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    Default Is Schwab ready for Worlds?

    Man, this is where the Russian system works way better. Schwab had an outstanding WTTs but that was just one day and he was never our top guy before. He just lost 7:0 3:2 to the Cuban at Pan Ams.

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    This is why the new rules suck badly and why I disagree with someone gwtting thir hand raised in victroy when they'd been outscored in the match.

    that said Jamil Kelly also got beat up by a Cuban (Rondon) a few times, including being 10 pointed at the 2003 Worlds and then he goes and takes a Silver medal in Athens.

    Only time will tell.

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    Kelly was an exception though. I don't think USA team policy should be built on exceptions to the rule. And still Kelly was different. He really took it to his American opponents on several occasions. Schwab looked questionable in every victory at WTTs.

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    I don't have very high expectatons for this team.

    You know it's a shite state of affairs when our Greco team is head and shoulders better than our Freestyle team.

    That is no knock on our Greco team.

    Who is representing us at 60kg, Zadick or Gallick?

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    With the Russian system of picking the most accomplished wrestler, besides Kelley, Slay would not have gone to the Olympics and maybe neither Zadick to the world's last year.

    I like our system. It is all decided on the mat in one tournament, same as Olympics and Worlds.

    US Track and Field uses the same standard and is even tougher, becasue they do not allow deferred trials even for injury. For many events, similar to Russian wrestling, the team trials can be tougher than the Olympics.

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    They don't always pick the most accomplished wrestler. They pick the wrestler who will have the best chance at bringing home the Gold. This is a careful selection via tournaments and training camps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    They don't always pick the most accomplished wrestler. They pick the wrestler who will have the best chance at bringing home the Gold. This is a careful selection via tournaments and training camps.
    OK, but with that criteria would have Slay gone in 2000 over Joe Williams?
    Would have the Zadicks gone to the worlds last year?
    You can correct if I am mistaken, but I do not think either Zadick had any international accomplishments until the worlds. Although I don't know if we have anyone else at the weights that does.

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    Russians took Murtazaliev over World champ Farniev and Sajidov over Olympic champ Saitiev. Russians would take Slay because Slay won both, Nationals and Trials. He was clearly better that year.

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    Default Re: Is Schwab ready for Worlds?

    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    Who is representing us at 60kg, Zadick or Gallick?
    I think they wrestle off next month, i.e., a few weeks away.

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