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Flo put out this article, so I won't rehash those matchups: http://www.flowrestling.org/article/53088-top-round-1-matches-of-2017-ncaa-s#.WMDPvzsrI6Q

 

Here are others I like:

 

141: Gasca vs. Gulibon. Which Jimmy shows up? Gasca just stuck bad Jimmy at B1G and could start PSU on the wrong foot, especially if Suriano shows up super-gimpy.

 

165: Joseph vs. Subjeck (Stanford). Obviously, Joseph has redeemed himself since losing a wild one to Subjeck, but it's nevertheless a great first match. Cenzo will have revenge on his mind and Subjeck will try to pull off the upset he has already pulled off earlier in the season.

 

141: Dicamillo vs. winner of Carton/Heil (Campbell). Carton should win and make Dicamillo's first match a tough one given his decently high seed (6).

 

133: Montoya vs. winner of Grey/Tutolo pigtail. Grey has been underwhelming this year, but he has the tools to pull off an upset if he wrestles his A+ game. I expect him to win the pigtail and make Montoya's first match interesting.

 

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133: Montoya vs. winner of Grey/Tutolo pigtail. Grey has been underwhelming this year, but he has the tools to pull off an upset if he wrestles his A+ game. I expect him to win the pigtail and make Montoya's first match interesting.

I actually expect Grey to beat Montoya, that was one of the upsets I had circled when I saw the brackets.

Edited by bigtenfan

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125:

Townsell/McGhee both strong 125s but both going shortly after the weigh in should be an interesting match up. 

 

Cruz/Peters, we know Peters is a gamer but, his injuries have been tough. The losers of these first two matches face which is unfortunate.

 

Piotrowski/Mueller. I like Mueller and his style a lot. Piotrowski was one of the most exciting wrestlers at Big Tens. Got cement mixed by Youtsey to send it to OT where he lost, handled Paetzell, OT pin of Jimenez(Jimenez threw a fit), TB win vs. Thornton, 1-0 squeaker vs. Youtsey, and then he got manhandled by Lizak. Expect fun things from watching him.

 

133:

Eicher/Alber, Alber won their dual meet last season before Eicher went on to win the MAC tourney. Alber should win but, Eicher has uspet potential. Also, Eicher defaulted the 7th place match at B10s because of an injury which could hurt this.

 

Schram/Clark I expect Clark to win but not a great draw for him right off the bat.

 

141: 

Heil/Zacvherl and Jack/Perry Not the draws the top twos eeds wanted as they face two very game competitors from the EWL. 

 

Gasca/Gulibon, Rematch that was a good one at B10s. What will happen when we open Gulibon's box?

 

149:

Ladnier/Bannsiter, Bannister wrestles an extremely conservative style. Ladnier made some upset noise at the EIWAs I think he can get

 

Kocer/Lugo, Tough matchup for Lugo to start. Should pull it off but the styles will match well I believe.

 

157:

Clagon/Glass, I really like Clagon and he can wrestle with anyone close. 

 

165:

Mejias/Campbell, Mejias wrestles guys tough and Campbell's most notable win is Matthews. He tends to beat the guys he should though.

 

Cenzo/Subjeck, Cenzo has really found his way and I bet he is looking for revenge on Subjeck

 

174

Skatazka/Realbuto. Realbuto is very good and should win this match. Skatzka got the first takedown every time I saw him at B10s though. Including against Meyer and BoJo. He will be aggressive and Realbuto will need to be ready from the whistle.

 

Hall/Kocer, Hall is fun to watch and Kocer is a comeptive guy should be solid.

 

184

Brooks/Gravina, Brooks should win and has won against Gravina in the past but, Rutgers always makes it a chippy contest no matter who is on the otherside. The matchups outside of this aren't thank compelling.

 

197

Studebaker/Harner, This weight is down overall but Harner is a returning AA and Studebaker was R12 so this should be a great battle to see who can get the early footing into AAing this season.

 

285

Hemida/Haines, Both a bit more athletic than your standard heavyweight should be able to cause some drama along the way.

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I really agree with you here conyewest.  I have watched Brian since he was a little kid, but this first match is going to be tough.  

 

174

Skatazka/Realbuto. Realbuto is very good and should win this match. Skatzka got the first takedown every time I saw him at B10s though. Including against Meyer and BoJo. He will be aggressive and Realbuto will need to be ready from the whistle.

 

Great little write up conyewest.  Thanks.

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Also wanted to add Piotrowski was working consistently with Delgado. I didn't realize he was a volunteer assistant at Illinois until B10s but, having a two time National Champ coaching you shouldn't be a bad thing.

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Preisch-Pagano 174 

The last time they met was one of Pagano's best matches and no doubt Preisch's worst resulting in 10-4 Pagano win. 

 

Pagano is coming off a bad BIG tourney so this match will be interesting

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