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Zaurbek Sidakov is Russian freestyle wrestler from North Ossetia. He is a two-time World champion, famously beating Jordan Burroughs along the way in both 2018 and 2019. He is the #1 ranked wrestler in the world at 74 kg leading up to the Tokyo Games and #3 pound-for-pound.

  1. 10 Years Worth Of Historic Junior Worlds Matches

    10 Years Worth Of Historic Junior Worlds Matches

    Aug 13, 2021

    The Junior World Championships will be held in Ufa, Russia and will take place from August 16-22. With the benefit of hindsight, we can look back over the past 10 years of Junior Worlds to see how future world/Olympic medalists and champions first made their mark at Junior Worlds. This article will highlight some of the best matches from the past 10 years.
  2. Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Jul 17, 2021

    Barstool just put out Olympic betting odds for every wrestling weight class being contested at Tokyo. They are the most comprehensive odds we've seen (if you know of others, please let me know!) which lends itself to careful analysis in our quest to find wagering value.
  3. Best Country At 74kg - USA Vs Russia

    Best Country At 74kg - USA Vs Russia

    Jun 26, 2021

    As the Olympic Games approach, we're going through a series of articles looking at what countries are historically the best at each Olympic weight. In this article, we’ll look at 74kg by analyzing the results from the World Championships and Olympic Games since 2000.
  4. 74kg Olympic Preview - Will Kyle Dake Dethrone Sidakov?

    74kg Olympic Preview - Will Kyle Dake Dethrone Sidakov?

    Jun 24, 2021

    UPDATE: We now have Kyle Dake's Olympic bracket. Check out his draw in that article, and then dive into this preview for everything you need to know about the weight.
  5. The Entire History Of The Jordan Burroughs - Kyle Dake Rivalry

    The Entire History Of The Jordan Burroughs - Kyle Dake Rivalry

    Apr 1, 2021

    It could really happen. After almost a four year hiatus, Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Dake could wrestle once again; this time for a spot on the Olympic Team. The two had one of the best rivalries for a brief period at 74 kg until Dake moved up to 79 kg and won two World titles. Now, he’s back down to try and take what JB has kept from him in the past.
  6. Men's Freestyle Olympic Trials Mega Preview

    Men's Freestyle Olympic Trials Mega Preview

    Mar 31, 2021

    The 2021 US Olympic Trials go down this weekend. All the action will be streamed either through NBC Sports Network or NBC's Peackock streaming service. Meanwhile, we'll have a watch party live throughout the trials to keep wrestling fans in the loop. Before all the action goes down, check out the contenders and challengers for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
  7. Raging Mega Huge Championship Weekend Round Up

    Raging Mega Huge Championship Weekend Round Up

    Mar 15, 2021

    Not long ago, after what seemed like an eternity, the whole wrestling world decided to start their postseasons all at once. Thus, what was once a competition dessert was soon awash with a flood of wrestling events. Mercifully rescued from our period of antediluvian limbo, we, at last, had wrestling championships to report on.
  8. Sidakov Survives Semi's Scare

    Sidakov Survives Semi's Scare

    Mar 12, 2021

    It looks like we’re going to get the marquee matchup that we were looking for at 74kg tomorrow morning, but Sidakov made it interesting. The two-time World Champion was tested in the semifinals by 2020 Russian National bronze medalist, Timur Bizhoev. 
  9. Notable Entires And Accolades For 2021 Russian Nationals

    Notable Entires And Accolades For 2021 Russian Nationals

    Mar 11, 2021

    The best in the world are competing to win the title of Champion of Russia. Check out some of the impressive entries and their litany of accolades in Ulan-Ude.