Post by Josh Handeland on Jan 28, 2013 23:48:38 GMT -5
Ozgur Kizgin from Turkey is also a maybe for this, if he gets confirmed I suppose I will start a new poll... Feb 9th Deep South Pulling Wars 5.
Going off memory here... Clark beat AJ fresh in the RR in Cali in October but it was a war. Clark also beat Logsdon there. Lost to Sill. Sill beat Clark and Logsdon but lost to AJ (fresh). Bill beat AJ in a war but lost to the other 2.
Storm beat Logsdon twice to win AAA Nats, Logsdon was ranked number 1 at the time so Storm is currently ranked number 1 (at 198).
Kaufman beat Sill twice at Unified's (at 220). Beat Karl a couple times at TK's last tourney in October. Hasn't pulled any of the others I believe in at least a couple years.
Karl hasn't pulled any of these guys besides Kaufman in at least a couple years to my knowledge.
Jake Smith usually competes at a lighter weight and hasn't pulled any of these guys in quite some time idt.
Young is imo the clear underdog here but you never know... has he pulled any of these guys?
Post by Josh McEllrath on Jan 29, 2013 1:22:23 GMT -5
All of these folks would make for an excellent card if they were able to commit. Unfortunately for us following these formats, the lineup will change a dozen times before the actual tournament so picking now is pointless. I am a huge fan of this format though, so I hope it catches on. I saw the RR in Healdsburg in person back in October. The amount of talent that was there was ridiculous! It was almost too much to comprehend really, the talent on stage was nuts. I remember thinking that if a bomb were to go off at that tournament, American Armwrestling would have been set back at least a decade.
I like Ryan Clark in this format because he has no glaring weaknesses. He's fast, he's aggressive, he's strong, versatile, can hook, tr, straps. He's prob not the best at one single part but I think he's prob the most complete. Great endurance too.
The silver bullet type pullers will probably suffer here unless they are just a lot better - and in this lineup I just don't see a clear favorite. Sometimes you need to hook.. sometimes you need the straps and sometimes you gotta run up top. For this reason I'm picking Ryan to win.
I agree with Josh that it's likely nobody will remain undefeated.
Post by Danial Worely on Feb 5, 2013 20:08:06 GMT -5
draws can still matter .... if the 2 strongest hookers get each other in the begining and get in a long match and lets say the third strongest got toprolled fast then goes up against the wore strongest guy he might beat him but this round robin is awesome ... brains and muscle win this not just muscle IMO i predict clark and storm