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Bo vs Zahid

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Who are you picking?

Bo had a come from behind win last week, but Bo does that. At Big10s last year he did the same, I think against Amine, and then beat Hall. Bo apparently has been working on his top game. That could work in Bo’s favor.

Zahid just avenged his only loss from last season. He looks unstoppable, especially on the feet.

The obvious pick is Zahid. Is anyone taking Bo?

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Hmmmmm.  So, a finally healthy Bo isn't going to be better this year? When did Zahid and Hall pass him?

I would say they passed him last season. At the NCAAs, I wouldn't be surprised to see Zahid win big over Bo. Different talent brackets. Unless Bo has improved and attained a level of skill that he hasn't displayed before, I see him as being on the outside looking in. I believe Zahid has the ability to open Bo up, but perhaps maybe he doesn't yet have the confidence. Oftentimes young talented wrestlers are able to be easily thrown off their game when they wrestle powerful opponents, even if the opponent is very limited in wrestling ability. It's a sign of maturity and approaching an elite level of skill when a wrestler is able to consistently pick apart wrestlers that have one significant physical attribute surrounded by a relatively mediocre skill set. I still like Zahid to win very comfortably by the national tournament.

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Oftentimes young talented wrestlers are able to be easily thrown off their game when they wrestle powerful opponents, even if the opponent is very limited in wrestling ability. It's a sign of maturity and approaching an elite level of skill when a wrestler is able to consistently pick apart wrestlers that have one significant physical attribute surrounded by a relatively mediocre skill set. I still like Zahid to win very comfortably by the national tournament.

Bo Jordan is "very limited in wrestling ability" and has "a relatively mediocre skill set."

NCAA finishes so far: 3/3/2

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Bo Jordan is "very limited in wrestling ability" and has "a relatively mediocre skill set."

NCAA finishes so far: 3/3/2

You beat me to it. At worst he finishes 3rd this year. So 4 top 3 finishes while being mediocre/limited. That Tom Ryan sure can coach em up. Edited by PapaBearSLIM

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I really want to pick BoJo but it's just so hard to pick against Ryan.

I would feel better if I knew Bo and his wife had a babysitter lined up and on lock down for Sunday afternoon otherwise..... We all know diapers don't change themselves

 

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Bo Jordan is "very limited in wrestling ability" and has "a relatively mediocre skill set."

NCAA finishes so far: 3/3/2

Yes, absolutely. Is what I said hard to understand? I'm not sure what his non-1st place finishes have to do with this.

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I think the thing I like the most interesting piece of this discussion is that we will get to see them wrestle multiple times throughout the year!! 

 

  • I don't believe we will see Hall vs Zahid again until the NCAA's (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
  • we will see Zahid vs Amine tomorrow
  • Zahid vs Bojo on sunday
  • Zahid vs Bojo vs Amine in vegas (course depends on how brackets shake out)
  • possbily see Bojo vs Hall @ scuffle
  • Hall vs Amine @ dual
  • Hall vs Bojo vs Amine @ B1G's

What an amazing season of wrestling we will get to watch @ 174!!!

 

EDIT:  forgot to mention - this all only happens if everyone starts their studs at these duals.

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Sure, however that has nothing to do with what I said about Zahid or Bo's wrestling talent.

You're absolutely correct - for non-1st place finishers, there's no correlation between wrestling talent and placement at NCAAs.

Incidentally, it's also "backwards day" at my kids school today!

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I don't mean to get stuck on this but Bo was tearing apart full grown men with middle school moves as a freshmen. The talent is there. I am not judging the guy, I know his plate is full, D1 wrestling is insanely competitive....I just can't let the talent excuse go. 

Jordan Burroughs won olympic gold with middle school moves.

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You're absolutely correct - for non-1st place finishers, there's no correlation between wrestling talent and placement at NCAAs.

Incidentally, it's also "backwards day" at my kids school today!

 

 

Funny. Bo is not same type of talent that Zahid is. Darian Cruz is not the same type of talent that Logan Stieber is. This is not hard.

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