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After AAing his true freshman year and taking my a red shirt last year, he is looking excellent

 

Apparently Molibaro has taken him under his wing and is spending a lot of time with him. It shows.

 

He has a last minute win vs Chandler Rogers

 

Beat Wick and Campbell at CKLV

 

16-0

 

He is in a stacked weight class, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see him upset one of the top 3

 

Where does he end up?

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Joseph wasn't that good for the bulk of the season last year either. On one level he had somewhat of a honeymoon ncaa performance. He was losing to both massa and Lewis prior to even making the finals.

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Joseph wasn't that good for the bulk of the season last year either. On one level he had somewhat of a honeymoon ncaa performance. He was losing to both massa and Lewis prior to even making the finals.

 

Fortunately for him they decided to wrestle the matches to completion instead of declaring a winner partway through.

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McFadden is good but he isn't Massa/Joseph/Martinez good at this point. I would put him on the same tier as Marinelli.

This is fair and I agree. I will say I think he is as intelligent a wrestler as the top tier while Marinelli is not, but he lacks the tools to beat the top guys at the moment, in my opinion. I could see him pulling off one upset but can’t see him stringing together two or three.

 

He has progressed very nicely and steadily since HS. I remember being quite surprised when he beat Isaiah White in HS and thought it was a fluke. I remember thinking White was the better college prospect (if you don’t count grades) and McFadden had more capped upside. I was wrong. McFadden has proven to be much better than I expected.

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Joseph wasn't that good for the bulk of the season last year either. On one level he had somewhat of a honeymoon ncaa performance. He was losing to both massa and Lewis prior to even making the finals.

He was never losing to Massa. Takedowns were 2-0

 

Takedowns were 3-1 against Lewis.  Daniel's mat wrestling almost won that match. 

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Nerd, what makes you think Marinelli doesn't have that IQ? I don't think he is as freestyle-savvy as some of those guys but I wouldn't consider Marinelli be a low-IQ wrestler.

Just as context, I like Marinelli a lot. I was super high on him in HS as a college prospect and have consistently said I think he will outperform.

 

My IQ comment wasn’t meant to suggest his isn’t high, just that McFadden’s is higher. I see Marinelli as more one-dimensional, without the tools or chops to adjust mid-match as well as some.

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Nerd, what makes you think Marinelli doesn't have that IQ? I don't think he is as freestyle-savvy as some of those guys but I wouldn't consider Marinelli be a low-IQ wrestler.

 

Not to mention he beat McFadden something like 8-4 in FS.

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Didn’t Alex lose to McFadden in their first matchup in a tight one then beat him convincingly the second time around?

 

Seems to demonstrate the ability to make adjustments albeit it wasn’t mid match.

He won the first one 7-5 in a close one at the JR Open, then the second one 10-4 at JR WTTs. 

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