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OK... my quick stab at 133... (man I don't have time for this, but this sure is fun):

 

Contenders:

Cory Clark

Nashon Garrett

Cody Brewer

Tony Ramos

Logan Stieber

Jordan Oliver

Jayson Ness

Franklin Gomez

Coleman Scott

Matt Valenti

Travis Lee

Zach Roberson

Johnny Thompson

Eric Juergens

Eric Guerrero

 

Round 1:

Clark > Garrett

Ramos > Brewer

Stieber > Oliver

Ness > Gomez

Valenti > Scott

Lee > Roberson

Thompson > Juergens

Guerrero - BYE

 

Round 2 (Quarters):  

Ramos > Clark

Stieber > Ness

Valenti > Lee

Guerrero > Thompson

 

Round 3 (Semis):

Stieber > Ramos

Guerrero > Valenti

 

Round 4 (FINALS):

Stieber > Guerrero

 

There you have it... my picks... FWIW... 

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Here's my attempt at 141:

 

Contenders:

Dean Heil

Logan Stieber

Kendric Maple

Kellan Russell

Kyle Dake

J Jaggers

Derek Moore

Nate Gallick

Teyon Ware

Cliff Moore

Aaron Holker

Michael Lightner

Carl Perry

Dough Schwab

 

Round 1:

Stieber > Heil

Russell > Maple

Jaggers > Dake (141 version)

Gallick > D. Moore

Ware > C. Moore

Lightner > Holker

Schwab > Perry

 

Round 2:

Stieber > Russell

Jaggers > Gallick

Ware > Lightner

Schwab = BYE

 

Round 3:  

Stieber > Jaggers

Ware > Schwab

 

FINALS:

Stieber > Ware

 

I'm much more confident that 141 Stieber > 133 Stieber.

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My attempt at 149:  

 

Contenders:

Zain Retherford

Drake Houdashelt

Jason Tsirtsis

Jordan Oliver

Frank Molinaro

Kyle Dake

Brent Metcalf

Darrion Caldwell

Gregor Gillespie

Dustin Schlatter

Zack Esposito

Jesse Jantzen

Eric Larkin

Jared Lawrence

Adam Tirapelle

Tony Davis

T.J. Williams

 

Round 1:

Retherford > Houdashelt

Oliver > Tsirtsis

Dake > Molinaro

Metcalf > Caldwell (i know, i know)

Schlatter > Gillespie (Frosh year Schlatter is what I'm going with)

Esposito > Jantzen

Larkin > Lawrence

Davis > Tirapelle

Williams - BYE

 

Round 2: 

Retherford > Oliver

Dake > Metcalf

Schlatter > Esposito

Larkin > Davis

Williams - BYE (this is dumb, he needs a match).  Note.  He loses to all of the above, so cutting him out.

 

Round 3:

Dake > Retherford

Schlatter > Larkin

 

Finals:

Schlatter > Dake (149 version).   

 

I'm sure this will warrant much ado... but it's ok... it's nothing.  

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My attempt at 149:  

 

Contenders:

Zain Retherford

Drake Houdashelt

Jason Tsirtsis

Jordan Oliver

Frank Molinaro

Kyle Dake

Brent Metcalf

Darrion Caldwell

Gregor Gillespie

Dustin Schlatter

Zack Esposito

Jesse Jantzen

Eric Larkin

Jared Lawrence

Adam Tirapelle

Tony Davis

T.J. Williams

 

Round 1:

Retherford > Houdashelt

Oliver > Tsirtsis

Dake > Molinaro

Metcalf > Caldwell (i know, i know)

Schlatter > Gillespie (Frosh year Schlatter is what I'm going with)

Esposito > Jantzen

Larkin > Lawrence

Davis > Tirapelle

Williams - BYE

 

Round 2: 

Retherford > Oliver

Dake > Metcalf

Schlatter > Esposito

Larkin > Davis

Williams - BYE (this is dumb, he needs a match).  Note.  He loses to all of the above, so cutting him out.

 

Round 3:

Dake > Retherford

Schlatter > Larkin

 

Finals:

Schlatter > Dake (149 version).   

 

I'm sure this will warrant much ado... but it's ok... it's nothing.  

 

Its a shame that Schlatter got injured. He could have been one of the all time greats IMO...

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Not a PSU guy at all but once Cael taps the ability of Hall to perfect 1 or more takedowns from the front headlock with out going to the mixer,  in combination with his additional  freestyle work on his feet , well thats plain unfair . 

 

 

I am looking to see that front head lock transition to an ankle pick this year. Then to a cradle. No reason to think we won't see this. 

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Not a PSU guy at all but once Cael taps the ability of Hall to perfect 1 or more takedowns from the front headlock with out going to the mixer,  in combination with his additional  freestyle work on his feet , well thats plain unfair . 

Yep.  Hall did all that last year a bit undersized and without reliably getting to his own offense.  A number of matches he won simply by being good at winning and inventing what he needed to get it done.  

 

I think the size naturally resolves itself with the year of growth and spending time in the weight class, although he still doesn't have a big frame for the weight.  

 

You have to think the offense comes with time in the room as well.  He clearly has a feel for scoring points, and it'd be a shame if he stays a counter guy.  If he can get to his own offense he might become untouchable the next 3 years.

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My attempt at 157... here goes nuthin'... 

 

Contenders:

Jason Nolf

Isaiah Martinez

Alex Dieringer

Derek St. John

Kyle Dake

Bubba Jenkins

JP O'Connor

Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Leen

Trent Paulson

Ben Cherrington

Ryan Bertin

Matt Gentry

Luke Becker

TJ Williams

Brett Matter

Casey Cunningham

 

Round 1:

IMART > Nolf

Ringer > St. John

Dake > Jenkins

Burroughs > O'Connor

Paulson > Leen

Bertin > Cherrington

Gentry > Becker

Williams > Matter

Cunningham = BYE

 

Round 2 (reverse order, so IMART gets BYE)

IMART = BYE

Dake > Ringer

Burroughs > Paulson

Bertin > Gentry

Cunningham > Williams

 

Round 3 (original Order, Cunningham w/ Bye)

Dake > IMART

Bertin > Burroughs

Cunningham = BYE

 

Round 4 (reverse order, Dake w/ Bye)

Dake = BYE

Bertin > Cunningham

 

Finals:  

Bertin > Dake (157 version)

 

Whew... I honestly believe Bertin, Cunningham, Burroughs, and IMART all have very credible cases as to why they should be top dawg here.  So... i made my picks, but am still only 20% confident.

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My attempt at 149:  

 

Contenders:

Zain Retherford

Drake Houdashelt

Jason Tsirtsis

Jordan Oliver

Frank Molinaro

Kyle Dake

Brent Metcalf

Darrion Caldwell

Gregor Gillespie

Dustin Schlatter

Zack Esposito

Jesse Jantzen

Eric Larkin

Jared Lawrence

Adam Tirapelle

Tony Davis

T.J. Williams

 

 

 

Based on your entries but with a pig tail there at the bottom, my bracket looks as follows

 

Wow, amazing weight class.
 
Pig tail 
 
TJ Williams defeats Tony Davis advances into the championship bracket
 
Round 1
 
Zain Retherford cruises vs Drake Houdashelt
 
Jordan Oliver comfortably over Jason Tsirtsis
 
Kyle Dake with 6 minutes of riding time shuts out Frank Molinaro
 
Darrion Caldwell escapes a furious comeback effort from Brent Metcalf and holds off the Hawk, 11-10.   Brent is not a happy camper and takes it out on the concessions guy,  tossing him out of his way on the back to the locker room area.    Brands comes unglued and nearly comes to blows with one of the ushers mat side.    
 
Dustin Schlatter over Gregor Gillespie in a blue collar, workman type effort.   
 
Jesse Jantzen is just too much with the legs and with his top control.   He downs Zack Esposito in a bout that was never in question.
 
Eric Larkin in a close one over Jared Lawrence
 
TJ Williams over Adam Tirapelle 2-1 over time
 
Round of 8 
 
Zain Retherford over Jordan Oliver in a bout where Oliver just never gets his offense going and watches it all slip away, 5-1.    Retherford to the semi final
 
Darrian Caldwell, arguably the best athlete in the field needs every bit of his ahtleticism, his heart, and his desire, in order to upend a surprisingly offensive minded, pressure attack from Kyle Dake.   In the end it was a spladle out of no where that ends the match late in the 3rd by fall, after Dake held a lead.    Caldwell to the semi final
 
Super frosh Dustin Schlatter shows a poise and maturity far beyond his years, as he uses superior positioning and tremendous athleticism, to down Harvard's Jesse Jantzen in a close one, 4-2.   Jantzen later quotes Zedong and Chomsky at the post bout presser, drawing applause and cheers for his well educated remarks.  
  
Williams over Larkin 3-2
 
The Super Semi Finals
 
Zain Retherford survives an avalanche of scoring techniques from Darrian Caldwell and has his hand raised after the NC star suffers extreme tightness of the back and is forced to withdraw while protecting a lead.      The Nittany Lion to the final 
 
Dustin Schlatter uses a heavy tactic filled approach to defeat TJ Williams, 1-0 
 
Finals
 
Dustin > Zain
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