It really is disappointing to see Smith in this state. I just can't fathom why he didn't take a RS this year to get healed up.
Looking at 141, Kellen Russell is the clear number 1 obviously.
1. Kellen Russell
2. Mike Thorn
3. Jimmy Kennedy
4. Boris Novachkov
5. Montell Marion
I'm not really sure how 2-4 will shake out, but I think Boris gets left behind Kennedy and Thorn because he lost his only match against one of the top guys (even if it was #1, he doesn't have any wins over the elite guys).
6. Andrew Alton
I think he falls pretty naturally into that spot.
7. Tyler Nauman
8. Todd Schavrien
9. Zack Bailey
10. Cody Cleveland
11. Cole Von Ohlen
12. Matt Mariacher
I just copied these last ones from Intermat's rankings.
Gold, your seeds look right to me for 141. It's not an easy call on where to put Novachkov but he'll probably be 4th. I assume that his medical forfeit win over Kennedy will not factor into seeding?
Boris isn't the 2? 1 loss(to Russell) and a win over Kennedy en route to a midlands championship. I think he should be 2.
Kennedy lost to Russell twice, Thorn 3 times. I don't see the logic Gold.
Coach John indicated that the At Large and Seeding Committees would have all of the information about the nature and extent of Morrison's injury (staph) when deciding to give him a bid and his seed. Presumably they would have that for other wrestlers as well. I feel for Smith, but I would have a hard time giving it to a guy who has been hurt all season.