i know it's way off in the distant future and there are so many variables that nothing is really known for sure at this point but i was hoping some iowa faithful might be willing to give a guess as to their lineup next year? things like 125 ramos? 133 mcdon. moore,evans,ballweg? marion 49? just interested in toughts. thanks
These are not in any kind of order.
141: Marion/M Ballweg/Dziewa/Moore/J Ballweg
149: Marion/M Ballweg/Carew/Dziewa/Chiri/S Gillmor
157: DSJ/Chiri/S Gillmor/Kelly/Moore
165: DSJ/Moore/W Gillmor/Kelly/
Here's what I would like to see at this point. I reserve the right to change my mind down the road...like a woman.
125: Tony Ramos/Tyler Clark
133: Matt McDonough/Nate Moore/Tyler Clark
141: Montell Marion/Mark Ballweg/Nate Moore
149: Josh Dziewa/Mark Ballweg/Montell Marion
157: Micheal Kelly/Nick Moore
165: Derek St. John/Nick Moore/Micheal Kelly
174: Ethen Lofthouse/Mike Evans
184: Mike Evans/Grant Gambrall
197: Grant Gambrall/Vinnie Wagner
285: Bobby Telford/Blake Raising
There's gonna be some log jams but it looks like were 2 or 3 deep at every weight except 197.
My only thought is that its hard once you go up like Ramos is doing to come back down the next year. I would love to see Iowa go with Ramos, McD, Marion and then little Ballweg up to 149. Thats a bad-ass first four.
It's a pretty badass lineup no matter how it shakes out. I think Ramos will be able to get down there. He's a pretty small 133lber. They might have to make the decision shortly after this season though so he can cut the weight gradually ala McDonough.
It would be hard to pick a lineup right now out of those guys but if I had to, it would be this.
125: Ramos RSSO
133: McDonough RSJR
141: Marion RSSR
149: Dzeiwa RSFR
157: Kelly RSFR
165: St. John RSSO
174: Lofthouse RSSO
184: Evans RSSO
197: Gambrall RSJR
285: Telford RSFR
Kelly over Nick Moore Herkey? Didn't Nick beat him this year?
Kelly beats Moore at 157; Moore wins at 165 when they have wrestled this year.
Is Dziewa going to be big or strong enough to wrestle 149 next year? Especially since he just had shoulder surgery and he wrestled 135 as a senior in high school. I bet that 149 will be a battle between Jacob Ballweg, Mark Ballweg (seems a little small for this weight), and Dylan Carew (assuming he recovers from ACL surgery).
Not sure he figures into the mix at 149 with the lay-off due to the shoulder injury
OR, maybe he's putting on weight to get to 149 next year. I don't know. That's just waht I hope happens.