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  1. Sylvester Terkay never qualified for the PIAA state meet (wrestled for Canon-McMillan HS). He was a 1x NCAA champ and 1x NCAA runner-up for NC State.
  2. Blair, Sem, and Graham appear to be the contenders (OPRF not quiye as good on paper as in past). I would not be surprised if any of the three win it, but I am leaning toward Graham. I think the team race will be close.
  3. TBar, goto d1collegewrestling.net and look under the recruiting tab.
  4. MSU158, maybe I did not understand your point regarding Sanderson's recruiting. If you are saying that recruiting the "bluest of the blue chip" is the main reason Sanderson is currently ahead of everyone else, I am not sure I agree that that is the main reason. However, no doubt that he has recruited more Top 10 kids than anyone else from 2010-2014, though Ryan is close (9 top ten recruits vs. 8).
  5. PhiferFuqua - fair point, I am not advocating those recruiting class rankings. As you say, they may not be a good indicator of impact recruiting. As you suggested, I looked at "elite" recruits (I used top 25) from the same site from 09-15. Oklahoma State (3, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3) = 18 Penn State (3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1) = 14 (this includes Lawson in 2010 who was not really in that class) Iowa (3, 4, 0, 4, 0, 1, 1) = 13 Ohio State (1, 1, 3, 0, 2, 3, 2) = 12 Minnesota (1, 2, 1, 1, 2, 0, 3) = 10 Nebraska (1, 1, 3, 1, 0, 2, 0) = 8 Cornell (1, 2, 0, 3, 0, 1, 0) = 7 So, your point about Nebraska's class ranking being given the benefit of more kids outside of top 25 appears correct. I am, however, still questioning MSU158's point.
  6. boconnell, while I did not do the rankings, the 2009 ranking appears to include Taylor, Ruth, and even Cyler Sanderson transferring in. It's a school related ranking, not a coach related one.
  7. MSU158, I think your point about recruiting being the main reason Sanderson is "currently ahead of everyone else" is much more debatable than you imply. For example, d1collegewrestling.net has recruiting rankings back to 2009, when Sanderson joined PSU. Looking at those rankings, from 2009 to 2014 (half dozen years), shows: Nebraska (4, 7, 2, 4, 8, 6) = 5.17 (avg. recruiting class rank) Penn State (8, 2, 4, 17, 7, 1) = 6 Okla State (2, 15, 6, 5, 11, 2) = 6.83 Iowa (5, 1, 20, 1, 6, 9) = 7 Ohio State (11, 8, 1, 12, 10, 5) = 7.83 Minnesota (1, 5, 15, 10, 12, 8) = 8.5 Cornell (10, 4, 5, 2, NR, 14) = +10 with 2013 being outside top 25 While Sanderson is clearly an excellent recruiter, the recruiting rankings above do not indicate a huge advantage over the other programs.
  8. Except Mark Hall did not take official visits to Iowa or Nebraska. It was Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Arizona State. Nevertheless, he could chose Nebraska, but that would be odd. My guess is Penn State because he wants to "surround himself with those on the same mission"
  9. under results at https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-championships-2
  10. Congrats to Ronna. Well done! I also saw that Koumba Larroque tech'd all her opponents 10-0 in the 65 kg bracket. That seems impressive.
  11. I think you had to be born in 1995 or later to be able to wrestle juniors this year (I could be mistaken). If so, neither Yazdani nor Karimi were eligible according to their dob on UWW website.
  12. USA has not had a finalist in Junior Greco for 15 years (2000). Expectations should not have been very high.
  13. As far as the team race, in addition to IRI, RUS, and USA, AZE brought some talent: 55- Amiraslanov - 2x Cadet World Silver 60- Aliev - Jr World 3rd 66- Mammadov - Cadet World Champ last year 96- Gadzhiyev - Euro U23 Silver this year 120- Gamidov - 2012 Cadet World Silver, 2015 Euro Jr Champ 120 also seems loaded with the Iranian the likely favorite, and the RUS, AZE, POL, TUR, and GEO (greco background) all being accomplished.
  14. 60kg looks to be loaded with three medalists returning plus two accomplished Euro Jr finalists (assumed they all attend) Sadeghi (IRI) - 2014 Jr World Champ at 60kg McKenna (USA) - 2014 Jr World Silver at 60kg Kuular (RUS) - 2015 Yarygin runner-up, ranked #12 in UWW Senior world rankings for July (2015 Euro Jrs Champ) Kozan (TUR) - 2013 Cadet World Champ at 55kg (2nd at 2015 Euro Jrs) Aliev (AZE) - 2014 Jr World Bronze at 60kg (3rd at 2015 Euro Jrs)
  15. Freestyle Team 50KG Spencer Lee PA - 2014 Cadet World Champ 55KG Stevan Micic IN 60KG Joey McKenna NJ - 2014 Jr Silver 66KG Aaron Pico CA - 2014 Jr Silver, 2013 Cadet World Champ 74KG Mark Hall MI - 2014 Cadet World Champ 84KG Zahid Valencia CA 96KG Anthony Cassar NJ 120KG Nathan Butler KS Any predictions on how our team will do? I'm guessing Pico is a favorite and Lee, Hall, and McKenna have a good chance to medal. I looked at the European and Asian Junior Championship results and noted the following: The Russian Jr Euro Champs at 55kg and 60kg are very strong. Ibragim Ilyasov (55kg) won a senior tourney in Poland last year over at couple wrestlers who placed 3rd and 5th at Senior World Championship a month later. 2x Cadet World Champ Yatsenko (UKR) finished 5th at Ilyasov's weight at Euro Jrs. Nachyin Kuular (60kg) was 2nd at Yarygin this year and recently made it to the bronze matches at Russian Nationals. Iran's 120kg runner-up at last year's Jr World Championship won the Asian Junior Championship this year, so possibly returns. Obviously, no guarantee who each country will send, but anyone have any insight regarding potential favorites?
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