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    No I meant just all the people that will be in the draw. Really the draw is just dato, aldatov, goudarzi, saritov, sokhiev, which is half of the amount of top guys that could be in it.

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    Saritov can definitely beat Aldatov, they wrestled a very close match at Yarygin (I think) and Saritov is probably better today than he was then. Also, Aldatov is pretty inconsistent for a world-class wrestler.

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    Aldatov is inconsistent, but this is based on his previous success at 74kg. He has been a fairly mid level guy at 84. He is consistently exciting though and has that awesome shot that is very fun to watch.

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    Not to mention his crazy ankle laces.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Burroughs runs over the Pylon! World Gold! I believe!
    Cael wins gold as well and Tervel gets a medal.

    What I'm thinking also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyholt View Post
    Aldatov is inconsistent, but this is based on his previous success at 74kg. He has been a fairly mid level guy at 84. He is consistently exciting though and has that awesome shot that is very fun to watch.
    He was more consistent at 74, but even then he would have some wierd matches, like when he pinned himself 2 years in a row at the European championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Gold at 84

    Bronze at 74 and 120
    My picks exactly. I like Teyon but that 66 field is ridiculous....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwh27 View Post
    Saritov can definitely beat Aldatov, they wrestled a very close match at Yarygin (I think) and Saritov is probably better today than he was then. Also, Aldatov is pretty inconsistent for a world-class wrestler.
    Could & will are obviously different. I don't think Saritov medals. Nope.

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    If you win Russian Nationals you're a strong medal threat - if Saritov doesn't medal it will be because of the draw and because this is a wide open class. I'm not particularly confident in anyone medaling especially with excellent wrestlers like Sokhiev turning in awful performances recently.

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