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    Iowa State captured its second straight Big 12 Wrestling Championship Saturday night, tallying 72.5 points at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Nebraska finished second for its highest finish since 2004 with 62.5 points followed by Oklahoma State (52.5), Missouri (49.5), and Oklahoma (24). Nebraska's Jordan Burroughs was named the 2008 Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet in a vote of the league's head coaches. ISU and NU won four individual titles each while Oklahoma State and Missouri each grabbed one.
    At 125 pounds, OSU's Tyler Shinn and Paul Donahoe of Nebraska stayed even through the first two rounds until defending national champion Donohoe grabbed three quick points to go up 6-3. Donohoe closed out the match, winning his first Big 12 Championship, 7-4.

    Iowa State's Nick Fanthorpe claimed the 133-pound title defeating Tyler McCormick of Missouri. Fourth-seeded McCormick advanced to the championship by defeating the No. 1 seed but was unable to continue his run as Fanthorpe jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in the first period. Fanthorpe extended his advantage with a two-point reversal halfway into the second period and McCormick was never able to recover.

    Nick Gallick of Iowa State recorded a takedown thirty seconds into overtime to win his first Big 12 title at 141 pounds. Gallick defeated first-seeded Nathan Morgan of Oklahoma State.

    In the highest scoring match of the championship, Jordan Burroughs (NU) defeated ISU's Mitch Mueller 15-6 for the 149-pound title. Burroughs, a third-place finisher last year, tallied 11 points over the final two periods for his first Big 12 crown.

    Iowa State's Cyler Sanderson recorded a two-point takedown at the end of the third period to push him ahead of Missouri's Michael Chandler, 6-5, for the 157-pound title.
    At 165 pounds, Nick Marable (MU) defeated Stephen Dwyer of Nebraska, 3-2, for the Big 12 title. After playing to a 2-2 tie in the first two periods, Marable picked up the winning point halfway into the final set of minutes for the victory, the Tiger's first title of the night.

    Nebraska's Brandon Browne executed a two-point takedown with seven seconds left in the third period to defeat OSU's Brandon Mason, 7-6, for the 174-pound crown.
    Jake Varner of Iowa State captured the 184-pound title defeating Joshua Weitzel of Oklahoma, 3-1. Varner finished second in last year's championship.

    Missouri's Max Askren defended his 2007 197-pound title taking down Craig Brester of Nebraska 7-3. This marks the second straight year Askren has defeated Brester in the finals.
    In the heavyweight battle, Jared Rosholt (NU) defeated David Zabriskie (ISU) 9-5, in a reversal of last year's 285-pound championship match. Zabriskie topped Rosholt in 2007, 3-2.

    Finals
    125: Paul Donahoe (NU) dec. Tyler Shinn (OSU), 7-4
    133: Nick Fanthorpe (ISU) dec. Tyler McCormick (MU), 7-1
    141: Nick Gallick (ISU) dec. Nathan Morgan (OSU), 3-1 SV
    149: Jordan Burroughs (NU) dec. Mitch Mueller (ISU), 15-6
    157: Cyler Sanderson (ISU) dec. Michael Chandler (MU), 6-5
    165: Nick Marable (MU) dec. Stephen Dwyer (NU), 3-2
    174: Brandon Browne (NU) dec. Brandon Mason (OSU), 7-6
    184: Jake Varner (ISU) dec. Joshua Weitzel (OU), 3-1
    197: Max Askren (MU) dec. Craig Brester (NU), 7-3
    HWT: Jared Rosholt (NU) dec. David Zabriskie (ISU), 9-5

    Team Scores
    1. Iowa State - 75.5
    2. Nebraska - 62.5
    3. Oklahoma State- 52.5
    4. Missouri - 49.5
    5. Oklahoma - 24

    2008 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Wrestler: Jordan Burroughs, NU
    Attendance: 7,029

    Not quite as many Big 12 folk as Big 10, but this one should be fun too especially with Iowa State stealing Nebraska's thunder with the dual upset today. Some weights here are among the toughest grouping in the country.
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    Big XII's are crazy. To know a guy like Reader is going to get the #4 seed out of five just goes to show you that even though they don't have as many teams they are just that much more competitive come conference time.
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    Mizzou will have three top seeds: Michael Chandler at 57, Marable at 65, and Max at 97. It's nice how cut and dry seeding can be for the Big 12's.

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    125 - Donahoe (3-1), Fio (3-2), Shinn (2-2), Clark (2-2), Olanowski (0-4)

    133 - Scott (5-0), Fanthorpe (3-1), Jordan (2-2), McCormick (1-2), Shelton (0-4)

    141 - Morgan (5-0), Gallick (3-1), Rowe (2-1), Bailey (1-4), Hoehn (0-4)

    149 - Burroughs (4-0), Wagner (3-1), Mueller (2-2), Rowe (2-3), Freeman (0-3)

    157 - Chandler (4-0), Sanderson (3-1), Terry (2-3), Oliver (1-3), McSpadden (1-3)

    165 - Marable (4-0), Dieffenbach (4-1), Dwyer (2-2), Reader (1-3), Dean (0-5)

    174 - Browne (4-0), Mason (4-1), Scott (2-2), James (1-3)*, Wittmeyer (0-3), DeVilbiss (0-1)

    184 - Varner (4-0), Jordan (3-1), Weitzel (3-2), Jones (1-3), Jensen (0-4)

    197 - Askren (4-0), Flaggert (3-2), Bertolino (2-2), Brester (2-2), Foster (0-5)

    HWT - Zabriskie (4-0), Rosholt (4-1), May (2-2), Ellis (1-3), Fernandez (0-5)

    Stole this nice summary from ISU2008...
    125 Donahoe
    133 Scott
    141 Morgan
    149 Burroughs...not certain here.
    157 Chandler
    165 Marable...not certain here at ALL.
    174 Browne
    184 Varner...Jordan or Weitzel take Varner to OT.
    197 Askren
    Hwt Zabriskie

    I see Missouri with three conference champs...somehow I think there depth will let them down though and Okie State and Iowa State will still edge past them. I see Okie State and Iowa State coming within 5 points of each other for the Top Spot.
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    I stole it from the Cyclone board.....

    125: Donahoe champ, Clark 2nd
    133: Scott champ, Fanthorpe 2nd
    141: Morgan champ, Gallick 2nd
    149: Burroughs champ, Mueller 3rd (tight match with Wagner)
    157: Sanderson champ
    165: Marable champ, Reader 3rd
    174: Browne champ, Scott 3rd
    184: Varner champ
    197: Askren champ, Bert 4th (wildcard)
    285: Zabriskie champ

    No reason ISU can't get all 10 to nationals again. It would be great for ISU to win back-to-back titles, and if it comes down to 285, Z will come through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
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    I see Missouri with three conference champs...somehow I think there depth will let them down though and Okie State and Iowa State will still edge past them. I see Okie State and Iowa State coming within 5 points of each other for the Top Spot.
    Unfortunately, I think that you're right. Mizzou has some great talent, but we don't have a complete line-up for all ten. Pescaglia's injury has hurt, as has having such a hole at 141. I am hoping that good McCormick shows up and gets a top 3 finish.

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    What you just can't predict are injuries and they happen EVERY year at every conference championship.

    I just don't see Sanderson pulling it out at 157. He has made tremendous strides however since moving up from 149 last year.

    I think Cael's strategy is going to pay dividends at conferences though and they come through because nobody looks like they are cutting too much weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU2008 View Post
    I stole it from the Cyclone board.....

    125: Donahoe champ, Clark 2nd
    133: Scott champ, Fanthorpe 2nd
    141: Morgan champ, Gallick 2nd
    149: Burroughs champ, Mueller 3rd (tight match with Wagner)
    157: Sanderson champ
    165: Marable champ, Reader 3rd
    174: Browne champ, Scott 3rd
    184: Varner champ
    197: Askren champ, Bert 4th (wildcard)
    285: Zabriskie champ

    No reason ISU can't get all 10 to nationals again. It would be great for ISU to win back-to-back titles, and if it comes down to 285, Z will come through.
    Remember that bids are being decided differently this year, and that the only way to guarantee a spot to NCAAs is to win the conference.

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    Grant Turner and Mitch Mueller had a great day last year to get our total to 10. Mitch wrestled with an injury and Grant wrestled the way seniors are supposed to.

    If Bert and Scott "wrestle like seniors," I like their chances.

    125.
    Pretty even weight - Fio beat Donahoe and Shinn, Clark beat Fio. Donahoe - Clark and Shinn - Fio in semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #4 Donahoe - Neb
    2nd #14 Shinn - OSU
    3rd #15 Clark - ISU

    133
    Which McCormick will show up at Big 12s will be interesting. McCormick is a returning AA who is a four seed this year after battling an injury most of the season. Fanthorpe has been wrestling very well lately and looks to be peaking at the right time. Jordan has a tendency to gas in the 3rd period of duals, will be interesting to see him in a tournament setting. Scott - McCormick and Fanthorpe - Jordan in the semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #1 Scott - OSU
    2nd #6 Fanthorpe - ISU
    3rd #20 McCormick - Mizzou

    141
    Gallick seems to be peaking at the right time as well. Wrestled Morgan of OSU very close. Gable mentioned today that Gallick has been wrestling more like his brother lately, wrestling more controled and smarter. He needs to avoid a mistake in the semis to avoid the 3rd/4th place match. Morgan - Bailey and Gallick - Rowe in semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #3 Morgan - OSU
    2nd #13 Gallick - ISU
    3rd #16 Bailey - OU

    149
    This is a weight that I am not as confident being in the top 3. Mueller can beat anyone at this weight but Nebraska's Burroughs, but he will have to wrestle two quality opponents to keep in the top 3. Burroughs - Rowe and Wagner - Mueller in semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #7 Burroughs - Neb
    2nd #15 Wagner - Mizzou
    3rd #17 Rowe - OU

    157
    Sanderson lost to a very tough Chandler from Mizzou last Sunday. I don't see him reversing that match from last week, but Cyler will wrestle well enough to stay in top 3. All 5 wrestlers have been ranked in top 20 this year. Chandler - McSpadden and Sanderson - Terry in semis
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #12 Chandler - Mizzou
    2nd #13 Sanderson - ISU
    3rd #17 Terry - OU

    165
    Reader has lost to the 1, 2, and 3 seeds by a combined total of 3 points. This is a very tough weight and Reader is a very talented freshman. This weight should get a wild card, but I think Reader will avenge one of his close losses and stay in the top 3. Marable - Reader and Dwyer - Dieffenbach in the semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #2 Marable - Mizzou
    2nd #5 Dieffenbach - OSU
    3rd #7 Reader - ISU

    174
    Weakest weight in the Big 12. Some say the weakest weight in the NCAA. Scott will benefit from being at this weak weight, but he won't look weak getting 3rd. But, if he slips to 4th, no way he gets a wild card. Browne - James and Mason - Scott in semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #5 Browne - Neb
    2nd #8 Mason - OSU
    3rd Scott - ISU

    184
    Pretty tough top 3, but Varner will have a 9 minutes of riding time in semifinal and final wins. Varner - Jones and Jordan - Weitzel in semis
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #1 Varner - ISU
    2nd #5 Jordan - Mizzou
    3rd #6 Weitzel - OU

    197
    Another tough weight where Bert will have back to back tough matches. Bert should beat Brester again, as Brester looked pretty gassed. I said before, Bert needs to wrestle 7 minutes and avoid big mistakes to give himself a chance at the end of a match to remain in the top 3. Brester will get a wild card if he gets 4th, Bertolino might not get the wild card if he places 4th.Askern - Brester and Flaggert - Bertolino in semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #6 Askern - Mizzou
    2nd #9 Flaggert - OU
    3rd #18 Bertolino - ISU

    HWT
    Zabriske has had a solid season minus the major decision to #1 Fox and fall to Massey (who beat Fox later). I have no reason to think that Zabriske will not repeat last year's Big 12 title. Zabriske - Ellis and Rosholt - May in semis.
    Projected Qualifiers:
    1st #6 Zabriske - ISU
    2nd #8 Rosholt - OSU
    3rd #16 May - Neb

    Wild Cards
    125 4th #17 Fio - OU
    133 4th #10 Jordan - Neb
    149 4th Mueller - ISU
    157 4th #20 McSpadden - OSU
    165 4th #10 Dwyer - Neb
    184 4th #13 Jones - Neb
    197 4th #7 Brester - Neb
    HWT 4th #13 Ellis - Mizzou




    Qualifiers
    Iowa State - 10
    Nebraska - 8
    Oklahoma State - 7
    Missouri - 7
    Oklahoma - 6
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