Mack Reiter, Brandon Becker, Joel Flaggart, Wynn Michalak. What do all these guys have in common? They're all Seniors. They're all two time All American's. They all failed to place as juniors in 2007.
I have a feeling that all four of them, will come back this year in fashion. I have Reiter picked as my 133 National champion and I don't think he'll let me down. I know he expected nothing less than to be a four time All American, and he won't walk outta St. Louis next year without a 3rd medal. I expect it to be first.
Same goes for Brandon Becker. If I were him, and I had beat Craig Henning everytime I had stepped on the mat with him, then I'd expect nothing than less than to out do him come tournament time. I have a feeling that Becker will figure out C.P. Schlatter, as well as a few other 157's, and walk home with the title.
Some of you will notice that I left Wynn Michalak off of my recent AA list. Well that's cause I'm an idiot and complete skipped over his name when looking at my potential to AA list. If I taken a second look at the list, I would have erased a name, and added his. Phil Davis is tough, J.D. Bergman is tough, as well as Mike Tamillow, but I think Michalak will challenge for the title this season. I predict no lower than 4th place.
Joel Flaggart, who I'm pretty sure has been granted another year of elgibility, is in the same boat as Michalak.
Opinions? Or does everyone want to stick to the Metcalf vs Schlatter debate?