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    Default Jake Herbert Makes World Finals

    Upsets Russian phenom Gadisov, 0-4/2-2/1-0
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    He is fighting his heart out over there. All high scoring 3 period barn burners. Wild!
    I wish I could kick Matt Dragon in the balls. In his Dragonballz.

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    Jake is the man. He received a lot of flak for saying he need to wear these guys down, looks like that plan definitely paid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Jake is the man. He received a lot of flak for saying he need to wear these guys down, looks like that plan definitely paid off.
    The thing is... action is what wears people down. In the WTT finals, he say around a lot; you don't wear opponents down by stalling. Judging by the scores today he is opening up and making his opponents tired by making them wrestle. Clearly his leg shots that I was so critical of earler are working for him against world class opponents.

    Good luck Jake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    The thing is... action is what wears people down. In the WTT finals, he say around a lot; you don't wear opponents down by stalling. Judging by the scores today he is opening up and making his opponents tired by making them wrestle. Clearly his leg shots that I was so critical of earler are working for him against world class opponents.

    Good luck Jake!
    Exactly jake said he was going to attack and wear them down and people gave him a hard time. They did not give him a hard time becuase he was not active at the trials but because they said that mindset would not produce results against the rest of the world particularly in a 2 minute period best of three match. He lost periods in several matches but as the match wore on jake kept attacking and his opponents wore down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Exactly jake said he was going to attack and wear them down and people gave him a hard time. They did not give him a hard time becuase he was not active at the trials but because they said that mindset would not produce results against the rest of the world particularly in a 2 minute period best of three match. He lost periods in several matches but as the match wore on jake kept attacking and his opponents wore down.
    I remember being critical myself of Jake's wrestling at the trials. I can't wait to watch his matches today. Sucks to lose a close, boring final but the reality is that a lot of matches at this level come down to single points and clinches. It's not fun but that's the reality. Sokhiev is a multiple world medallist who beat Aldatov and Absudelov, both pretty big stars... congrats on a championship even if it was boring-ly won.


    PS just watched the final. IMO... no takedown for Herbert at the end of the first. Maaaybe an effort throw? Very close but I think the right call was made. Interesting- and frustrating- that Sokhiev choose to live it up to the clinch in the way that he did. He's got more credentials that Herbert, why leave it to a 50/50? I liked the emotion at the end, Herbert was clearly steamed but handled the loss with class, and Sokhiev has a "I can't believe it's true" smile on his face.
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    I also should point out that when we come to bring the offense, we have success. Cejudo was the only guy @ the Olympics really taking his chances. Herbert seems to be following a much similar path.

    Paulson will not win a world title with his style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripsnhips View Post
    I also should point out that when we come to bring the offense, we have success. Cejudo was the only guy @ the Olympics really taking his chances. Herbert seems to be following a much similar path.

    Paulson will not win a world title with his style.
    Exactly! Bring it and good things will happen, hang and play ball grab=watch from the stands.

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    Fantastic work by Herbert...

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