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How it Would Have Happened - 133

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My picks for how 133 would have played out:

 

Quarters match ups:
Rivera takes out Bridges in the quarter finals on Friday morning after Bridges scraped by a tough Gosner the night before. This is the most tame of the quarter finals match up at this barn burner weight.

RBY and Phillipi battle it out but RBY comes out on top. Lots of wild scrambles but RBY was able to blast through a takedown attempt to get a win here.

DeSanto takes out Tucker in a Tucker-esque match winning 3-2 on one takedown in the third period. DeSanto looks flustered that he couldn't get anything more going and got a little chippy at the end from Austin.

Gross has another tough match with Alvarez with similar results to the last match. Won by a couple of points - Alvarez is going to be a tough out the next 3 years.

 

Semi-Finals:
Rematch of the B1G Finals with Rivera taking on RBY for the second time this season. RBY tries to go blast double on the whistle but Rivera figured he would do this again and was ready to defend and ultimately scores a TD of his own. RBY struggles again on bottom vs Rivera and ends up losing 5 to 2 with riding time.

Match 4 of the year between Desanto and Gross and each match has been exciting to watch. Gross has a 2-1 record coming in with his lone loss being their first meeting and in Carver Hawkeye Arena. Gross is starting off with one arm behind his back which infuriates Desanto who immediately clubs the crap out of Gross's neck. The ref stops the bout a few seconds in to warn both guys (DeSanto) that the extra physicality was not going to go unnoticed but doesn't award a point this time. Gross holds out hand to shake with DeSanto at the start and DeSanto slaps it away (Iowa fans claim it was a high five and perfectly acceptable). Low scoring match this time, but DeSanto cranks out a late takedown in the third to win it 4-3 and he will make the finals. Iowa fans are once again crowing themselves lightweight U, flo tweets out that Cornell is actually still lightweight U based on the criteria they came up with. 

 

Wrestle backs:

Phillipi has a tough bout with Piotrowski in the blood round and comes out on top and as an AA. He faces Bridges in the next round and wins again to face Gross in the consi-semis. On the bottom half of the back side, Alvarez and Tucker meet up in the final round Friday night and Tucker takes the win to face RBY in the AM on Saturday.

Gross takes out Phillipi in the first consi-semi on Saturday and RBY gets past Tucker to see gross for the 3rd place match. The top 4 at this weight are all from the Big 10 conference.

Medal round:

Alvarez over Bridges for 7th place by decision

Tucker over Phillip for 5th place by decision.

RBY and Gross meet up for match 2 of the year which could have very possibly been in the finals if seeds played out differently. This match is all fireworks with both guys going all out. RBY shows off his athleticism and Gross brings his high IQ. Gross is able to pull it off and will finish in 3rd place.


Finals:

The talent at 133 was phenomenal once again this year, even with the exclusions of Suriano and Fix due to them taking Olympic Redshirts and it is Rivera and Desanto who have found themselves on top of the pack this year. This will be the first meeting between these two and the fans are split 50/50 on who takes home the title. The ref spends a little extra time to tell the guys to keep it clean and stop when he blows the whistle. The comments are clearly directed towards DeSanto who has been under scrutiny for his actions since round 2. Now that the monologue is over the ref blows the whistle and we are under way! Did I mention that the head official for this match is Angel Rivera? Because he is, and the Hawkeye faithful are already furious about it.

DeSanto expected Rivera to go to the arm behind the back technique that everyone has employed against him so far to slow down his pace but Rivera says F that and immediately comes right side collar tie and snaps DeSanto down immediately. DeSanto is a little stunned and overreacts, giving Rivera the chance to get in on a quick single leg. Austin sprawls out and tries to get to his whizzer but Rivera stands straight up with the single leg and kicks out DeSanto's post leg to secure an early takedown and a 2-0 lead. DeSanto regains his composure quickly and is able to get away after 15 seconds of riding time for Rivera. Both guys go back to handfighting for inside position and are working hard snaps to try to get the other guy out of his stance, not much happening though DeSanto is able to get in on his first real deep attempt with about 30 seconds left. Rivera feeds him hips and ultimately is able to grab onto DeSanto's leg and it is clear that Austin is okay with a PD or stalemate call coming in to reset them. First period ends 2-1 in favor of Rivera.

Choice for the second goes to Rivera and he defers to DeSanto. Down it is, and ADS gets set. River goes to cover the left side and ADS jumps the whistle, that is the first caution against him. DeSanto shakes it off and gets set again, this time real low with his elbows almost touching his knees and his forearms just hovering over the mat. Rivera looks at the ref as if to question the position, but he says to cover and Rivera does. Immediate claw ride from Rivera on the whistle as Austin is slowly trying to build. He starts to get to one leg but Rivera does a nice job of chopping his post arm and drives him forward back to the mat. Rivera goes right back to the claw ride/thigh spike position but isn't doing much with it. Both guys clam up with no change in position and the ref blows the whistle to stop them. STALLING ON RIVERA! That is his first of the match, but against a high pace guy like DeSanto that is not the call that he wanted. Lots of booing on the call and the NW corner is letting the ref have it a little bit. About a minute left to go and DeSanto gets set again on bottom and gets to his feet right on the whistle. Rivera tries holding on for a few seconds but doesn't want to risk getting hit again and lets DeSanto go. 2 to 2 with 1:20 of riding time in favor of Rivera. ADS gets in on one last shot with about 30 seconds left but Rivera is able to get to his knee and ADS clams up again waiting for the stalemate/end of the period.

Rivera picks down, and Howe is telling him to get up right away and try to preserve the riding time. Rivera seems to understands and gets set. Immediate sit out from Rivera on the whistle and he is blocking off as ADS tries to get under both arms to suck Rivera back into a better position for him. Both guys end up driving into each other which brings them both up to their feet. ADS hits a nice lift and dumps Rivera back down but out of bounds. The ref blows the whistle and Rivera gives DeSanto a slight shove as he starts trying to stand up. Austin loses control for a second and ended up shoving Rivera back down to the mat. Whistle is blown again and the officials get between the wrestlers and break them apart. The head ref stands up and calls DeSanto for the shove and awards a point to Rivera making the score 3-2. Brands loses it and is screaming at the officials that Rivera instigated the situation and should be the one called. The side official signals to Angel Rivera that he wants to have a conversation after the call is made but before they can get close enough to speak Brands spikes his challenge brick into the mat which then ricochets off into Rivera's back. Both officials look over at Tom and silently judge his decorum. Angel has the other Rivera and DeSanto go to their corners and asks Brands to clarify what his challenge is. Tom already realizes he should not have used their last challenge on this call but states that ADS reacted to the initial shove by Rivera and that they should also receive a penalty point. Angel nods his head and walks to the review booth but doesn't spend much time there. He goes back to the center and says the call on the mat will stand, Rivera is up 3-2 and will restart on bottom. For a brief moment Angel and the side official make eye contact and smirk at one another, knowing full well they would have given ADS a point as well if Brands didn't lose his cool and throw his temper tantrum. The action begins again and Rivera goes back to the same sit out position, but this time he has Austin's hand trapped. After a few seconds Rivera is able to secure the escape, but not before the riding time was reduced to 0:54. They are right at the boundary line when Rivera faces back in and Austin shoots him off the mat. Action is the call and both guys are called back to the center, 1:20 to go in the match, 4-2 Rivera. 30 seconds go by without much action and Brands is telling DeSanto to start going for it now. Austin is finally able to get to his tie for his fireman's carry and Rivera does not like really feeling this for the firs time. DeSanto is driving in hard and Rivera is doing everything he can to try and circle but it isn't enough. DeSanto "tries" hitting a shot as they are both already oob and the whistle is blown, stalling red. NO, it's stalling on Green! Angel Rivera says that DeSanto was pushing Rivera out of bounds and says he is the one who was stalling. The Iowa faithful lose it, and shower US Bank Stadium with boos. Brands is beside himself and Morningstar looks a little dazed, but the call is the call and both guys are told to go to the center with 0:35 to go. DeSanto shoots right away, but it's ahead of the whistle and he is given his second caution. The restart happens and DeSanto is going forward right away, snapping and faking to get Rivera going. Seabass does a good job staying in position and circles backwards giving up ground. DeSanto drives him out of bounds with :15 left on the clock and Angel dings Rivera for his second stall call, score is now 4-3. With not much time remaining DeSanto goes for a fireman's that wasn't there and Rivera is able to secure a takedown with just enough time to get back over 1:00 of riding time and Rivera will take the match 7 to 3. The Hawkeye faithful are mortified and take to the Rivals forum to vent and console one another while filing an official petition to remove Angel Rivera from the officials roster for the 2020/2021 season.


Final Standings:
1. Rivera, Northwestern

2. DeSanto, Iowa

3. Gross, Wisconsin

4. RBY, Penn State

5. Tucker, Cornell

6. Phillipi, Pitt

7. Alvarez, Rutgers

8. Bridges, Wyoming

 

Big 10 represents well and takes 5 of the AA slots. How do you all think this weight plays out?

 

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6 minutes ago, Perry said:

Iowa fans are once again crowing themselves lightweight U, flo tweets out that Cornell is actually still lightweight U based on the criteria they came up with. 

Lol!

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32 minutes ago, Perry said:

Iowa fans are once again crowing themselves lightweight U, flo tweets out that Cornell is actually still lightweight U based on the criteria they came up with. 

 

26 minutes ago, jon said:

Lol!

@Perry - good job with the details.  It is what makes this wonderful and fun to read!  

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Wow, quite the breakdown.  Well done.

I didn’t see Alan Hart (Missouri) mentioned. He has wrestled well recently since presumably learning how to handle a tough cut to 133.

I really thought he would be a great “Cinderella candidate” to make it to the R12 or even to the 7th place match.

It’s all speculation at this point.

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1 hour ago, Show_Me said:

Wow, quite the breakdown.  Well done.

I didn’t see Alan Hart (Missouri) mentioned. He has wrestled well recently since presumably learning how to handle a tough cut to 133.

I really thought he would be a great “Cinderella candidate” to make it to the R12 or even to the 7th place match.

It’s all speculation at this point.

I could see him potentially running into a R12 match, but I don't think he would beat Bridges when he got there (assuming he loses to Lovett of Nebraska in the first round before winning a couple on the back side).

 

1 hour ago, shieldofpistis said:

Very good storytelling. 

Do you think Decatur was o for 2?

I don't believe Decatur even qualified for NCAA's unless I am missing him in the bracket 

1 hour ago, BigTenFanboy said:

So both Lee and Rivera barely secure riding time off a td in the closing seconds. I see a reoccuring theme here. Im guessing at 141 pletcher will score a td in the closing seconds to end the match with 1:02 of riding time to win by 1 point.

It has only come up in two matches, still too early to be calling any "trends" :). And neither time has the riding time been particularly important to the situations so far. How ironic if it would make the difference in a later match up but didn't quite reach 1:00..

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1 hour ago, Perry said:

It has only come up in two matches, still too early to be calling any "trends" :). And neither time has the riding time been particularly important to the situations so far. How ironic if it would make the difference in a later match up but didn't quite reach 1:00..

True a but early to call it a trend, but youre 2 for 2 and both narrative end in similar fashion. Fun read for sure!

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