Dake / Dieringer

MPhillips

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Dake vs. Dieringer Final X Special Wrestle-off set for Round Rock High School in Texas, August 17.
"This best-of-three series will be held at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday, August 17, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Round Rock is a suburb of the Austin, Texas community. "
Hotbed for wrestling. ;)
FLO headquarters is located in Austin.
 

said_aouita

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"we need spikes and a fire pit around the mat" 2010 Southern Scuffle. (FLO coverage)
This match upcoming 8/17, reminds me of Gorilla Hulk vs. Plastic man.
 

bdhof

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I could care less who wins because both are capable of winning a World title for Team USA. I want the best wrestler to win, and I think the best of three will determine who is the best. Now, if I was a betting man I'd go with World champ, Dake, but I don't think the difference between these two is very much.
 

MPhillips

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The announcers called him, 'Plastic Man.' I took it to mean the opposite of what a, 'Gorilla Hulk' is? Not certain if there is any more to it. :unsure:
More importantly, how Dake got out of that match w/out a stalling call is the mystery.
 
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Blast82.5

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I'm not necessarily a Molinaro fan, but watching Dake back up for 7 minutes, and take the action OOB about 15 times, and never get even warned for stalling? Wow ... not a match to use when trying to promote the sport, that's for sure.
 

bdhof

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I'll bite. How is USA Wrestling coddling Dake?
Some (not me) argue that it is unfair to Ringer to delay the match - if you weren't ready at Final X, too bad. Team USA put a rule in place years ago that allows returning World medalists to delay Final X if they have a verified injury (doctor's documentation). They do that for one reason - they want the best guy representing USA at the Worlds. Personally, I also want the best guys representing USA and think the rule makes perfect sense. I don't think Dake wrestled since last year's World championship until recently in Spain. And I believe he had some kind of surgery. So, his injury was legit. Others (not me) were bothered that Final X was delayed until August and Dake took a warmup in July in Spain. I couldn't care less. I just want our best guy and believe the best of three on 8/17 will determine that. BTW, if it's Dake he'll be #1 seed at Worlds and if it's Ringer he'll be #2 seed at Worlds.
 
I'll bite. How is USA Wrestling coddling Dake?
Whether coddling is the right word is a matter of opinion, but the thing that some, not all, are taking issue with is that Dake had a doctor's note saying he couldn't compete until August 17th, but then he got another doctor's note saying he was well enough to compete in a tune-up tournament in early July. There are arguments on both sides and this has been debated ad nauseam on various forums.
 

MPhillips

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Dake wins in two. Absolutely shut Dieringer down. Dake brought a great underhook out of the closet.
Feel for Dieringer.
USA will be well represented.
 
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Dieringer is not gonna watch the tape of that of that match. I get dake's defense is darn near God tier but he pretty much never even committed to a shot
 

Yankeefan33

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Dieringer is not gonna watch the tape of that of that match. I get dake's defense is darn near God tier but he pretty much never even committed to a shot
Every time I think about how good Dake's defense is, I think about how dang good Burrough's offense has to be to be able to score on him. Dake is gonna roll people at world's in a weaker weight.
 

MPhillips

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Dieringer just couldn't find a way through. All the review in the world isn't gonna help that I don't believe?
Off topic; A whole bunch of folks just don't like Dake. Why?
 

DoubleBoots

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Dake has been my favorite for years....I can't understand where the hate comes from either. Does anyone on USA Freestyle team have more big 4-point moves? Just sayin'......
 

bdhof

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I think a lot of PSU fans don’t like Dake because of Yianni = Cornell = Koll = bad. Maybe if you’re a OkState fan you don’t like him because of Ringer. I like him because he’s a USA world champ.
 
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bdhof

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I pulled for Taylor over Dake in college but always jump on the Team USA bandwagon once the team is selected.
 
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