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    Default Ed Ruth gets last WC spot for the OTT

    Looks like he'll go at 185 & maybe have to face off vs Quentin.

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

    As well as Kellen Russell who supposedly he is going at 132. Thats a pretty good pull if he does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    As well as Kellen Russell who supposedly he is going at 132. Thats a pretty good pull if he does it.
    Dang. I just don't see it happening. I'm sure he can cut the weight, but can he wrestle after doing so? I don't know international rules or OTT rules as far as weighing in goes. Someone enlighten me. Do they weigh in the same day they wrestle or is it a day before like MMA and boxing? If it's same day, then this would just be stupid to even try, IMO.

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    Day before weigh ins. Remember Zadick has made this weight for years and competed at 149 collegiately. Not an unprecedented pull for Freestyle competition. Reece was a 141 as well.

    Ed could make some noise. I dont understand how Perelli got a WC before Ed, but whatever.
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    I can't remember if it was on this board or the PSU board but I was commenting with how non-cut down a lot of the freestyle wrestlers looked at last weekend's tourney. I watched the match between A Alton and Dustin McCauley. It was 145 pounds. A Alton couldn't make 141 this year, thus his RS. He didn't look close to being as cut down as he did last year at 141--yet he was only 4 pounds higher. I was told that by weighing in the night before these guys can major dehydrate and not have to cut so much lean body mass. I rarely see freestlye wrestlers looking as cut down as you see college wrestlers. I guess the weigh-in the day before contributes to that. You can put a lot of weight on over night, if you were majorly dehydrated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWright25 View Post
    I can't remember if it was on this board or the PSU board but I was commenting with how non-cut down a lot of the freestyle wrestlers looked at last weekend's tourney.
    This comment sparked a thought in my wandering mind. I've never been one to focus on how much someone cuts weight until someone else tells me. I am always surprised at hearing how much they do cut. With that in mind, I always hear MMA announcers talk about how European fighters don't cut weight. Is it the same with wrestling? I mean Fedor should have never been a heavyweight, but since they don't cut weight there, he fought at his weight. Someone give me the skinny (my best attempt at a pun) on European wrestler's weight.

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

    I remember weighing in at 6 am for a 7pm match. Guys would drink gallons of water and eat bags and bags of m&Ms and snickers. Gain 8+ pounds before the match easily .
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    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.
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