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Well I hope he wins too. However, he has not done anything yet and all wrestlers have to make a transition. I am very familiar with him and I expect him to lose 7-8 times his Freshman year which means he had a very good year. Not sure how you can favor him over anyone since he has not stepped on a D1 mat yet. Remember, most of the other prizes at PSU took a warm up year before they hit the scene.

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Case in point ... part of Cael's Wikipedia page:

 

"He redshirted the 1997–98 season, losing only one match to Iowa's Paul Jenn in the finals of the University of Northern Iowa Open in November of 1997 by a score of 6-4. He then wrestled Jenn again twice the next year beating him 19-4 and 10-2 and one more time the following year winning 22-7 when Jenn was disqualified. In his second year wrestling as now a redshirt freshman, Sanderson won all 39 matches and the NCAA title at 184 pounds (83 kg). He became the first freshman in NCAA tournament history to be named the NCAA Wrestling Team Championship's most outstanding wrestler."

 

Another case in point:

 

Entitled: "Sanderson manhandles Taylor":

 

A solid RS year can be a very important year for evolving and growing into the college level of competition.

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So Andrew Alton's redshirting?
Ja, Si. Da, Yes. :)

 

So was A. Alton too big to make the cut to 141?

Without him and Long in the lineup, 133 and 141 are big question marks for PSU. Certainly makes them vulnerable, especially in a dual meet format. Against Iowa, they will likely lose the first 3 bouts, possibly with some bonus in there. Iowa will just need a win from St. John who will be strongly favored, and one from Gambrall or Raising/Telford, either of which is possible. If MM isn't at 197 for Penn State, a win would be possible there, as well.

Come January I will take Martelotti vs anyone Iowa throws out, (save McD). 141? Sherlock vs Pearsall. I can see either one being a NQ but not beating Montell. Pearsall has improved a lot & I can imagine him having a "Adam Lunch" moment vs Marion. I will say that MM will bonus whoever Iowa throws out.

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Hey I hope PSU beats Iowa handily but assuming Morgan Mcintosh is a lock to win or a favorite is premature. I'd let the kid wrestle first and see how he does assuming he does not red shirt.
True but I will still take that pick NOW despite that.

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It is being reported on the PSU boards that PSU just got a verbal from Zach Beitz projected to be a 141er. He is a 3x medalist in PA.

 

Also last night Cael was on the road trying to get another verbal. No word on whether that happened or not.

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KR1963,

 

So what your saying is Martelotti is better than Long was last year?...because Ramos handled Long in the Dual and barely lost to him the Big 10s, in OT I believe. He must have made some huge gains from last year, because he lost a couple matches at the Southern Scuffle to some lesser opponents...even placed lower than Pataky at the tournament and he was back in competition for the first time last year at the Scuffle.

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Come January I will take Martelotti vs anyone Iowa throws out, (save McD). 141? Sherlock vs Pearsall. I can see either one being a NQ but not beating Montell. Pearsall has improved a lot & I can imagine him having a "Adam Lunch" moment vs Marion. I will say that MM will bonus whoever Iowa throws out.

 

Why do people think that Martellotti has to sit out until the spring? From the PSU website: "Sophomore Frank Martellotti heads into the new campaign ready to challenge for a starting spot after sitting out the spring semester. Ranked during parts of last season, Martellotti posted a superb 18-3 record during his true freshman campaign at 125 in 2010-11. "

 

I don't think PSU would say he is in competition for a starting spot if he has to sit out till January.

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KR1963,

 

So what your saying is Martelotti is better than Long was last year?...because Ramos handled Long in the Dual and barely lost to him the Big 10s, in OT I believe. He must have made some huge gains from last year, because he lost a couple matches at the Southern Scuffle to some lesser opponents...even placed lower than Pataky at the tournament and he was back in competition for the first time last year at the Scuffle.

 

As a PSU fan, I'm dubious of all this talk of Martelotti's improvement. With that said, supposedly it's true. I've heard it from more than a couple different people. We'll see though. Cael has supposedly told him that this year Martelotti should not be satisfied with just a podium finish. I know, I know...I'll believe it when I see it.

 

Martelotti supposedly has been beating up on Megaludis (not surprising) and others in the room. I believe he certified at 125 so he could always go down if need be. We'll see though. No way in heck, I'd pick him over Ramos without Martelotti at least beating a top quality wrestler first.

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KR1963,

 

So what your saying is Martelotti is better than Long was last year?...because Ramos handled Long in the Dual and barely lost to him the Big 10s, in OT I believe. He must have made some huge gains from last year, because he lost a couple matches at the Southern Scuffle to some lesser opponents...even placed lower than Pataky at the tournament and he was back in competition for the first time last year at the Scuffle.

 

As a PSU fan, I'm dubious of all this talk of Martelotti's improvement. With that said, supposedly it's true. I've heard it from more than a couple different people. We'll see though. Cael has supposedly told him that this year Martelotti should not be satisfied with just a podium finish. I know, I know...I'll believe it when I see it.

 

Martelotti supposedly has been beating up on Megaludis (not surprising) and others in the room. I believe he certified at 125 so he could always go down if need be. We'll see though. No way in heck, I'd pick him over Ramos without Martelotti at least beating a top quality wrestler first.

I'll go even further. Even if he does beat a quality opponent, this doesn't account for how much TR has or has not improved. Unlikely he is in that league since last season, but I am hoping to be proved wrong.

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KR1963,

 

So what your saying is Martelotti is better than Long was last year?...because Ramos handled Long in the Dual and barely lost to him the Big 10s, in OT I believe.

 

He must have made some huge gains from last year, because he lost a couple matches at the Southern Scuffle to some lesser opponents...even placed lower than Pataky at the tournament and he was back in competition for the first time last year at the Scuffle.

If not better then close.

Btw, Long only wrestled Ramos once last year. You are confusing Ramos with Graff. Ramos barely beat Long by 1 point when Long did not have all of his gas yet. Long later pinned Sentes & Grey at NCAA & placed 3rd.

 

Martelotti went 18-3 last year. He had a 2 point loss at the Scuffle to AA Kjar. He will fly in under the radar come January.

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Come January I will take Martelotti vs anyone Iowa throws out, (save McD). 141? Sherlock vs Pearsall. I can see either one being a NQ but not beating Montell. Pearsall has improved a lot & I can imagine him having a "Adam Lunch" moment vs Marion. I will say that MM will bonus whoever Iowa throws out.

 

Why do people think that Martellotti has to sit out until the spring? From the PSU website: "Sophomore Frank Martellotti heads into the new campaign ready to challenge for a starting spot after sitting out the spring semester. Ranked during parts of last season, Martellotti posted a superb 18-3 record during his true freshman campaign at 125 in 2010-11. "

 

I don't think PSU would say he is in competition for a starting spot if he has to sit out till January.

It is stil up in the air but I am just saying to be on the safe side don't count on him until January. I have told guys n the PSU boards when Reber transferred that they would be glad he was there come November. IF Frankie sits out until January they will be.

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KR1963,

 

So what your saying is Martelotti is better than Long was last year?...because Ramos handled Long in the Dual and barely lost to him the Big 10s, in OT I believe. He must have made some huge gains from last year, because he lost a couple matches at the Southern Scuffle to some lesser opponents...even placed lower than Pataky at the tournament and he was back in competition for the first time last year at the Scuffle.

 

As a PSU fan, I'm dubious of all this talk of Martelotti's improvement. With that said, supposedly it's true. I've heard it from more than a couple different people. We'll see though. Cael has supposedly told him that this year Martelotti should not be satisfied with just a podium finish. I know, I know...I'll believe it when I see it.

 

Martelotti supposedly has been beating up on Megaludis (not surprising) and others in the room. I believe he certified at 125 so he could always go down if need be. We'll see though. No way in heck, I'd pick him over Ramos without Martelotti at least beating a top quality wrestler first.

I will. I am.

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I think the smart money would be on Ramos who is working with the best light weight coaches and workout partners in the country not getting passed up by a kid who didn't have the discipline to get c's at a state school. Penn State is not the only room in the country where a kid actually gets better from year to year.

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I think the smart money would be on Ramos who is working with the best light weight coaches and workout partners in the country not getting passed up by a kid who didn't have the discipline to get c's at a state school. Penn State is not the only room in the country where a kid actually gets better from year to year.
Well all know that Oh-tiz but once in awhile smart money loses too...otherwise we wouldn't play da game.

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Penn State - Blog

The Leader of the PackPenn State head coach Cael Sanderson said that his team's Big Ten Championship and NCAA title last year is still something to be honored, but he is looking forward to the entertainment that his squad will be providing this season. Sanderson has been doing a bit of wrestling of his own in the offseason, but he assured that his focus from this point is on his student-athletes and his top-ranked program.

 

"We're excited about what these guys were able to do last year and last year's in the books as something we can always be proud of," said Sanderson. "I'm just really focused here on getting our team ready to go and you know at the same time I'm preparing to compete just kind of like I always do."

 

Veterans Expected to Take the Lead

With a roster featuring 10 fresh faces, Sanderson reiterated the importance of developing leadership and keeping the intensity high throughout the first weeks of the season. The head coach noted that while his highly ranked recruits seem confident and ready to learn, he is counting on All-Americans David Taylor, Ed Ruth, Frank Molinaro and Quentin Wright and returning NCAA qualifier Cameron Wade to lead the team this year.

 

Getting to Know the New Guys

Among the handful of new athletes added to the Penn State roster are freshmen Nico Megaludis and Morgan McIntosh. Both of these wrestlers were among the country's top five recruits heading into the 2011-'12 season, and Sanderson said that the duo is adjusting very well to the collegiate wrestling stage.

 

"They're both looking really great actually," said Sanderson. "They're very talented kids with a tough mentality and believe in themselves, which is rare this early in their career, but I have a lot of confidence in both of those guys."

 

All-Americans Working Even Harder

After providing what was truly a team effort to take home last year's national title, Sanderson said that his wrestlers who made the biggest impact last season are at it again. After an almost perfect season at 38-1, sophomore David Taylor has been moved up to the 165 spot in the Nittany Lion roster and Sanderson said that Taylor has made the adjustment smoothly. Sanderson also spoke highly of three-time All American and national runner-up Frank Molinaro, who is one of just two seniors on the squad this year.

 

"Both guys are wrestling exceptionally well right now," said Sanderson. "And, if you can imagine, they have actually improved since last year and that kind of forces everybody else into whatever weight classes are left there."

The Alton Brothers

After an impressive debut season at 141, Sanderson announced that Andrew Alton will be a red-shirt wrestler for the 2011-'12 schedule. Sanderson said that it would be more of a hassle for Andrew to cut a significant amount of weight to get back down to 141 than it would be for him to wait it out and compete as the tough wrestler that he is at 149 when Molinaro has graduated. Sanderson also said that Andrew's brother, Dylan Alton, will fill the spot at 157 this year as he has been looking sharp and has been very competitive against the competition he has faced in practice so far.

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The Penn State Wrestling Show (formerly named the Cael Sanderson Show) will be aired at 6:06 pm today and every Wednesday. You can listen on your mobile device following these instructions:

http://www.3wz.com/streaming_mobile.php

 

or stream with your computer:http://streamdb2web.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=WZWW&relocateURL=true

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I am setting up a LIVE BLOG for the Intra-squad that will be hosted by the Open Mat.com (Where Jittany/the Du/Husker Du/Willie posts all of his previews, Recruting news etc & I have my blog). Blue Blood Lion from TWT will be there live. I will be on it as well.

 

I will be posted it sometime today.

 

Also Jeff Byers will be broadcasting from there & you can hear it online via the psu sports website:

Pennsylvania State University Official Athletic Site

It is a monthly paid subscription

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