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Earned an AQ for Conference, but need an At-Large Bid

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LIKELY At-Large bids from the above "AQ List" based on :

 

1) High previous Coaches Ranking (and/or)

2) Placing 1 spot outside qualifying criteria

 

 

125 (6 At-Large bids available)

Suriano (Penn St.) - DNP in Big 10 (7) ; #2 CR

Townsell (Stanford) - 4th in PAC (1 AQ) ; #12 CR

Gonser (E. Michigan) - 6th in MAC (5) ; #19 CR

Fleetwood (C. Michigan) - 7th in MAC (5) ; #17 CR

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Noah Baughman (Cornell) has wins over Terao, Piccinnini, and Rodriguez (all AQ?), and placed 3rd with 2 @125 from EIWA, so he has Bronze.  Best quality wins of any of those (save Suriano, of course).  26-13 record. Issue is he has no direct h2h matches with the other contenders, and his w-l record against common opponents is poorer.  Hopefully after taking third this weekend, his CR will improve.

 

Thoughts?

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Mancini did not earn an AQ for the Tournament, was not Ranked by the Coaches, and did not place at EIWA.

 

Unlikely to get an At_Large bid IMO.

 

yeah, too bad - a win in the 1st round of Midlands might have helped

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Noah Baughman (Cornell) has wins over Terao, Piccinnini, and Rodriguez (all AQ?), and placed 3rd with 2 @125 from EIWA, so he has Bronze.  Best quality wins of any of those (save Suriano, of course).  26-13 record. Issue is he has no direct h2h matches with the other contenders, and his w-l record against common opponents is poorer.  Hopefully after taking third this weekend, his CR will improve.

 

Thoughts?

 

There are 6 At-Larges available.  Beyond the 4 likely candidates I listed above, Jiminez (#21 CR) & Baughman (#32 CR, quality wins, 3rd @ EIWA) would be the next likely candidates.  I think Baughman will get in, but just barely.

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These guys are devastated right now.

Wert, 125

Gomez-Rivera, Kelly 133

Richards, 157

Viruet, ​Marinelli 167

Barnes, 174

Viruet and Marinelli are 2lbs overweight. They should not be devastated.

 

 

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Interesting to note that of the 53 At-Large bids given today, 40 of those wrestlers (75%) had earned AQ's for their respective Qualifier.

 

Non-AQ's who earned bids (13):

Barone & Shoop (149), Fox & Sparkman (157), Mejias & Burcher (165), Reenan (174), Corba & Fagg-Davies & Hoffman (184), Hemida & Jennings & Parker (285).

 

Moral of the story ?  Tough to get an At-Large bid unless you go into your Qualifier with an AQ.

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Moral of the story ?  Tough to get an At-Large bid unless you go into your Qualifier with an AQ.

 

Well, that seems like how it should work.  If you didn't earn a qualifier yourself or outwrestle someone who did at conferences, you should have an uphill battle to get one. 

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Well, that seems like how it should work. If you didn't earn a qualifier yourself or outwrestle someone who did at conferences, you should have an uphill battle to get one.

Well put. My version:

 

Earn the spot, then defend it.

If you fail, pray that no one else "stole spots" in the other qualifying tourneys.

 

 

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