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  1. Just now, TripNSweep said:

    Takahashi won without any offense.  How did Fix get put on the clock twice when Takahashi took approximately zero shots in 6 minutes?

    Agreed. 2 shot clock points, 1 push out, and 1 challenge lost point.  Pretty silly if you ask me. 


    Fix scored the only points off an actual shot. I'm not sure how Fix was put on the clock first anyways--seemed completely arbitrary. Made the second clock much worse since Fix could no longer give up a step out. 

  2. 3 hours ago, Ragu said:


    165 - Shane Griffith

    Relatively a quiet weight with exciting new faces but let me explain why this one will be actually the loudest. I'm calling my shot right now, with Mekhi Lewis on Olympic Redshirt this year Shane Griffith will be the NCAA Champion at 165 pounds. I think he has all the goods to do it. He's long like Wick but his defense is better and his offense is just as good. He's young but tough and I think he can maneuver this deep field to reach the finals and win no matter who is across from him. 



    Oh, I like this!

  3. 15 hours ago, nhs67 said:

    Where is Brooks winning it?

    184 only returns Dean and Greer. I think Brooks has the talent to beat both. The only potential issues I foresee are size (Brooks is still wrestling at 79kg) or Zahid bumping up. For all I know, Brooks could be redshirting next year, so he might not even compete. 


    If by chance Hall decides to go 184 (I know this sounds crazy lol) or to take a redshirt, I also think Brooks has the talent to win it at 174. 

  4. 10 minutes ago, hammerlockthree said:

    Yeah I should restate my claim.

    No freshmen NCAA champs next year.


    Sasso, Carr, and Brooks. I like at least one of them getting it done next year. 


    Homer pick, but I think Woods has a decent shot at 141 if both Yianni and Eierman redshirt. 

  5. 58 minutes ago, pamela said:


    In the probably unlikely event that he has to sit it out, it might be in the best interest of the USA Wrestling coaches to convince Kyle Dake to bump up, and have one of Ringer, Valencia, Mekhi, Hall, Foster, etc. try to fill out the spot at 79kg. .

    I would be shocked if Dake agreed to this or if the coaches even consider it. The plan is for Dake to go down to 74kg next year; it would make no sense for him to go 86kg this year--even if Taylor is hurt. Dieringer, Valencia, and Nickal are all bigger than Dake, and it would make much, much more sense for the coaches to try and convince one of those three to go to 86kg.

  6. 1 minute ago, Gantry said:

    That 79kg bracket may be the worst of all time.  Geno Morelli is a semi-finalist and as much as I follow wrestling (admittedly heavy folkstyle slant) I didn't know half the quarterfinalists. 




    Guess nobody wanted a piece of Dieringer then Dake. Although the other options are going down for iMar then Burroughs or going up for Taylor. 


    Anyways, I really hope to see Hall and Valencia at the trials. 

  7. CA

    1. Stephen Abas 

    Career Record: 144-4 

    NCAA Placement: 4-1-1-1


    Abas is probably the second best wrestler from 2000-2010, only behind Cael. If he didn't wrestle during the same period, he may have a Hodge or two to his name. 


    2. Isaiah Martinez

    Record: 116-3

    NCAA Placement: 1-1-2-2


    It might be a bit of recency bias to put him over Pendleton and Varner, but Martinez has the least losses of the three--by quite a bit. 


    3. Jake Varner

    Record: 121-10

    NCAA Placement: 2-2-1-1


    I think Varner's overall body of work is better than Pendleton's. 


    Snub: 2x Champ Chris Pendleton. 


    I think Zahid Valencia will have a good case to be #1 on this list if he goes undefeated next season and caps it off with title. 




  8. Is Steveson the first Junior World Champ to not make the NCAA finals in their first attempt?


    Off the top of my head: 

    Snyder - 2nd as a true frosh

    Hall - Champ as a true frosh

    Lee - Champ as a true frosh

    Fix - in the finals, TBD

    Lewis - in the finals, TBD 

    Steveson - 3rd


    Edit: NVM, I see Bradley did not ever make the finals at any point in his college career. 

  9. I'll do it by the year they graduated high school, as this may slightly narrow any age gaps due to red/gray shirts. IMO, it's also funner to rank wrestlers who were recruited within the same class. In addition, I'll also arbitrarily start at 2009 since that's around when I started following the sport. 


    1. Dake (1, 1, 1, 1)
    2. Ruth (3, 1, 1, 1)
    3. Taylor  (2, 1, 2, 1)

    HM: Nelson (7, 1, 1, 2), Perry (DNP, 3, 1, 1), Ramos (DNP, 3, 2, 1)



    1. Stieber (1, 1, 1, 1)
    2. McMullan (3, 2, 3, 3)
    3. Delgado (7, 1, 1, DNP)

    HM: Houdashelt (DNP, 6, 5, 1), Ness (2, 4, 2, 6), Port (DNP, 2, 3, 2)



    1. Dieringer (3, 1, 1, 1)
    2. Gwiazdowski (8, 1, 1, 2)
    3. Megaludis (2, 2, 3, 1)

    HM: Garrett (3, 2, 5, 1), Brewer (7, 8, 1, 3), Green (7, 7, 3, 3)



    1. Dean (3, 1, 1, 2)
    2. Clark (5, 2, 2, 1)
    3. Gilman (DNC, 4, 2, 3)

    HM: Tsirtsis (1, 3, DNP, 7), Jordan (7, 7, 2, 4),  Dudley (DNP, 8, 2, 3)



    1. Retherford (5, 1, 1, 1)
    2. Cox (1, 5, 1, 1)
    3. Martinez (1, 1, 2, 2)

    HM: Heil (4, 1, 1, DNP), Tomasello (1, 3, 3, 3), Jordan (3, 3, 2, 5)



    1. Snyder (2, 1, 1, 1)
    2. Nickal (2, 1, 1, TBD)
    3. Nolf (2, 1, 1, TBD)

    HM: Gross (DNP, 2, 1, TBD), Micic, (4, 2, TBD, TBD), McKenna (3, DNP, 3, TBD)



    1. Joseph (1, 1, TBD, TBD)
    2. Valencia (3, 1, TBD, TBD)
    3. Martin (1, 5, 2, TBD)



    All in all, 2009 and 2013 are incredible when you look at the resumes of their HMs and consider I left off guys like St. John and Coon. The top 3 of those two years are also filled with some of the best we've ever seen in recent memory. 2014 is right there with those two years in terms of top-end talent as the trio of Snyder, Nickal, and Nolf will likely total 12 final appearances and 9 titles in just a few weeks. I believe you would be hard-pressed to find a trio as good as 2009, 2013, and 2014 in any given high school recruiting class. I think it may a bit too early to look at any class beyond 2015, but if I had to project/pick...


    2016: Hall, Wick, Marinelli, Rivera, Hidlay, Suriano

    2017: Yianni, S. Lee, Fix, N. Lee, O'Connor, Arujau

    2018: Steveson, Carr, Beard, Sasso



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