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    Default Joe Williams

    He is back competing at 84kg. In my opinion, he should have switched to 84 kg years ago. He was weighing 190 like 4 years ago. He might just win the whole thing this week.

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    I went to the Kurt Angel classic a few years ago and I think he beat reining world champ at 185 lbs.

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    Big....I could be wrong, but I believe this Joe Williams(he is wrestling for the Michigan WC) is the one that wrestled 184 last year for MSU, a junior. Dave Erwin (PSU rsSoph next year) beat him in the QF's today after losing to him at the Nittany Lion Open last Decemeber.

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    No, you are right. The Joe Williams I am talking about will wrestle tomorrow.

    84 KG/185 LBS.
    1. Andy Hrovat, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)
    2. Clint Wattenburg, Ithaca, N.Y. (New York AC)
    3. Lee Fullhart, Colorado Springs, Va. (Gator WC)
    4. Joe Williams, Harvey, Ill. (Sunkist Kids)5. Chris Pendleton, Stillwater, Okla. (Gator WC)
    6. Tony Gansen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
    7. Jake Herbert, Wexford, Pa. (Wildcat WC)
    8. Bryce Hasseman, Bloomsburg, Pa. (New York AC)
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    9. Tom Meester, Sioux Falls, S.D. (SMI)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRED View Post
    I went to the Kurt Angel classic a few years ago and I think he beat reining world champ at 185 lbs.
    Don't think . He did it. Khajimurad Magomedov, 1996 olympic and 2001 world champ. He is coach in the Russian national team now. Interestingly, they wrestled at 74 kg, though Magomedov was 10 kg heavier. As reported below, the guy who had to wrestle for the World Select at 74 kg didn't arrive becuase he didn't get US entry visa. So, the 84-kg Magomedov wrestled at 74. Of course with the approval of the organizers and Williams. Williams seems to have been in great shape.

    Stuff I copied that time:

    Kurt Angle Classic 2002
    74 kg/163 lbs. MFR - Joe Williams (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) dec. Khadsimurad Magomedov (Russia), 5-2
    1st Period:
    0:45 - Williams takedown (1-0 Williams)
    1:14 - Magomedov takedown (1-1)
    1:39 - Williams double-leg to back (4-1 Williams)
    2nd Period:
    4:12 - Williams takedown (5-1 Williams)
    5:22 - Magomedov single-leg (5-2 Williams)

    2001 World bronze medalist Joe Williams (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) won his bout over Khadsimurad Magomedov of Russia at 74 kg/163 lbs. by a 5-2 score. Magomedov was a World Champion in 2001 and has since been competing at 84 kg/185 lbs., but due to visa problems, he was asked to step in and wrestle Williams as well.

    Surprisingly, Williams dominated the bigger and stronger Magomedov, scoring three takedowns. But the most important score came midway through the first period. With the match tied at 1-1, Williams got in deep on a double-leg and took Magomedov to his back, taking a 4-1 lead that Magomedov could not recover from.

    "He is not really bigger strength-wise, but body-wise. He was taller and his shots it was hard to get my legs back. I?ve seen him wrestle in the World Championships before so I knew I could wrestle with him. It was just a matter of staying in positions where I felt good," Williams said.

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    I was hoping for a Joe Williams vs. Joe Williams matchup today.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    I would bet everything on Joe Williams.....

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