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    I know Mocco is going to wrestle at a Ukrainian tourney this weekend. Mussulbes is expected to be there. Will Mocco crush his hopes at another Olympic medal or will Mocco get humbled? Hmmmm......................

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    I think if Steve can get on our team he wins a medal in Beijing. It's ironic that he can't beat the Americans but beats Russia's top guys.

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    Mocco might have a problem with bigger guys like Taimazov and Rodriguez. He seems to do better against smaller guys like Akhmedov. Mocco has a very good leg defense and he is stocky and powerful. The only way to beat him is to be able to move him around which smaller guys can't do that well.

    Also, the reason he loses to American guys is because once you know how he wrestles it is very easy to counter his style. He wrestles the same way most of the time and you have to watch out for his footsweep. If you can do that and you are in good shape to resist his pressure you can stay very close with him and even win.

    It is absolutely deadly to shoot on him unless you are ready to go nuts and finish or get out.
    Last edited by Big; 02-20-2008 at 08:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Mocco might have a problem with bigger guys like Taimazov and Rodriguez. He seems to do better against smaller guys like Akhmedov. Mocco has a very good leg defense and he is stocky and powerful. The only way to beat him is to be able to move him around which smaller guys can't do that well.

    Also, the reason he loses to American guys is because once you know how he wrestles it is very easy to counter his style. He wrestles the same way most of the time and you have to watch out for his footsweep. If you can do that and you are in good shape to resist his pressure you can stay very close with him and even win.

    It is absolutely deadly to shoot on him unless you are ready to go nuts and finish or get out.
    This is a good assessment Big. I tend to agree.

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    Did they meet in Kiev in any of the first rounds of the tourney?

    Musulbes got pinned by Alexei Shemarov.

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    Did Mocco make finals?

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    No, he didn't because he had lost to Musulbes (2-1 periods) before Musulbes got pinned by Shemarov in a later round.
    In the 3rd period Mocco won the toss but couldn't score.

    In the final, Mutalimov (KAZ) beat Shemarov. He won the 1st period. Then Shemarov withdrew in the 2nd period due to injury.

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    Mocco needs to go to more tourneys that matter. USA doesn't invite good foreign HWT competition to USA tourneys so if Mocco wants to be competitive internationally he needs to face Rodriguez, Taymazov, Shemarov, Mutalimov, Mahov, Kuramagomedov, Mussulbes and others.

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    Big, you as a BIG expert in Israeli & Muslim affairs, how do you interpret the teams' arrangement during the opening ceremony in Kiev?


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