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Anyone think Sliga can AA this year?

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I've been following him and Northwestern closely this year. Although I've seen some signs of brilliance from Mitch, most of the time I'm disappointed. He's having problems with getting beat on the scramble after he gets in deep on a shop. He's barely above .500 right now. It seems like his confidence is really low right now. I hope he can find that fire he had when he crushing everyone around the country when he was in high school. 

 

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Anything can happen, but I don't think it's realistic to think he AA's this year. From the few times I've watched him it just looks like he's undersized for 184. He's a solid scrambler, but it's hard to do when you're undersized. On top of that, to be an AA you've got to be able to get away on bottom, or at least create some sort of movement, which looks like another weakness of his. Again I could be wrong because this is just from limited observations.

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I agree grenadier in him being undersized..in the meet vs the gophers he looked hesitant on his feet after,getting deep in pn his 1st shot....he got in a scramble and was scored on...that told me right there he was smaller because we all are familiar with sligas scrambling ability...but nvr count the guy out cuz he has been competitive all year and,could turn the corner and make some noise....

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I'd never really noticed him seeming undersized until today at the Midlands, he really did seem smaller than his opponent. I wonder what he actually weighs.

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He really looked undersized at 184 tonight.  My guess is he has never wrestled off the bottom to much and never had to.  He will progress though as he matures.  He will do just fine.  Tough weight for a young kid coming into college as it is for an underclassman breaking into the heavier weights in high school.

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How much did he weigh when he wrestled 195 in high school? I can see he looks undersized I'm just confused how he looks undersized wrestling a lower weight class in college.

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Don't think he will AA just hope he qualifies for the NCAA.  I thought he would adapt to college wrestling a lot better than he has with all his high school accomplishments.  He gets horsed around in most of his matches.  He is really tentative in his matches and can't get off bottom.

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Thor i believe the pure maturity of most,wrestlers at his class is why he looks undersized...in HS he was the big dog and now bes the young pup among MEN...over the nxt,few summers im sure he will bulk upand adapt.

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I think it is so odd seeing sliga not decimate everyone that he runs into. Not that he's doing poor or anything it's just I am used to seeing the type of wrestling where he pins his opponent in 30 seconds. Still it was a great year for Mitch and I hope we can see him on the podium these next few years.

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Finished 12th this weekend.  Track has his record at 12-20.  I think saying he had a great year is pushing it.  Hopefully he can make some strides this offseason.

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I've nevery thought of sliga as a pinner. He's not a hercules-type wrestler. He's a technician. He's always been so good at clearing opponents'defense and getting to their legs, and I've seen him do just that this season, but he's not finishing his attacks, which is either a strength issue or a confidence issue. He's also struggled on bottom, and on top for that matter,which isn't unusual for a young wrestler. What is most confusing and concerning is that these types of things are usually handled by a redshirt year, which he had. It was an excellent redshirt year too, so I can't explain how he's struggling against Irick and getting majored by ricky Robertson, who he beat after his senior year. No clue what's going on, but I hope he works it out this offseason

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I've nevery thought of sliga as a pinner. He's not a hercules-type wrestler. He's a technician. He's always been so good at clearing opponents'defense and getting to their legs, and I've seen him do just that this season, but he's not finishing his attacks, which is either a strength issue or a confidence issue. He's also struggled on bottom, and on top for that matter,which isn't unusual for a young wrestler. What is most confusing and concerning is that these types of things are usually handled by a redshirt year, which he had. It was an excellent redshirt year too, so I can't explain how he's struggling against Irick and getting majored by ricky Robertson, who he beat after his senior year. No clue what's going on, but I hope he works it out this offseason

. I agree, but I predict that next year we see him on the podium at the big tens. Edited by Novice Bat

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I think he means place.  The top 8 at this weight from the weekend all return next year.  I hope he can place, but he's got his work cut out for him.

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