Originally Posted by lauden swain
Two years ago, the World Championships were in Moscow. Herbert was defeated by a young but very talented Cuban first round. USA was shut out of medals in both free and greco.
Last year, Cael Sanderson defeated Jake at World Team Trials and then lost in Bronze match at World Championships in Istanbul. The freestyle team wrestled a great tournament taking third in the team race.
Seems like the US has trouble with Cuba in wrestling & we are like 200x their population. One of top guys were knocked out of the Olympics by Cuba last time. When the Olympics are in Brazil in 2016?, there will be bjj - I bet they dominate, although you don't see Brazil do much in wrestling - they are definitely a big player in MMA, they may hold all the titles soon. a bit off the subject - Did you see that fight with Jake Ellenberger or whatever a like a year ago, the Brazilian was just sitting on him with a body lock, but they gave to Ellenberger?sp for ?reasons - I guess because the brazilian figured he didn't have to throw a punch. Totally outwrestled a top us wrestler.