Arm-Spin's Freestyle Awards
Again, with the disclaimer that I haven't watched all the matches.
Oustanding Wrestler: Besik Kudukhov. He had the trifecta of awesome; a 5 pt throw in the quarters, a dominant pin over a former world champ in the semis, and a highlight reel finish from a defensive clinch against a multiple world medallist in the finals. This guy is the man.
Most impressive non-winner: Hassan Asgarov. The guy's 17, he won the silver medal, and he scored a ton of points. Wow.
Golden Pylon award (most boring): With Tsargush suddenly finding his offense against an easy draw and other stall-masters losing, this one goes to Lebedev by default. Lots of clinches and 1-0 periods, but even Lebedev was a lot more watchable than some of the guys last year.
Wrestler of the year: Khetag Gayzumov. World champ, European champ, Grand Prix champ (did he win World cup too?) beat Gogchelidze 2x I think this year and Gatsalov for the title. Beat up a lot of guys in a really tough weight division.
Overall a very exciting tournament to watch from my computer. Thoughts?
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