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    Biggest early season dual thus far (and will probably be the biggest one we get until Iowa v. Iowa State).

    125: Frank Perrelli dec James Knox 3-0 Cornell
    133: Steve Bell dec Mike Grey 3-3
    141: Alex Krom dec Kyle Dake 6-3 Maryland (Much as it kills me to predict)
    149: Jon Kohler dec Corey Manson (One toss up to Maryland) 9-3 Maryland
    157: DJ Meagher dec Kyle John (And one to Cornell. Meagher impressed me last year at National Duals anyway) 9-6 Cornell
    165: Josh Asper dec John Basting 9-9
    174: Mike Letts dec Mack Lewnes (Going to keep riding the Letts bandwagon) 12-9 Maryland
    184: Steve Bosak dec Corey Peltier 12-12
    197: Hudson Taylor dec Cam Simaz 15-12 Maryland
    285: Josh Arnone dec Pat Gilmore 15-15

    So I have it coming out to a tie.

    Lots of very close match ups here in breaking this down. Could see as many as seven of these ten matches possibly going the other way than how I predicted them.

    Kerber's injury may be big in swinging the dual. Had he been here I'd have picked him to beat Asper, which thereby would have swung the dual to Cornell.

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    Perrelli DEC Knox 3-0 Cornell
    Grey DEC Bell 6-0 Cornell
    Krom DEC Dake 6-3 Cornell
    Manson DEC Kohler 9-3 Cornell
    Meagher DEC John 12-3 Cornell
    Asper DEC Basting 12-6 Cornell
    Lewnes DEC Letts 15-6 Cornell
    Bosak DEC Peltier 18-6 Cornell
    Taylor FALL Simaz 18-12 Cornell
    Gilmore DEC Arnone 18-15 Cornell
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    I wouldn't completely count a certain Cornell 125 pounder out for Friday. He certainly won't wrestle at Body Bar and perhaps for the rest of the semester. But last year, he wrestled the opening dual against Penn State and then disappeared until National Duals. I'm hearing it might happen ...

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    He also wrestled said opening dual at 33...

    That would definitely be interesting to see though if said 25 pounder is able to make 25 and winds up in the line up

    Certainly would swing the dual back into Cornell's favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Biggest early season dual thus far (and will probably be the biggest one we get until Iowa v. Iowa State).

    125: Frank Perrelli dec James Knox 3-0 Cornell
    133: Steve Bell dec Mike Grey 3-3
    141: Alex Krom dec Kyle Dake 6-3 Maryland (Much as it kills me to predict)
    149: Jon Kohler dec Corey Manson (One toss up to Maryland) 9-3 Maryland
    157: DJ Meagher dec Kyle John (And one to Cornell. Meagher impressed me last year at National Duals anyway) 9-6 Cornell
    165: Josh Asper dec John Basting 9-9
    174: Mike Letts dec Mack Lewnes (Going to keep riding the Letts bandwagon) 12-9 Maryland
    184: Steve Bosak dec Corey Peltier 12-12
    197: Hudson Taylor dec Cam Simaz 15-12 Maryland
    285: Josh Arnone dec Pat Gilmore 15-15.
    Pretty fair. Considering Maryland has never been in contention for "Eastern Supremacy" we've com a long way from 5 scholarships, restrictive roster limits, and only one part-time assistant coach!

    Knox is a journeyman. Where a lot of kids would have quit being a conference finalist, then being behind Byrne, he hung in there. He also had the best GPA on the team last year. The certain 125 would certainly be favored, but don't count him out otherwise.

    Asper is going to get some scalps this year. It is still early in the dual season so he's going to have his freshman ups and downs. At some point he's going to catch people's attention.

    With the lineup you listed I'd have 125, 149, 157, 165, 174, and Hwt as toss-ups!! Maybe even 133 with Grey and Bell. Other than those weights, the outcome is pretty clear......
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    Another year of disappointment seeing Mike Grey at 33. He just doesn't have the power to contend at that the top end of that weight class. Height/size wise he's a true 41 but doesn't have the bulk to contend there either. 4 prime growth years and he's only up 8 lbs from HS. 5-6-7 at best come March is not bad, but he definately would have been a contender for the title at muscular 141.
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    125: Frank Perrelli dec James Knox 3-0 Cornell
    133: Mike Grey DEC Steve Bell 3-3
    141: Kyle Dake DEC Alex Krom Maryland 6-3 Cornell
    149: Corey Manson DEC John Kohler 9-3 Cornell
    157: DJ Meagher dec Kyle John 12-3 Cornell
    165: Josh Asper dec John Basting 12-6
    174: Mack Lewnes DEC Mike Letts 15-6
    184: Steve Bosak dec Corey Peltier 15-9
    197: Hudson Taylor dec Cam Simaz 15-12
    285: Josh Arnone dec Pat Gilmore 18-12 Cornell
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    To me, the key is the Dake/Krom match. I know that Dake has had just about all the H.S. success one can have, but I'll be interested to see if he can make it translate up a level. Interested to see if he warrants the relatively large amount of respect he's been given in the rankings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Another year of disappointment seeing Mike Grey at 33. He just doesn't have the power to contend at that the top end of that weight class. Height/size wise he's a true 41 but doesn't have the bulk to contend there either. 4 prime growth years and he's only up 8 lbs from HS. 5-6-7 at best come March is not bad, but he definately would have been a contender for the title at muscular 141.
    Grey's experiment at 141 last year did not go so well-if he puts the time in the weight room I can see the jump up . This year he has made 133 a month earlier and hopefully he'll be more comfortable .
    As for growth spurts -some people just do NOT have them i.e.-Escobedo wrestled (135 )5 years ago in high school and he still makes 125 easily ;and the only person he lost to in high school is at 133 -Gomez from MSU.

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