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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stplace View Post
    I am hoping someone steps up in those weight classes the same way Stieber and Ramos did this year at 133. If Oliver can make 133 again nexyt year that weight will have the best top end talent in the country. I am hoping someone steps up and challenges Taylor and Ruth in a similar fashion. I'm just not sure who it would be.
    I'm thinking that Kyle Dake and Andrew Howe might be willing to volunteer for that duty.

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    you don't have to forget about the jenkins match, just understand that it was 98-99% fluke.

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    I wouldn't say that Bubba's win was a fluke. His pinning move was a legitimate move and he deserved to win. Now, is Bubba as good a wrestler as DT--no where close overall. But Bubba has a high ceiling to his potential and can wrestle great at times. But I think a huge factor was that Bubba and DT had trained together. DT did not wrestle at all like he normally does--much more cautious! He wasn't in the least intimidated by Fittery (a stud) in the semis, but he didn't do much against Jenkins. It was a bit like Wright vs Bosak in the finals this year--2 guys who have trained together results in a much different match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gantry View Post
    Bosak is a junior, not a senior
    I thought so too until i read the Cornell site and he is a Sr. Ihnen is a Jr.
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    It's hard for me to type this without sounding wierd but Wright is not on the same level as Ruth or Taylor. He is an absolute stud and a 3 time AA and two time finalist, but he does not dominate the way Ruth and Taylor do. I fully expect him to have another great year next year and have a strong chance of winning another NCAA title but i don't see him as the "sure" things that Taylor and Ruth are.

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    A big reason Wright doesn't dominate as much as Ruth and Taylor do is that Wright is in an absolutely loaded weight class. You can add Travis Rutt(AA) from Wisconsin to the mix at 184 next year as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnEsota View Post
    A big reason Wright doesn't dominate as much as Ruth and Taylor do is that Wright is in an absolutely loaded weight class. You can add Travis Rutt(AA) from Wisconsin to the mix at 184 next year as well.
    174 was almost as tough as 184 this year and ruth majored his guy in the finals. I'll agree that QW is in a nasty weight, but I dont think you can compare him to ER or DT on a pure talent level either. He doesn't have the ability to score at will like those guys do

    When was the last time ruth or Taylor went to overtime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    174 was almost as tough as 184 this year
    I agree with you that Wright isn't on level with Ruth and Taylor, but as far as this point. No, it wasn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    I thought so too until i read the Cornell site and he is a Sr. Ihnen is a Jr.
    The Cornell site is wrong then. Unless I've gone batshit crazy, I'm 99% certain that Bosak is a junior wrestling-wise.

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