We obviously have Final X still to go, but with the contestants set, how many world medals we expecting this year. I'm making my medal percentages now.
57kg MFS: Thomas Gilman vs. Daton Fix
Last year I had Gilman at 10%... shows what I know, I will give us a 50% chance at the lightest weight, both men are capable of medaling.
61kg MFS: Joe Colon vs. Nahshon Garrett
15% Our 2 most rollie-pollie guys, If we lose to a good guy early maybe we can win a bronze depending on who else lost to that same guy (I hate that rule)
65kg MFS: Joey McKenna vs. Logan Stieber (*no reason this is bolded)
30%... Logie can beat anyone or lose to anyone, no idea what to expect, Mckenna is solid but it's just a tough weight and I'm not thrilled with him either
70kg MFS: James Green vs. Jason Chamberlain
70% ...James G has proven it time and again he just wins at this weight, no other weight, but this one he is top 3
74kg MFS: Jordan Burroughs vs. Isaiah Martinez
90%... JB has been more "in form" the last year than he has in a long time, I wouldn't expect him to miss a medal all together.
79kg MFS: Kyle Dake vs. Zahid Valencia
I would give Dake 80% chance, so if Zahid beats him after smashing RInger (who I also would have given 80% chance to) I have to give him at least 80 right?
86kg MFS: David Taylor vs. Nick Reenan
I think only Yaz can decisively beat Taylor, but between Russia, Cuba, and Turkey, he has some very stiff competition, 70%
97kg MFS: Kyle Snyder vs. Kyven Gadson
100% the Salas ice-rink match aside, nobody is close but The Tank, Snyder will medal
92kg MFS: J'den Cox vs. Hayden Zillmer
I think Cox can beat everyone in the weight. Not saying he will, he really shuts down once he gets a point or 2. I will go 70%
125kg MFS: Nick Gwiazdowski vs. Adam Coon
70% Gwiz has really separated himself from the field, while he has 0 chance against the top 2, he has a good shot against everyone else, If Coon beats him I will expect the same
So basically after the first 3 weights, I assume we comfortably medal at all the others.
I can't tell if I am a ridiculous homer this year or if our team is legitimately that stacked.
Edited by spladle08, 24 May 2018 - 08:19 AM.