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    In an effort to liven up discussion here, which wrestler are you most excited to see next year at each weight class?

    For me really quickly (doing my best not to just list Minnesota guys the whole way down)...

    125
    Logan Stieber (FR Ohio State)

    After his terrific results against the senior level guys in freestyle this spring, and the fact that Tom Ryan tends to do so well with true freshmen it'll be fun to see him give runs to the upper level guys like McDonough (may wind up being one of the most anticipated match ups of the year, at least forum wise), Precin, Sanders, and Robles.

    133
    Tyler Graff (SO Wisconsin)

    Just to see how he improves his results from this past season. Showed some flashes at times last year from the mat but for the most part was just all neutral. Not to say that that was a bad thing given his absolutely unreal technical quality from the feet. Still have to expect that he'll have refined the turk series that he'd work with last year after another year with Frayer.

    141
    Jordan Oliver (SO Oklahoma State)

    Still some conjecture scattered around about whether he'll be here or down at 133. Still think that if John Smith is smart (and I think he probably is) he moves JO up. If he comes up I think we see him wrestling a much more active style against all of his opponents not just the lower level ones. Got a bad rap off a few high profile matches last year but still put up bonus in over half his matches.

    149
    Kyle Dake (SO Cornell)

    For the question of whether or not he can do it again. By the end of last season was absolutely enormous for the 141 pound class so size shouldn't be a problem for him. A healthy Caldwell will be his toughest opponent, and there exists a distinct possibility that he won't have to face a healthy Caldwell. Jenkins moving up this year definitely makes his repeat possibility easier as well.

    157
    David Taylor (FR Penn State)

    Probably the toughest weight for me to decide on with Sponseller moving down and the official debut of Jake Deitchler being strong contenders here for me. Kind of surprisingly good (at least for me anyway) results in his freestyle matches this summer given that the rules really make him unable to wrestle from his best position.

    165
    Jordan Burroughs (SR Nebraska)

    I said forum wise the match between McDonough and Stieber may wind up being the match of the year but based on the sheer quality of the participants its going to be hard to beat the match up of two guys who have been undefeated national champions. I went with Burroughs here as my most anticipated because we've seen Howe here and we know what Howe is going to do. With Burroughs coming back from injury and moving up a weight class I think he's the more interesting of the two.

    174
    Mack Lewnes (SR Cornell)
    The loss to Borschel last year in the finals has to have eaten at him, he's had a quality summer and the weight class he's coming back to this season is pretty cleared out. It should be interesting to see if he's able to lay waste to this class again like he did for the majority of last season.

    184
    Quentin Wright (SO Penn State)

    Tough call here between Wright and his perennial rival Chris Perry but decided to go with Wright here based off my soft spot for him having had him on my fantasy team two years ago, and to see how working with Cael has translated into his folkstyle game.

    197
    Sonny Yohn (JR Minnesota)

    Even with the disclaimer I'm going to assume those of you who have bothered to read this far didn't expect to wait until 197 to see me stick my first Minnesota guy here on this list. Much in the same vein as Taylor, Sonny is a guy who had an excellent spring wrestling freestyle despite the fact that he's unable to work from his best position due to the rules.

    285
    Alan Gelogaev (JR Oklahoma State)

    To see what he looks like when he's able to actually eat. Should be fun to try and see him work his upper body trips and throws against the bigger guys at heavyweight.

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    Damn, I think I would have picked the same guys all the way up to 97.

    I'm interested to hear who Kobepm is looking at this year.

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    Great list. I am excited to see how Stieber and Taylor do this season. Dake's move up to 149 should be interesting and his style of wrestling won't be as heavily scouted/tested early on up at 149.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    In an effort to liven up discussion here, which wrestler are you most excited to see next year at each weight class?

    For me really quickly (doing my best not to just list Minnesota guys the whole way down)...

    125
    Logan Stieber (FR Ohio State)

    After his terrific results against the senior level guys in freestyle this spring, and the fact that Tom Ryan tends to do so well with true freshmen it'll be fun to see him give runs to the upper level guys like McDonough (may wind up being one of the most anticipated match ups of the year, at least forum wise), Precin, Sanders, and Robles.

    133
    Tyler Graff (SO Wisconsin)

    Just to see how he improves his results from this past season. Showed some flashes at times last year from the mat but for the most part was just all neutral. Not to say that that was a bad thing given his absolutely unreal technical quality from the feet. Still have to expect that he'll have refined the turk series that he'd work with last year after another year with Frayer.

    141
    Jordan Oliver (SO Oklahoma State)

    Still some conjecture scattered around about whether he'll be here or down at 133. Still think that if John Smith is smart (and I think he probably is) he moves JO up. If he comes up I think we see him wrestling a much more active style against all of his opponents not just the lower level ones. Got a bad rap off a few high profile matches last year but still put up bonus in over half his matches.

    149
    Kyle Dake (SO Cornell)

    For the question of whether or not he can do it again. By the end of last season was absolutely enormous for the 141 pound class so size shouldn't be a problem for him. A healthy Caldwell will be his toughest opponent, and there exists a distinct possibility that he won't have to face a healthy Caldwell. Jenkins moving up this year definitely makes his repeat possibility easier as well.

    157
    David Taylor (FR Penn State)

    Probably the toughest weight for me to decide on with Sponseller moving down and the official debut of Jake Deitchler being strong contenders here for me. Kind of surprisingly good (at least for me anyway) results in his freestyle matches this summer given that the rules really make him unable to wrestle from his best position.

    165
    Jordan Burroughs (SR Nebraska)

    I said forum wise the match between McDonough and Stieber may wind up being the match of the year but based on the sheer quality of the participants its going to be hard to beat the match up of two guys who have been undefeated national champions. I went with Burroughs here as my most anticipated because we've seen Howe here and we know what Howe is going to do. With Burroughs coming back from injury and moving up a weight class I think he's the more interesting of the two.

    174
    Mack Lewnes (SR Cornell)
    The loss to Borschel last year in the finals has to have eaten at him, he's had a quality summer and the weight class he's coming back to this season is pretty cleared out. It should be interesting to see if he's able to lay waste to this class again like he did for the majority of last season.

    184
    Quentin Wright (SO Penn State)

    Tough call here between Wright and his perennial rival Chris Perry but decided to go with Wright here based off my soft spot for him having had him on my fantasy team two years ago, and to see how working with Cael has translated into his folkstyle game.

    197
    Sonny Yohn (JR Minnesota)

    Even with the disclaimer I'm going to assume those of you who have bothered to read this far didn't expect to wait until 197 to see me stick my first Minnesota guy here on this list. Much in the same vein as Taylor, Sonny is a guy who had an excellent spring wrestling freestyle despite the fact that he's unable to work from his best position due to the rules.

    285
    Alan Gelogaev (JR Oklahoma State)

    To see what he looks like when he's able to actually eat. Should be fun to try and see him work his upper body trips and throws against the bigger guys at heavyweight.
    I really think Z will high AA or win HWT./@ 133 I like Sweet Lou from Hofstra/@ 184 I think there are legitimately 5 potential champions and @ 174 I'm interested to see what Reader does without making the big cut .

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    Deitchler, stieber, Welch, Winston, DC, Z, David Taylor probably more than anyone to be honest.
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    Nationally they may not be of that much interest but I'm interested to see
    RJ Pena 149 for Oregon State
    He went 29-13 as a true freshman with 13 pins, 2 TF and 2 Maj. as a true freshman. I see him as a potential AA this year.
    Colby Covington 174
    He went 40-7 last year and he was one win away from an AA. I think that he has a great shot at a mid to hi AA.
    Kirk Smith 184
    After a loss in the finals to Askren last year it'll be interesting to see if he can put together another run to the finals in what appears to be a wide open weight.

    Nationally
    Caldwell--will he be the same guy that he was a couple years ago? Will the absence and injury have a lasting impact?
    Burroughs--Same questions as with Caldwell. Will a guy who lived on speed still have the speed after a knee injury?
    Garcia--Haven't heard if he is a RS or even at tOSU. If he is wrestling it'll be interesting to see how well his HS success translates to college.
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    In terms of anticipated match-ups .........

    149 Caldwell vs, Dake........... Cornell and North Carolina State plan to be at the Southern Scuffle

    165 Burroughs vs. Howe..........Wisconsin and Nebraska plan to be in Las Vegas December 4 & 5
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    We probably wouldnt see it til NCAA's but:

    Robles v. Mcd
    Bubba v. DT

    DT v. Deitchler v. DSJ-3 fresh studs in one weight in one conference.

    Molinaro v. Dake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    Garcia--Haven't heard if he is a RS or even at tOSU. If he is wrestling it'll be interesting to see how well his HS success translates to college.
    Think there is a thread here somewhere that said he's going to the OTC for a year in order to rehab his knee without starting his 5 year clock, so he won't even enroll at OSU until next year.

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