Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 19 to 27 of 29

Thread: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

  1. #19

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    Mike Letts (Maryland) will finish as a very high all american.

    There will likely be some other Terps in addition to Letts and Taylor on the awards platform.
    "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!?

  2. #20
    Olympic Champ therick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Nikko Triggas

    I've been high on Triggas since last season ended, he's great on the mat already and thats the big hurdle that most freshmen have to get over, I assume he's managed to clean up and "de-Greco" his neutral a little bit more and if he's done that he's going to be really tough to beat this year.

    I think he put 5 minutes of riding time on Mark McKnight twice last year, and he wrestled both Falck and Ness very tough.

    I don't think he wins 25 or anything, but I think he definitely AA's.
    I'm with you on pretty much every point. I liked the guy from the first time I saw him wrestle. He really punishes guys with his arm bar series on top and like you said, he was ahead of the curve on the mat for a freshman. I don't think he'll ever be much of a shooter on his feet, but hopefully working with Lou and Jim Humphrey has helped him develope something to make guys respect his shot. Will he win the title? probably not, but I won't be surprised to see him in the top 5 at NCAA's.

  3. #21

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    Yeah, I mean he's never going to be a guy who takes twenty shots a match and he won't have to be to be successful. His Greco background is a variable that guys will have to deal with that most won't be used to.

    He's just got to become more fluid.

  4. #22

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    I think Boris Novochkov from Cal Poly will have a break through year (AA). He will be working out with Matt Azevedo and Sammie Henson everyday and should improve quickly.

  5. #23

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    With Angel Escobedo, Paul Donahoe, Charlie Falck and Obe Blanc, it's going to be hard for Brandon Precin to get much above a #4 of #5 seed. Never the less I can see him making the finals.

    133 is tougher than nails this season, and although 149 is argued by many to be the toughest weight class in NCAA DI wrestling, my personal vote goes to 133. I can see a handful of guys making the finals, including Jake Strayer of Penn State and Joe Baker of Navy. May I be my normal self and go out on a limb to say that I think once the NCAA tournament starts, seeds go out the window in the 133 pound weight class. That's how much parity I see happening.

    141 - I can see Brandon Rader getting a lower seed due to the fact that he's wrestling in the EWL and on an EWL schedule. Never the less, I see him more than capable of winning an NCAA title.

    149 - Face it, someone other than Metcalf wins the title, most of the nation will be in shock.

    157 - If he doesn't go up to 165, I can see Tyler Shefey in the finals. His opponent? I see being another probably not real high seed, Michael Chandler.

    165 - I see Moza Fay going into the tournament with a seed between 4-6. I can see him winning it all.

    174 - Call it a weird gut feeling, but I can see Stephen Anceravage having a miracle tournament.

    184 - No suprises here I don't think, although I'd love to see one out of Doug Umbehauer.

    197 - Cayle Byers......maybe.....

    HWT - Dustin Rogers could be the man here, as could Zach Hammond or Rashard Goff or Jamil Porter. HWT is funny like that, but I think Scott Steele will own all season long, from start to finish.
    "Within all of us there burns a passion of fire. Forever feel the heat from the flames of your desire"

  6. #24
    Super Moderator Dart Shark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New Brighton, MN
    Posts
    2,866

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    Are you just throwing these out there? Did all the returning All-Americans get trapped in a burning building or something? Sherfey's going up to 165 and battling Kurt Swartz for the spot.

    Moza's talented, I think capable, but he'll have to get over the hump with the "big guns" -- losing close isn't exactly meaning someone can win close.

    Umbehauer's not even listed on the Rider roster right now -- not sure what's up with that.

    Byers has a few good wins, but was blasted by Hudson Taylor and has losses to Brent Jones -- he'll also have his hands full with Jon Oplinger from Drexel in conference. Jesse Strawn and Mike Miller along with Joe Fagiano (Hofstra from Indiana) make the CAA anything but a cakewalk -- he'll have a load of comp trying to win the Colonial.

    Steele isn't going out on a limb.

  7. #25

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    Can I mention Franklin Gomez in this discussion or has he already "broken through"?

    Gomez vs. Nickerson would be an awesome match.

  8. #26

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dart Shark View Post
    Are you just throwing these out there? Did all the returning All-Americans get trapped in a burning building or something? Sherfey's going up to 165 and battling Kurt Swartz for the spot.

    Moza's talented, I think capable, but he'll have to get over the hump with the "big guns" -- losing close isn't exactly meaning someone can win close.

    Umbehauer's not even listed on the Rider roster right now -- not sure what's up with that.

    Byers has a few good wins, but was blasted by Hudson Taylor and has losses to Brent Jones -- he'll also have his hands full with Jon Oplinger from Drexel in conference. Jesse Strawn and Mike Miller along with Joe Fagiano (Hofstra from Indiana) make the CAA anything but a cakewalk -- he'll have a load of comp trying to win the Colonial.

    Steele isn't going out on a limb.
    Hudson Taylor will be your 2009 NCAA champion, losing to him, much in the same way he lost to Phil Davis last year, willl simply mean you lost to the best.
    "Within all of us there burns a passion of fire. Forever feel the heat from the flames of your desire"

  9. #27

    Default Re: NCAA Breakthrough for 2009.

    I like Moza Fay a lot and could see him being that "surprising guy" that, through draw and upsets and a hot tournament, could win an NCAA title. He reminds me a little of Randy Lewis - can't really take the good guys down, but once he's on the mat can score a lot of points. His win over Reader in the Iowa State dual last year was one of my favorite matches of the year. My memory frequently fails me these days - but there were something like 25points scored in that match and maybe 1 takedown.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •