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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    Even when I was in HS competing in FS/Greco we would weigh in the night before. You would make weight at 6:00 or 7:00 PM and have 15 or 16 hours to put the weight back on. It wasn't uncommon for people to put on 10+ pounds from weigh ins until their first match the next day.
    See, I still don't get it. If everyone is doing it, then aren't you just wrestling the same guys you'd be wrestling if no one cut weight? I used to cut a few pounds because 112-119 was a tweener. But to lose 10+ just to put it back on before you wrestle seems senseless if everyone else is doing the same thing.

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    I was wrestling 191.5, the next class was 220. So I would drop from 200 or 210 down to 191.5. If I stayed at 220 then I'd be a 200 pound guy wrestling people who were 230 or more cutting 10 pounds to get to 220.
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    I was wrestling 191.5, the next class was 220. So I would drop from 200 or 210 down to 191.5. If I stayed at 220 then I'd be a 200 pound guy wrestling people who were 230 or more cutting 10 pounds to get to 220.
    That makes complete sense. You simply didn't weigh near a weight class. I was really meaning guys like Russell who may drop even more weight than he did in college. I don't see the point if everyone else is doing the same thing. I guess that was my question, is everyone else doing it?

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    Well if you can weigh in the night before and just cut water weight then I can see making the cut. It's fairly easy to put the water back into your system overnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    See, I still don't get it. If everyone is doing it, then aren't you just wrestling the same guys you'd be wrestling if no one cut weight? I used to cut a few pounds because 112-119 was a tweener. But to lose 10+ just to put it back on before you wrestle seems senseless if everyone else is doing the same thing.
    You are logical and quite correct I think. Problem, is that that is not what we thought in the early 60s. One wayin on Friday at 3:00pm. By 7pm match guys good easilybe 5-7 pound heavier. by 2pm match on Saturday 10-12 pounds over. On Sunday, you'd think about starting to recut the same weight that you had lost the previous week. We used rubber sweats, starvation, the days athletic 'jaccuzis' covered with folding chairs and wet towels and some guys went so far as to roll up in wrestling mats. Guys who appeared at teh scales overweight would spit, have their hair cut, bundle up adn do calistenics in the shower room with all the hot water on, etc. At our Christmas Tourney, I weighed in at 133; by late February after the season I weighed 160. Frankly, we were stupid adn a lot of guys my age have kidney problems and weight control problems similar to female former gymnasts. Live and learn......if you are lucky!
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    I learned from my personal experiences and refused to let guys cut too much weight . And YES,I decided what was too much .
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Ed will be a nightmare addition the more i think about it.
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    Is there a list of those who have qualified at the different weights? If so, could someone please post it?

    I think it will be really interesting to see how Ruth and Taylor perform. Both guys have not really been concerned about giving up a TD here and there knowing they will score a bunch more later, often on the mat. With so little mat scoring (and zero cradles happening in FS) and the opportunity to stall after getting the first point, both guys may have to clean up the defense a bit more than they have shown in the NCAA season.

    Then again, both guys have some skills and a bit of natural athletic ability...

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    Default Re: Ed Ruth gets last WC spot for the OTT

    And to answer my own question, here is the list of qualifiers by weight
    UPDATED: 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifiers (as of 4/6/12) | TheMat.com - USA Wrestling

    Bizarre that they re-list the people who qualified two different ways (Obe Blanc as past team member and 2011 team trial 3rd place). Makes it seem that a lot more people qualified than did.

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