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Some thoughts based on the original lineups posted:
Russia seems to be sending their national champs at freestyle, except possibly at 96. Anyone know if a Gatsalov/Saidov wrestle off or anything else is in the works to determine the spot?
In greco, Albiev is back down to 60 kg based on the lineup posted (he won nationals at 66.) I hope him and the Azerbayjan guy whose name I forget meet in the finals.
Shout out to my old training partner who made the South African greco team! And excited Lashgari is wrestling at 84 kg, he's a pretty fun wrestler to watch.
Finally, did Jake Clark win the US WTT? I thought it was another guy at 84.
I think Betts did?
Jake Clark is the World Teamer at 84.
Russian coaches took a decision (by voting!) - 96 kg Gatsalov.
Main argument against Saidov - not enough experienced at international level.
It's unfortunate that Gazumov is not allowed to beat him.
Betts was the No. 1 guy and lost to Jake
Jake Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force) dec. Chas Betts, St. Michael, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 1-0,2-0
Jake Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force) dec. Chas Betts, St. Michael, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 0-1,1-0,1-0
Clark wins series, 2 matches to 0, and qualifies for U.S. World Team