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    What makes him so good? He's obviously go ice water running through his veins, and he's really hard to score on, but he doesn't seem that much better than his opposition... yet he always wins. What gives?

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    Yea he's an amazing wrestler. Certainly one of the best in the world. I guess he just trains and works his ass off like crazy.
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    One thing that distinguishes Gatsalov is his strength. He doesn't look ripped so it's perhaps deceptive, but he gets away with some moves due to strength that other wrestlers just couldn't. I don't just mean weight room strength, it's very wrestling specific. Even at a very young age, in his match with Cael, Sanderson throws some unbelievable attacks at him and he manages to defend them. Cael got a number of takedowns in that match, but Khadjimurat also managed defensive points and counters from those takedown attempts... put simply, his defense would not be where it's at without an unrivaled strength at 96 kilos. (Ok, yes, the match I referenced was at 84kg but you get my point)

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    Yea he looks like a strong guy. He spends forever in those tie-ups and I wonder what he does during all that time. I just figure that he really trys to wear down his opponent and then start getting offensive.
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    true about that match with cael, gatcalov just refused to loose and he did use much strength on some of his shots that were not set up very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecowrestler13 View Post
    Yea he looks like a strong guy. He spends forever in those tie-ups and I wonder what he does during all that time. I just figure that he really trys to wear down his opponent and then start getting offensive.
    I don't know how much he is trying to wear his opponent down as much as he is simply waiting to see if they make a mistake. He never pushes the pace very much, so it doesn't appear he is trying to make the opponent tired. Seems more likely he is trying to frustrate them and then capitalize on their attempted offense. Of course, at the same time he is looking for an opening. But he doesn't take many shots unless he's 100 percent sure the opening is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsnc471 View Post
    I don't know how much he is trying to wear his opponent down as much as he is simply waiting to see if they make a mistake. He never pushes the pace very much, so it doesn't appear he is trying to make the opponent tired. Seems more likely he is trying to frustrate them and then capitalize on their attempted offense. Of course, at the same time he is looking for an opening. But he doesn't take many shots unless he's 100 percent sure the opening is there.
    That's what makes him so amazing in his own way, I think. Guys like Saitiev or Albiev are just straight-up better wrestlers than their opponents. Gatsalov plays a waiting game, clinches pretty regularly, and still comes out on top almost every time.

    (Except last year- he looked bad in his losses to Muradov, what was going on there? Couldn't score and couldn't defend the leg attack.)

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    Muradov's a beast. That's what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsnc471 View Post
    I don't know how much he is trying to wear his opponent down as much as he is simply waiting to see if they make a mistake. He never pushes the pace very much, so it doesn't appear he is trying to make the opponent tired. Seems more likely he is trying to frustrate them and then capitalize on their attempted offense. Of course, at the same time he is looking for an opening. But he doesn't take many shots unless he's 100 percent sure the opening is there.
    I didn't mean he has to push the pace or anything or be aggressive to tire out his opponents. Just standing up tied up with a guy forever can really wear out your arms and upper-body. I also agree with you that he tries to frustrate his opponent and capitalize off their mistake.
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