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    Since I haven't actually seen the matches and am doing this based on brackets/play by play, let's do this by consensus.

    Outstanding wrestler- the nominees are:
    1- Jared Frayer- put up some pretty big scores. Ware, Schlatter, Metcalf- he beat 3 former #1's. Impressive
    2- Ellis Coleman. From the looks of things, pretty dominant preformance in a tough bracket that features 2 (admittedly past their prime) world champions, and head to head wins over former #1's Davis and Betterman.
    3- Dlagnev. Zero points against, beat old rival Sigman who I think used to beat him up.

    Golden Pylon (sucess through minimal offense)

    1- Sam Hazewinkel. Basically said his game plan was to slow Simmons down. He's an inspiring winner in the all-head-case series round #2, but he did it in "style" with many, many clinches and video reviews.
    2- Ben Provisor. Highest scoring period in the tournament was 2-0. Not sure how many of his points were off clinch defense... apparently his final point came of a video reviewed pushout when both went out of bounds- that's the Golden Pylon spirit Is it just me or do the US Greco guys not throw a lot?
    3-not sure. Did Varner do a lot of stalling? I know his final was low scoring.

    Best non-winner
    1- Andrew Howe. Won the "Glamor" bracket and gave Burroughs a very tough match before injuring out. That really sucks.
    2- Travis Paulson- bumped up for his brother's sake and came this close to winning at 84. Also a golden pylon candidate? Honorable mention goes to Chris (should also be at 74) Pendleton.
    3- Simmons? Apparently his match with Cejudo was nuts... pretty miserable to lose on video reviewd clinches.

    Hazewinkel and Frayer did better than I thought they would (not doubting their ability, just their history) and Kilgore and Jordan did worse, i thought both had the #2 spot sown up. Like I said earlier, the Penn State stars got a rude awakening.
    Last edited by arm-spin; 04-23-2012 at 01:29 PM.

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    Varner certainly didn't stall. He's developed quite an offense and his match against TR showed it. he kept trying a "Cael"; i.e., an ankle pick and finally got it. He is a beast.
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    Varner was pretty active. I have officially stopped clowning his style over the last year or so. Hes a monster.

    Haze didnt do much in the finals but he had to be careful with Nick. He was plenty active I thought in the tournament otherwise.

    I guess you have to pick winners though.

    Coleman has such a sick gut. Cant wait to watch him blossom into a world class guy over the years.
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    I think the mens team breaks down like this

    Gold medal threats: burroughs, varner and dlagnev

    Decent shot at medaling: haze, herbert

    Would be surprised if they medaled: frayer, 60 kg
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    You have to wonder if Frayer has a Bill Zadick esque run in him.

    Obviously would be a huge upset (just like Zadick was) but the similarities of an older unknown guy making his first ever World Team rings a few bells.
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    Yeah, maybe im selling him short. He has a unique style that translates better than I think metcalf would have. 66 is super deep though right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Yeah, maybe im selling him short. He has a unique style that translates better than I think metcalf would have. 66 is super deep though right?
    Yeah it's super deep. Taghavi is the defending champ but there are about 10 guys that could realisitically win it. I dont' think any of the medallists from the last Olympics have even qualified.

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    I like Frayer, I hope his unorthodoxy and lack of scouting reports leads to a medal. I'm a Florida guy, and even though, in the end, I was rooting for Metcalf, part of me was happy for Frayer, too. Very conflicted. Reminded me a little of the Ness-Dennis final.
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