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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    I think Dwyer might be a sleeper for the finals, he's improved a TON this year. And is wrestling very well overall right now.
    I agree. I like him being on the side of Tannenbaum better than Perry. Patrovich could be tough in the first round. Get by that one first.

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    In the same vein as Vak, top half, bottom half...

    125

    Top Half:
    Escobedo should in deed be good on to the semi's, although I imagine his bout with Robles should Robles win his pig tail will be one of the more watched ones of the tournament. I think Tanner Gardner holds his #4 seed and beats Falck to advance onto the semi's against him, although Gardner has one of the tougher first round bouts of the tournament in Steve Mytych.

    Bottom Half:
    I think Donahoe and Ness both pretty much cruise to the semi's. I've got Tomasette upsetting Flores, but losing to Donahoe in the quarter's. Just a gut feeling, and its probably going to be wrong. Tomasette burned me last year, and I could definitely see a repeat performance. I've got Ness knocking off Sees (Another one who's burned me) in the quarters.

    In the semi's I've got Gardner beating Escobedo, and Ness beating Donahoe, and then Ness avenging his 1-0 loss to Gardner last year when he takes it home in what should be a very entertaining finals match.

    133

    Top Half: I've got it going chalk here up until the quarters. I've got Gomez sadly knocking off Reiter again, although if Reiter can hold the fort early he's got a shot. He had Gomez tired in the dual, and Slaton damn near gassed him out last weekend. Regardless, I think Gomez takes it. I've got Fanthorpe beating Slaton in the other quarter to move onto the semi. Fanthorpe is wrestling really tough, and I'm still one who doesn't quite get the "Joey Slaton Experience"

    Bottom Half: I've got this one almost verbatim as to what Vak has. I've got Scott prevailing over Ryan Dunn in a tough one to make the quarters, but then losing again to Ruggirello. Then down bottom, I debated hard on whether or not to take McCormick over Kenndedy, but in the end I decided against it. I've got the ridiculously underseeded Grey knocking off Kennedy to move onto the semi's.

    Up top I have Gomez beating Fanthorpe, down bottom I have Grey beating Ruggirello for something like the 4th time in a row, and then defeating Gomez to bring the 133 pound title home to Cornell

    141

    Top Half:
    Another boring bracket from me, at least in terms of out on the winners side. I've got Mendes knocking off LeClere in the quarters, although LeClere is going to have a very tough first match with Zach Bailey, who I think was the one he wrestled a marathon match with at the Midlands. As much as I wanted to pick Rivera, I took Morgan in the other quarter. If he was it together, he is just so tough to beat.

    Bottom Half:
    Down here I switch the style up a little bit, I've got Russell cruising to the quarter finals and then winning a tough match with lots of scrambles over Jaggers, then down bottom I've got both the #7, and the #10 going down in the first round letting Matt Kyler move into the quarters to wrestle, and lose to Charles Griffin.

    Got Mendes over Morgan up top in another really close one, then Russell beating Griffin down bottom to move onto the finals. Then I've got Chad Mendes keeping the 141 pound title on the West coast for another year.

    149

    Top Half: I'm really frustrated now looking at it with how chalk I've picked some of these brackets, at the very least up to the quarter finals. Here I've got Metcalf moving to the semi's winning another low scorer over Palmer, but not really getting into danger. Then I've got him facing Jordan Burroughs who knocks off Churella in the semi's.

    Bottom Half: Here I've got JPO knocking off Jenkins in one quarter after Jenkins gets done beating Lang again who may not even make it that far. Lang would have a very dangerous match with Josh Wagner assuming Wagner wins his pig tail. Down bottom, in what very well may be THE most watched quarter final I've got Dustin beating Caldwell via counter TD's, and maybe some tilts.

    Moving to the semi's, Metcalf over Burroughs in a match that'll probably look similar to the two between them that we've already seen this year. Then I've got Dustin over JPO in a tight low scoring one, and then moving onto the finals where he hits a patented duck under late in a tied match and wins his second NCAA title. Then in the wrestle backs we've got such treats as Jenkins/Caldwell, and Caldwell/Burroughs. Might be some scoring up in those matches I imagine.

    157

    Top Half:
    I said in another thread, I absolutely couldn't ask for a better draw for CP here. The only guy in his half of the bracket thats ever beaten him is Pami, and he wouldn't see him until the semi's anyway. I've got Gillespie cruising to the semi's in the top half, and then CP doing the same down in the other quarter beating Becker for I think the sixth time in a row or so.

    Bottom Half:
    I've got Mr. Tyler Sherfey crashing the quarterfinals here, but getting upended by Vallimont who's got a pretty easy road. Then Poeta winning what should be a very exciting match over Cyler Sanderson.

    Semi's we get to see a couple matches that we've already seen, but I don't think the results are going to be any different. I like CP to beat Gillespie again, and I like Poeta to win his third in a row against Vallimont. Then in the finals, CP Schlatter will cap his career off finally getting his title.

    Other five weights are going to have to wait, because after messing with these brackets for like three hours, I got work needs doing.

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    Gotta hand it to Jensen. He's really a Goper fan No Big 10 champs, but they have 3 NCAA champs in the first 5 weights. I'm eagerly awaiting the Gabe Dretsch upset special
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    Getting back on it...maybe the peanut gallery can actually address the content of my post rather than just, peanutting...

    165

    Top Half:
    I've got Tannenbaum cruising to the semi's, and in the process avenging his "bad" loss to Trevor Stewart that he picked up earlier in the year. Then for his opponent I've got Dwyer from Nebraska. Dwyer has been wrestling TOUGH recently, and I like him to get past a suddenly hot Rella, and then beat Lewnes in the quarter

    Bottom Half:
    In the top half here, I think Marable takes care of things pretty well. He might have some tight matches, but I don't see anyone beating him. I've got him knocking Reader off in the quarters, but that could just as easily be Coughlin as Reader has dropped tight ones to several guys through out the year. I DESPERATELY wanted to take Dieffenbach over Perry in the other quarter here. Neither guy is wrestling particularly well, but I figured I'd do just as well to take Perry.

    I mentioned in another thread that I thought about Dwyer as a possible finalist, but I think Tann is probably too good on his feet, and beats him. Down bottom I've got Marable knocking off Perry. He almost did it at National Duals, and with Perry looking horrible in the semi's and finals at Big 10's, I think Marable gets him.

    174

    Top Half:
    Its the Keith Gavin show here ladies and gentlemen. I've got him knocking off Dretsch in the quarters after Dretsch gets done beating Mason for the 5th time in their last 6 matches, and then wrestling Borschel who I've got majoring Dergo (again), and knocking off Sinnott in a tight one

    Bottom Half:
    Switching things up a little bit here, in what basically wound up almost a coin toss pick I've got Alton Lucas crashing the semi's knocking off Brandon Browne when Browne lets things stay too close, then I've got Luke beating Lucas since he does the close match thing better than Lucas does.

    All Borschel had to do was get on that bottom side of the bracket, and Hawkeye or no Hawkeye I'd have probably taken him to go to the finals. Gavin beats him, and then beats Luke.

    184

    Top Half:
    As much as it hurts me to say up here, I've got Varner beating Kish again in one quarterfinal. I think Kish manages to get there on pure guile, but Varner is just tough, and Kish is so banged up he's liable to have limbs start falling off at some point. I've got him wrestling Weitzel in the semi's who really seems to be coming on at the end of the year here.

    Bottom Half:
    Here I've got Todd and Jordan in one quarter final, although both have some really tough match ups to get there. Todd would have an always dangerous Vince Jones, while Jordan would have to deal with Honeycutt or Caponi. Then in the other one, I've got Kirk Smith turning around his 3-2 loss to Keddy from the dual meet, but then losing to Mike Pucillo.
    Got two conference final rematches here, and I don't see them going any different than they did before. Varner and Pucillo meet up in the finals, with the results being the same from a few years ago, Pucillo wins it.

    197

    Top Half:
    Another boring bracket for me on the front side. I've got Glenn over Bond here in the quarters with Bond getting there after a mild upset of Craig Brester. Then I've got my main man Max Askren knocking off Michalak in the other quarter after he brutally avenges himself on Darren Burns in the round before.

    Bottom Half:
    Down here, Tamillow over Herbst in one quarter, and then Taylor v. Davis in the other one. I don't think Davis tech falls him this time, but I still think he takes care of business pretty handily.
    Up top I've got Glenn beating Askren, I'll be rooting for Max, but this is one of those "I'm trying to win the pool" picks rather than what I really want to see happen. Down bottom, while I think in the series in the way they've traded wins its Tamillow's turn, I can't pick against Davis who's bandwagon I've been riding since he was a sophomore. So we get another one of the matches we wanted in the finals, I've got Davis winning it.

    285

    Top Half:
    Fox should cruise to the quarters, he wrestled like a man possessed at Big 10's, and I like him to take care of Gritter in one quarter. In the other one I've got Rosholt over my big upset man Hopkin (hopefully he does me better than Hashimoto did last year)

    Bottom Half:
    Down here I've got Massey knocking off Big Ed P in one quarterfinal, not sure but I think he may have already done that this year, maybe, maybe not. Then I've got Bergman knocking off Zabriskie in the other quarter

    Fox over Rosholt, then Bergman over Massey in the two semi finals. Then Fox takes home the title. When you're the biggest guy at the weight, and you move as well as Fox does it makes it damn tough for guys to beat you. Fox can get out from underneath guys, and he's a very, very good rider despite not necessarily being a turner. I think he wins it here.

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    I like vak but his predictions at 149 are absurd... Jaregui in the semis??? THe guy was on my fantasy team and he barely broke .500 this year.

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    He's got Grajales in the semi's, not Jauregui.

    Grajales has had a nice season, but I don't see him getting by Burroughs who puts up points in bunches when he's not wrestling guys named Brent Metcalf, or Dustin Schlatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    He's got Grajales in the semi's, not Jauregui.

    Grajales has had a nice season, but I don't see him getting by Burroughs who puts up points in bunches when he's not wrestling guys named Brent Metcalf, or Dustin Schlatter.
    149 is loaded man. That's where upsets happen. ANd Grajales is from Florida, so I'm being a homer. ANd Grajales is peaking at the right time.
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    I'm well aware of your man crush on the Grajales family...

    And had Cesar gotten drawn into say that cluster with Palmer, and Patacsil, or even the one with JPO, Lang, and Jenkins as the seeds I'd have probably been there with picking him as a possible/probable upset guy.

    Just don't like him against Burroughs or Churella.

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    Alright. Out for St. Patty's day, then back here. I'll finish my picks, and make fun of JensenS' picks with my crushing wit, when I return.
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