I'm interested to see if it actually is tigiev who wrestles, possibility of goudarzi vs tigiev, and 2nd round match of aliyev vs tsargush, 55 looks very deep looking at the draw, 74 bottom half looks a lot tougher than the top half, burroughs on the same side as tsargush, hazewinkel on the same side as yang, otasultanov, i'd be suprised if he got past the kazakh in the 1st round.
Robertty vs tsargush rematch as well in there if they both reach the quarters, and burroughs vs gentry, if gentry can beat future multiple olympic champ yadav.
Can't wait to see it.
Pretty pumped for this also.
I wish Gentry has Burroughs first, JB sometimes has a hard time in his first match. Nonetheless, he should beat Yadav (has before) and we'll see how it goes agounst Burroughs. Canada didn't get the big upset I was hoping for in the women's, but maybe it's Gentry's time to shine Goudrazi won't have any easy matches but he should make the finals with his draw.
Yang/Mansurov first round again! They've had a few great matches in the past... winner vs. Otarsultranov. Whoever takes that (my bet is Otar over Yang) should make finals. Bottom bracket is a bit weaker but Velikov, Ramhi and Kinegashvilli are all worthy finalists as well.
Its interesting how 55 looks with two quarters that are absolutely BRUTAL and two quarters that needless to say aren't. If Haze is going to do something he's got a draw to do it. The Yang, Otarsultanov, Mansurov and Bayarra, Rahimi, Velikov, Khinchegashvili groupings are absolutely crazy.
74 seemingly makes a little more sense although the top quarter with Tigiev, Terziev, and Goudarzi is pretty brutal.
I'll go Goudarzi/Shapiyev in the semi's up top, Burroughs/Tsargush on the bottom. Burroughs beats Goudarzi again for the Gold.
RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011
"If Cornell finishes ahead of Iowa with five all americans I'll jump into the Des Moines River after finals." -Herkey#1 8/16/12
Rahimi looks great.. dominated the mongolian
I'm so sick of nbc's over use of the overhead camera angle. The producer obviously has no clue of how worthless that view is in wrestling.
Haze up on Mat A
Ugh, that was ugly.
Otarsultanov dominated in his first match. That's how you wrestle under these rules. Run up the score and shorten the periods when you can. 7-0 in 44 seconds in the 2nd period.