I know it's early in the year and I'm not even sure who will get the nod at some weights? Does anyone have projected lineups for this dual so we can make predictions? I think ISU has done some bumping up of lower weights - Fanthorpe? Gallick? I hope both teams are healthy and ready to rumble. My best guess for Minny and someone will surely have a better handle on this than I - is
133-Reiter (Mellmer if Reiter is dinged)
165-T Saf(or Glasser or ???)
174-Dretsch(or Sitch, is Dretsch dinged?)
197-Bronson(or Malamura or???)
HWT-Nord or Berhow or ???
I think ISU has
174-Scott or ???
Gong with these match ups I would have to say
125- MN by Dec. possible bonus
133- Close but MN by Dec.
141- Close but MN by Dec.
149- MN by Dec. possible bonus points
157- Close but MN by Dec. (it's at MN)
165- ISU by Dec. possible bonus
174- Dretsch should win this but I go with an upset and ISU by Dec.
184- Another Great Bout but recent history favors ISU by Dec.
197- ISU by Dec. possible bonus
HWT- ISU by Dec. possible bonus.
If this starts at 125 I can see the gophers winning all the matches before the break and losing all the matches after.I see this as a real great matchup. ISU's upper weight strength vs. gopher lower weight strength. I see more potential for upsets from ISU and I think MN needs to win 174 to win this dual. I thinkk ISU has more potential for Bonus points.Minny needs 33,41 and57. I think that is a tall order. IF Kish picks off Varner the gophs should win also. This just appears to be a dual with a lot of close matches. I'm glad it's at MN. Is this in Williams arena or the Pavillion?