Now we come upon what should almost assuredly be the toughest weight in the conference next year. 157 Illinois
Kyle Dooley: I've already noted that this weight is going to be the toughest in the conference and the possibility exists should Illinois decide not to redshirt Jackson Morse and use him here instead that the weight could possibly become even tougher. As it is Dooley is a solid guy here but probably not someone who is going to set the world on fire.
Updated 08-27-2010 at 03:12 PM by Schlottke
Eric Terrazas: Terrazas had an interesting year last year in terms of his wins and losses starting off his season with an 11-0 record. The issue that once he made his way into the Big 10 season he went 1-8 over his last nine matches with his only win coming in overtime over Matt Coughlin who isn't in the weight class anymore.
Alex Warren: I know Russ and others have been making noises that this is going to be Kurt Kinser here but the sheer
Jimmy Kennedy: Here we've got yet another guy for Illinois who will be coming off taking a redshirt last season. The difference here is that Kennedy is just a bit more credentialed at this level than White and Futrell. 2x AA down at 133. Got knocked off in the first round of NCAA's two years ago before storming through the consolation bracket. Move up should treat him well as he was a very big 133.
Ryan Nieman: Nieman is someone who I think
BJ Futrell: Coming into last season I had Futrell predicted as one of my most improved wrestlers in the nation. Coming into this season I'm most interested to see how much he's built his body in order to be competitive at this higher weight class. I picked him as a guy to improve last year because in watching him as a freshman he was a guy who was athletic and had good technique and also a guy who wrestled hard. His problem was he was built like such a bean pole he'd
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Sam White: As vais points out above White had a solid but very unspectacular redshirt season last year. He's a guy who came in with a good pedigree and there have been plenty of guys who have had average redshirt seasons that have come out like bats out of hell the following season.
Justin Brooks: First guy on the list who I've absolutely never heard of. He'll have some big shoes to fill stepping