Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 10 to 18 of 57

Thread: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

  1. #10
    Round of 12 goldengopher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Colorado Springs CO
    Posts
    464

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    Nice assessment Jensen. I might add....this is what I think each team is currently capable of scoring come March.

    Iowa- 7 AA 2 Finalists
    Minny-6 AA 2 Finalists
    Okie State/Michigan-5 AA 2 Finalists
    Nebraska/ISU-5 AA 1 Finalist
    PSU/Ohio St/CMU- 4 AA 1 Finalist

    Looks like a hell of a battle come March.
    I'll take a shot at the 6 MN AA's: Ness, Reiter, Rivera, DS, CP & Kish are pretty much a lock if not injured. I also think Saf has a shot if he gets steady 165 time (he was #7 in the initial rankings) and Dretsch has to AA his final year so realistically MN could have 8.
    The NCAA selection committee just screwed the Gophers on seeding.

  2. #11
    Olympic Champ therick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    Dretsch has to AA his final year so

    That made me laugh.....wishful thinking at it's best.

    As for Ohio State, it's pretty obvious who the possible AA's are and there are two and maybe three (it's a little bit of a stretch) finalists.

    Finalist possibles: Bergman is the most obvious, then there's Pucillo. Palmer is the stretch. It all depends on draw and who's most healthy and wrestling well at 149 this year.

    AA's possible (aside from the three up top): Humphrey is capable and has shown he has the stuff to get it done, Jaggers is always dangerous and has done it before, Sponseller has the ability and the mindset to get it done. Triggas is improving rapidly and he's a tough kid. He should qualify, but I'd be pleasently surprised with an AA finish for him at this point.

  3. #12
    NCAA Champ WhippetGrappler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Moved to Suffolk, VA
    Posts
    1,281

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    Nice assessment Jensen. I might add....this is what I think each team is currently capable of scoring come March.

    Iowa- 7 AA 2 Finalists
    Minny-6 AA 2 Finalists
    Okie State/Michigan-5 AA 2 Finalists
    Nebraska/ISU-5 AA 1 Finalist
    PSU/Ohio St/CMU- 4 AA 1 Finalist

    Looks like a hell of a battle come March.

    What!?! Ohio State 1 Finalist. They just wowed everyone at the Duals. Sponsellor at 165 is way underrated. Look for Bergman to upset my hometown neighbor Fox. Jegger will surprise some folks in the Tourney.
    Last edited by WhippetGrappler; 01-14-2008 at 08:09 PM.

  4. #13

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    Dretsch has to AA his final year so

    That made me laugh.....wishful thinking at it's best..
    I don't know if its wishful thinking as much as his seeding and draw will determine. Dretsch is Dretsch and generally does the unexpected. If I was a betting man at that weight and Dretsch gets a top eight seed, I could see him finally pulling out the AA.

    We'll see. He and Rivera are in the same boat. They are both four time NCAA qualifiers who have been there enough times to know what the tournament is all about.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

  5. #14
    Round of 12 goldengopher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Colorado Springs CO
    Posts
    464

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I don't know if its wishful thinking as much as his seeding and draw will determine. Dretsch is Dretsch and generally does the unexpected. If I was a betting man at that weight and Dretsch gets a top eight seed, I could see him finally pulling out the AA.

    We'll see. He and Rivera are in the same boat. They are both four time NCAA qualifiers who have been there enough times to know what the tournament is all about.
    One difference is Manny wasn't that great his first two years and has made major strides. Dretsch on the other hand hasn't really improved on his first two years and is just sort of paddling water.

    I do agree though if he has a strong showing the rest of the season and beats some of the guys ahead of him in the regular season and at the Big 10's he's got a legit shot. Is he top 4-5 at his weight NO, but can he AA if he puts it together absolutely.
    The NCAA selection committee just screwed the Gophers on seeding.

  6. #15
    Olympic Champ
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the forums
    Posts
    8,345

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    How does Gardner at 125 fit in?

  7. #16

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    I think Gardner can really stamp his own ticket, it depends on what kind of passion he has this year. Remember that guys like Nickerson would normally be here and a kid like Precin appears to have made his presence shown.

    Gardner is an interesting kid though as he certainly has the pedigree to be there in the end. Its just been a quiet year out of him so far. Maybe its just me.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

  8. #17
    Olympic Champ therick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I don't know if its wishful thinking as much as his seeding and draw will determine. Dretsch is Dretsch and generally does the unexpected. If I was a betting man at that weight and Dretsch gets a top eight seed, I could see him finally pulling out the AA.

    We'll see. He and Rivera are in the same boat. They are both four time NCAA qualifiers who have been there enough times to know what the tournament is all about.
    It's just the way you wrote it that was funny. I agree that he's got a shot, but I don't think him being in his last year has anything to do with it. I've seen just as many seniors choke because of the pressure of it being their last chance as I've seen who rise to the occasion because of the same.

  9. #18

    Default Re: Seasons Half Gone: Reflections on The Ten Weights

    i think you were referring to goldengopher and not me, goferphan...he mentioned that Dretsch HAD to AA this year...
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •