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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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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    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.
    Two possibilites; either Ed Ruth applied later than Perelli or they looked at freestyle results over folkstyle ones. Perelli placed at last year's US Open and pinned Simmons doing it.

    Speaking of big weight cuts- Joe Williams. I remember hearing that when he was at 74, he wrestled up at 84 (+2) for one of the tournaments (NYAC maybe) and he was still cutting weight in the Sauna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    Two possibilites; either Ed Ruth applied later than Perelli or they looked at freestyle results over folkstyle ones. Perelli placed at last year's US Open and pinned Simmons doing it.

    Speaking of big weight cuts- Joe Williams. I remember hearing that when he was at 74, he wrestled up at 84 (+2) for one of the tournaments (NYAC maybe) and he was still cutting weight in the Sauna.
    I remember when Joe actually went to Worlds as our 84 kilo guy in 07 and marveling at just how big he was.

    I can believe that story.
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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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