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    I honestly have more faith in Perry, despite the fact Ruth has been a monster all year. Parks has never reached his full potential and shows no signs of doing so. If he does at NCAA's then he will beat Molinaro. He has way more talent then most of the nation realizes. I think the reason nobody has talked much about Perry and Parks is the fact that we don't wrestle the best schedule for national exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FalconWrestlingKY View Post
    I honestly have more faith in Perry, despite the fact Ruth has been a monster all year. Parks has never reached his full potential and shows no signs of doing so. If he does at NCAA's then he will beat Molinaro. He has way more talent then most of the nation realizes. I think the reason nobody has talked much about Perry and Parks is the fact that we don't wrestle the best schedule for national exposure.
    I think you're right about exposure. Also, Perry's big win was early in the season over LeBlanc (at 184) and is kind of forgotten. Also, Perry often tends to keep the score low which doesn't help. Russell does the same but just keeps winning, so that's no proof that he can't do the job. The question is whether Perry can slow Ruth down enough to take him out of his game. I don't think he can, but hey, if Wilps can beat Honeycutt anything can happen. It's exciting to have 3 undefeateds at one weight (like 157 at NCAA's last year). Of course, now that I mention that, the eventual winner at 157 last year wasn't even one of the 3 undefeateds!

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    Parks was #1 in RPI. He has wrestled a pretty tough schedule. Going off the latest Coaches Poll, #3 Von Ohlen, #4 Vinson, #10 Ness (twice), #13Tessari, #14 Bradley (three times), #15 Sakaguichi, #16 Lester (twice) and #17 Terrazas. Granted it hurts publicity when #3 and #4 are from Air Force and Binghamton respectively, but still he won those matches.

    Perry isn't included in RPI from too few matches at 174. Still even at that weight, #5 Storley, #6 Lofthouse, #9 Blanton, #15 Henderson (three times), #22 Martinez and, at 184, #1 LeBlanc, #6 Steinhaus, #15 Beard and #23 Schmidtke. And #10 Heflin bumped away from him.

    I don't know, it seems like they

    They both have solid wins over tough competition. Competition that it would seem would put them more in the conversation than I've seen. As for Parks and his potential, he has started to open up more, but you are right he isn't going to be a bonus point machine. He has won all his matches this year, something that couldn't be said in the past. I feel quite sure he would have packed it in against Ness even last year.

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    Well, Art, the fact that they're not getting as much consideration as undefeated seasons would normally generate--that should work in their favor. Nothing like being underestimated. Both have had great seasons, I fully agree.

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    Definitely. I understand Parks a little bit since he had two underwhelming tournaments as a freshman and sophomore. Perry is a bit more surprising since he came in with so much hype and is now more or less living up to it.

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    In a week and a half Perry will get a great opportunity to show what he's got--in weight class with 2 other undefeateds!

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    I know, I'm not meaning to harp on it.

    I'm actually excited to see how he does against Ruth because it is a great style contrast.

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    Ed Ruth is becoming flat-out intimidating to wrestle. He is inflicting punishment on opponents. Ed Ruth crossfaces with purpose. Watching the B1G finals I actually winced from the brutal, yet legal daggers he was throwing. I'm glad I was never on the receiving end of a crossface like that (women around the world are equally as grateful that I was never crossfaced like that). That said, I still think he draws the 2 seed.

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    His body is a bit freakish. I have seen a V-back but his lats make him look like a TREE or a Mushroom. And yes that Xface is more like a bitch-slap with his biceps & has a kid looking at his own kneecap so fast I could hear his T4 pop. This year I was thinking that they have to know it's coming so they should be able to stop but they just don't or can't. And to me it looks so deceptive b/c it's so smooth.

    I think that Perry's only hope is to just try & slow him down maybe even wrestle off of one knee. I think Ed is good enough to get a bonus on him. Hopefully we will get to see that match in a week.

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