LaxHawk174 got a reaction from dtl38 in Champs
Still the same
133, 141, and 174 are the only weights I think could change.
133 is stacked, NaTo, Richards, Montoya, Brock, and Gross will make for a very fun weight class in St. Louis.
141 is pretty even across the board, but Heil is the master of close matches. Wouldn't surprise me to see Kolodzik, Ashnault, Jack, McKenna, or Ward win it all.
174 I think the upper tier is BoJo, Zahid, Epperly, Realbuto, and Preisch. Crutchmer could punch a ticket to the finals, but he could also place 7/8 with his style.
Don't see anybody beating Gilman, Retherford, Nolf, IMar, Dean, Cox, or Snyder.
LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Stroker..
When you said it wouldn't be a good fit and then followed up by saying that UNI kids are mentally tough and don't quit when it gets hard. That's where. Unless you're going to try to sell us on the fact that the three sentences of your post weren't related to each other.
LaxHawk174 reacted to LoStNuMbEr in 2 Time+ Champs with the strongest field
There has been some discussion in recent threads about how strong the relative fields were for recent dominant wrestlers and that got me thinking. Originally I was going to make this a GOAT discussion but that narrows the field a lot, so I thought lets open it up to anyone who won at least two titles.
Which guys had the strongest weight classes overall and which had the weakest? I think Metcalf wins the title for winning the strongest weight of all time, but Burroughs is right up there with him for the year that him, Poeta, Leen, and Gillespie were all in the semis. I believe Poeta, Gillsepie and Burroughs were all undefeated, and Leen was the defending champ whose only loss was to burroughs (but I could be wrong on that).
Off the top of my head:
These aren't gospel or anything, just a few quick back of the napkin ideas. What do you guys think?
LaxHawk174 reacted to Show_Me in Midlands Championships
Based on entries posted on Track, the # of Ranked (FLO) wrestlers per weight class :
(1) Gilman, (8) Lambert, (16) Simmons, (17) Terao, (19) A. Rodriguez, (20) Laney
(3) Richards, (4) Montoya, (5) Gross, (7) Forys, (11) Hall, (17) Dippery, (19) Fausz, (20) Kelly,
Plus : Saavedra, defending Midlands Champ
(3) Kolodzik, (5) Jack, (6) Ashnault, (10) McCrystal, (16) Pletcher, (19) Martin, (20) Palmer
(2) Sorensen, (6) Oliver, (10) Bannister, (13) Pagdilao, (14) Theobold, (17) Speno, (18) Bleise, (19) Delgado, (20) Purinton
(4) Kemerer, (5) Berger, (9) Ream, (10) Heffernan, (11) Clagon, (14) Barnes, (16) Shields
Plus : Tsirtsis, 2x AA (1st & 3rd @ 149)
(1) Martinez, (6) Walsh, (8) Glass, (12) A. Valencia, (17) Wright, (19) Campbell
(4) Z. Valencia, (7) Meyer, (12) Weatherspoon, (13) Brunson, (16) Kocer, (19) Brucki
(3) Dudley, (4) Martin, (6) Jackson, (8) Brooks, (10) Ellingwood, (11) Gravina, (12) Dechow, (13) Parker, (15) Macchiavello, (18) Baker
Plus : Renda, AA (3rd @ 184)
(5) Rotert, (9) Studebaker, (10) Harner, (11) Wolfe, (12) Beazley, (14) Scott, (15) Johnson, (16) Williams, (19) Robertson
(2) Medberry, (5) Hall, (7) Stoll, (11) Black, (15) Jensen, (16) McKiernan, (17) Larson, (20) O'Donnell
76 Total wrestlers ranked in FLO Top 20
#1 Weight Class
184 (10). 8 of the Top 13, plus Renda.
133 (8). 4 of the Top 7, 5 of the Top 11, plus defending Champ Saavedra.
149 (9). 3 of he Top 10.
IMO, based on above numbers, Midlands appears to be deeper/better than Vegas or the Scuffle this season.
LaxHawk174 reacted to Housebuye in Who is your pick to win NCAAs and why?
tOSU - Potentially 4 finalists, with 3 likely and 2 champs.
OSU - Potentially 3 finalists, with 1 likely champ.
Penn State - Potentially 4 finalists, with 3 likely and 2 champs.
Iowa - Potentially 4 finalists, with 3 likely and 1 champ.
LaxHawk174 reacted to Pinnum in Medical Redshirt
If prior to a third of the team's scheduled dates have passed, you sustain an injury that prevents you from competing, you are permitted to redshirt for that season.
However, you're only permitted to redshirt once. So if you've elected to use a redshirt prior (due to just being unable to start and wanting to spend a year getting acclimated to college and wrestling) you may not use a second redshirt year.
If you have already had a season cut short due to documented injury that met the criteria above, and you have a second season cut short, you're able to apply for a medical hardship waiver which may be applied to your sixth season of competition. However, this is rare since you must still be in school in the sixth year (most often a graduate program) and you must have missed two prior seasons due to injury.
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LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Is it time to start talking Nick Suriano NCAA champ?
You know the old saying, if you can beat Darian Cruz, the one time 7th place finisher from 2 years ago, you're the favorite against Thomas Gilman.
LaxHawk174 reacted to silver-medal in Spencer Lee at 126 wins Ironman but ...
Maybe...just maybe...Joey Silva is really good. Cary Kolat was equally dominant in hs and was tied (and outwrestled) by Bono at the Dapper Dan. Lee impressed me by winning a very deep weight. Decatur, who tOSU is thrilled to have as a verbal commit, took 5th. Dustin Schlatter, who remains on the short list of finest hs wrestlers in American history, took 5th at the Ironman as a soph.