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Here are my (bold at times) predictions about who makes the finals and who wins. I leave out weight classes where I have no opinion. 

125: Lee vs ??? (Boring, Lee by demolition)

133: Fix vs RBY (Fix by major)

141: Eirman vs Seabass (Eirman by dec)

149: I need help here 

157: Carr vs Hidlay or Deakin (Carr by dec!!!)

165: Mekhi vs Marinelli (Melhi by dec)*

174: Starocci vs Kemerer (Starocci by dec!)

184: Brooks vs ??? (Brooks!)

197: Warner vs Amine (tossup)

285: Steveson vs Parris (Gable by major dec!!)

* provided his shoulder is healthy 

 


 

 

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10 minutes ago, BigTimeFan said:

133: Fix vs RBY (Fix by major)

141: Eirman vs Seabass (Eirman by dec)

149: I need help here 

133: don't see fix winning by by major

141: I'd pick Eirman vs Nick Lee

149: I'd pick Sasso as one of my finalist vs the field

Hvwt: I think Steveson wins over Parris but not by Major

 

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I’ll go:

125 Lee over Camacho

133 Fix over RBY

141 Lee over Eierman

149 O’Connor over Sasso

157 Hidlay over Deakin

165 Griffith over Marinelli

174 Kemerer over Starocci

184 Brooks over Bolen

197 Amine over Warner

285 Steveson over Parris

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125 Lee over Latona

133 Fix over RBY

141 Lee over Eierman

149 O’Connor over Sasso

157 Deakin over Hidlay

165 Marinelli over O'Toole

174 Kemerer over Labriola 

184 Brooks over Hidlay

197 Bulsak over Amine

285 Parris  over Steveson

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125 Lee pins Teske, wins OW, Gorrarian, and Hodge

133 RBY over Fix

141 Lee over Seabass

149 AOC over Sasso

157 Carr over Hidlay

165 Wittlake over Mekhi, if Mekhi is out then insert Griffith

174 Massa with the upset over Kemerer

184 Brooks over Hidlay

197 Schultz over Caffey

285 Steveson over Parris

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Without thinking about brackets and seeds and all that:

125: Spencer Lee over Dylan Ragusin. Simple.

133: Daton Fix over Roman Bravo-Young, but I'm not ruling out DeSanto beating either of them.

141: Nick Lee over Jaydin Eirman, though I'd love to see Echemendia or Rivera sneak in there. Really wish Real Woods could've made one last push here.

149: Sammy Sasso over Brock Mauller,  but who knows. Bet the top 4 seeds don't hold course.

157: David Carr over Ryan Deakin, and those quarters and semis are gonna be FUN. Can't wait to see how this shakes out.

165: Mekhi Lewis over Alex Marinelli, hopefully. Both currently dealing with medical stuff. If either one of them don't make it, this weight is nowhere near as fun.

174: DJ Washington over Michael Kemerer. Book it. Carter breaks through next year, but Donnell is on a mission. Love to see it.

184: Aaron Brooks over Hunter Bolen, or whoever makes it through on the other side. Mans isn't getting beat this year. He wasn't losing after that Venz hiccup last year, either.

197: Myles Amine over AJ Ferrari in arguably the corniest weight of the year.

285: Gable Steveson over Mason Parris, but only because of the tattoos and haircut. If Gable didn't get the sleeve this year, it'd be all Mason. 

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I included some darkhorse finalists (not unranked wrestlers, but tough guys who could wrestle well and make a run, top guy get injured/sick, etc.)

Lee over Teske (Ragusin)
Fix over DeSanto (Cannon)
Eierman over Nick Lee (Parker)
AOC over Sasso (Alirez)
Hidlay over Carr (Brayton Lee)
Marinelli over Griffith (O'Toole/ Braunagel)
Kemmerer over Labriola (Starocci/Hastings)
Brooks over Bolen (Keckeisen)
Norfleet over Schultz (Ferrari)
Steveson over Parris (Colton Schultz)
 

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Lee over Hilldebrandt

Fix over DeSanto

Lee over Eierman

Mauller over Sasso

Carr over Deakin

Griffith over O’Toole

Kemmerer over Labriola

Brooks over Hidlay

Ferrari over Schultz 

Parris over Steveson 

 

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28 minutes ago, Hart2pay said:

25- Lee over Ragusin

33- Fix over Rby

41- Eierman over Woods

 49- Sasso over OConner

57- Deakin over Hidlay

65- Marinelli over Griffith

74- Kemerer over Labriola

84- Brooks over DePrez

97- Caffey over Schultz

285- Stevenson over Cassioppi

 

 

Will Woods be the first 0-0 finalist in history?

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11 minutes ago, Wrestleknownothing said:

Will Woods be the first 0-0 finalist in history?

He'll have to win at least four to get there...

As well as P12s.  So like... 6-0 at the least?

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1 hour ago, moodybooty said:

Without thinking about brackets and seeds and all that:

125: Spencer Lee over Dylan Ragusin. Simple.

133: Daton Fix over Roman Bravo-Young, but I'm not ruling out DeSanto beating either of them.

141: Nick Lee over Jaydin Eirman, though I'd love to see Echemendia or Rivera sneak in there. Really wish Real Woods could've made one last push here.

149: Sammy Sasso over Brock Mauller,  but who knows. Bet the top 4 seeds don't hold course.

157: David Carr over Ryan Deakin, and those quarters and semis are gonna be FUN. Can't wait to see how this shakes out.

165: Mekhi Lewis over Alex Marinelli, hopefully. Both currently dealing with medical stuff. If either one of them don't make it, this weight is nowhere near as fun.

174: DJ Washington over Michael Kemerer. Book it. Carter breaks through next year, but Donnell is on a mission. Love to see it.

184: Aaron Brooks over Hunter Bolen, or whoever makes it through on the other side. Mans isn't getting beat this year. He wasn't losing after that Venz hiccup last year, either.

197: Myles Amine over AJ Ferrari in arguably the corniest weight of the year.

285: Gable Steveson over Mason Parris, but only because of the tattoos and haircut. If Gable didn't get the sleeve this year, it'd be all Mason. 

lol Washington got pinned by Massa and nearly majored by Labriola. One good period does not an NCAA champion make. Coming from a huge Washington fan.

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1 minute ago, uncle bernard said:

One good period does not an NCAA champion make. Coming from a huge Washington fan.

Along with cleaning up some technique Washington would need to somehow find find a major gas tank upgrade in the next few weeks if he’s going to be a big tournament threat.  That weight class is kinda a mess at the moment, but I’m not sure if Washington’s even shown enough to be solid AA choice yet.  I do believe another year of refining his skills with Tsirtsis/Jordan working with him and time to build his lungs could get Washington closer to his ability getting closer his potential.  Would have liked to see if he could have closed the gap with some of these guys more if we had a full season go him to work through.   

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125 - Camacho over ragusin (Lee goes unscored upon through big tens but then gets the rona)

133 - fix over rby

141 - Lee over rivera 

149 - mauller over sassy

157 - deakin over hidlay 

165 - Griffith over whitlake 

174 - starrocci over Kemmerer 

184 - brooks over hidlay

197 - amine over ferrari

285 - steveson over parris

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So far this grand assembly of wrestling enthusiasts has come found only one consensus pick - Spencer Lee, which has as much to do with the weakness of the weight this year as his skill does. Of course the one has something to do with the other as well. It’s going to be a fun tournament. 

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2 minutes ago, Perry said:

125 - Camacho over ragusin (Lee goes unscored upon through big tens but then gets the rona)

133 - fix over rby

141 - Lee over rivera 

149 - mauller over sassy

157 - deakin over hidlay 

165 - Griffith over whitlake 

174 - starrocci over Kemmerer 

184 - brooks over hidlay

197 - amine over ferrari

285 - steveson over parris

There goes the consensus pick. 

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Ragusin getting a lot of love in these picks. Curious to know the reasoning. I know he wrestled up a weight class yesterday against a stud but I can't recall a point in the match where he was even close to generating any offense. Personally think he's a year or two away from potentially reaching the finals.

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Just now, Perry said:

I felt there had to be at least one dissenter and that's the only way I knew to realistically mark Lee as an L..

True. I honestly think contenders should bubble it up till NCAA’s and as someone suggested on another thread I think teams should be all over their guys behavior and exposure especially the backups. Imagine is Lee gets it from some guy who decided to go to a party and have some fun ?

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17 minutes ago, portajohn said:

Ragusin getting a lot of love in these picks. Curious to know the reasoning. I know he wrestled up a weight class yesterday against a stud but I can't recall a point in the match where he was even close to generating any offense. Personally think he's a year or two away from potentially reaching the finals.

The year Rivera beat on Spencer (twicey), he went up to 133 and got beat on by Micic.

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2 hours ago, taylor said:

125 Lee over Latona

133 Fix over RBY

141 Lee over Eierman

149 O’Connor over Sasso

157 Deakin over Hidlay

165 Marinelli over O'Toole

174 Kemerer over Labriola 

184 Brooks over Hidlay

197 Bulsak over Amine

285 Parris  over Steveson

These seem pretty good for the most part, Mr. Bulsak

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