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Discuss 2008 Olympic Picks at the Freestyle & Greco-Roman Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; Originally Posted by quick_single I'll say it again. It's almost impossible to pick anyone but ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    I'll say it again. It's almost impossible to pick anyone but the Gold medalists due to the bracket system.
    Its actually almost impossible to pick accurately even if you know the brackets. I would think not knowing the brackets would hurt the silver picks the most, who could get knock down to bronze even though they are the 2nd best wrestler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akzent View Post
    RUS - Akhmedov, not Makhov.

    Tosoev is tested positive; 2-year suspension (this means end of his career).

    Rumors say Rodriguez didn't return to his island after the tourney in Spain early this month. I don't know whether this is true.
    If both are gone I think Mocco's medals chances just improved dramatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Its actually almost omp[ossible to pick accurately even if you know the brackets. I would think not knowing the brackets would hurt the silver picks the most, who could get knock down to bronze even though they are the 2nd best wrestler.
    I guess what I mean is that you can only pick the best guy, or the favorite. Everything else depends upon bracketing.

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    True quick, but it's still fun. I guess what we are doing is picking who we think are the 4 best wrestlers and how they would place in a perfect world.

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    Freestyle picks
    55: Mansurov
    60: Batriov
    66: Stadnik
    74: Saitiev
    84: Ketoev
    96: Muradov
    120: Mocco

    Greco (I don't remember any of the names)
    55: Sourian
    60: Korea (2000 champ)
    66: Mansurov
    74: Kvirkvelia
    84: Michine
    96: Gaber
    120: Cuba
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    Not even a whisper for the "Chin"??? He's is being greatly underestimated which is perfect...
    Did anyone think Jake would win the trials?

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    Is there any chance that those SI picks could possible be found from somewhere Internet? I would be really happy if I could find SI picks also for Creco-Roman and Women?

    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    SI made thier picks in this week's issue:
    55kg:
    Gold: Kudukhov RUS
    Silver: Velikov BUL
    Bronze: Cejudo US
    Bronze: Moreno CUB

    60kg:
    Gold Quintana CUB
    Silver: Baritov RUS
    Bronze: Guidea BUL
    Bronze: Mohammadi IRI

    66kg:
    Gold: Tushishvili GEO
    Silver: Shahin TUR
    Bronze: Farniev RUS
    Bronze: Garzon CUB

    74kg
    Gold Satiev RUS
    Silver: Aldatov UKR
    Bronze Bazrighaleh IRI
    Bronze: Chamsulvarayev AZE

    84kg:
    Gold: Ketoev RUS
    Silver: Sokhiev UZB
    Bronze: Mindorashvili GEO
    Bronze: Yazdani IRI

    96kg:
    Gold: Muradov RUS
    Silver: Gogshelidze GEO
    Bronze: Abrahimi IRI
    Bronze: Cormier USA

    120kg:
    Gold Taymazov UZB
    Silver: Makhov RUS
    Bronze: Rodrigues CUB
    Bronze Tasoev UKR

    Too lazy to type out all the other styles complete predictions but they have
    Vering for Silver and Byers for Bronze in Greco and Van Dusen for Sliver in Womens.

    Pretty solid picks overall. In the little blurb they said the Schwab was a medal threat, although I think this is true of every US wrstler, I would pick Schwab as one of longest shots to medal.

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    Here's the rest of SI's pick then:

    GR
    55kg:
    1 Souryan IRI
    2: Parl KOR
    3: Bayramov AZE
    3: Mankiev RUS

    60kg
    1. Bedinadze GEO.
    2. Nazarizn BUL
    3. Diaconu ROM
    3. Sasamoto JAP

    66kg
    1. Manurov AZE
    2. Gergov BUL
    3. Begaliev KGZ
    3. Guenot FRA

    74kg
    1. Madsen DEN
    2. Shatsykykh UKR
    3. Venckaitis LUT
    3. Yanakiev

    84kg
    1. Mishin RUS
    2. Vering USA
    3.Avluca TUR
    3. Tahmasebi IRI

    96kg
    1. Nozadze GEO
    2. Gaber EGY
    3. Rezaei IRI
    3. Svec CZE

    120 kg
    1. Lopez CUB
    2. Baroev RUS
    3. Byers USA
    3. Bardos HUN
    Last edited by ODH; 07-28-2008 at 12:50 PM.

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    Default Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

    Womens picks from SI
    48kg
    1. Icho JAP
    2. Mrltleni UKR
    3. Huynh CAN
    3. Xueceng CHN

    55kg
    1. Yoshida JAP
    2. Van Dusen USA
    3. Golts RUS
    3. Verbeek CAN

    63 kg
    1. Icho JAP
    2. Yan CHN
    3. Kartashova RUS
    3. Shalygina KAZ

    72kg
    1. Zlateva BUL
    2. Hamaguchi JAP
    3. Xu CHN
    3. Zhanibekova KAZ

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