Not a problem. Like I always say I enjoy doing these things. 174 Here we have a weight that due to one big variable (which I'll get to) became pretty hard to put together.
Jordan Blanton: I came into last year predicting Blanton to be one of the most improved guys in the country last year. Wrestling as a true freshman he's a guy who showed that he was strong and he was aggressive but wasn't always there in terms of technique. I'd dubbed him Phil
Conrad Polz: Polz is a guy who in this same thread last year I had tabbed as the guy who was going to be the best freshman at this weight class during the coming season. It didn't quite work out that way for him. He moved around in weight spending time both here at 165 and down at 157. He just struggled, there really isn't another way to say it. He came out this summer though and had a great freestyle run including pulling upsets over Chris Spangler, Derek St. John,
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