Therees hasn't been much chatter about this....but I'mm excited, having just completed my brackets. I'm updating my prediction based on my brackets.
125- Spjut didn't get too bad of a draw....Perrilla and Snyder are beatable. But everyone on this level is tough and Spjut will have to step up his game or he'll finish 0-2.
133- The tough matches start in the quarters for Devin Carter, where he'll face Ramos for the third time this year. Currently, they at 1-1 and they are pretty evenly matched...should he win, he'll most likely face his nemesis, Logan Steiber (barring an upset by Minnesota's Dardanes), who beat him convincingly in an early season dual. In the wrestlebacks he'll most likely face Colon and could finish anywhere from 3rd to 5th I'll picked fourth and have him lose in a rematch with Ramos.
141- Neibert has been streaky: he could AA or go 0-2. There are reasons to like him in this tourney he's wrestled well in big, well attended matches/tourneys, he's not on guys's radar maps and his funky style will surprise folks. I like his chances versus Sueflohn, and think The match with Nick Nelson scarec me as he's beaten Zach before and knows his style. Should he make it to the quarters, he'll have a tough match in Maple, and will most likely end up the the wrestlebacks where I project Kemmerrrer or or Novachkov (both guys he can beat). He could AA if he can beat Nelson.
149- Here's my sleeper pick. Nick's got a tough draw, that becomes much easier when he hits the wrestlebacks. Nick has a 21-4 record this year, a respectable record. While he hasn't posted any gaudy blow-out scores, all his losses were close. I doubt he's ever going to lose to a Newberry wrestler again. I love his chances against Habat....and think he can beat Grajales, a tough wrestler coming off a lackluster season. He won't beat Molinaro. If he can get to Molinaro.....he's got one winnable match to AA.
165- I love Pete's draw. He'll hever face David Taylor, who is unstoppable. He's got tough, but winnable matches til Sorenson. Bailey beat him last year, after Pete moved up to 165. Bailey's has a tough season and Pete's bigger and wrestling well. I think he'll beat Hatchett. As for Sorenson...who clobbered him in the ISU dual, I've watched the film repeatedly, and there's reason for hope. First, Yates was injured early in the match and was in a bit of pain. Second, you have to assume Pete won't get hurt...or get taken down to his back again. Third, before the injury Pete was the more agressive wrestler. Four, even hurt, Pete did OK on top and rode Sorenson rather well. Fifth, Pete's quickness and ability to score, was shown at the end of the match when he scored a reversal. Should he make it past Sorenson, Onufer will be tough....If he loses to Sorenson, he willmost likely face winston or Gillespie, both beaable to AA. For there he'll face the loser of Onufer/Asper.
174- First, let me say here, that I've become a huge Chris Moon fan this year. He's consistently overperformed and hasn't lost to anyone that wasn't far better than him. So that's the good news....now for the bad news: he faces undefeated Chris Perry in the first match. He stands a decent chance of beating Jacobs or Dessino in the wrestlebacks. But then he faces Sheptock, who's clobbered him twice last year.
So 2-4 AAs. My guess is Carter and either Yates or Brascetta will AA.