The Story Behind The Kolat Backflip

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Roman Bravo-Young got it on SportsCenter, but Cary Kolat made it famous. 

Of course I’m talking about the backflip he hit last Sunday against Brandon Paetzell that sent Rec Hall, and just about every wrestling fan, into a frenzy. But it wasn’t the first time that RBY went airborne to defend a high single. Over the summer we saw him pull it off in Akron, too.

Watch RBY’s wild performance in Akron:

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But like I said, even though RBY deserves all the praise for his high-flying defense, we've got to go to the source, aka Kolat, for the story behind the wild way to defend a high single.

Listen to Kolat explain the story behind the backflip:

And as you know, the backflip is just 1% of the magic that Kolat displays every time out. Get even deeper with our three-part series.

Story Of Cary Kolat (Ep. 1) | Story Of Cary Kolat (Ep. 2) | Story Of Cary Kolat (Ep. 3)

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The Top Pound-For-Pound Wrestlers At The U.S. Open

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A plethora of supremely talented freestyle wrestlers are decending on Vegas this weekend to test their mettle in the U.S. Open. But just how tremendous are these wrestlers? We decided to do a pound-for-pound rankings of the freestyle entries to find out. 

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FRL 372 - JB's Tweet + US Open JR/SR Predictions

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FRL 372 discusses Jordan Burroughs tweet, JR/SR Open predictions and gout time with Willie Saylor.

By The Numbers: US Open Senior Men's Freestyle

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Do you realize just how loaded these weight classes are on the senior level at the US Open? 

U.S. Open Junior Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview

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What better place to watch the future stars of tomorrow, today, than at the junior freestyle U.S. Open? The junior age division at the U.S. Open attracts the best college and high school wrestlers aged 20 and under wrestlers from across the country. Below, we dig into what future upperweight stars will be battling in Vegas for a USA Wrestling stop sign. 

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U.S Open Junior Middleweights Preview

Here come the big dogs. These weight classes are absolutely loaded. From top to bottom the talent is at a high level.

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The Absolute 2019 U.S. Open Women's Preview

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Women's Open previews provided by Austin Keal, Evan Knaff, and Jeff Johnson.

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The Ultimate 2019 U.S. Open Greco-Roman Preview

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Tim Hands of 5 Point Move breaks down the senior Greco-Roman divisions of the 2019 U.S. Open.

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2019 U.S. Open Greco-Roman Upperweight Preview

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Tim Hands of 5 Point Move breaks down the middleweight senior Greco-Roman divisions of the 2019 U.S. Open.

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2019 US Open Preview 92kg: Nickal's Back

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Look at this photograph: 

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74kg Junior Is Stacked

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My friends, the 74kg Junior Division at the US Open is absolutely ba-nan-as. Seriously, the amount of talent in this weight class is incredible.