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    Default Re: Who is the best Greco wrestler of all-time?

    The majority of HWT's did not want to wrestle Karelin as many thought he may injure them with the reverse lift. The fear was a broken neck. Only two guys really wrestled him without the fear of injury (Matt Ghaffari and Rulon Gardner).

    I kind of favor the bell curve (avg sized men in the world around 68"-ish and 72kg-ish) and look to the weight in the middle for some of the most talented athletes in the world. I made up the figures as I am to lazy to look that information up.

    So, looking outside the box how many heavyweights are there in the world that wrestle vs the middle weights? This is why it is do difficult for the average height and weight joe to win multiple medals consecutively and if it does occur shake that man's hand as he has ninja training in a gangsta sport.

    Just one bums opinion....

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    qs i have to disagree about karelin. it though he was technically sound several different ways. i can see why it didn't look that way because most of his scores from his feet developed slowly. great strength with out a lot of speed but consistently proper.

    however props for mentioning islam duguchiev and mnatsakan iskandarian. iskandarian had the most nasty inside step arm drag ever. i'm glad to see someone else around here notices this stuff. i'd add seref ergulu when it comes to technically sound in a huge variety of scores. i always loved watching his matches.

    fishpimp i like the names on your list. maenza had two golds and a silver. azcuy had an unstopable straddle lift and low lock gut.

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    Azcuy was very impressive with that straddle-lift. Dude could do the splits and still lift and throw from that position, freakish

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    The guy was solid Muscle... just going and looking at highlights of him on youtube... dude is a beast. Rulon was very lucky. VERY.

    Solid hunk of Russian there. He also has MMA fights on youtube.

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    Do you think technique really plays a great role in HWT Greco as much as it does in like the lower weights in freestyle and greco? Or do you think strength is really he main factor in HWT Greco?
    TRAIN LIKE A MADMAN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishPimp View Post
    Azcuy was very impressive with that straddle-lift. Dude could do the splits and still lift and throw from that position, freakish

    I remember watching a pretty epic match between Ascuy and the Russian 74 guy (this year's olympian, can't spell name) in a WC final on youtube. The Russian threw him for 5 with seconds left for the win.

    I couldn't find that match but this one's an Olympic final and it's great as well, though they seem to ignore points by both guys at the 2:50ish mark. Perhaps someone more familiar with scoring in those days can explain it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPVoqcgshic
    Last edited by arm-spin; 09-13-2008 at 11:12 PM.

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    1 for the lift but thats it, so 3-2 still on the cubans end. thats how i would have called it

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    I thought it was at minimum 1 for the lift, then 1 for the cuban's take-down.

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    pretty clever the way ascuy's opponent faked changing sides to get him off of the mat. a kid i train missed placing at fargo this year because he was lifted on that tactic.

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