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9 minutes ago, HokieFan said:

Creampuff?  Something was clearly wrong.  Maybe a bad weight cut?  He beat Dean pretty comfortably at Vegas.

He looked spent half way through the match but Dean was all over him from the get go. Vegas means little to nothing now that Dean just avenged the loss in a very convincing way.  It cracks me up when a guy gets broke by an opponent, his fan base says something is wrong with him (fly, injury, bad cut).  The bottom line is he got worked.

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15 minutes ago, rcoates1 said:

He looked spent half way through the match but Dean was all over him from the get go. Vegas means little to nothing now that Dean just avenged the loss in a very convincing way.  It cracks me up when a guy gets broke by an opponent, his fan base says something is wrong with him (fly, injury, bad cut).  The bottom line is he got worked.

Eh.  Dean scored off ZZ's shots.  I don't think he took one the whole match.  ZZ looked spent right away.  I've got no problem saying he didn't look good and props to Dean but that match was an anomoly. If they wrestle again it'll be different.

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NO. 9 CORNELL 17, NO. 14 VIRGINIA TECH, 16
184: #13 Max Dean (Cornell) MD #3 Zack Zavatsky, 9-0
197: #7 Ben Honis (Cornell) dec. Brooks Wilding, 11-5
285: Billy Miller dec. Jeramy Sweany (Cornell), 4-3
125: #8 Vitali Arujau (Cornell) dec. Joey Prata, 4-2
133: #13 Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. #14 Korbin Myers, 8-3
141: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis dec. Mitch Moore, 6-1
149: Ryan Blees dec. Will Koll, 9-6
157: B.C. LaPrade dec. Adam Santoro, 10-5
165: #8 Mekhi Lewis MD Andrew Berreyesa, 14-5
174: #7 David McFadden dec. #14 Brandon Womack (Cornell), 8-6
 
Cornell wins on criteria 3.15.3, total match point scored only from decisions, major decisions and technical falls, 65-54.

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A lot of cornell’s TDs were counter shots. VT for the most was the aggressors in neutral. Mitch Moore nearly converted that headlock inside trip on yanni d. Yanni did yanni stuff and went full split and scored the TD. He’s world class. Mitch is gonna wreck some guys at NCAA’s. AA might be a stretch, but if he gets hot, it’s a possibility. 

Prata looks much improved. He’s probably gonna have to steal a spot at ACC’s since they might have a low allocation at 125. He gets mueller tomorrow night. 

Myers looked horrible. Tucker is good but that wasn’t even s close match. 

ZZ looked sick. Not knocking dean, he’s tough but ZZ rarely gets majored much less lose that badly. 

Mehki what a stud. Dake was is awe. Maybe scouting his future competition someday in FS if mehki puts on some lbs.

oh and that ref sucked! BC had two different swipes that should have been called. 

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1 minute ago, Housebuye said:

Glad to see Koll

Moore is solid. Really impressive for a true freshman. 

Prata has never looked better, but I think this was an anomaly. He isn’t likely to qualify for NCAAs. 

Prata did some kind of yoga deep breathing thing that was kind of funny. He’s wrestling with confidence but a little too tentative. I worried he’d get hit with stalling because he didn’t shoot much. That was probably the game plan though. Not sure that will work with mueller either. He’s. Got a great hi-c but needs to pull the trigger 

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10 hours ago, Creek chub said:

Myers looked horrible. Tucker is good but that wasn’t even s close match. 

Tucker has looked that good in a lot of matches; when he gets in on his shots, he almost always scores.  It's no fluke that he gave Vito his only loss this year.

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20 minutes ago, red blades said:

Tucker has looked that good in a lot of matches; when he gets in on his shots, he almost always scores.  It's no fluke that he gave Vito his only loss this year.

Yianni also talks about how good Tucker’s defense is. 

He has only been majored once in college, by Mitch McKee. 

He has a shot at AAing, even in this stacked weight. He would only need 1 serious upset to pull it off. With his defense and all of the other variables that come into play at NCAAs, it can happen. 

He is 4-4 vs qualifiers this year. 3 of his 4 losses are to returning AAs (Bridges, Pletcher, Lizak) and the last a 4-2 loss to last year’s 5 seed Erneste. 

 

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I don’t know the qualification requirements but Prata doesn’t have a very good resume at the moment.  No real good wins, and Vito was the first ranked guy he didn’t get majored by.  Also lost to Thomas of WV who is 13-12 and White of Clarion as well as a few redshirts.

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7 minutes ago, 1032004 said:

So is this intentional that teams keep opening their duals with the best matchup?

Koll is always big on random opening weights.  They aren't supposed (allowed?) to pick the opening weights:  either start at 125 or pick a *random* weight class.

The ACC announcers, who were surprisingly knowledgeable about the Cornell wrestlers and other Cornell related information, speculated that choosing a random
class gives Vito the chance at more than just a one hour weigh-in.  That would also help explain this comment from Koll in his post-VT write-up:

 

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Chas wrestled one of his best matches to date. He completely dominated his # 14 ranked opponent. Chas made his weight better than at any other time this year and it showed. We expect this to continue!

Any random start would be at least as good as the normal start at 125 for these guys, if making weight is an issue.  Yianni really blocked things up :-)

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