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    Default Cyclones peaking for NCAAs

    With all the discussion about the Big 11, are we overlooking the ISU Cyclones, who seem to be peaking at just the right moment? Remember last year how they wrestled above their seed for the National Tournament? What do you think?

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    They seem to be on a roll don't they.

    Should make it interesting in two weeks.
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    They really will need 3-4 wrestlers to go deep into the tournament like last year (Trent, Travis, Jake, and Kurt) to have a chance to hang with Iowa.

    The 3-4 wrestlers that I can see going deep this year are Fanthorpe, Gallick, Varner, and Zabriske. I really like how Gallick is wrestling now, but if he doesn't go deep, Reader should at a very tough weight.

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    I cannot believe how good the team looked, up and down the lineup. I'd say there were 4 matches all day that didn't go well
    Clark v Fio - Clark has to wrestle the last 10 seconds like he did the first 410. However, he is a true freshman, and will definitely improve.
    Mueller v Burroughs - I can't even be too hard on Mueller, Burroughs just looked unstoppable at Big 12's. It was obvious he was one or two speed levels above Mueller. Unfortunately, NCAAs will not be any easier for him.
    Reader v Dean - Dean was Reader's only Big 12 win, and all his Big 12 losses have been by 1 or 3 points. I was glad to see he picked himself up and beat a tough Dieffenbach and won the rematch with Dean.
    Zabriskie v Rosholt - It's really hard to beat someone 4 times in a row, especially at their place. Rosholt started out good and it snowballed. Z will still make noise at NCAAs and AA around 4-6.

    Like I said, outside of those, ISU looked on all day. But make no mistake, a good Big 12's does not make a national championship.
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    I think ISU is a deep, young team, with an emphasis on young. ISU has a lot of raw talent that i see struggling a little bit at nationals. Im a little freaked out by what happened to the Hawks saturday night because were so young as well. you lost a lot of tournament experience from last year but look out for the clones in a year or two

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    True, ISU is young, but only 2 of the 8 underclassmen are without an NCAA win, and those are the two freshman. Fanthorpe, Z, and Cyler were R12'ers last year, Gallick won 2, and an injured Mueller also got a win.

    On the other hand, this is the first NCAAs for many of the Hawks, so the nerves might show like they did at Big 10's. The other thing, though, is that Big 10's is a great prep for NCAAs because it is a tough, multi-day tournament.
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