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Ben Darmstadt: Can he beat anybody? Or everybody?

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I know he has just one loss, which he avenged. But he has only beaten one top 8 guy. And it seems people get to his legs pretty easily, and often finish.

 

In the quarters, it looks like he'll hit Mattiace of Penn for a rubber match. That he can win. But does he have a shot against Haught or Moore?

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He can win. He is exceotionally strong (top) where some of the top 197 lbers are weak and is funky enough to keep it interesting from neutral he has also developed a very good low shot throughout the year that he sneaks in on guys not expecting it.

 

He can win.

 

IT ALL? you sayin?

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I love watching Darmstadt wrestle. He has the physique of a 98 pound wrestler but has harnessed his length to out leverage guys with massive bulk. After two minutes of being on top, he usually has guys completely exhausted. May be the most fun wrestler to watch at NCAA's. A part of me wants to see him make the finals, the other part hopes he loses early and pins his way to 3rd.

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His weakest position is neutral.

However, you don’t want to try to ride him or get ridden by him. Choose neutral, and if he takes bottom, let him go. The only way you’ll beat him is on your feet.

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His weakest position is neutral.

However, you don’t want to try to ride him or get ridden by him. Choose neutral, and if he takes bottom, let him go. The only way you’ll beat him is on your feet.

 

he's a perfect embodiment of mat wrestling disfiguring a match. Logistically being a mutant on top is a 1 or 2 point advantage, once you factor in the fear of being taken down its more. 

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His weakest position is neutral.

However, you don’t want to try to ride him or get ridden by him. Choose neutral, and if he takes bottom, let him go. The only way you’ll beat him is on your feet.

 

Yep, it's crazy that people are STILL trying to ride him.  Dude is a reversal machine.  He takes down go neutral, give him the point, don't even do optional start because he'll pull off a Kelly Leak and get a hit when you are trying to intentionally walk him. 

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His weakest position is neutral.

However, you don’t want to try to ride him or get ridden by him. Choose neutral, and if he takes bottom, let him go. The only way you’ll beat him is on your feet.

 

Darmstadt is 31-1.  As far as I can tell, he gave up takedowns in either 6 or 7 of those matches.  All other matches were either quick falls, or TFs/MD with 0 or 1 point allowed (an occasional 2).

 

Oh, and he never takes bottom, unless he needs that point.  Which has rarely been the case.

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Yep, it's crazy that people are STILL trying to ride him.  Dude is a reversal machine.  He takes down go neutral, give him the point, don't even do optional start because he'll pull off a Kelly Leak and get a hit when you are trying to intentionally walk him. 

In Chris Weiler's EIWA match against BD (great match if you haven't seen it watch it on Flo) should have cut him at the end. Instead he tried ti ride him and BD reversed him and rode him out.  

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In Chris Weiler's EIWA match against BD (great match if you haven't seen it watch it on Flo) should have cut him at the end. Instead he tried ti ride him and BD reversed him and rode him out.  

 

Darmstadt took bottom to start the third, and Weiler rode him to get riding time (at the time).  Darmstadt then reversed him with about 1:15 to go, eliminated RT, forced a second stall call to tie the match, turned him for four points with about :25 to go, and rode him out.  Weiler had nothing left for the last 1:30 of the match.  It's not clear that cutting him would have worked, since Weiler was running on fumes at that point.  But it wouldn't have been worse!

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In Chris Weiler's EIWA match against BD (great match if you haven't seen it watch it on Flo) should have cut him at the end. Instead he tried ti ride him and BD reversed him and rode him out.

That match was a perfect storm for Weiler...The first scramble he caught the ankle and had the knee turned. So it was get 2 or blow out your own knee for Darmstadt... The second 2 was on the excited ref....Good play on Lehigh corner to get that 2 knocked off...This match could very well go again...I think Weiler can beat Mattiace...The other side of quarter has a dangerous 1st rounder...

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He can win. He is exceotionally strong (top) where some of the top 197 lbers are weak and is funky enough to keep it interesting from neutral he has also developed a very good low shot throughout the year that he sneaks in on guys not expecting it.

 

He can win.

who are the Weak 197lbers?

 

 

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