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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Americans have many wrong understandings about wrestling as far as wrestlers themselves and also many fans. As far as training, wrestlers' support by the country, respect for the throws, full year training and so on.

    I simply respect those countries that understand "the right" approach and disrespect those countries that don't

    Its tough to explain but when Americans lose I often see exactly these mistakes and it makes me mad. At the same time if they win and wrestle well I might change my thinking and accept an American approach as well. So far I haven't seen much winning as of late.
    See, and that's where many of us find an issue. You perceive things to be right or wrong when it comes to wrestling. There are many different ways to get to the same goal.

  2. #29

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    There are many different ways to get to the same goal.

    True, but I think his point is that Americans simply haven't been getting the "goal" lately and he keeps seeing us making the same mistakes. I can see where he is coming from.

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    Its funny Cormier says he is too short fot HWT but Khasimikov was the same height as Cormier.

    96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Daniel Cormier, Stillwater, Okla. (Gator WC)
    (On staying at this weight)
    “The thing that kept me at this weight is that it’s my weight class. I can’t wrestle heavyweight. I’m not tall enough. I’m too short. I’ve been successful when I have gone up but I don’t think I could wrestle it as well as 96 kg at a consistent basis.”


    What consistent basis does he wrestle on at 96kg? He wrestles like 2-3 times per year.

    I saw main mistakes in American ideology a long time ago. When I was at Penn State they made us do conditioning like we were race dogs but showed us maybe 5-6 moves all year.

    I was always told I was too short for the weight or I needed to run more or something. That is why I never trusted any American coach. They will make one guy good but kill the talents of 50 in the process.

    In Russia 10 guys in each weight can be top 3 in the world. That is why they all do well wrestling for different countries. In America we have 10 great wrestlers at 66kg and they all very rarely win on the international scene. What is wrong with this picture?

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    We have 10 great wrestlers at 66kg (& 74kg) because it is where a larger percentage of the world's population falls and thus are the most competitive weights in the world. These statistics have little to do with how American wrestlers will fair on the International level unforunately.

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