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I always look forward to the yearly “Dark Horse” thread. If it hasn't been created then let's start now!! Define a Dark horse however you want. 

My definition of a Dark Horse would be a first year blue chipper or returning guy to potential AA or be the Champ come March. 

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I’ll participate. I’ve got Jamie Hernandez at 133. He wrested at 141 for UNC last year and the results were just average. I think he’s going to turn some heads this year back at his ideal weight. This past May he beat Roman Bravo Young pretty convincingly at 61 kg in freestyle. If that translates over to folk style then watch out this year. 

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my picks for 1st time AA w/o thinking too hard are Phillippi, Sasso, and Carr. I wouldn't necessarily call those dark horse calls for that accomplishment though. 

maybe more of a dark horse AA pick is Wilcke, I think he places as a senior.  

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:28 PM, MikeMalLover said:

I always look forward to the yearly “Dark Horse” thread. If it hasn't been created then let's start now!! Define a Dark horse however you want. 

Spectacular Bid was a great dark horse. Kentucky Derby winner.

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Tier 1 Dark horses: anyone who hasn’t AA’d and I think could finish top 3:

125: Jakob Camacho

133: Austin Gomez

141: Real Woods

149: Brock Zacherl

157: Jacori Teemer

165: Kennedy Monday

174: Anthony Valencia (hey...he qualifies)

184: Trent Hidlay

197: Tanner Sloan

HWT: Kerkvliet

 

“Second Tier Darkhorses” = guys nobody is really paying attention to who could AA, but I’m not really saying top 3 potential:


125: Devin Schroder 

133: DJ Fehlman

141: Sa’Derian Perry

149: Yahya Thomas

157: Jessie Dellavechia

165: Demetrius Romero

174: Neal Richards

184: Hunter Bolen

197: Lucas Davidson

HWT: Demetrius Thomas

Edited by MDogg

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I'm not exactly sure where I just think all of the following who have never made All-American have potential to finish somewhere in the top 8 and none of them are ranked in the top 10 right now.

Lucas Davison Northwestern 197

Tanner Harvey American 184

Demetrius Romero Utah Valley 165

I can't look it up because I'm driving but that big son of a bitch for Clarion at 197

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21 minutes ago, MDogg said:

Tier 1 Dark horses: anyone who hasn’t AA’d and I think could finish top 3:

125: Jakob Camacho

133: Austin Gomez

141: Real Woods

149: Brock Zacherl

157: Jacori Teemer

165: Kenny Monday

174: Anthony Valencia (hey...he qualifies)

184: Trent Hidlay

197: Tanner Sloan

HWT: Kerkvliet

 

“Second Tier Darkhorses” = guys nobody is really paying attention to who could AA, but I’m not really saying top 3 potential:


125: Devin Schroder 

133: DJ Fehlman

141: Sa’Derian Perry

149: Yahya Thomas

157: Jessie Dellavechia

165: Demetrius Romero

174: Neal Richards

184: Hunter Bolen

197: Lucas Davidson

HWT: Demetrius Thomas

I like the Kennedy Monday selection. If he’s wrestling well that’s absolutely a guy no one will want to see in the tournament. But unfortunately he’s also a guy that could go 0-2 in the tournament haha.

Edited by goheels1812

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6 minutes ago, TBar1977 said:

Bolen is really good.

I know. He’s P4P the best of the guys in my tier 2.

184 is sneaky deep and stacked with dark horse candidates. Lots of really good guys who are either freshman or haven’t AA’d.

Trent Hidlay

Hunter Bolen

Louie DePrez

Nico Bonaccorsi

Gavin Hoffman

Sam Colbray

Victor Marcelli 

Even Taylor Lujan qualifies...was surprised when I just looked it up and saw he hasn’t AA’d.

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