Im a Buckeye - so a lot of the time everyone seems like a rival. This year obviously we were not as competitive as in years past, which is ok - it happens. I feel we still had a solid NCAAs and I still really respect Ryan, and the rest of the staff. Jaggers was one of my all time fav wrestlers to watch as I was growing up. Looking forward to next season already, and hopeful that we can do the coaches clinic at the Covelli Center again! Always a blast.
I really admire Penn State. Specifically I am a huge fan of Nolf and Taylor, and I really like RBY. Cael of course as well but I feel like that goes without saying. Most of their guys are really likeable generally. Not a fan though of Nickal, but he is very good and exciting to watch.
Iowa... meh. I have a lot of respect for the program as a whole, as far as the history and everything goes, and I do like Tom and Terry. I am not a fan of really anyone else on their staff. I like Lee (who doesnt), and Kemerer. Cassiopi is starting to grow on me as well. I do not like Eiereman - but similar to Nickal I wont deny how good he is, or how exciting he is. Rarely do I turn off a match he is wrestling. I just find him to be a bit Cringe. I was happy to see them get their chip this year. Maybe it was because they got outshined a bit still, but who knows.
TTUN (That team up north - for the un-initiated) - Man I despise that school, and their fanbase...aside from wrestling. Again, I really admire their team, and coach Bormet. I was a big fan of Micic, and I like watching the Mattins. Paris I like watching, but I honestly got a bit turned off of him when he tried to troll Gable on twitter for "Ducking" - he was put in his place, though. I was also never really a fan of Coon's wrestling - he was boring. Im a fan of the two Amine brothers who are currently competing as well. Side note: I am so very pleased that they keep throwing Jim Harbaugh absurd amounts of money to have mediocre seasons, lose to us, and lose in their bowl games. Keep the contract extensions coming!
Also a big NC State fan. In regard to the wolfpack... I really dislike Virginia tech - but am a big fan of Andonian. I also like Latona quite a bit.