Illinois Matmen Forums Illinois Matmen Forums

Go Back   Illinois Matmen Forums > Statewide > Illinois Matmen News > The Burk Blog

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-19-2009
GOHARDorGOHOME GOHARDorGOHOME is offline
Varsity
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 192
Nice

Quote:
Originally Posted by mckbln View Post
I will add a comment...a rather critical one. I went to the US Olympic Trials last June in Las Vegas NV for both the judo and wrestling. I thought it was great and I am very much in favor of a close relationship in both sports...that goes for the high school/jr level as well. On the other hand, failing to qualify all the weights and the type of performance that the US turned in in Bejing was embarrassing. I can't believe that we came away with one medal each in Greco Roman, freestyle, and judo, Cejudo's being the only gold. The US has never done particularly well in judo but given the current crop of young players coming up I hope that will change. After watching the live stream video (yep, I stayed up late to watch most of the matches) I could not believe the US wrestlers looked so flat!!!!! Other than Cejudo, Wheeler, Mocco (who got screwed on a horrible call) and a few others It was a fiasco. Askren was the biggest disappointment. So...what's the answer for London 2012?
Well put! When are we going to make a statement and beat the powerhouse countries? I hope to see it in my lifetime, but something needs to change.
__________________
If you dont know what your talking about, learn...
If you do know and complain, do it yourself...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-21-2009
MR TWISTER's Avatar
MR TWISTER MR TWISTER is offline
Wrestling Media
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 18,957
Quote:
Originally Posted by James_Oliva View Post
If you guys want to take over it would make my life a lot easier....
When I say illinoismatmen.com I mean Infinity. In my mind we are one and the same. Sorry J. D.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-21-2009
MR TWISTER's Avatar
MR TWISTER MR TWISTER is offline
Wrestling Media
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 18,957
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOHARDorGOHOME View Post
Well put! When are we going to make a statement and beat the powerhouse countries? I hope to see it in my lifetime, but something needs to change.
We won't beat the powerhouse until...

1. FILA quiets changing the rules every year

2. US wrestlers are paid like the other countries

3. A real committment is made from kids to adults to freestyle and greco

other than that we will see more of the same in London 2012/ Chicago-Toyko-Madrid-Rio 2016
__________________
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.