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    Default 2009/2010 Most Anticipated Match Ups

    I remember doing this thread last year and at the time wanting to write whole long things about a top 10 and then not doing it.

    My ambition isn't quite that high this year so I figure I'll just try to do one for each of the ten weights.

    125: Troy Nickerson v. Anthony Robles (because it hasn't happened yet)

    133: Jayson Ness v. Jordan Oliver (would be lying if I said this match didn't make me a little nervous)

    141: Reece Humphrey v. Nick Gallick (really Humphrey v. any top guy to see how he adjusts)

    149: Matt Cathell v. Lance Palmer (possible NCAA 1st round rematch at Brockport)

    157: Jordan Burroughs v. JP O'Connor (see how this year compares to last year's 3-2 Burroughs win)

    165: Dustin Schlatter v. Andrew Howe (predicted NCAA final)

    174: Mack Lewnes v. Mike Letts (should see it next month)

    184: Mike Pucillo v. Max Askren (see what Askren can do against the best down a weight)

    197: Jake Varner v. Alan Gelogaev (really just Gelogaev v. any top guy)

    285: Mark Ellis v. Dom Bradley (see who comes out of that room)

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    125: Nickerson v. Sanders
    Robles is fun to watch when he gets control from top, but until that happens his matches are no more exciting than anyone else's IMO. Sanders pushes the pace a little more, and I'm interested to see how he's improved.

    133: Ness v. Oliver
    I can agree with this. It will be a great barometer of how "for real" Oliver is. Oliver vs. Hochstrasser would also be great, too, since Hochstrasser goes after it.

    141: Humphrey v. ???
    I agree-Hump vs. any top guy will be fun. Personally, I think the bump will leave him with a bunch more energy and as a result he won't sit on leads as much. I think he'll come back much improved and run away with the title. Anyway, if Slaton starts for Iowa, that's probably the one I'll look forward to seeing most.

    149: Palmer v. Metcalf
    The Cathell match doesn't really interest me all that much, and I would be very surprised if Lance didn't win it. Clearly Metcalf is the favorite in this match after winning all 3 of their matches, but I think Lance has a chance. I also think he's more motivated than he has been in the past, I won't say why though.

    I would have really been interested to see how Garrett Scott would look against top competition, but............

    157: Burroughs v. JPO
    I'll agree just because it was so close last year. Really, Burroughs should be fun to watch against about anyone, but I don't think I'd list any of his matches to be one of my most anticipated because I think he will dominate them all. I'm anxious to see whether he has continued to improve in general, though.

    165: Schlatter v. Howe
    I like this matchup because Howe has such great positioning and defense. If Dustin can generate much offense, we know that he is sort of "back."

    174: There are a few guys I want to see, but no matchups really jump to the top.

    184: Pucillo v. Askren, Pucillo v. Keddy
    Askren because he creates a lot of action and has a unique style that I don't think I've seen Mikey face. Also, it will show how much of a factor Askren is at 184. Pucillo vs. Keddy for obvious reasons.

    197: I more or less agree with Jensens...
    285: Ditto


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    Would like also to see Sanders and Nickerson and it would be great to see LeBlanc at 184 early against some Top 5 guys.

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    125: Nickerson v Robles
    133: Ness v Oliver
    141: Humphrey v Gallick
    149: Chamberlain vs Terry
    157: Moley vs Hall
    165: Schlatter vs anyone
    174: Lewnes vs Letts
    184: Smith (if he wrestles) vs Kilgore
    197: Beatty vs Simaz
    HVY: Steele vs Any B12 guy

    Half of these probably wont happen, but they are matches I would very much like to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    The Cathell match doesn't really interest me all that much
    I didn't figure it would you (or that many other people for that matter) but I gotta kick it DE style.

    I'll also be excited really to see any Michael Martinez or Kyle Dake match since those two guys have been my sleepers for this year since the summertime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    I didn't figure it would you (or that many other people for that matter) but I gotta kick it DE style.

    I'll also be excited really to see any Michael Martinez or Kyle Dake match since those two guys have been my sleepers for this year since the summertime.
    Martinez has a better Resume, but I think Dake's size advantage would be too much personally.
    Gold is an idiot.

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    That would have been much funnier/on point had I put a / in between Martinez and Dake rather than an "or".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    That would have been much funnier/on point had I put a / in between Martinez and Dake rather than an "or".
    You are just a fun nazi, aren't you. Go approve my trade
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    I hadn't even thought about going to do that, I will though.

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