As a PSU fan I'd like to tout the Taylor-Ruth-Wright triad. Their potential is huge. But, at this point it's still potential. It's hard to compare what guys "may do" in the future to what has already been done. How many titles did Brands-Brands-Steiner have? I believe Tom had 3 and Terry B had 2 and Steiner had 1 or 2? That makes 6 or 7 titles. The PSU triad so far only has 1. I'm optomistic, but there's a lot of wrestling to go before we can sign off on them.
I'd be interested in an OSU or OU fan to dig back in history and come up with their best triad as they've had some good at least 2-in-a-row, if not 3-in-a row.
149 Zack Esposito
157 Johny Hendricks
165 Tyrone Lewis
174 Chris Pendleton
184 Jake Rosholt
OSU lineup was pretty good.
Lincoln Mac and Joe Williams have to come to mind for me if we are just saying Back to Back. Both were 3 Time Champs, 4 Time AAs, and they both wrestled as True Freshman as well. Quite the Accomplishment and very impressive.
That PSU Triad is pretty swanky. They came in and took a close dual with tOSU and completely blew it open. Against Minny's three there we stand pretty stiff as I'd say Taylor picks up 5.3 on Yohn on average, Ruth 3 on Storley and Wright is neutral on Steinhaus. If you can withstand that trio at -8.3, you have a good shot at an upset.
Next year I like how the Gophers will look at 174 Storley, 184 Steinhaus, 197 Schiller and Heavy Nelson. I don't see another team out there with a better final 4 than that.
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."
Esposito got one, Hendricks and Pendleton 2 and Rosholt 3. 8 total. Tyrone Lewis not winning a title continues to blow my mind.