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Historic NCAA Finals losses that were shockers


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#1 TheOhioState

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

Most everyone, including myself, believes that Zain Retherford will win his 3rd title next  month. 

 

He's a terrific wrestler, and he deserves all the accolades he's received.

He's considered "can't lose."

What wrestlers from the past were considered similar locks, but lost in the NCAA Finals?

The most famous example is Gable losing to Owings, but I'm sure there are others.



#2 BigTenFanboy

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:58 PM

Metcalf
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#3 Housebuye

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:05 PM

Gwiz first title

#4 BigRedMachine

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

Marianetti over Lincoln

Joseph over IMar

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#5 xander

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:10 PM

Varner losing to puke. I know I know—they had long long history......and it wasn’t a shocker.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:11 PM

Lincoln Mac losing to marionetti
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:12 PM

Brands losing to Kelber
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:12 PM

Krieger losing to fricken scot turner.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:13 PM

I’m depressed.
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#10 Medicine_Man

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

Jadidi losing to Owings

 

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:18 PM

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Dwayne Keller

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#12 Medicine_Man

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

Taylor losing to Jadidi

 

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#13 Medicine_Man

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:45 PM

Seriously, I was stunned by

 

(3) Vincenzo Joseph (PSU) def. (1) Isaiah Martinez (ILL), fall (5:26)


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#14 pennsyrules

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:05 PM

Rohn vs Lambrecht


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:40 PM

Perry over Hendricks

Bubba sticking Taylor

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

Kessel over Ryan Churela -2006
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#17 headshuck

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

Taylor losing to Jadidi

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#18 TripNSweep

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

Whitmer over Durlacher kinda.  Durlacher had beaten him at Big10s and he had also taken 2 losses to Morgan and 1 to Moore, but beat them consecutively at the NCAAs.  

 

Moore by tech fall over Lang.  Not so much that Lang lost, just the way he lost, and that Moore hadn't even been an AA before.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:59 PM

MedicineMan going in HARD on this thread



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 04:05 PM

Varner losing to puke. I know I know—they had long long history......and it wasn’t a shocker.

 

so just...homophobia?


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