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    So I heard that Reece Humphrey will not be at OTTs this year, he is training for a tourney a week later to qualify the 60 kg spot for us.

    A few things:
    1.) Why wouldnt they send Reece in the first place? Hes separated himself from Bunch in my opinion and is a much more consistent competitor.

    2.) does this give Reece some sort of inside track to the spot? It doesnt seem like hes earned that considering hes not a returning world medalist. It seems like it will be Reece v. Whoever wins OTTs to take the spot, which is an advantage Reece really hasnt earned imo. He should have to navigate OTTs like everyone else.

    I dont have all the details so much is speculation. Interested to read what others think/know about this situation.
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    Well if he doesnt get the spot qualified there is no need to have a wrestle off because the US wont have a rep at 60 kg. If he does qualify the spot that should earn him something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karamazov View Post
    Well if he doesnt get the spot qualified there is no need to have a wrestle off because the US wont have a rep at 60 kg. If he does qualify the spot that should earn him something.
    Tell that to Mike Zadick.

    This tournament isnt the last oppurtunity either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karamazov View Post
    Well if he doesnt get the spot qualified there is no need to have a wrestle off because the US wont have a rep at 60 kg. If he does qualify the spot that should earn him something.
    I don't think that's true, even if he doesn't qualify the weight, they most likely will have a wrestle-off to determine the team members, this is our world team as well as Olympic team for the year. It won't mean much (no Olys), but they would want to set the world team for future events, travel, and training. Zadick got a miracle ticket in 08*, so they will want to have a clear rep in the event something like that happens again.

    * As I understand it (telephone game), the rep from country X was injured during prep, or something went wrong, they sent for the alt from that country, but that guy's car broke down on the way to the airport and he missed his flight, so Zadick, who was in Bejing, got the nod. The rumor was it wasn't free for USAW though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karamazov View Post
    Well if he doesnt get the spot qualified there is no need to have a wrestle off because the US wont have a rep at 60 kg. If he does qualify the spot that should earn him something.
    This sums it up pretty well right here on both counts.

    You yourself (vais) just said he's separated himself from Bunch, Zadick in my mind is not and should not be a factor in whatever decision is being made here. He's done nothing Internationally for six years now.
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    Why is this a strange decision to you? We have to send someone to qualify the weight, and we are sending our #1 guy. It seems very normal to me to send the #1 guy and not make him travel, make weight, then wrestle a tournament the week before we need to have him get us in the Olympics. Anything OTHER than the decisions they have made would be strange.

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    I don't have a solution, but just don't think Reece earned a spot in the finals just because he was on the team last year.
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    Humphrey was imo the weakest member of the american freestyle team at the worlds, losing to france is an easy section of the draw is just poor, but bunch keeps choking and cejudo hasn't committed himself to the weight or wrestling competitions, so maybe humphrey is a last resort.

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    Does everyone forget that Humphrey has beaten everyone in the USA in the last year?

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