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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    I have no idea. He got 2nd in the last olympic tryouts, right? Maybe this will inspire him to go for another run. The Cormier situation in the last olympics really was disappointing, mitigated by Cejudo's awesome run.

    VAis - I don't see Varner beating Hahn, have they wrestled before? Are you trying to earn points with Adolf?

    If Varner was 184 this year, he would have gotten 3rd.
    Are you crazy Claudale? Herbert is Varner's personal whipping boy. Varner used to smash him every time they'd see each other. If Varner were just a bit smaller, he'd be wrecking the domestic field at 84 kilos, (not 184 pounds). Hanh would be hard pressed to score a point on Varner. Come now Claudale, you're trying to bait me into a reaction over your comment and it isn't going to work!
    Lets go Brent!

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    Did Varner have an undefeated season last year? Did he even win the Big 12 (or in wrestling, the Big 5)?

    He also lost to Pucillo, so he would have been in the bottom bracket and probably wouldn't have met this year's undefeated MOW.
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    Excellent points claudale. I am one of varners biggest fans so i was happy to see him move up to 197 so he could finally get over the hump and win a national title. It would have been unlikely he would have pulled it off at 184 seeing that the two guys that beat him in the two previous national finals (one of which completely handled him) were at that weight.

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    Claudale are we speaking of International style wrestling, or college wrestling? It seems you are intermingling the two.

    Lets see, yes Varner lost 2 seasons ago to Pucillo by riding time advantage.

    In addition to that, however, Varner held Herbert to 1 point in their Midlands final, (he gave him an escape) and bludgeoned him into submission, (Yes Herbert actually tapped out during their match). It was a brutal beating Claudale, one in which Herbert took injury time, was bloodied up, was thrown to his back, and was blown out of every single position he tried to achieve. Coupled with his freestyle dominance, there is no doubt that Varner is the superior wrestler.

    Lets also keep in mind that instead of sucking down to the lighter weight class, Varner went up in weight and dominates the next class up, (96 kilos). In terms of college wrestling, Varner bumped up there as well and won a national championship.

    You must be arguing this topic, just to argue.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Excellent points claudale. I am one of varners biggest fans so i was happy to see him move up to 197 so he could finally get over the hump and win a national title. It would have been unlikely he would have pulled it off at 184 seeing that the two guys that beat him in the two previous national finals (one of which completely handled him) were at that weight.

    And let us not forget the University National title that Varner won over Herbert as a mere freshmen. When you say Varner finally won a national title, you actually mean, Varner continues to add to his collection of national titles.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Yes please let the record show, varner did win some freestyle titles. I was happy to see him join the elite folkstyle club and win an ncaa title.

    I definitely think though that varner would have wrestled back for third if he stayed at 184 and beaten the likes of keddy and umbehauer.

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    Claudale I'm not going to let you do this. You're not going to bait me into an argument that's long ago been decided. Varner is on a lengthy winning streak against Herbert, (in both styles) and he rules both weight classes above Herbert and Pucillo, (96 kg and 197 lbs, respectively).

    The beatings that Varner has handed Herbert are difficult to stomach for us Herbert fans. We eventually ran out of excuses, (he's not in shape, it was freestyle, he's not focusing on folkstyle, he didn't really care about that tournament, etc.) and were thrilled that Varner out grew the weight classes where Herbert now enjoys success after previously been frustrated with disappointing results. Lets just be glad we have both outstanding athletes on the world team but lets not make any mistake with who is higher up the pecking order. Don't believe me, simply check their head to head results and placements where both guys were entered in the same weight class. It isn't even competitive Claudale and you know this.
    Lets go Brent!

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    We eventually ran out of excuses and were thrilled that Varner out grew the weight classes where Herbert now enjoys success after previously been frustrated with disappointing results.

    In regards to freestyle I would agree with you. In folkstyle Herbert previously won at 184 beating Varner in the finals so i can not jump on board with that.

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    Varner came off of a broken leg to reach the national final as a freshmen. Herbert beat him and left no doubt as to who was better at folk style, during that point of their careers. No question, no debate. But in the rematch, after Varner had a year to mature and improve, it was all Varner. He throttled his much older opponent. Nothing Herbert tried worked. Nada, zilch, zero. Herbert, as much as I like him, was thoroughly frustrated and beaten physically, (some speculate that he was also beaten mentally). The man was forced to tap out, or risk being turned to his back, (he chose to cry uncle). That match was a humiliating experience not only for the PA native, but for his legions of fans. I was so disgusted, I stopped following Herbert's career for a few months, (I later came to my senses and continued to support him).

    I Love both guys, they are both class acts and true sportsmen. I am happy for Herbert that Varner vacated the weight(s) that Herbert is/was in and both guys were able to win national titles this year. Kudos to both
    Lets go Brent!

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