I would go:
I would go:
Wright has been looking so good of late, I think he will beat Wilps again, and give Kilgore a great match. The prospect of Nico having to beat Delgado and Mcd scares me, same with DA having to possibly beat Fleming, Green, Welch, and DSJ.
Wow, I totally spaced out on Wright. I'm not sure how I would rank Taylor/Mega/Wright on likely to win it all
I have also suggested a preseason event at BJC like Basketball's B1G vs ACC match ups & have a B1G vs EIWA dual or quad @ the BJC where PSU & another B1G school wrestle against lets say Lehigh & Cornell all in the same day.
133 JC 2-2
141 BP 1-2
149 AA should be 2nd or 3rd but now exhibiting "head case" problems
157 DA 3rd or 4th has what it takes to finalist or champ
165 DT Finalist
174 Brown see 149 & 157
184 Ruth Champ
197 QW Finalist
285 Lawson Low AA or RD12, could be the "shocker" of the tourney, maybe the difference maker in PSU winning 3rd team title.
PSU won the Scuffle with English & Vollrath in the line up
If Cody & Casey & Cael can"fix" Andrew & Matt PSU could score 140 to 160 & walk away with it all.
Skipping Midlands might end up making Brands looking like a genius if he gets the Hawkeyes peaking in March & hungry for a tourney,
Great point Burnsie, I was thinking the same thing, especially after AA's and Brown's recent performances. I think NCAA's will be much, much closer than some expected and we're in for a serious dogfight. Individually...
Nico: I agree that anything worse than a top 4 finish would be a letdown. A repeat to the finals would be awesome, I like his chances against McD, but he faces a tough road to get back there. I think he does it. Champ.
Conaway: Just qualify, go 1-2 and I'd be happy. Qualifier.
Pearsall: See above. Except I think we'd be lucky to qualify both weights and I don't think it'll happen. Non-qualifier.
A Alton: He has the talent to go far but does he have the drive? Right now I don't see it. Round of 12.
D Alton: If he shows up like he did last year I really like his chances. But... he gets screwed in the seeding and has to face DSJ in the semis. 3rd.
Taylor: Cruises to the finals where he does the unthinkable; denies the 4-peat and beats Dake in his final college match (please dear God let this happen). Champ.
Brown: So tough to call. Has the potential to beat anyone but potential will only get him so far. 5th.
Ruth: Cruises through the tourny, wins the OW, wins the Hodge, wins the noble peace prize. Champ.
Wright: Q is money come tournament time. But Kilgore is a whole other animal. 2nd.
Gingrinch or Lawson: Will they even qualify? Hopefully yes. 2-2 Qualifier.
3 champs, 1 second, 1 third, 1 fifth. A bit optimistic? Hell yeah but why not.
Another guy that is currently overlooked by many that will have to go through Wright (or Q will have to go through him) is Kyven Gadsen. Kyven has been on a roll and has been getting better every time out. I think his confidence gains with every win. The only thing that might hold him back, imo, is the possibility that his shoulder might not hold up. Plus he's got extra motivation with his father being on hospice at the moment. I think Gadsen is the dark horse that will make the semi's and can possibly beat anyone in the weight at any given time. That's not to say he's the favorite againt Wilps, Q and Kilgore but he's got the potential to beat any or all of them.