125: Honestly I thought Sanders wrestled pretty well here. Did a nice job not giving up any really early scores and keeping himself in early. Had the early attempt at a duck under which is as close as he's been to scoring on McDonough in two years. The only real mistake was that reversal in the second period which didn't have much of an impact because he was out quick. Defining point in the match came afterward when Sanders got in deep on a low single and actually had the other ankle, but he's just not strong enough to break McDonough to the hip and secure the two. Third period was what it was, Sanders did his job in just giving the three here.
133: Really impressed with how Dardanes went out and spent the first two periods really beating up on Ramos with the hand fighting. He really dictated the pace and that was impressive given how good Ramos usually is at dictating things. Kudos to Ramos for really gathering himself when he got the opportunity during the stoppage for blood. He turned the tide and wasn't threatened afterward. Dardanes needs to be a little more urgent off the bottom.
141: Winnable match next time. He may or may not wind up getting it done if they do meet again but this was a really encouraging result for Dardanes. Like his brother did a great job dictating most of the match on the feet just has to make it pay off and get to his double leg next time. Marion did a great job hipping out of the first double leg which was super deep. Given how fast the ref hit a few guys later in the dual for stalling, I thought he could have gotten on Marion a little bit here.
149: Like I said in the thread, I don't know how likely I am to survive Dylan Ness' next four years in the Gopher line up. Just a wild man. Dug himself a hole early, but showed a ton of heart in battling back. Just beasted his finish for the first TD and backs in the second period that made it 9-5, then the crazy throw is just something that he had in his arsenal. Great job getting the TD that he needed at the end to get his major back after the ref tried to screw him.
157: Can't dig yourself that deep a hole in the first period. Was a key match here. I'd be able to accept things a little better had Ortiz stayed within himself early and then tried the crazy stuff late in the match trying to win. Don't know why he spent the rest of the match from the second period on trying to roll around on bottom when he got right out in the first period when he stood up.
165: I mean, maybe the blow to the head early in the match took more out of him than we think but even with that this a huge match and Yohn just looked completely apathetic about what was going on.
174: I walked out of the room for after Lofthouse scored early, and missed Storley's come back. Impressive effort by the kid here though. Seems to really have a flair for just staying after guys and getting points when needs them to win matches late. Did it against Heflin, did it against Zeerip, and did it here when I guess he just wore Lofthouse out.
184: Workman like effort by Steinhaus to do what he needed to do here over a game opponent. Nice blend of scoring off his own stuff from his underhook and then impressive job countering the few times that Wagner got in deep with his own stuff. Really did a nice job feeding his hips on the TD that he got in I think the second period.
197: Standard Sonny Yohn match, I don't know what else to really say here. Gambrall seems to be showing at least a little bit of life the last few matches but I was never really worried about Yohn here as I figured even if they went to overtime he'd get it in the TB. Was happy to see him not be content with going to OT though and making and converting the attempt at the end.
285: Some people may criticize Nelson in the wake of this dual for not going out and trying to force the fall, but I'm not going to be one of them. In that situation wrestling an opponent as large as Rasing is you've got to wrestle for yourself first and get the win. Much improved over the matches that he had against Rasing last year. He got to his offense which he didn't last year, he finished that offense doing a nice job cutting back on that single leg in the second period, and he powered out of Rasing's offense to get the insurance TD at the end. Don't like him really against Z, Flores, or Rey but I think he's pretty much locked into that 4th spot right now. Don't really see anyone else at this weight beating him.