Varner and Brester are in a class by themselves. It would not be a surprise to see Brester win it all this year. He would be undefeated and possible Hodge winner.
Jeff James and Eric Lapotsky are going to be the biggest let downs of the year. No chance on either of them AAing.
Jacob Schlottke---Gone too soon, and the world is a little less bright because of it. RIP, brother.
One, two, Evans is coming for you...
If you didn't see Brester's match Thursday against Lapotsky, keep this in mind. He went all Jordan Burroughs off the opening whistle and got an ankle pick before Lapotsky could blink his eyes, got the takedown and a near fall in less than 24 seconds and scored three more near falls before the match was called (in 4:46). Henson and Spates could only stare in utter shock at how dominant Brester was. He may lose to Varner all three times he wrestles him, but that would only be because Varner is the only other guy in this weight class who is just as powerful as Brester.
"I like to relax with a chainsaw." Tom Brands 12/4/09