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    I know we don't have as many Big 12 fans here that we do Big 10, but since the Big 10 thread wound up as such a success I figure I'll take a shot at the Big 12.

    While there are fewer teams here, I don't know them as well so these may take a little while to get going while I work on figuring out who is who for which team.

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    Not really going to do any superlatives here. I'll post the rankings and then short explanations about each guy and why they are where they are...

    125
    1. Andrew Long (Iowa State)
    2. Chris Notte (Oklahoma State)
    3. Justin Forrest (Oklahoma)
    4. Troy Dolan (Missouri)
    5. Andy Pokorny (Nebraska)

    Andrew Long looks like he's going to be the heavy beneficiary of Joey Fio's fall out with OU as I like him to become the guy here in the conference as a redshirt freshman. He had a nice redshirt year last year, and then has wrestled well so far this spring.

    Notte had a solid season up at 133 last year, and I think he winds up having another solid year down at 125 now. People have mentioned concerns about how he would handle the weight cut but I think there are two things working in his favor. He is very short, and its been pretty obvious that he would have to do this or not be in the line up again since last year so he's had plenty of time to prepare.

    Forrest is going to have some big shoes to fill in replacing last year's Big 12 champion in Fio. Like Long, he had a good redshirt season last year and has competed well in freestyle. He's also got the advantage of being in the room with Sammie Henson, and that may not pay off this year but as a young guy it will be very interesting as to what he looks like a year or two from now.

    Dolan is a guy that had a rough year last year, and I've read that that may be attributable to weight issues and if that is in fact the case he may not be here in this spot this year. His best position is probably top with his leg riding, problem was last year he had a lot of trouble getting top position against guys so he could use his legriding.

    Pokorny had a really tough year last year as a true freshman. With the way this weight sets up though I think 3-5 are kind of up in the air as to how they go down so depending on how he's improved this offseason he's got a shot to move up a little bit.

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    Default Re: JensenS Ranks Big 12 Team/Individual: 125 Posted

    Iowa State
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Texas
    Nebraska
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    Default Re: JensenS Ranks Big 12 Team/Individual: 125 Posted

    Texas doesn't have a wrestling team...

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    With regards to Pokorney and Forest. Is it out of the realm of possibility that David Kingsheim is the man for NU and Jarrod Patterson wrestles for OU instead of Forrest? Those are all young fellas and I would think that the level of competition should be close between them, especially between Pokorney and Kingsheim.

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    Default Re: JensenS Ranks Big 12 Team/Individual: 125 Posted

    What's the latest on Joey Fio?

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    Default Re: JensenS Ranks Big 12 Team/Individual: 125 Posted

    I meant to say Missouri. I don't know why I was thinking Texas....
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    I don't post much, just curious about Joey Fio not being at Oklahoma anymore. What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    With regards to Pokorney and Forest. Is it out of the realm of possibility that David Kingsheim is the man for NU and Jarrod Patterson wrestles for OU instead of Forrest? Those are all young fellas and I would think that the level of competition should be close between them, especially between Pokorney and Kingsheim.
    Don't really know much of anything about Patterson so I can't comment as to whether or not he'd win the spot over Forrest.

    If Klingsheim doesn't redshirt I think he has a VERY good shot at snagging that 125 spot. I went off the assumption though that he was.

    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    What's the latest on Joey Fio?
    Pretty sure he's transferred or is in the process of trying to transfer to Boise State.

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