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    Default VakAttack's Bracket Breakdown

    Here's my take on what I see, with a slight leaning toward Hawkeye effects.

    125

    Top half: Esco should cruise to the semis, where he should meet Gardner or Falck. Falck could end up in the finals, he's already beaten Esco, and Gardner just doesn't seem as good as last year.

    Bottom half: Donahoe's gotta pretty rough road, starting with Triggas, then either FLores, Maldonado, Bedelyon, or Tomasette in the Semi's. The 4 possible opponents are all tough kids. Of the top 4, he's most likely to get upset. Then, if he runs that gauntlet, he should meet Ness, who has a pretty smooth ride to the Semi's, his toughest opponent is likely to be Sees.

    I see Donahoe falling victim to an upset by Flores and Ness wrestling Falck in the Finals, and Ness winning a close, but comfortable 4 point decision.

    133

    Top half: Gomez has a pretty smooth ride to the Semi's, where he should meet the winner of Fanthorpe and Slaton. I think Slaton beats Fanthorpe and Gomez to get in the Finals. VERY good draw for Slaton as a 4 seed, Scott, Grey, Ruggirello, and Kennedy are ALL on the other side. Mack is an 8 seed, and in for a rough time against Franklin, I think. So, from the top half, I have Slaton reversing his last match against Gomez, and moving on.

    Bottom Half: An absolute meat grinder. Wow. Scott's got a bitch of a road, Conroy from Pitt is tough, but Scott should win. After that, he'll probably wrestler Dunn from Oregon, who beat him just a few weeks ago. I think Scott reverses that result this time. After that, Scott wrestles King Louie most likely, and he finally falls victim to the upset, as King Louie moves on to the semis. Grey should have smooth sailing to the quarters, where he SHOULD meed Jimmy Kennedy. Kennedy doesn't have it easy, though, as he should have returning AA Tyler McCormick to get to quarters. I think Kennedy beats McCormick, but loses to Grey.

    Grey then beats King Louie in the Semi's to face Slaton. He beats Slaton again, Mike Grey is your 133 pound NCAA champ.

    141 An absolutely disgusting weight class.

    Top half: Not a good draw for Iowa here. LeClere starts with the tough Zach Bailey, then likely wrestles the streaking Nick Gallick. I say LeClere makes it through those two, but loses to CHad Mendes in the quarters. Mendes has a pretty easy ride until LeClere, after that, he should face Nathan Morgan in a rematch of the late season dual. Nate should face the winner of the brutal 1st round match up of CJ Ettelson and Adam Frey. I have CJ winning that, but losing to Nate. After that, Nate will beat Manny Rivera who squeaks one out over an injured Garrett Scott. Nate vs. Chad in the semis.

    Bottom half: The first "quarter" of the bottom half is pretty straight forward. It should be Kellen Russell vs. Jeff Jaggers, although Sulzer could pull off an upset of Jaggers. Still, I think Jaggers beats Sulzer, and then beats Russell to get to the semis. The second quarter starts off with the brutal match up of Corey Jantzen and Kyle Ruschell. I say Corey pulls the upset, and makes a dramatic run to the Semi's. Corey Jantzen vs. Jeff Jaggers in the Semi's.

    I think that Nathan Morgan beats Mendes this time, and Jeff Jaggers beats Corey Jantzen, leading to Nate Morgan winning a title over Jeff Jaggers in a tight one point match.

    149'

    Top Half: Well, they are certainly trying to make Metcalf earn his title. He starts off with WIll Rowe, a very dangerous wrestler. He should beat Rowe, in which case he'll probably be wrestling Don Fisch, who will have beaten Kurt Kinser. Metcalf should get past Fisch, and that's just to get to the quarterfinals! At this point, Metcalf will be facing David Jaregui, who will have upset both Jake Patacsil and Lance Palmer to get to this point. Metcalf will beat Jaregui to get to the Semi's. In the Semi's, Metcalf will be wrestling Cesar Grajales, who will have knocked off Jordan Burroughs in his first match, and squeaked out an OT win over Josh Churella in his quarter final match. Metcalf vs. Grajales in the Semis.

    Bottom half: Well, I'm sure Iowa fans were secretly happy to see Caldwell on this side! Anyway, JP O'Connor should be in the quarters wrestling Ryan Lang who will have beaten both Josh Wagner and Bubba Jenkins (in an upset) to get here. Lang will win most of the match, then try something dumb and give up back points to lose, putting JPO in the Semi's. Three men have beaten NC State's Darrion Caldwell this season, all pinning him. He will have to beat TWO of those men just to get to the quarterfinals! I say he does it, pinning both of them. In the quarters, he should meet the statue that is Dustin Schlatter. Dustin's got a tough 1st round matchup against Adam Hall, but he should win. Dustin will beat Darrion Caldwell, definitely getting backpoints, as the "Home Run King" (Caldwell) struggles to solve the mystery wrapped in an enigma that is the Defense of Dustin Schlatter. Schlatter vs. JPO in the Semis.

    In the semi's, Metcalf and Grajales is close until Grajales starts to gas out under the pressure of Metcalf. Metcalf ends up getting the major. Dustin should beat JPO in a very boring, but even match. In the Finals, Metcalf repeats his victory over Schlatter to win his first NCAA title.

    Now, this took a long time and a lot out of me, so I'll do the other half of the weights at a later time. Hope you enjoyed! And give me reputation points!
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    149- Quarters. Metcalf vs Patascil, Churealla vs burroughs, O connor vs Jenkins, caldwell vs schlatter.

    Semis- Metcalf vs Churella. Jenkins vs Caldwell.

    Finals Churella vs Caldwell

    Winner Caldwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Caldwell 13 View Post
    149- Quarters. Metcalf vs Patascil, Churealla vs burroughs, O connor vs Jenkins, caldwell vs schlatter.

    Semis- Metcalf vs Churella. Jenkins vs Caldwell.

    Finals Churella vs Caldwell

    Winner Caldwell
    You already predicted Caldwell would lost to Schlatter on another thread!
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    He's just covering all his bases. Regardless of what happens, he'll be right somewhere.
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    VakAttack you really must not have a lot of respect for the Big Ten at 149. Not having Palmer, Patacsil, Churella, Lang, or Jenkins in the semis. I acknowledge that this is definitely a possible scenario, but every "upset" you predict in that weight class is against a big10 guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    VakAttack you really must not have a lot of respect for the Big Ten at 149. Not having Palmer, Patacsil, Churella, Lang, or Jenkins in the semis. I acknowledge that this is definitely a possible scenario, but every "upset" you predict in that weight class is against a big10 guy
    ...my predicted NCAA final is between two Big 10 wrestlers...
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    I like the Huskers draws. Now we will see if the young guys can come through or freeze up. I would be happy if they can just finish in the top 5 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthomas View Post
    I like the Huskers draws. Now we will see if the young guys can come through or freeze up. I would be happy if they can just finish in the top 5 this year.
    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.

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