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#1 Glane18

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:46 AM

EDIT:  I read some posts and forgot that Gross did not graduate.  Thank you!  I assumed the ACL might not be fully healed by next year for Yianni, but Spencer Lee did just fine with a surgery around the same time period. I got Yianni.  

 

I don't really know who is going to fill in where at a few weight classes so I'm looking for a little help here.  I got:

 

125 - Lee

133 - Gross (even if Fix or Suriano are here)

141 - Yianni

149 - ? - no clue

157 - Nolf

165 - Joseph

174 - Zahid

184 - Bo

197 - Moore

285 - Gable 


Edited by Glane18, 06 June 2018 - 04:13 AM.


#2 pish6969

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:48 AM

Seth Gross is back at 133, defending champ.


149? Who the hell knows...tough weight to pick at this point

I’ll take Yianni at 141 over McKenna all day every day

And if Zahid and Bo move up as rumored, you can pencil in Hall at 174, Zahid at 184 and Bo at 197

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#3 Show_Me

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:26 AM

125 - Lee
133 - Gross
141 - Yianni
149 - Leeth
157 - Nolf
165 - Joseph
174 - Z. Valencia
184 - Nickal
197 - Moore
285 - Stevenson
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#4 MSU158

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

I am really interested to see if Myles Amine can continue his rate of improvement.  He wrestled Zahid and Hall as well as anyone last year, passed up BoJo and took out Lewis.

 

Hall is still the favorite, but Amine has the pedigree and his improvement each year goes all the way back to freshman year of High School.


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#5 LemonPie

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:43 AM

Lee
Suriano
Yianni
Jordan (finally a Jordan!)
Nolf
Joseph
Valencia
Nickal
Moore
Steveson


Really boring picks. My guess is Zahid will be close enough at Final-X (if not win outright) to have incentive to keep his weight down for another year. Maybe Anthony goes 184.

Still not buying Nickal 197

Edited by LemonPie, 05 June 2018 - 08:44 AM.

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Anyone but Heil '18

 

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#6 MSU158

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:44 AM

Preseason picks(level of confidence):

 

157: Nolf-With Kemerer going up, expect bonus in every match.

133: Gross-Assuming Fix is 125, he likely has another undefeated season.

125: Lee-Even with Fix here, his folkstyle skillset is top tier.

141: Yianni-McKenna is the only one here I see that challenge him.  Eierman is a bit too wild.

 

From here down I am not sure due to speculated weight movements:

197: Nickal-I need to see him go 197 before I feel comfortable.  He may very well prove to be top 2 or 3 on this list as the season progresses.

184: Valencia-Assuming Nickal moves up, but Martin is by no means a pushover.

174: Hall-As I said, this depends on Valencia up to 184 and I still think Amine could push him to the edge.

165: Joseph-He is the most vulnerable of the PSU top dogs IF he opens up.  When he wrestles a composed, defensive style, he is probably the most difficult to take down in DI.

149: Ashnault-He has been #1 on WrestleStat for nearly 2 years having barely wrestled a match.  Gotta pick him!

285: Gable-Picking a TF at 285?  Ugh, I just don't feel comfortable doing so.  As is said over and over again, mat wrestling takes the longest to adjust to at the DI level.  This is even moreso when you have 240+ guys on top of you.



#7 Show_Me

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:02 AM

Nice analysis.

I would be surprised if Zahid and/or Nickal move up.

If so, Amine will likely be battling McFadden & Lewis & Kutler & Kemmerer for 3rd at 174 as Zahid & Hall are a level above IMO.

My homerism tempted me to pick Eierman at 141 but Yianni or McKenna will be tough to get by in Semi's.

149 is probably the most wide open weight with Retherford, Sorensen, Heilmann & others gone. If Jordan is there, I would view him & Leeth & Kolodzik as toss-ups. Not saying Ashnault couldn't also be in the mix, but am uncertain what he looks like after injury & a season off.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:06 AM

125: Lee
133: Fix or Suriano. Gross will not repeat.
141: Yianni
149: ????
157: Nolf
165: Joseph
174: Hall
184: Valencia
197: Nickal all day every day. Think Quentin Wright.
285: Like 149, different result everytime.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

133: Fix or Suriano. Gross will not repeat.

 

 

I don't understand the doubts of Gross. Maybe he was more vulnerable last year than I recall - Wilson certainly challenged him, but I think his positioning was generally superior. Also, he spent the season ranked number one, presumably the most scouted wrestler. 

I have no loyalty or other strong feelings about this. I just don't know why Gross is being dismissed. 


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#10 NJwrestlingguy

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

149- Anthony Ashnault



#11 de4856

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:51 PM

So here's something to chew on, let's say McKenna goes on to win Final X against Logiebear, and then come October wins or places at the World's. Do we then say he's the favorite over Yanni ?

#12 gowrestle

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:30 PM

149- Anthony Ashnault


Certainly a contender.

#13 TobusRex

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

149- Anthony Ashnault

 

He's pushing 35 now, right?


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#14 MikePorcelli

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:18 AM

149- Anthony Ashnault

 

Word on the street is Yianni will be at 149. Vito-133, Koll-141, and Yianni at 149. Yianni has the frame to fill out and put on some size. If he does move up does he follow Dake's footsteps and go up a class each year. Tall order, for sure.



#15 MSU158

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:46 AM

Word on the street is Yianni will be at 149. Vito-133, Koll-141, and Yianni at 149. Yianni has the frame to fill out and put on some size. If he does move up does he follow Dake's footsteps and go up a class each year. Tall order, for sure.

Having no triceps, is it really wise for Yianni to take that leap?  ;)


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#16 swoopdown

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:59 AM

Having no triceps, is it really wise for Yianni to take that leap? ;)


Yianni was spotted on campus walking around with one tricep; this should get him up to 149. Depending on results at that weight, he may add a second for the year after next.

For Cornell fans these tricep jokes are a call to arms.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 02:57 AM

I am calling an Eierman move to 149. He looked very big compared to both Logie and McKenna, and it sets him up nicely, weight wise, for a pick between 65kg and 70kg in freestyle season.

#18 treep2000

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:00 AM

So.. My picks:

125: Lee/Fix toss up
133: Gross
141: McKenna
149: Gianni
157: Nolf
165: Marinelli (yup, over Joseph)
174: Hall
184: Zahid
197: Moore
HWT: Stevenson, Gable

#19 cbg

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:22 AM

I don't understand the doubts of Gross. Maybe he was more vulnerable last year than I recall - Wilson certainly challenged him, but I think his positioning was generally superior. Also, he spent the season ranked number one, presumably the most scouted wrestler. 

I have no loyalty or other strong feelings about this. I just don't know why Gross is being dismissed. 

 

The problem with Gross next season is that he lost Bono.  If Bono was still the coach he would have a 90+% chance to repeat.  



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:32 AM

My picks are:

 

125 Lee over Fix

133 Wilson over Gross

141 Yianni D over McKenna

149 MiJo over Ashnault

157 Nolf over Hidlay

165 Massa over Wick

174 Hall over Kutler

184 MyMar over Zahid V

197 BoN over Moore

Hvwt GableS over Dhesi

 

PSU beats Ohio St again for title


Edited by lu1979, 06 June 2018 - 03:33 AM.

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