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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Tough field for Bobby, but it sounds like he put the time in. If he can get a takedown on his feet, he'll be a tough out for anyone.
    Even tougher if he is getting takedowns from other positions.

    Jokes aside, some great picks and comments throughout. Thanks for giving us something good to read on Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBloodLion View Post
    Even tougher if he is getting takedowns from other positions.

    Jokes aside, some great picks and comments throughout. Thanks for giving us something good to read on Thanksgiving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oted874 View Post
    No Hernandez from Wyoming?
    Nope. This omission was intentional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Nope. This omission was intentional.
    So, Hernandez is one pick where you and Falcon clearly see it differently (I think he had him #3 if I'm not mistaken). Thanks, Vais, for putting these together. It was fun to read your comments as well as the predictions themselves. Hats off to you and Falcon for taking the time to put together an enjoyable read for the rest of us to enjoy (or is that repetitively redundant?).

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    Good Stuff !

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
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    1. Alan Gelogaev
    2. Tony Nelson
    3. Dom Bradley
    4. Bobby Telford
    5. Jarrod Trice
    6. Chad Hanke
    7. Adam Chalfant
    8. Mike McMullan


    Z is the man. Stay healthy, and dominate. Nobody can touch you.

    I believe Nelson has separated somewhat from the rest of the field, and expect him to have a better gameplan for his re-match with Z and expect the score to have tightened.

    Dom looked good at the all star, and I think he'll do all he can to place high. I just don't see him having what it takes to pass Tony or Z.

    Tough field for Bobby, but it sounds like he put the time in. If he can get a takedown on his feet, he'll be a tough out for anyone.

    Jarrod Trice is boring, but he wins. That is all.

    I like Hanke a lot. Never thought he'd ever be considered elite, then somehow made the WTT finals a few years ago, which was insane to me. He's the only heavyweight to have beaten Z that I'm aware of, so maybe I'm selling him a bit short.

    Chalfant is a physical specimen in every sense of the word. Not going to find a much better athlete out there, and even though he wrestles for Indiana, I think he finds his way in the top 8.

    McMullan is tough but struggles with consistency. I think he places, but this is a really tough field this year. Who knows, he could get hot again and crash the finals for all I know. But as for right now I'm not counting on it.
    Zac Thomusseit is a guy that is kind of under the radar after getting injured early last year which he ended up taking a med-redshirt. He has his weight up now around the 225-230 range and i think he has a big impact this year.

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    Nice writeup VA, these are always fun to read. Its important to realize that early season predictions are always way off target, no matter who does them nor on what site they're posted. Because of illness, injury, ineligibility, weight changes, bad tournament and match ups, upsets, guys coming out of nowhere, etc, they are inaccurate.

    Last year JensenS did a preseason guesstimate which picked 60% of the eventual AA's and 16% of the eventual placers. The 60% AA's was better than most other sites preseason predictions, while the 16% was about on average. There are too many unknown variables to do any better. I didn't analyze the mid-season nor the pretournament predictions but I think they would show improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm15045 View Post
    Zac Thomusseit is a guy that is kind of under the radar after getting injured early last year which he ended up taking a med-redshirt. He has his weight up now around the 225-230 range and i think he has a big impact this year.
    I think he has a nice year. Honestly this is a pretty talented weight, and there are several talented guys who didn't make the list but were considered. Zac was one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammen View Post
    Nice writeup VA, these are always fun to read. Its important to realize that early season predictions are always way off target, no matter who does them nor on what site they're posted. Because of illness, injury, ineligibility, weight changes, bad tournament and match ups, upsets, guys coming out of nowhere, etc, they are inaccurate.

    Last year JensenS did a preseason guesstimate which picked 60% of the eventual AA's and 16% of the eventual placers. The 60% AA's was better than most other sites preseason predictions, while the 16% was about on average. There are too many unknown variables to do any better. I didn't analyze the mid-season nor the pretournament predictions but I think they would show improvement.
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between an AA and a placer?

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