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  1. Yazdani was never in the repechage. He won the tournament! He beat the Russian in the semis. Pico defeated the japanese wrestler in the first round. Takatani then came back to win the bronze from Pico's side of the bracket. The Russian only wrestled one match in the repechage and that was the Bronze medal match. The Japanese and the Russian never met because they were on opposite sides of the bracket.
  2. Abas and McIlravy NCAA finals match
  3. Aaron Pico did indeed sign away his eligibility some time ago. However, we are talking about NICO Megaludis, the PSU 125 lber. He has one year of eligibility left. I am assuming you misread Nico as Pico which is understandable considering how much time we spend talking about him.
  4. That is Abdusalam Gadisov. He's been considered by many to be one of the best pound for pound in the world the past few years, but for some reason he always seems to choke in the biggest moments.
  5. I don't believe they have wrestled since high school. Perry won all of those matches convincingly if I recall.
  6. Night before weigh-ins seemed to suit him well at Trials, but, long term, he might want to follow the Jordan Oliver plan and works his way up. McD wrestled at University Nationals at 61K, right? If so, seems a little unfair that he can drop a weight and challenge. McD did not wrestle at University Nationals. He wrestled at 61 kg for the U.S. Open.
  7. Teyon Ware, Doug Schwab, and Kendall Cross as we'll if I'm not mistaken. Did Bono ever win a title?
  8. Retherford has never made a junior world team let alone won a junior world title. He was a cadet world champ the year before pico. Still impressive but not nearly as impressive as a junior world title.
  9. I think these look good. The only one I don't understand is Peters at 3. I'm pretty sure Gilman has beaten him comfortably on several occasions and Peters against Clark at NCAAs was pretty ugly.
  10. Because some of them staying at their current weights is almost preposterous. Who thinks that Clark and Gilman will continue to fight things out at 125 next year, while Iowa will forfeit (or wrestle a true freshman at) 133 for the entire year? Clark clearly falls into the category of Dieringer. These are the ones I'm talking about: L. Stieber: 149 D. Carter: 149 D. Houdashelt: 157 H. Stieber: 157 T. Walsh: 165 I. Miller 165 M. Moreno: 174 G. Dean 197 K. Gadson: 285 So you consider it "preposterous" for all these guys to stay at their weights? I'm not buying it :? Doesn't he have Tsirtsis and Kindig both moving to 157 as well? A lot of these just don't make sense to me.
  11. Love how you open the forum saying it is anyone's game but the next post you state Brooks in the finals. "Definite contender" idk about that. Can Brooks be in the AA discussion? Absolutely... Think you are jumping the gun a bit with top 2. There is a lot of guys returning at this weight and as you originally stated, I think there is a lot of people who are in the mix. I didn't say he was a lock. I just predicted he would make the finals. That doesn't make it any less wide open than what I originally stated. I didn't realize Berstein was back and I also forgot about Nate Brown. Sometimes those redshirts get lost in the shuffle. That just makes this weight even better. Im very excited to see how it shakes out.
  12. I doubt Evans moves up because I think Brooks will be in the finals next year. He has beaten Dechow on several occasions as well as many of the the other top guys. Iowa could have 3 in a row in the finals if regular season Moore shows up depending on how good Bo Jordan really is.
  13. This is going to be a fun weight to watch next year. It has an obvious front runner in Dean but there are tons of young challengers that will make it interesting. Brooks and Dechow lead the pack of challengers. Then there are the other returning studs in Thomas, Abounader, Courts, Dudley, and Reyes to name a few. Another name that was kind of forgotten toward the end of the year was Pfarr from Minn. He was tearing it up before Steinhaus returned. He should step right in next year without missing a beat. There are also some really good freshmen coming off redshirts in Sliga from Northwestern and McCutcheon for PSU. If McIntosh drops instead of McC then he goes straight to the top of the challengers list. Sliga has had some impressive results in freestyle ( 3 time Fargo champ, wins over Dudley, Dechow, and DEAN at fila jrs last summer). He could be the breakout star if he figures out folkstyle a little more. I just feel this weight has been a little over looked because of its youth. I think 184 will quickly return to the ridiculous depth it boasted a couple years ago.
  14. I also would like to know if I am still in. I turned my picks in a couple hours late because I did not wake up in time to see the email, but it sounds like you are still accepting entries. Am I still in?
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