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    Levalley is a good rider as is Mason. Caldwell and Dake on the other side are elite riders.
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    I think we can all agree that Molinaro caught a nice break with this seeding in terms of being away from both Caldwell and Dake, who I think are both better. That said, he does have Mason who has given him fits in the quarters. In fact, I have Mason upsetting Molinaro in the quarters (and then Molinaro beating him in the 5th place match).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Zilverburg kept him down in their dual match after he got on top, and then Grajales kept him down for a while (long enough to eliminate a decent amount of riding time) in their Big 10 final. These two are just off the top of my head.
    Yea but he didn't lose those matches & rode them well himself. Has NOT given up a RT pt this year as far as I know AND NO ONE scored on him period at the B10s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Yea but he didn't lose those matches & rode them well himself. Has NOT given up a RT pt this year as far as I know AND NO ONE scored on him period at the B10s.
    Big 10 was really weak at 149. A guy who certified at 133 this year made the finals.
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    True that vais, 149 isn't that great this year as a whole and especially in the Big 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Dake also lost to Vinson (seeded 9th) whom Frank beat last year. Frank also beat Mason (seeded 7th) as well. Frank's losses were by 1 pt each to Mason (3-2) & Dake (1-0). Both of Dake's losses were by 2 pts.
    All true, but I still think the head to head trumps all. I find that those are small, insignificant details when you compare that, in their one meeting this year, Dake defeated Molinaro. People can call "stalling" and "playing the edge" all they like, but the fact is that in the record books it's going down as 1-0 Dake.

    As for Molinaro and his mat skills, he obviously has work to do on bottom. He lost his match to Dake because he chose neutral, not believing he would be able to get away. Both Caldwell and Dake are tough riders (perhaps some of the best this year) and I have a feeling both will be able to give Molinaro fits on the mat. Molinaro has proven that he can ride and nab that RT point, but he has yet been unsuccessful with turning anyone. He didn't capture the major vs. Ballweg just because he used up a lot of time on top that could have been spent scoring takedowns. I can't say much for Caldwell, as honestly I haven't seen a lot of film of him, but Dake is very good at both riding and turning people with crab/claw on top, which could be key come the tournament.
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    I honestly think that once they get to Philly and the lights are on Caldwell he's going to shine once again. Dake is banged up, Molinaro can't stop Caldwells offense nor can he get away from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Big 10 was really weak at 149. A guy who certified at 133 this year made the finals.
    Who also got stronger as the year went on & was wrestling Kellen Russell in the room all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Who also got stronger as the year went on & was wrestling Kellen Russell in the room all year.
    Is your answer for everything workout partners?

    Lots of bad wrestlers have had great workout partners.
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