are two different scenarios. Askren was far and away the best wrestler in the country his last two years. Fried, great as he was, wasn't really on Askren's level IMO.
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