Except RBY was beaten twice by DeSanto, the first time badly, and went from 8th to 2 time champion with 6 straight wins over DeSanto and 2 wins over world silver medalist Fix.
Except Lee finished 5th and was pinned at Bigs, then lost to Pletcher during Covid, and had to beat Eirman after losing to him, then went on to win 2 straight national championships.
Except Starocci was beaten twice his freshman year and had to beat Kem, who pounded him at Bigs, to go on and then win 2 straight championships.
Except Brooks had to beat Amine, who beat him at B1Gs.
Except Dean had never finished higher than 2nd and he then won a championship.
I got about 40 or 50 more of these that prove Sanderson is the greatest coach in the sport...feel free to ask for more.