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    Default # 5 Penn State vs #22 Ohio State predictions/discussion/results

    I am not sure actually what the starting line ups are going to be. We know for sure that Pataky, Steiber & Wright are out. I am sure our resident Ohioan expect will chime in here a few minutes after I post this...

    125: #18 Frank Martelleti vs. Bo Touris Bo Touris Bio
    Frank by major, he's wrestling very well right now looking to keep his job! (PSU 4-0)

    133: Bryan Pearsall vs. #12 Ian Paddock
    Pearsall, who was 3-20 last year, is 8-4 this year with 6 falls. Still doesn't beat Paddock though but I am expecting a tougher match then he gave Cagnina. Paddock by dec. (PSU 4-3)

    141: #10 Andrew Alton vs. Randy Languis Randy Languis Bio
    Languis, a former Ohio state champ was majored last week by a a 3x PIAA DISTRICT 10 runner-up, (both Freshmen). Alton by a Fall. (PSU 10-3)

    149: #6 Frank Molinaro vs. Sean Nemec
    Nemec has lost to a kid from ND & was majored by Chamberlain & Gillespie. Frank worked off the rust last week with a tech fall, after a loss to Mason in the NLO finals. Frank by Major. (PSU 14-3)

    157: #3 David Taylor vs. #14 Colt Sponseller
    Obviously the bout of the night. Or is it? Sponseller lost by 3 to Hall but then was nearly majored by Peppleman who DT DID major. DT by Tech Fall. (PSU 19-3)

    165: Jake Kemerer/Nick Fischer vs. Jared Kusar Jared Kusar Bio
    Jake didn't wrestle last week due to illness. Vollrath got a forfeit in his place. I am gonna bet that Cael still has JK on the bench & have Fischer take his spot. But I think that Kusar gets the dec. (PSU 19-6)

    174: #12 Ed Ruth vs. #14 Nick Heflin
    Ok maybe THIS is the match of the night. Cael won't bump Ruth for this one. Heflin has 2 wins over Manuel but was pinned by Headlee. Ruth by dec. (PSU 22-6)

    184: Andrew Church vs. Peter Capone Peter Capone Bio
    I am betting that Ortega won't make it down to 184 in time for this dual. Capone barely lost to Honeycutt last week. Capone by dec. (PSU 22-9)

    197: Nick Ruggear vs. CJ Mangrum C.J. Magrum Bio
    Ruggear has been looking better the past few weeks but he won't beat Mangrum. CJ by dec. (PSU 22-12)

    Hwt. #6 Cameron Wade vs. Jonathan Hiles Johnny Hiles Bio
    Wade's offense has been improving. Wade by major. (PSU 26-12)

    Pearsall said it all this week when he said, "We hate them & they hate us..."
    Last edited by kr1963; 12-19-2010 at 03:33 PM. Reason: modified 165 & 184

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    Default Re: # 5 Penn State vs #22 Ohio State predictions/discussion/results

    David Taylor's entrance music...


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    174, not 157, is the bout of the night in my mind. Unless Colt has made some adjustments it won't even be close to being close. And it certainly pains me to say that. Heflin was pinned by Headlee, but he had got the opening takedown easily and then hurt himself. He was visibly in a lot of pain and used all of his injury time, but kept wrestling anyway.

    I respect the heck out of Jared Kusar. The guy was a backup 149/57 last year, and is way small for this weight class. With that said, he goes out and scraps with everything he's got.

    Capone is pretty tough on top, but don't be fooled into thinking he is actually on Honeycutt's level. It was a fine performance last night, but Honeycutt was gassing as bad as anyone has ever gassed and still finished a match. Capone is pretty small for 184. I'm not saying he's bad for a freshman, just that he's not on Honeycutt's level. I like him to win this match.

    I'm pretty much on board with all your picks. Even though he's been a shell of his former self this year, Sponseller getting teched is still one of those things that I'll have to see first. If it were someone lesser proven that had done the same things as Sponseller this year, I might agree, but it's a mental and emotional obstacle for me.

    EDIT: I meant to say I'm on board with all of them but 174, but that's a tossup to me so no big deal. I'll take Heflin.
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    Using the transitive property to predict David Taylor to tech Colt Sponseller is absolutely ridiculous. Sponseller has given up bonus points once his entire career.

    Based off what has gone down this year Taylor is undoubtedly the favorite, but lets be real here...

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    Taylor wins 10-3.

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    Gold...33 minutes? What took you so long? ;P If you re-read what I wrote, I actually say that 74 IS the match of the night.

    JenS,
    So you are saying that it ABSOLUTELY COULDN'T HAPPEN? WON'T HAPPEN?
    Do you think that Sponseller would beat Dong? I don't.
    All the matches Sponseller had against Howe last year, he held his own but didn't beat him. They were of course were @ 65. This year @ 57, he doesn't seem the same.

    I have been underestimating DT in just about all of his matches this year. I thought I would throw the scales the other way this time.

    Btw calling my use "absolutely ridiculous" is pretty ridiculously strong....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    JenS,
    So you are saying that it...WON'T HAPPEN?
    Yep...

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Do you think that Sponseller would beat Dong? I don't.
    Don't know, don't really care. As it is it isn't particularly relevant to the discussion at hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    All the matches Sponseller had against Howe last year, he held his own but didn't beat him. They were of course were @ 65. This year @ 57, he doesn't seem the same.
    I don't really see how pointing out that Howe couldn't beat Sponseller by more than two or three points bolsters your argument that Taylor is going to beat him by 15.

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    I have been underestimating DT in just about all of his matches this year. I thought I would throw the scales the other way this time.
    At least you're admitting it, I guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Btw calling my use "absolutely ridiculous" is pretty ridiculously strong....
    Given that Sponseller has only surrendered bonus points one time his entire career (11-3 two years ago to Mack Lewnes) I don't feel the same

    Given that this is edging into Penn State homer "we're predicting this because we LOVE David Taylor" territory I think I'm going to go ahead and bow out of this thread.
    Last edited by JensenS; 12-13-2010 at 09:03 PM.

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    I agree with KR, Peppleman is a very solid Wrestler and DT made him look like a novice. Sponseller is a very good wrestler as well, but David Taylor is in another league. If he doesn't Tech him, it'll be dang close.

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    I'd be shocked if Taylor techs him.

    KR, how do you think he think he does it? TDs or NFs?

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