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    Default Things I hope to see this season

    Here's a short list of things I hope to see this year.

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ndID=190150038

    What are yours?

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    good stuff...

    I would like to see Mack Reiter go out with a championship.

    I would like to see Minnesota finish a second back to back NCAA Championship.

    I would like to see Iowa return to prominance starting this year but not necessarily peaking until next year!

    I would like to see the heavyweight division surprise us all and become an 8-10 person horse race with a gifted athlete winning in dramatic fashion at the end.

    I want to see Missouri to continue being a force in the individual and team championships.

    I want to see a third National Duals come down to the heavyweight match as it has in the last three years.

    I want to see more diversified posters coming here from other websites to continue growing the site and adding value to the conversations.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    Sold-out attendance at all major events.
    My Fighting Scots with another top 10 finish
    No programs to be dropped this year, and gaining a few back...
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    goferphan and fanforlife - I like your lists.

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    [QUOTE=goferphan;15852]good stuff...

    I would like to see Mack Reiter go out with a championship.

    I would like to see Iowa return to prominance starting this year but not necessarily peaking until next year!

    I want to see Missouri to continue being a force in the individual and team championships.
    QUOTE]

    As far as Reiter goes, that makes two of us.

    I think Iowa is on it's way. I'll be honest. I'm spilt on my feelings. I think the world of Tom Brands, Dan Gable and the Iowa program. Love seeing the Hawks do well. Yet, when the Hawks stopped winning the National Championship every year, that was one of the best things to happen to collegiate wrestling. Wrestling fan base has grown. The popularity of our sport, is growing more and more every year. I think the diversity of having teams contend for the title, rather than just wait for Iowa to win it, is generating interest. There are so many teams now steppin it up and becoming competitive. Minnesota, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, the familar teams and Hofstra, Missouri, Lehigh, Cornell, Northwestern, the non familar teams. I want to see the Hawks of golden yesterday back again too, but I hope it doesn't stop the growth of other teams, and the popularity of wrestling nation wide.

    There's no reason why Missouri can't, as far as that's concerned.
    125 - Sophomore Jon Olanowski - He had a few key wins last year and only being a sophomore, I see him steppin it up and improving.

    133- Senior Tyler McCormick - He beat our main man Reiter last year for a spot on the AA Stand, and he's beaten Scott of Okie State. The only trouble he really seemed to have last year was Simmons and Vasquez and they're both gone. I'd personally pick him as the finals opponent for Reiter, if I were a bettin man.

    141 - Sophomore Ashtin Primus - Much like Olanowski, he had some key wins last year, and should be much improved.

    149 - Senior Josh Wagner - His highlight last season was beating a very injured Matt Storniolo. It would have been more impressive, had Storniolo been at top health, but never the less it's a big win. Wagner, could break through this year.

    157 - Junior Michael Chandler - Has the ability to beat anyone at his weight class. Seems to have too much of a roller coaster career though. The key with this guy is consistancy. He achieves that, through luck or whatever, I see him being a force to be reckoned with.

    165 - Huge loss in Matt Pell, the Tigers will have a hard time replacing him.

    174 - Even a huger loss in Ben Askren, The Tigers will have one hell of a time replacing him.

    184 - Junior Raymond Jordan - The only thing standing in this guys way is a case of bad luck. If bad luck leaves him alone this season, then I wouldn't be surprised to see him do very well. A national championship, in my opinion, is not out of the question.

    197 - Sophomore Max Askren - He's been there now, he's done that. Dissapointment sucks, but he was only a freshman and he's got 3 more years to prove himself, which he will. I think he's the type to realize he wasn't a senior, and if he goes out and kicks butt for the next three years, people are going to remember that over not placing as a freshman.

    HWT - Never has been a strong weight for Missouri. Probably won't be this year either.
    "Within all of us there burns a passion of fire. Forever feel the heat from the flames of your desire"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanforlife View Post
    Sold-out attendance at all major events.
    My Fighting Scots with another top 10 finish
    No programs to be dropped this year, and gaining a few back...
    Who's all Edinboro Got this year that can make some noise? I know they lost Matt Hill @ 157, and Alex Clemsen @ 184 and that'll hurt.

    Here's what I see

    133 - Junior Ricky Duebel could make some noise.
    149/157- Junior Gregor Gillispie will make some noise

    Anyone else?


    I hear you on the programs being dropped. It bothers me more than it should I guess. Fresno State two years ago, Eastern Illinois and Oregon this year. Man that sucks. When are we going to hear that wrestling is back at Syracuse and Colorado State where it belongs?
    "Within all of us there burns a passion of fire. Forever feel the heat from the flames of your desire"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnythompsonnum1 View Post
    When are we going to hear that wrestling is back at Syracuse and Colorado State where it belongs?
    When someone steps up and tries to make it happen.

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    JT1- Edinboro is still returning 6 NCAA Qualifiers. Yes they lost Clemsen, Hill, Penn, and Gibson... but they still have some power, and they are young!

    I think they will have some weight class changes this year, which will help them out. Coccozzo should have a much better time, hopefully things will click with Deubel this year, Gillespie looking for another title, Jarrod King in as a transfer as long as he stays healthy. Phil Moricone, Pat Bradshaw, Joe Fendone all returning as well along with Jeremy Mosley.

    I think they will fill the holes in the line-up well.
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    Reiter on the top step in March
    Dustin and Metcalf battling it out on the big mat
    CP and Gillespie following them up
    Iowa and Oklahoma State provide challenges
    BUT the Gophers win it again

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