RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011
"If Cornell finishes ahead of Iowa with five all americans I'll jump into the Des Moines River after finals." -Herkey#1 8/16/12
2012 NITTANY LION OPEN FINALS RECAP:
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 - Rec Hall - University Park, Pa.
125: Anthony Zanetta, UA-Pitt 3-2 dec. #2 Nico Megaludis, Penn State
133: Mason Beckman, UA-Lehigh 3-2 dec. Jimmy Gulibon, UA-Penn State
141: Devin Carter, UA-Virginia Tech 16-8 maj. dec. Evan Henderson, North Carolina
149: #6 Andrew Alton, Penn State WBF Augustus Sako, UA-Virginia (2:12)
157: #3 James Fleming, Clarion 9-4 (SV) dec. #5 Dylan Alton, Penn State
165: #2 David Taylor, Penn State WBF #13 Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo (5:42)
174: #3 Matt Brown, Penn State 7-4 dec. #11 Greg Zannetti, Rutgers
184: #1 Ed Ruth, Penn State 11-4 dec. #10 Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland
197: #3 Quentin Wright, Penn State 5-3 (SV) dec. Morgan McIntosh, UA-Penn State
285: Nick Gqiazdowski, UA-N.C. State 12-1 maj. dec. Jimmy Lawson, Penn State
I think it's the fact that he also lost to Napoli.
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."
From this I would deduce that Cael gets his guys ready for MARCH, not December.
Last year Nico lost to Sanders & Perelli in the regular season but beat them both at the NCAAs.
This is a logic FAIL sir...though you could end up being correct. Yet one match (or 2) does not a season make...
Getting back to my prediction - 4 pins in under 3 minutes:
(pins in fastest order, not in wrestling order)
0:44 (2 pins - 1:17)
1:36 (3 pins - 2:53)
2:12 (4 pins - 5:05 damn, I was off by one pin)
5:34 (5 pins - 10:39 not a bad day, but not good enough for my pick to stand)
I can't wait to see this kid throughout the year. With a lineup that includes Taylor, Ruth, and Wright, Alton alone may be worth the price of admission most matches.
Penn State loves their bonus points.