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legattack
Joined: Jan 18, 2018
Posts: 38
He is even better at freestyle then you will see him racking up points


Dragtrip
Joined: Jan 16, 2013
Posts: 61
I think everyone, I'm sure Yianni included, has set the bar extremely high...and for obvious reasons.

However think about what we just witnessed...Yianni arguably wasn't as sharp as normal, didn't wrestle to his potential, coming back from injury etc. etc. etc. but still won his 2nd NCAA D1 title...oh ya, and not to mention in his 2nd trip.

Uh I'm thinking that's pretty friggin' impressive!!


Raider92
Joined: Nov 15, 2009
Posts: 140
Dragtrip wrote:
I think everyone, I'm sure Yianni included, has set the bar extremely high...and for obvious reasons.

However think about what we just witnessed...Yianni arguably wasn't as sharp as normal, didn't wrestle to his potential, coming back from injury etc. etc. etc. but still won his 2nd NCAA D1 title...oh ya, and not to mention in his 2nd trip.

Uh I'm thinking that's pretty friggin' impressive!!


Thank you. Oh and also Yanni as the first seed ended up wrestling guys who ended up being All Americans in the 2nd round, 3rd round, 4th round and 5th round. He went through four guys who were on the podium with him. Kind of also explains the close matches.....the guys he wrestled were really freaking good.


faceinthemat
Joined: Dec 17, 2018
Posts: 159
Raider92 wrote:
Dragtrip wrote:
I think everyone, I'm sure Yianni included, has set the bar extremely high...and for obvious reasons.

However think about what we just witnessed...Yianni arguably wasn't as sharp as normal, didn't wrestle to his potential, coming back from injury etc. etc. etc. but still won his 2nd NCAA D1 title...oh ya, and not to mention in his 2nd trip.

Uh I'm thinking that's pretty friggin' impressive!!


Thank you. Oh and also Yanni as the first seed ended up wrestling guys who ended up being All Americans in the 2nd round, 3rd round, 4th round and 5th round. He went through four guys who were on the podium with him. Kind of also explains the close matches.....the guys he wrestled were really freaking good.


exactly! expecting him to pin or tech AA's is ridiculous...those are really good wrestlers


faceinthemat
Joined: Dec 17, 2018
Posts: 159
quickpick wrote:
chickenwing wrote:
Yianni actually performed better at the 2018 NCAAs against better competition and with a torn ACL. Makes you wonder if he's plateaued? I'd say go up a weight & get stronger, but his Olympic weight is 65kg (143.3).

2019
W 10-5
W 7-3
W 5-1
W 6-5
W 6-4 sv

2018
W 10-1
W 13-4
W 6-5
W 6-4 sv
W 7-4


The coaching staff held Yianni out in the beginning of the year and eased him in from his knee injury. He didnít face a tough schedule until the second half of the year. I think a lot of it was him coming back from injury and not pushing more than necessary. After he tore it last year, he had nothing to lose. He could open up a lot more in his matches. I would expect him to be much better next year, fully recovered from his injury. 141 or 149 he is incredibly difficult to score on and his counters are second to none right now. He has not plateaued, I think he only gets better.


100% agree
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