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Old 10-08-18, 06:08 PM
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I cant believe you guys are missing the most obvious reason that the kids today would spank those old farts from the 70 and 80's.
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Old 10-08-18, 06:10 PM
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Hmmm, because they are younger?
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Old 10-08-18, 06:39 PM
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Hmmm, because they are younger?
NO!!

The first reason is the elite wrestlers of today are all held back 2 years to make sure they can pound on kids that are not held back. Lots of 19 year old seniors wrestling 14 year old wrestlers during the season. I am sure most of the elite wrestlers from the 70-80's were in their correct grade for their age.

Second, today kids can wear fight shorts and compression shirts, this automatically makes them tougher than the pansy arse kids from the 70-80's that wore the traditional singlet!!
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Old 10-08-18, 10:26 PM
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Most modern kids would fold under the physicality of the guys from the 70s and 80s. It was much more in your face then.
First, more kids in the 70s and 80s. That is population as well as participation in wrestling. And that is the only advantage of the past. Style is better today, not that we don't have in your face styles today. Kids may be softer today in general but guess What? Those kids don't wrestle or not for long. Another thing we're probably all old guys from 70s and 80s and bias. Today's kids are better wrestlers! That is the rule but there is always exceptions to the rule. You guys have listed some. But Logan Steiber, David Taylor, David Car, Carson Kharchla, and many more............ C'mon Man!!!

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Old 10-09-18, 11:26 AM
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I do have one follow up question. If everyone pretty much agrees that today's US high school kids are better...then why are we not as dominant internationally as then? In the 70's/80's our World and Olympic teams would commonly have 3-5 champions or medalists per team. Now we're lucky to get 2 on the same team. Thoughts?
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Old 10-09-18, 12:08 PM
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If you just put our national team in compression shirts and fight shorts we would crush everyone. Our best wrestlers do not like wearing freestyle singlets.
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Old 10-09-18, 12:09 PM
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I do have one follow up question. If everyone pretty much agrees that today's US high school kids are better...then why are we not as dominant internationally as then? In the 70's/80's our World and Olympic teams would commonly have 3-5 champions or medalists per team. Now we're lucky to get 2 on the same team. Thoughts?
Food was better back than.
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Old 10-09-18, 07:46 PM
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I do have one follow up question. If everyone pretty much agrees that today's US high school kids are better...then why are we not as dominant internationally as then? In the 70's/80's our World and Olympic teams would commonly have 3-5 champions or medalists per team. Now we're lucky to get 2 on the same team. Thoughts?
There's this thing called the break up of the Soviet Union. What used to be one Soviet wrestler competing in a world/olympic games is now like five or more.

There's also this thing called less weight classes now than before, though the recent expansion for world championships (not Olympics though) helps mollify things somewhat.
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Old 10-09-18, 09:04 PM
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Another possibility is that maybe their HS kids are better now too.
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Old 10-09-18, 09:04 PM
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There isnít one sport I can think of where the athletes from 30-40 years ago were better, on average, than they are today. Of course the argument can always be made that the best from back then would still be among the best today.

If you donít think the overall quality of wrestling now is better than even, say, 20 years ago...then I am not sure what youíre watching.
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