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  1. 19 minutes ago, lu1979 said:

    You can certainly make an argument about that seeing Mohammadi does have that pin over Snyder.  It is a lot harder to make an objective argument that Cox has a better chance of beating Sadulaev (as many people on this forum are constantly saying) than Snyder does.  Snyder has actually done it before.  Cox's best win ever in FS is probably Karimi.  He does not have a win against anyone who would be objectively considered equal to Snyder.  It is clear bias based on results from a lower non Olympic weight  that so many on this forum are holding up Cox as the US's best chance to beat Sadulaev.  When if you consider the evidence objectively the answer to that question is Snyder.  

    David Taylor x 2? Kyle Dake x 2? I'd say both of those guys would be at least near the level of Snyder. 

  2. 9 minutes ago, DBHoops said:

    A blown call at the end of the 184 semi hands Mizzou another finalist. 

    Really close, but it looks like they were both out of bounds before the takedown.  Sucks for the Rider wrestler because Kent was totally gassed and would've eventually lost if there was more time.

  3. 53 minutes ago, MSU158 said:

    Joe Smith?  I would say somewhere between 10-20.  Closer to 10, if I were seeding.  Smith's seeding was all messed up because ALL of the matches he wrestled were at 174 until Big12's.  Common sense didn't come into play.  All of his matches at 174 were ignored and a 4-2 record essentially gave him zero seeding critera., until Big12's. 

    Mekhi Lewis at 23-2 should have been a top 5 seed.  He was punished for losing 2 matches in November, while going 15-0 after that.  A 2-0 loss to Isaiah White on November 30th, essentially blocked him from getting a seed higher than 8th.

    Also,  having to wrestle Massa just to AA and then Marsteller immediately after that should NOT be ignored........

    Mekhi's best win was the 10 seed (Ashworth), with losses to 15 (Flynn) and the 7 (White).  He was 15-0 after that, but only wrestled guys seeded 16 or lower.  I think the 8 seed was pretty fair, but of course he looks like a really tough draw in retrospect.  

    IMO, Marinelli deservedly carries the stigma of underperforming at NCAAs.  He's been there twice, lost to lower-seeded guys each time (including Wick who he usually beat) and finished below his seed.  That's the problem with being so good in the regular season, you get high seeds and it's pretty tough to match or exceed them (Alan Waters was a good example for Mizzou).  The good news is that Marinelli has a couple more chances to drop that label.

  4. 5 minutes ago, ionel said:

    Curious what happen here?

    141    #8 Allan Hart    #50 Saul Ervin    W SV-1 4 - 2

    Hart seemed pretty cautious, only taking one real shot before OT and didn't quite finish it.  Looking at Ervin's wrestlestat page, he seems to keep matches low scoring and is getting better too (up from #146 last year).  Beat #25 Spann 5-1 and lost to Kaid Brock 12-7 a few weeks ago.

  5. Smith made a comment about R Elam probably not wrestling again until MACs.  Pretty sure O'Toole's dad commented on FRL that Keegan wouldn't be there either.  Probably most interested to see if Kent or Hawks wrestles.  Heard on powermizzou that Kent is out for reasons unrelated to performance, so hopefully he makes it back.  

    Seems weird to send half the team if they're worried about COVID, but maybe they plan to keep them separate in practices.  Or maybe they're only sending starters that are pretty much locks for at-large NCAA bids if they miss MACs.

    Also heard on FRL that Fix would be back this weekend.



    1 hour ago, KCMO2 said:

    More likely result would be Elam taking the early lead before gassing out and barely holding on at the end.

    And Wrestlestat has some head scratchers for the dual.   Teemer is 6-0 vs commons with Jacques, who is 4-2, and one of those commons is Teemer beating Jacques head-to-head last season,  Yet Wrestlestat picks Jacques.


    Agreed.  I could see a pin happening(either way) if somebody gets caught on their back, but I can't see a big score.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Schultz win, as Elam loses some close ones.

    Really hoped that O'Toole ended up at 157.  He looked a bit undersized at 165 and I think he'd get more bonus down a weight.

  7. 4 hours ago, Housebuye said:

    I think both AA. I also think going into NCAAs, they will be seeded top 5 (assuming they’re hit ranked guys this season)

    I agree and it looks like both guys will face enough top guys to have a strong resume.  O'Toole should hit Franek (NDSU) this weekend and Carr (ISU) and Teemer (ASU) on Jan 17th.  He'd also have Sheets (OkSt) and Dellavecchia (Rider; twice including MACs) later in the season.  Depending on the ranking service, that's 2 guys in the top 5 and 3 more in the top 15. 

    Elam should get Noah Adams (WVU), Tanner Sloan (SDSU; this weekend), Bulsak (Clarion at MACs), Norfleet (ASU), Coleman (ISU), and Holschlag (UNI).  The number 1 guy, another top 7 guy, and 4 more in the top 15.

    Hopefully it doesn't happen, but COVID or injury will probably cause some of these guys to miss each other.  On the flip side, maybe there will be fewer 'ducks' to protect seed with so few available matches.  

  8. Brian Smith went over Mizzou's schedule on a podcast yesterday, but I can't find it posted anywhere online yet.  No duals with BIG10 (going conf only) or ACC teams (limiting travel) this year.  Sounds like Mizzou will have the Black and Gold on December 22nd and tri or quad meets on seven straight weekends starting January 3rd.  Notable quad on January 17th with Northern Iowa, Iowa State, and Arizona State in Ames.  As Jon noted, Mizzou has West Virginia and Oklahoma State on Feb 14th.  MAC championships are the last weekend in February.

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