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Thread: Gofer's Highly Biased and Largely Baseless NCAA Predictions

  1. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I said I wasn't done with 174...

    Last I checked I whipped all your asses in Whippet Grapplers prediction contest last year.

    Are you talking about the Mike Evans that pinned Cody Yohn then lost to him the next week in SV and then slid by him 5-4 at Big Ten's? Is that the one you are referring to? I just don't think he's going to have the same type of results up a weight especially against the Blanton's, Heflin's, Brown's and Storleys of the world. I could be wrong, won't be the first time. You guys realize this is for fun right?

    Pretty sure disagreeing with your predictions is part of the fun Gofer.
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

  2. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitman View Post
    Evans pre season was high 180 low 190 and trained in off season, only started to drop prior to wrestle offs.
    So what happens to GG? Is it possible that Evans is going to a more ideal weight, but might put himself in jeopardy to start?At 165 he was virtually unchallenged.
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

  3. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    So what happens to GG? Is it possible that Evans is going to a more ideal weight, but might put himself in jeopardy to start?At 165 he was virtually unchallenged.
    The way I see it he would have trouble making the weight, dropped for the team. Fans would begin to complain that he is inconsistant and ineffective at 165. So either you have an agressive Mike Evans who can put points on the board or you have what you got last year because of multiple weighins. Take your pick. If Moore can step up to the plate, I think Gambrall sits. Watching Gambralls defensive style can be painful at times. He isn't anymore effective then an Evans at 165. Moving Evans up to 174 and Moore at 165 is the better option at least both wrestlers are offensive and aggressive. Have you forgotten Evans Redshirt open tournament season? He had 17 pins I think wrestling 174 and that was against similar competion that the Hawks had yesterday. Evans will be just fine.

  4. #31

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    Gofer are you planning on doing 97 and Hvy?

  5. #32

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    Yes, after I lick my wounds from these grenades everyone keeps throwing at me.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

  6. #33

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    197
    1st Kilgore
    2nd Wilps
    3rd Wright
    4th Hernandez
    5th Haynes
    6th Rosholt
    7th Schiller
    8th Schiedel

    Lots of big boys in this class and I'm sure that arguments could be made for Boley, Gonzalez, Meeks, and Burak but I don't think there's anyone who doubts that Kilgore is going to put his stamp on this weight this year at NCAA's. Wilps was close last year but Honeycutt just had his number seemingly. I think he saw what Wright had to offer at 197 and I think he would be smart to be careful in matches against Wright. I think he's actually fortunate that he got to wrestle Wright early in the season to see what he's like a little bit before the end of the season. As much crap as I give Wright, he is really fun to watch. He'll charge right after anyone and as he gets more comfortable at the weight, I'm sure we'll still see fireworks from him this year. Just nickname him Mr. March. Hernandez had an impressive season last year and looked good in Freestyle this summer. I've seen Haynes look like $1 MM and then turn around and look like a $2.00 ham sandwich. When he's on, he's on. I'm thinking he's on this year. If your name wasn't Wilps, Honeycutt, Byers or Kennedy, I think Haynes has won 25 straight. He seems to get stronger as the season goes on and then when he hits NCAA's he just can't get past the Joe Kennedy's of the world. I like watching Rosholts at NCAA's, seems like there's been one there for the last 20 years. I've had a chance to watch Schiller now the last couple of years. As a redshirt he was 26-4 with some decent wins mixed in there and he is 6-0 to begin this season though not against much quality but this kid gets after it on his feet and puts points on the board and I think that's going to be invaluable come tourney time. He will mix in some losses this year but they will all be learning opportunities, by season's end, I think he's ready to put together a nice run. I really wanted to put Burak here at #8 but then I remember Austin Trotman last year coming in and having a great NCAA tournament from the middle of the seeding bracket. I like Schiedel to be this year's Austin Trotman.
    Last edited by goferphan; 11-26-2012 at 03:49 PM.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

  7. #34

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    HWT
    1st Gelogaev
    2nd Nelson
    3rd Bradley
    4th Hanke
    5th McMullan
    6th Trice
    7th Thomusseit
    8th Cooper

    I will be completely honest, I went with Russ's strategy and just threw them down exactly how I saw it without too much thought. Just gut feeling. I hate ranking the heavies but I will say I've never seen anyone ragdoll Nelson like Gelogaev did and until he goes down with an injury or loss, I will give him the nod in the next head to head with Nelson. That still has to be on Nelson's mind from last year. I want to see more offense out of Nelson this year. People said his freestyle work this summer should help his leg attacks but I haven't seen it yet. Then again, the man is on a 25 match winning streak. I think Bradley and Nelson could wrestle 10 times and split 5-5. I'll give it to Nelson until I see something from Dom that leads me to believe that his year off has benefited him. The rest I just threw out on here because A) I'm tired and B) they are heavyweights and C) the more I say the l less smart I become.
    Last edited by goferphan; 11-26-2012 at 04:03 PM.
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  8. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Pretty sure disagreeing with your predictions is part of the fun Gofer.
    I would agree but I think its HOW people disagree, as if they know something YOU don't know and as if upsets at NCAA's don't happen every day of that three day tournament. Someone saying Oliver will never finish behind Ness couldn't have possibly have watched Caldwell upset Metcalf.

    I mean you can say, "I don't think Ness finishes ahead of Oliver for these reasons" rather than "that's laughable". I don't think its that outrageous seeing as how Ness finished as runner-up there last year and is coming back as a sophomore and I would anticipate he will continue to improve and Oliver is coming up a couple of weights and didn't make the finals last year. Do I understand what kind of an athlete that Oliver is? Absolutely. Do I think that gives him the nod at 149 automatically? I just don't. Now having seen Chamberlain go down I DO think its possible Oliver makes the finals and from there, anything can happen.

    "Those people who think they know everything, really annoy those of us that do"
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

  9. #36

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    Gofer, how about if I bookmark your and VA's predictions and we'll see who has the last laugh.
    "He beat nobodies..Thorn at 133 won't be great, R12 or worse imo...
    I just don't see it...David Thorn is not elite. I don't think he'll place"

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