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  1. aknipp

    Wrestle-Off Results

    Nebraska was last night (133a.): Brian Peska dec. Tucker Sjomeling, 6-5. (133b.): Christian Miller dec. Jevon Parrish, 7-0. (141a.): Alex Thomsen tb-1 Aris Shino, 5-3. (141b.): Chad Red Jr. dec. Kyle Ruettiger, 6-1. (149): Jordan Shearer dec. Collin Purinton, 10-4 (157): Tyler Berger major dec. Peyton Robb, 15-1 (165): Johnny Blankenship tb-2 Dalton Peters, 2-1 (174): Mikey Labriola major dec. Cade Svoboda, 15-4 (197): Eric Schultz tech. fall Anthony Gaona, 26-10 (285): Christian Lance RT Patrick Grayson, 3-3. (133 Final) Christian Miller dec. Brian Peska, 3-1 New starters at 133 and 149
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    Wrestle-Off Results

    . No J Rent at 133? Shocking. Maybe he can make 157
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    NWCA All Star Classic

    I really don't think this thread is about the All Star Classic, but Taylor Venz is in at 184, up against Max Dean.
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    Kevon Davenport to Nebraska

    We will see. I really like Brock Hardy but he just started a 2 year Mormon mission to Brazil. Since his HS weight was 145 I wonder if 149 will be achievable.
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    Kevon Davenport to Nebraska

    Nice pickup. Hope he doesn't grow too much. NU needs help at 149.
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    Nebraska 18-19

    Damn. That hurts.
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    Nebraska 18-19

    For good reason. White won when they wrestled a few years ago in HS and lost in SV last year. I'm really high on White but 165 is tough.
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    Nebraska 18-19

    OK the Nebraska preview. NU is coming off a 9th place finish, losing 1 wrestler that earned points ninth NCAAs and a second qualifier who didn't make weight. 125 has gone from a question mark to a strength by adding Zeke Moisey, 2x AA graduate transfer from VTech. Zeke should earn a spot on the podium again giving NU points at 125. FR Alex Thomsen, originally would have started, will likely redshirt. 133 could see one from 125 move up, but more likely one of 2 SRs, 2 rFR and 2 FR will battle it out. I expect SR Brian Peska to start. Possible NQ here 141 AA Chad Red returns. Unseeded at the NCAAs he took 7. Two pins helped NU's team score. Red certainly expects to be on the podium aagain. 149 loses McCrystal who lost in the blood round. Two JRs will fight for this spot and I expect one or 2 from 157 to drop and see if they can win the job. Colin Purinton, who started two years ago, is the favorite. NQ, maybe a win or two in the tournament is what I would expect. 157 returns 2 time AA Tyler Berger. Don't know if he can improve on his 3rd place finish, especially with the talent at 157, but being hot at the right time could help. He'll be on the podium, just where is open. 165 Isaiah White fell in the blood round, both losses in SV, including the quarterfinal match against the NC Joseph. 165 is very tough again, White will make that blood round and a good shot at the podium. 174 rFR Mikey Labriola (I expect) will take that starting job from Breske. His redshirt year included two victories over 2018 AAs at 174. His only losses were to Lydy fro Purdue at the Midlands. Another likely AA. 184 returns AA Taylor Venz. Venz took 4th as a rFR. While he took more losses than you'd expect for #4, most were avenged later in the season. Venz will make that podium again and should be a finalist at some point in his career. 197 NQ Eric Schultz returns. He went 2-2 at the NCAAs. NU has some lighter guys at 285 and its possible one will try to drop. Either way NQ and a couple wins is a reasonable expectation. 285 David Jensen is one of 3 JRs,adding a FR and rFR into the mix looking to start. Jensen started last year but expect multiple challenges. There's a lot of new blood at 285 so this is really hard to predict. In the end NU has a shot at 6 AAs, mostly 5-8, with a couple going for 3rd. Could do better, also could drop guys in the R12.
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    Transfers

    Reportedly beginning of the season he was 150+ and had trouble all year. Still a poor time to miss weight. He will be looking at a place where he can wrestle 141, at NU he would have had to wait for Red to move up to 149.
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    2018 Recruiting Rankings

    Yea that was what I thought. Intermat has NU up at #5, I assume on the strength of Robb. Really happy to see a ranked HWT. It has been 20 years since NU has had anyone on the podium (Tolly Thompson 1997)
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    2018 Recruiting Rankings

    Thanks. Always hard to judge hwt. Wasn't impressed with a 2nd and 1st in state but at hwt that's not bad at all. I wonder if the 160 ranking is Jake Silverstein and they didn't rank Robb.
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    2018 Recruiting Rankings

    I am kind of puzzled with Nebraska's score. 20th at 160 seems quite low for Peyton Robb, and I'm not certain who they picked up at HWT that warrants #6
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    How Can ASU Compete?

    Agreed, I was just giving some anecdotal information. Not certain how many D1 caliber wrestlers can score a 30+ on the ACT, but wrestlers tend to be a lot smarter than FB and BB players (as if that is hard). The 9.9 scholarship limit is also something to consider. Very few guys will get a guaranteed 4 (or 5) year scholarship. Coaches need to juggle the current team with the promising backups as well as the redshirt class. That is a lot of guys to split the 9.9 scholarships on. For those who can qualify for aid, that makes life a lot easier for the coach.
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    Transfers

    Nice week for Nebraska. An immediate hole at 125 filled and a potential 4 year starter to replace Ty Berger at 157 after a redshirt year.
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    How Can ASU Compete?

    They give out a lot of aid. In state students with a 30 ACT pay no tuition. My daughter got a 32 and got half room and board as well. A friends daughter is in the business school, paying less as an out of state from CA than they would have paid at UCLA.
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