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125: Lee

Even if Fix goes 125 I still think Lee wins. Lee showed at NCAA's that he had it all: leg attacks, defense, top game. I think that extra year focusing on folkstyle instead of freestyle gives Lee the advantage for now.

 

133: Fix, or if Fix goes 125, Gross

Gross is so good, but after watching that match with Tariq Wilson I just really feel that Fix is dynamic enough on his feet to beat Gross. If Fix goes 125, it's Gross' weight.

 

141: Yianni, or if he goes 149, Eierman

I just don't see how anyone will beat Yianni no matter whether he goes 141 or 149. If he goes 149, Mckenna has a style that I think Eierman will figure out. If you don't let Mckenna score first or hit his dump, he'll have to open up more, leading right into Eierman's wheelhouse.

 

149: Yianni, or if he goes 141, Leeth

People forget that Leeth hadn't wrestled a real match in like 2 years until last season. If Yianni isn't here, I think this is a wide open weight and Leeth will improve enough to come out on top in March.

 

157: Nolf

He is going to absolutely wreck the field next season.

 

165: Joseph

He gets it done and wins matches when they matter. I read those losses during the season as coming from the attitude of wanting to open up and get better, so I don't put much weight in them.

 

174: Zahid, or if he goes 184, Hall

If Zahid goes 184, I think Amine will push Hall, but Hall will come out on top. I'm sure he's extra morivated this season as someone who's not used to not finishing on top.

 

184: Nickal

Regardless of whether Zahid goes 184, I think Nickal wins. He is just so comfortable in any position and I predict he'll pull it out at the end of the year.

 

197: Moore

I think we see him closer to what he was like his freshman season.

 

285: Gable

I am not very confident about this pic, but I'm also not high on any of the current heavyweights returning, so I'm going with Gable.

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Wake up and look at second post in this thread. I was first one to remind Op he forgot Gross.

Try again..I’ll hold me breathe waiting for your apology

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At the same time it's not that outrageous to pick against cenzo. Not outrageous enough to get offended. Yeah he is a 2 time defending champ but still is in tough bracket with young returners who can dethrone him. I mean look what happened to Imar and he was far more dominant.

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125 Fix over Lee

133 Gross over Micic

141 Yianni over McKenna

149 Micah over Ashnault

157 Nolf over Hidlay

165 Marstellar over Joseph

174 Hall over Kutler

184 Zahid over Nickal (MyMar redshirts)

197 Moore over someone

285 Steveson over Stall

 

Penn State wins it, Iowa gets second and tOSU takes third. 

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125 Lee

133 Gross

141 Yanni

149 Kolodzik

157 Nolf

165 Cenzo

174 Valencia, unless he goes 184, if so, Mark Hall

184 Nickal, unless he goes 197, and depends on what Valencia does.

197 Moore

285 Gable

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I'm curious as to why most people are giving Eierman no chance vs Yianni.  He wrestled him twice last year, beating him once and losing in OT.  It's also obvious from his freestyle results that Eierman has been steadily improving.  I don't know if I'd pick him as the favorite, but he's a definite threat to win it at 141.

I also don't see why Ashnault is getting the props.  He's a career 141 pounder who hasn't wrestled in a year and is bumping up a weight class.  Maybe it's the Wrestlestat effect.

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pish, PSU will be a 25 pt dog by January, then reality will sink in as OSU dismantles everyone.

 

Yep, Jim Zalesky has the Beavers primed for a Title run this year. No one is expecting it because he is keeping things quiet.

Rush to Vegas and get your dollars down now.

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Yep, Jim Zalesky has the Beavers primed for a Title run this year. No one is expecting it because he is keeping things quiet.

Rush to Vegas and get your dollars down now.

 

 

Lol. I had to EDIT that one. 

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I'm curious as to why most people are giving Eierman no chance vs Yianni.  He wrestled him twice last year, beating him once and losing in OT.  It's also obvious from his freestyle results that Eierman has been steadily improving.  I don't know if I'd pick him as the favorite, but he's a definite threat to win it at 141.

I also don't see why Ashnault is getting the props.  He's a career 141 pounder who hasn't wrestled in a year and is bumping up a weight class.  Maybe it's the Wrestlestat effect.

 

I think because Yianni was a higher level recruit, plus I think Eierman is a year older too (not sure of that part, though). Anyway the point is that kids improve more early in their college careers than their later careers. So, if Yianni is already beating Eierman as a FR , and he's still to show more improvement than Eierman probably will. Generally, mind you. Some guys never hit their sweet zone until their Sr years. But usually guys improve more their FR year than the 3 next years combined.

 

Pretty  poorly written, hope you guys get my point.

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I'm shocked to see guys picking Micah Jordan as NCAA champ next year.

Who are you predicting ?

 

I am not shocked. Micah is proven and will be down a weight.

 

Jordan, Kolodzik, Leeth, & Ashnault should be considered co-favorites at this weight in my opinion.

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Who are you predicting ?

 

I am not shocked. Micah is proven and will be down a weight.

 

Jordan, Kolodzik, Leeth, & Ashnault should be considered co-favorites at this weight in my opinion.

 

Well the pick I was referring to had Micah winning 149. Problem is he wrestles 157 and he doesn't have much fat on him. First of all CAN he pull 8 pounds, secondly if he does pull the weight how will it affect his strength/endurance? I've never seen weight pulls enhance either of those things (except for morbidly obese folks, maybe).

 

Ashnault will disappoint. He'll be rusty as hell, have to wonder if he's going to shake off the rust in time for NCAAs. I'm going Leeth. Kolodzik is pretty good, but I think Mizzou's room pushes Leeth over the top next year. On the other hand I'd RATHER see Kolodzik win because the IVY league needs all the help it can get.

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Well the pick I was referring to had Micah winning 149. Problem is he wrestles 157 and he doesn't have much fat on him. First of all CAN he pull 8 pounds, secondly if he does pull the weight how will it affect his strength/endurance? I've never seen weight pulls enhance either of those things (except for morbidly obese folks, maybe).

 

Ashnault will disappoint. He'll be rusty as hell, have to wonder if he's going to shake off the rust in time for NCAAs. I'm going Leeth. Kolodzik is pretty good, but I think Mizzou's room pushes Leeth over the top next year. On the other hand I'd RATHER see Kolodzik win because the IVY league needs all the help it can get.

The general belief is that Micah was wrestling up last year to help the team and that 149 will be a better weight for him.  I don't think he looked particularly big at 157 last year. If he wants to win NCAAs and he can make the cut to 149 then that's what he should do.  He has very little chance of winning at 157. 

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I'm curious as to why most people are giving Eierman no chance vs Yianni. He wrestled him twice last year, beating him once and losing in OT. It's also obvious from his freestyle results that Eierman has been steadily improving. I don't know if I'd pick him as the favorite, but he's a definite threat to win it at 141.

I also don't see why Ashnault is getting the props. He's a career 141 pounder who hasn't wrestled in a year and is bumping up a weight class. Maybe it's the Wrestlestat effect.

Eierman has a chance, but he is the underdog

 

Eierman’s win over Yianni, while impressive, came right st the end of the match Yianni was controlling well. I think Yianni was up 2 takedown to 0. Eierman won fair and square but I’m picking Yianni against Eierman until he loses.

 

I think Eierman makes a world team. He is damn good. I just have Yianni on a super elite tier

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Micah can't win at either weight until he learns how to get off bottom against a good top man.

Maybe. Micah can go with anyone who doesn’t have stop game. Who at 149 will be able to do what Nolf or Zain do? Yianni would beat him but I would pick Micah over Oliver, Kolodzik, and Leerh, just to name a few title contenders next year

 

Micah is unlikely to win because of. his glaring hole, but at 149 there isn’t a dominant top guy who is good enough on the feet to go with Micah

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Well the pick I was referring to had Micah winning 149. Problem is he wrestles 157 and he doesn't have much fat on him. First of all CAN he pull 8 pounds, secondly if he does pull the weight how will it affect his strength/endurance? I've never seen weight pulls enhance either of those things (except for morbidly obese folks, maybe).

While I don’t think Micah will win the 149 title, keep in mind this is the kid who cut to 141 as a RS FR after competing at 149-157 during his RS year.

 

 

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Maybe. Micah can go with anyone who doesn’t have stop game. Who at 149 will be able to do what Nolf or Zain do? Yianni would beat him but I would pick Micah over Oliver, Kolodzik, and Leerh, just to name a few title contenders next year

 

Micah is unlikely to win because of. his glaring hole, but at 149 there isn’t a dominant top guy who is good enough on the feet to go with Micah

 

 

Micah isn't just poor on bottom, he is really poor. I can't recall seeing a guy as good on his feet or in scrambles as Micah who was that weak on bottom. At 157 several guys could ride him. A number of 149's graduate but I am sure there will be someone. 

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Micah isn't just poor on bottom, he is really poor. I can't recall seeing a guy as good on his feet or in scrambles as Micah who was that weak on bottom. At 157 several guys could ride him. A number of 149's graduate but I am sure there will be someone.

We basically said the same thing

 

There isn’t someone who is clearly better at 149 but there is possibly someone because Micah is so bad in bottom

 

This is Micah’s shot at a title

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It’s not outrageous to pick against him. It’s outrageous to not give him the respect to even reach the finals which by the way he won in his first two tries.

 

 

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Nah. The difference between 2nd and 3rd is often due to somewhat arbitrary seeding decisions. If someone said Joseph finishes outside the top 3, that would be disrespectful.

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In a post-NCAA interview, Bo Jordan said that Micah weighed in third day of NCAA at like 154.  149 is no problem, although I'd rather see 149-Hayes and 157- Micah.

 

 

Yeah, Micah at 149 may be marginally better for Micah but any gains he sees from that weight change are lost for Hayes imo. Net-net tOSU gains nothing score wise. They'd do it perhaps because of the last name and the tacit connection to St. Paris Graham. 

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