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    Kick off predictions here with the first half of the first round. I'm doing this assuming teams wrestle their full line ups, which they likely won't, so some bout results will probably wind up being different.

    Penn State v. UTC
    125: McKnight dec Maldonado 3-0 Penn State
    133: Haas dec Hromada 6-0 Penn State
    141: Strayer dec Cody Cleveland 10-0 Penn State
    149: Jenkins maj Knox 14-0 Penn State
    157: Vallimont dec Garvin 17-0 Penn State
    165: Rella dec Davis 20-0 Penn State
    174: Rogers dec Erwin 20-3 Penn State
    184: Bomberger dec Edmonson 23-3 Penn State
    197: Davis maj Koz 27-3 Penn State
    285: Laboranti dec Lettner 30-3 Penn State

    Don't see much going well here for UTC, especially with their best guy, Koz wrestling arguably the best overall guy in the country. Penn State will probably work some back ups in, so this one might be a little closer.

    Northwestern v. Nebraska
    125: Donahoe dec Precin 3-0 Nebraska
    133: Jordan dec Metzler 6-0 Nebraska
    141: Aleksanyan dec Sulzer 9-0 Nebraska
    149: Lang dec Burroughs 9-3 Nebraska
    157: Oliver dec Bertin 12-3 Nebraska
    165: Dwyer dec Marella 15-3 Nebraska
    174: Hayes dec Browne 15-6 Nebraska
    184: Jones fall Kelovic 21-6 Nebraska
    197: Tamillow dec Brester 21-9 Nebraska
    285: Fox dec May 21-12 Nebraska

    This might be a bit more interesting than some are anticipating. Is Donahoe being back for the duals a certainty? Because either way, Precin who's been much improved this year might have a shot at knocking him off if he's carrying any mat rust. A lot will depend on what Lang winds up doing. Either way, I think the 141/149 is a split, he wins wherever, although Burroughs is more than capable of beating him. Northwestern will definitely have to avoid giving up the fall at 184 if they're going to look to steal this dual with their upperweight pair.

    Minnesota v. West Virginia
    125: Ness fall Turnbull 6-0 Minnesota
    133: Reiter maj Anderson 10-0 Minnesota
    141: Rivera maj Oravec 14-0 Minnesota
    149: Schlatter dec Jauregui 17-0 Minnesota
    157: Schlatter dec Fryling 20-0 Minnesota
    165: Glasser dec Jones 23-0 Minnesota
    174: Dretsch dec Litton 26-0 Minnesota
    184: Kish dec Brenner 29-0 Minnesota
    197: Villers dec Bronson 29-3 Minnesota
    285: Rogers dec Nord/Berhow 29-6 Minnesota

    Minnesota should run away with this one. Rivera v. Rader would have been one of the marquee match ups of the entire weekend with Manny looking for revenge from the round of 12 last year. Both Schlatters have capable opponents, but both should beat them.

    Central Michigan v. Ohio State
    125: Smith dec Triggas 3-0 CMU
    133: Beebe dec Humphrey 6-0 CMU
    141: Jaggers dec Kruger 6-3 CMU
    149: Palmer dec Carter 6-6
    157: Brown dec Johnstone 9-6 CMU
    165: Sponseller dec Stewart 9-9
    174: Sinnott dec Picazo 12-9 CMU
    184: Pucillo dec Sinnott 12-12
    197: Michalak fall Weakly 18-12 CMU
    285: Bergman maj Gritter 18-16 CMU

    This may actually be the match of the first round. As tough as CMU is, Ohio State matches up with them very, very well, and if it shakes out exactly like this it'll be really, really interesting to see JDB going out and trying to throw Bubba over for the fall. Ohio State could turn 133 the other way, but CMU could do the same at 184. If Stewart doesn't wrestle I think Sponseller majors Puckett.

    1st half of the quarters
    #1 Penn State v. Nebraska
    #4 Central Michigan v. #5 Minnesota
    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

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    Hayes won't be beating Browne.-Nebraska rolls
    Humphrey wins at 33 and OSU advances.
    Why is WV in this tournament? The 5th seed got the best draw of the tournament.

    PSU v Nebraska
    OSU v Minn

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    Slightly off-topic - will National Duals be at UNI again next year? My niece was just given a scholarship to UNI, so I would have a really good excuse to head to the UNIDome next Janaury.

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    2nd Half

    Iowa State v. Hofstra
    125: Tomasette maj Kist 4-0 Hofstra
    133: Ruggirello dec Fanthorpe 7-0 Hofstra
    141: Griffin dec Gallick 10-0 Hofstra
    149: Mueller dec Smith 10-3 Hofstra
    157: Sanderson maj Bowman 10-7 Hofstra
    165: Reader maj Patrovich 11-10 Iowa State
    174: Lucas dec Scott 13-11 Hofstra
    184: Varner fall Danz 17-13 Iowa State
    197: Rovelli dec Bertolino 17-16 Iowa State
    285: Zabriskie tech Guerin 22-16 Iowa State

    Wound up a little closer than I would have originally thought just on paper. Iowa State has shots at 133, and 141 to make it an even bigger gap. Maybe Tomasette doesn't get bonus, maybe Lucas does.

    Michigan v. Northern Iowa
    125: Flores dec Watts 3-0 UNI
    133: Washington dec Diehl 6-0 UNI
    141: Russell dec Ettleson 6-3 UNI
    149: Churella maj Ettleson 7-6 Michigan
    157: Marsh dec Beets 10-6 Michigan
    165: Tannenbaum dec Fay 13-6 Michigan
    174: Luke dec Dolly 16-6 Michigan
    184: Todd maj O'Loughlin 20-6 Michigan
    197: Biondo dec Anderson 23-6 Michigan
    285: Bleske dec Bauman 26-6 Michigan

    UNI has shots here at 125, 133, 197, and 285. Michigan has shots there too. This one could be a close one, or it could be a whitewashing. Either way, Michigan's middle six carry them here.

    Missouri v. Indiana
    125: Escobedo maj Pescaglia 4-0 Indiana
    133: Hernandez dec McCormick 7-0 Indiana
    141: Hoehn dec Warren 7-3 Indiana
    149: Wagner maj Kinser 7-7
    157: Becker dec Chandler 10-7 Indiana
    165: Marable dec Coughlin 10-10
    174: Perry dec Williamson 13-10 Indiana
    184: Jordan dec Bennett 13-13
    197: Askren fall Faggiano 19-13 Missouri
    285: Ellis dec Kuhn 22-13 Missouri

    Another one with some good match ups. McCormick has been gone for while, and then almost got majored by Marble from Bucknell in his first go round back. Marable and Coughlin should be a good one, match up of two top 5 guys. Indiana would get a huge boost if Perry could throw whoever Missouri puts out at 174 for bonuses or the fall. That top end though for Missouri is just too good I think.

    Iowa v. Cornell
    125: Falck maj Perelli 4-0 Iowa
    133: Slaton dec Grey 7-0 Iowa
    141: Leclere dec McGill 10-0 Iowa
    149: Metcalf maj Frey 14-0 Iowa
    157: Leen dec Morningstar 14-3 Iowa
    165: Perry dec Lewnes 17-3 Iowa
    174: Anceravage dec Borschel 17-6 Iowa
    184: Keddy maj Moore 21-6 Iowa
    197: Panasevich dec Loera 21-9 Iowa
    285: Fields dec Hammond 24-9 Iowa

    A lot in this one probably depends on the health of the Cornell guys, they won't win, but if a lot of their guys are out this one could get ugly. Slaton v. Grey could go either way. I think Metcalf wears Frey out if he wrestles at 149, and gets the major, and Leclere might get him if Frey sucks down to 141. Perry v. Lewnes depends on which Perry shows up. Borschel might get Anceravage.

    Quarterfinals
    #1 Penn State v. Nebraska
    #4 Central Michigan v. #5 Minnesota
    #3 Iowa State v. #6 Michigan
    #2 Iowa v. #7 Missouri
    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

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    Brakets are now updated. No way Penn State gets past Minnesota to get to the finals. Looks like we should get a remach of Iowa/ISU in the bottom half of the bracket.

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    I will have the link in a minute... I don't have enough posts to post a link yet

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    almost

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    I could see Perry having a big tournament. He tends to come back with fury after a loss. I am sure Brands was after him pretty hard about that loss.

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