Great match - Iowa proved to be clutch, PSU crumbled when in the clutch!
125- McD vs Meg: Fantastic match and great way to get the night started. I thought Mega looked better tonight and is MUCH improved from last year. I think he pulls out out one against McD if they wrestle twice more. I'm still not convinced that one of these 2 win NCAA's though.
133- Ramos vs Conaway: Ramos rose to the occasion. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of a 4 point win (either by MD or a 4 pt TF). Conaway came back down to earth tonight and Ramos is looking very good.
141- Ballweg vs Pearsall: Ballweg dominated. I'm excited for a new chapter to begin here in the PSU era. Easy to score on, no offense, blah. Ballweg should finish strong.
149- AA vs (IA Fresh): AA was superior in regards to technique, but should be thankful for the injury timeouts. I'm not sure what the result is here with no breaks. He just doesn't have gas right now. I'm starting to think this is a serious issue that just won't be corrected. Some just don't have what others do regardless how much you train. J.O. would make very dirty work of him right now.
157- DA vs St John: DSJ proved you need to wrestle a FULL HARD 7 minutes in order to beat him. Great scramble to come through at the end and do what champions need to do. Dylan gave this match up IMO. There were some positives here for DA, but his gas tank is in question as well.
165: DT vs Moore: As a PSU fan, what a treat we have to be able to watch him as much as we do. Moore is a good division 1 NCAA wrestler that just got beat down. Taylor dominated and gave us some entertainment.
174- Brown vs Evans: Evans is a gamer and kid you want on your team. Brown should have won tonight though. He was in deep on the final takedown and Evans just came through in the clutch. Great match and proved to be the tossup as predicted.
184- Ruth vs Gambrall: Several times it looked like Gambrall looked frightened and was hanging on for dear life. Ruth continues to be an animal. Like DT, a joy to watch.
197: Q vs Burak: Q looked below Q standards. Credit to Burak, but Q won't get the job done this year looking like this. Burak did what his team could ask for, keep it to a D.
285- Telford vs Ging: Go ahead and make your own assessment here. PSU continues to be mediocre. Telford came through as expected.
Crappy night for a PSU fan as 3-4 matches slipped away.
Great night for IA to beat the front runners!