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I don't have time to look into all of the guys tonight, but I thought I would do a quick look at the path to All-American for a couple of guys that have fallen into the consolation bracket.

@285 Mason Parris has an interesting road.  He is three wins from guaranteeing himself on the podium.  All look to be winnable, but the 3rd, should he get there will be tough.  
- Friday morning he faces Thomas Haines of Lock Haven.  Haines was seeded 11th and is currently 24-5.  Intermat has him ranked 8th, 3 spots higher than Mason.  Haines won his first match, then lost by TF to Amar Dhesi.  
- If he beats Haines, he'll either face either Matt Voss, of George Mason or Bryan Andrews of Wyoming.  Voss was seeded 13th and ranked 12th by Intermat.  Voss was upset in the first round and won his first consi match, like Mason.  Andrews, seeded 19th and unranked by Intermat won his first match against AJ Nevills and lost 21-8 to Gable Steveson.
If he can get past those two matches, he'll hit the Blood Round and face the loser of #1 seed Derek White or Matt Stencel.  Parris has not faced White and would be a definite underdog if he faces the OK State Cowboy.  Stencel would make things interesting.  My first advice is don't be late and don't blink.  Parris and Stencel are 1-1 head to head each winning by fall.  Both matches combined have lasted a total of :44, with Mason winning in :14 and Stencel taking his time with the fall at :30.
- If he can win in the Blood Round, his next match would be against the likes of Youssif Hemida (Mason won 2x), David Jenson of Nebraska (lost by fall at BTT) or 4 seed Jordan Wood of Lehigh.

So the path is there to AA status and even possibly getting to the 5th Place match (I didn't dig deeper, but my guess he'd run into problems with one of the semifinal losers).  But none of these matches will be gimmes and he could be done Friday morning.

@141 Chad Red will likely see some familiar names to get back to AA Status.  He's also 3 wins away.  The interesting scenario would be if Chad wins two and Nick Lee is upset by Max Murin Friday morning, the two would meet in the Blood Round with the winner standing on the podium and the loser going home.  I don't expect Lee to lose to Murin but anything can happen.
- Chad starts Friday morning with Grant Willits of Oregon State.  Willits is the 32 seed and unranked by Intermat.  If Chad is awake and ready he should handle Willits.  
- His next match would be against either Nicholas Gil of Navy or familiar foe Kanen Storr of Michigan.  Gil is seeded 10th, ranked 13th by Intermat and 30-7 overall this year. Gil and Red have not met.  Storr, seeded 8th and ranked 6th by Intermat is 27-7 on the season.  Storr and Red have split two matches with Storr winning 2-1 in November (Cliff Keen?) and Red winning 4-1 at the BTT.  Win this match and he is in the Blood Round again.
- The Blood Round would iikely pit him against Murin, though Lee is possible.  Murin of Iowa is seeded 22nd and ranked 18th by Intermat.  Max and Chad have not met.  
- Make it past the Blood Round and he is on a roll, but very likely could face Mitch McKee or Josh Alber next.  Red is 0-2 against Alber, losing 6-4 in January and 3-2 last season.  Chad lost his only match against McKee 9-2 in February.  

There are too many variables to go beyond that point.  The only other potential matchup with Nick Lee (if Lee beats Murin Friday morning) is in the 3rd Place Match.

 

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A couple of quick notes on the prospects of a few other Hoosiers...

@133 Stevan Micic is still the favorite in my mind, but it is unsure how his knee will hold up through the whole weekend.  He has a tough road in what is likely the deepest and toughest weight class (think what it would be like if Seth Gross was in the mix as well).  He faces Iowa's Austin Desanto Friday morning (kick his ass Stevan!) and likely Nick Suriano in the semifinals if he wins. Should he falter to Desanto, Austin Gomez of Iowa State is likely the only potential roadblock to AA Status.

@141 Nick Lee has a fairly simple path.  He has a rematch with Iowa's Max Murin Friday morning.  Lee beat Murin 8-3 at the BTT in a match he mostly controlled.  Win against Murin and he gets his 3rd match up with Ohio State's Joey McKenna for a spot in the Final against Yianni Diakomihalis.  Lose to Murin and he could see Chad Red in the Blood Round.  Lose to McKenna and he can do no worse than 6th.

@174 Ben Harvey faces the tough task of taking on Zahid Valencia Friday morning.  He'll likely lose and fall to the Blood Round where he'll face one of: Daniel Bullard of NC State (23-seed, 19th Intermat), Devin Skatzka of Minnesota (9-seed, 9th Intermat), Brandon Womack of Cornell (16-seed, 14th Intermat) or Andrew Morgan of Campbell (18-seed, unranked).

@174 Dylan Lydy needs to win 3 to AA.  He starts with Matt Finesilver, one of the 4 Finesilver twins (2 sets of twins) of Duke.  Matt is the 12-seed and ranked #17 by Intermat.  Dylan won their only head to head last year in the NCAA Tournament.  Win that match and he could see another match with OSU's Ethan Smith (19-seed, 13th Intermat).  Lydy is 3-0 head to head with Smith.  
- If he can win those two, he'll face either Mikey Labriola of Nebraska (10-seed, 10th Intermat) or Daniel Lewis of Missouri in the Blood Round. Lewis is the 2-seed and ranked 2nd by Intermat.  Lydy has not faced Lewis and is 2-1 against Labriola.  The 2 wins came last season and the loss to Mikey was 2 weeks ago at the BTT.  
- If the stars align, and Lydy and Harvey both win in the Blood Round, they'll face off again to see who battles for 5th and who battles for 7th.

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Reflecting again on Parris's loss: man, it sure would be nice if they could fix seeding in situations of switching weight classes or injury-shortened seasons. It seems all you'd have to do is build in 10% for "previous season NCAA placement" that counts in those head-to-head seeding matchups they do. If both wrestlers were at NCAAs or in their conference tournament the year before, that criteria comes into play and whoever advanced furthest or placed highest at NCAAs gets that 10% like all the other categories. Stoll would have gotten that 10% against many people in his weight and been seeded more appropriately.

In the case of Smith at 165...I mean, why do you have to have a certain number of matches if you're down a weight? Up a weight I get. But if you're down a weight, you should just have your win%, quality victories, etc., stack right up against everyone else. You're at a disadvantage, so just count those in the seeding matchups instead of giving 0 credit and putting Smith vs. Marinelli in the round of 32. Really silly stuff.

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To add to SWINfan's preview of local guys' paths:

@125 Hildebrandt: Drew starts with 19-seed, unranked Alex Mackall of Iowa St., whom he has never wrestled. Should he win, he would have 12-seed McGee of ODU or 22-seed Verner of Wyoming. McGee is ranked just ahead of Drew and is 4-0 in their head-to-heads the last two seasons, including 5-2 at the MAC. If he won those two matches, Hildebrandt would have the loser of the ultra-tough Glory or Piccinini. Tough road, it seems, but Drew has looked better and better the past couple months and had a legit shot to win that match against Bresser yesterday.

@165 McCormick: Cael first has #26 Gunther of Illinois followed by either 16-seed, #17 Bullard of NC State or 18-seed Wolf of Lehigh. Cael is 2-1 in three crazy matches against Wolf the last two years, where the average score was 10-9, so fasten your seatbelt if we're lucky enough for that one to happen. He hasn't faced Gunther or Bullard. If he wins 2, the blood round would most likely be against 11th-seeded, #10 Steiert of UNI, who upset Logan Massa last night and could crack the door open for an interesting day for McCormick.

@285 Aven: Honestly, Jacob's playing with house money this whole weekend and any more victories he adds are icing on the cake. Interestingly, he does own a tiebreaker win this season over his first opponent, 20-seed Elam of Missouri. If he can beat him again, he'd have 27-seed Miller of App State or, more likely, 12-seed Jennings of Northwestern. Jennings pinned him this year and beat him once 3 years ago as well. If he would pick up both of those upsets, he'd see the loser of the Hillger/Cassar quarterfinal in the blood round.  Cassar majored Aven twice this year, but he somehow never faced Wisconsin's Hillger. 

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9 minutes ago, maligned said:

To add to SWINfan's preview of local guys' paths:

@125 Hildebrandt: Drew starts with 19-seed, unranked Alex Mackall of Iowa St., whom he has never wrestled. Should he win, he would have 12-seed McGee of ODU or 22-seed Verner of Wyoming. McGee is ranked just ahead of Drew and is 4-0 in their head-to-heads the last two seasons, including 5-2 at the MAC. If he won those two matches, Hildebrandt would have the loser of the ultra-tough Glory or Piccinini. Tough road, it seems, but Drew has looked better and better the past couple months and had a legit shot to win that match against Bresser yesterday.

@165 McCormick: Cael first has #26 Gunther of Illinois followed by either 16-seed, #17 Bullard of NC State or 18-seed Wolf of Lehigh. Cael is 2-1 in three crazy matches against Wolf the last two years, where the average score was 10-9, so fasten your seatbelt if we're lucky enough for that one to happen. He hasn't faced Gunther or Bullard. If he wins 2, the blood round would most likely be against 11th-seeded, #10 Steiert of UNI, who upset Logan Massa last night and could crack the door open for an interesting day for McCormick.

@285 Aven: Honestly, Jacob's playing with house money this whole weekend and any more victories he adds are icing on the cake. Interestingly, he does own a tiebreaker win this season over his first opponent, 20-seed Elam of Missouri. If he can beat him again, he'd have 27-seed Miller of App State or, more likely, 12-seed Jennings of Northwestern. Jennings pinned him this year and beat him once 3 years ago as well. If he would pick up both of those upsets, he'd see the loser of the Hillger/Cassar quarterfinal in the blood round.  Cassar majored Aven twice this year, but he somehow never faced Wisconsin's Hillger. 

Thank you!   I was starting to fade last night and didn't intend to go into as much detail on the 2nd group above.  But once I started, I had to do it right.  

Started a boston butt last night on the grill before I went to bed and was getting that up and running as well.  Hopefully, will have some good eatin' by late this afternoon!

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Posted a few videos on the Day 1 thread, including Bo Nickal's pin (just for you mattyb!).  

One last note from yesterday...   While it was never really in doubt and Yianni was in control, you have to give Chad Red for wrestling him about as tight as anyone.  Hope Chad can get on a roll today.

On to this morning.... 4 mats of consolation matches and Mats 3-6 are the Quarterfinals.  The consolations start off with a IU - Purdue match up at 125 in Oliver vs. Schroder (Mat 1).

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In the Quarterfinals
@125
Spencer Lee wins by fall over Sean Russell
Nick Piccinnini gets a 9-5 decision over Pat Glory
- A Lee/Piccinnini rematch should be fun.  Piccinnini pinned Lee in a dual earlier
Sebastian Rivera held seed and won 6-2 over Cornell's Vitali Arajau
5-seed Jack Mueller of Virginia takes out 4-seed Ronnie Bresser 4-1 TB-2
- Mueller vs. Rivera in the other semifinal tonight

Purdue's Devin Schroder wins with a 9-4 dec over IU's Elijah Oliver

Central Michigan's Drew Hildebrandt drops a 6-3 decision to Alex Mackall of Iowa State and is eliminated
 

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Quarterfinals
@133
Stevan Micic takes out Austin Desanto 3-2 and is an AA again!
Nick Suriano wins by fall over Ethan Lizak 
- Micic vs. Suriano in one semifinal
Daton Fix wins by major decision 11-3 over John Erneste of Missouri
Luke Pletcher wins 3-1 over Micky Phillippi of Pittsburgh in another 5 over 4 seed
- Fix meets Pletcher in the other semifinal

@141
Nick Lee gets a 4-1 decision over Max Murin to advance to the semifinal
Joey McKenna handled Mitch McKee 11-1 and will face Lee once again
Yianni Diakomihalis beats Dom Demas 5-1
Jaydin Eierman wins an 8-3 decision over Kyle Shoop

Top 4 seeds hold at 141.  Chad Red on deck on Mat 1 in the consolation bracket.

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Chad Red takes care of business as expected with a 12-4 win.  He'll face Kanen Storr next, still needing 2 more wins to become an All-American for the 2nd time.

Quarterfinals
@149
Anthony Ashnault of Rutgers wins 10-3 over Jarrett Dergen of Iowa State
Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton gets a 5-3 decision over Brock Mauller of Missouri
- - Ashnault vs. Kolodzik in a rematch in the semifinals.  Ashnault holds a 3-2 head to head advantage over Kolodzik
6-seed Austin O'Connor of North Carolina takes out 3-seed Mitch Finesilver of Duke 3-1 SV-1
Micah Jordan handled Pat Lugo of Iowa 10-3.

@157
Jason Nolf gets the TF 23-6 over Christian Pagdilao of Arizona State.  Nolf up 20-6 locked up a cradle and went for the pin but ran out of time and settles for the TF.  Nolf marches on.  Will ANYONE come close?
Hayden Hidlay of NC State beat Michigan's Alex Pantaleo 5-3 SV-1.
- Nolf vs. Hidlay in the semifinal, a replay of last year's National Final
Iowa's Kaleb Young gets an upset over Ryan Deakin of NW 7-5 SV-1.
Nebraska's Tyler Berger wins 7-2 over Old Dominion's Larry Early
- Young and Berger meet in the semifinal. Berger won their only match 3-1 SV-1 in February

 

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Quarterfinals
@165
#1 seed Alex Marinelli of Iowa goes down to 8-seed Mehki Lewis of VA Tech 3-1 SV-1.
Evan Wick wins by fall over Chance Marsteller
- Wick will face Lewis in the semifinal breaking up the expected Marinelli vs. Joseph Final
Vincenzo Joseph wins another tight match with Nebraska's Isaiah White 3-1 SV-1
Joshua Shields of Airzona State wins 6-0 over Bryce Steiert of Northern Iowa.  He'll face Joseph in the semifinal. Joseph won their only match up 11-2 in a December dual

Cael McCormick's match was frustrating...  In OT, Gunther held the riding time advantage and basically stalled on his feet half a TB period, a full SV2 period and half a TB2 period.  McCormick made a mistake by choosing down in TB2 with a 4-3 deficit and a riding time deficit.  He got the escape to tie it at 4, but only had about 12 seconds to get a take down and Gunther wouldn't even let him close.  Cael should have started TB2 on his feet knowing he was going to need two points to win.  Whether he or his coaches made the decision to go down, it wasn't the correct one.  And why Gunther gets no stalling warnings until :03 left is beyond me.  Unfortunately, Cael has been eliminated.

@174
Zahid Valencia attacks off the whistle, builds an 11-4 lead and gets the fall against Army's Brian Harvey
Daniel Lewis of Missouri gets the fall over Nebraska's Mikey Labriola
- The #2 and #3 seeds Lewis vs. Valencia meet in the semis.  Should be a great match!
Mark Hall wins with a workmanlike 5-3 decision over Taylor Lujan of UNI
Myles Amine gets a tough 4-2 SV-1 win over Lehigh's Jordan Kutler
- Hall and Amine face off in the semifinal.  Hall is 4-0 against Amine, all 1 point decisions

Dylan Lydy wins a 5-4 decision over Matt Finesilver of Duke and moves on.

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Where is everybody??  :)

Quarterfinals
@184
Myles Martin looks to be headed to his 2nd NCAA Title getting a 11-2 major decision over Ryan Preisch of Lehigh.
Max Dean of Cornell posts a 6-0 win over Nino Bonaccorsi of Pitt to advance to the semifinal and face Martin. Martin holds a 2-0 head to head edge.
#6 seed Drew Foster of UNI upsets 3-seed Zachary Zavatsky of VA Tech 6-2.
#15 seed Chip Ness continues winning after his upset of Shakur Rasheed with a 6-4 SV-1 win over Samuel Colbray of Iowa State.
- Foster has a 2-0 head to head edge over Ness, with both wins coming in December of 2017.

@197
Bo Nickal wins a boring (by his standards) 14-4 major decision over Nathan Traxler of Stanford
Patrick Brucki of Princeton holds his seed with a 4-3 decision over Thomas Lane of Cal Poly
- Nickal and Brucki will meet in the semifinal tonight
Preston Weigel of OK State wins by fall over Christian Brunner of Purdue.
Kollin Moore wins a 17-11 slugfest over Tom Sleigh of VA Tech
- Weigel and Moore could be an interesting semifinal

@285
Derek White took a 3-1 decision over Matt Stencel of Central Michigan
Jordan Wood of Lehigh won 2-0 over Sam Stoll of Iowa
- Wood and White face off in the semis with White entering with a 2-0 head to head edge, both 3-2 victories
Gable Steveson records and 11-1 major decision over Amir Dhesi
Anthony Cassar notches a 4-0 win over Trent Hilger of Maryland
- A Steveson - Cassar rematch will be one of the most anticipated matches of the Semifinal round tonight!

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Mason Parris with a big "FU" to Sam Stoll and the stalling calls with a huge fall over Thomas Haines of Lock Haven.  Mason dominated and led 12-1 on his way to a TF when he got the 2nd period fall.  

Jacob Aven of Purdue locked in a 0-0 match, couldn't get out from bottom in the 2nd period, got turned and lost by fall at 4:22.  Jacob is eliminated.

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On to the next consolation round... I'll just focus on the IN guys and anything else that strikes me...

Starting off, Penn State's Roman Bravo-Young tries to avenge a dual meet loss to Purdue's Ben Thornton for a spot in the Blood Round.  They are up on Mat 7

Edit: Bravo-Young takes a 3-1 win and eliminates Purdue's Ben Thornton.

@141 Chad Red and Kanen Storr are up on Mat 6.  No score after 1 period.  Red gets a quick escape in the 2nd. Red dominates the 3rd period riding all but :15 or so and getting 4 back points on a tilt.  He finishes with a take down to Storr's back after Storr made a desperation attempt late.  Not enough time for back points, but Red ends up with a nice 8-1 win and will face Max Murin for the chance to be a 2x All-American!

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Minnesota's Tommy Thorn, with a 4-2 SV-1 win over Brady Berge eliminates Penn State's first wrestler.  With 6 in the semifinals and 2 more alive in the consolations, the Nittany Lions are almost assured of their 8th National Title in the last 8 years as was expected going in.

Shakur Rasheed just fell in the consolation to Dakota Geer of OK State and is eliminated.  Both of his losses came on takedowns given on danger calls on scrambles.  Penn State now down to 7 wrestlers, but still the prohibitive favorite with a 13.5 pt lead over Ohio State

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Dylan Lydy has Ethan Smith of OSU's number, winning again 5-3 and advancing to the Blood Round.

Mason Parris with another dominating witn defeating Matt Voss of George Mason 13-5.  He advances to the Blood Round and will face Matt Stencel of Central Michigan.  Should be a fun match, however long it lasts!

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Heading into the Semifinals and Blood Round tonight, here are the matches I am looking forward to seeing tonight. Feel free to add comments or additional matches you want to see (if anyone is actually out there today!)....

@125 Spencer Lee vs. Nick Piccinnini - can Lee avenge the pin?
@125 Sean Fausz vs. Vitali Arujau 
@133 Stevan Micic  vs. Nick Suriano - Just tough!
@133 Roman Bravo-Young vs. Micky Phillippi - 2 talented young guys
@133 Austin Gomez vs. Austin Desanto - Gomez won in December. Expect lots of points
@141 Nick Lee vs. Joey McKenna - Round four. 1st 3 rounds all 1 pt matches.
@141 Yianni Diakomihalis vs. Jaydin Eierman - Two guys I am glad weren't on Nick Lee's side of the bracket
@141 Chad Red vs. Max Muriin - Not that interesting to me, but expect Red to win and AA again
@149 Not much interests me here despite talent being there
@157 Jason Nolf vs. Hayden Hidlay - Rematch of last year's final.  And Nolf is Must See TV
@165 Logan Massa vs. Alex Marinelli - What a blood round match!  Marinelli was supposed to be in the final but took a wrong turn in the Quarterfinal
@174 Zahid Valencia vs. Daniel Lewis - ESPN acts as if Zahid is the only wrestler in this weight class other than Mark Hall.  Lewis beat Valencia by fall in February.  Is Valencia at full strength at the end of Day 2?
@174 Dylan Lydy vs. Mikey Labriola - Lydy holds a 2-1 head to head edge, but lost the only match this year
@174 Devin Skatzka vs. Ben Harvey - Can we have two or three All-Americans from Indy?
@184 Like 149, weight class just doesn't interest me.
@197 Bo Nickal vs. Patrick Brucki - see Jason Nolf - Must See TV
@197 Preston Weigel vs. Kollin Moore - Can Weigel keep Moore from getting beaten up by Nickal for the 3rd time?
@285 Gable Steveson vs. Anthony Cassar - May be the best match of the night.  Can Cassar beat the young phenom twice?
@285 Mason Parris vs. Matt Stencel - Met twice, :44 total on the mat, 2 falls.  Can Mason avoid going upper body and make Stencel work for the win?  Was Mason's win by fall early this year a fluke?

One note: Eight of the 12 remaining wrestlers at 285 are from the Big Ten. 

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I am really hoping Lee wins but McKenna is wrestling very well.. 

Red seems to be on a roll and SHOULD earn AA again. 

 

Wowzers...Lydy and Harvey still alive! Would be cool to see both earn AA. 

 

Mason has been on a roll but Stencil is a big HWT and Mason seems to struggle with bigger heavies. 

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19 minutes ago, navy80 said:

I am really hoping Lee wins but McKenna is wrestling very well.. 

Red seems to be on a roll and SHOULD earn AA again. 

 

Wowzers...Lydy and Harvey still alive! Would be cool to see both earn AA. 

 

Mason has been on a roll but Stencil is a big HWT and Mason seems to struggle with bigger heavies. 

My thoughts almost exactly. The only difference is I am removing doubt. Lee with the win. You heard it here first. McKenna has wrestled well, but Nick has wrestled as well as I have ever seen. Yet to concede a take down. And only one escape point per match. He is flying high and yet somehow below the radar. Shane Sparks missed him when he was listing Penn State's semifinalists. 

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4 hours ago, SWINfan said:

Quarterfinals
@165
#1 seed Alex Marinelli of Iowa goes down to 8-seed Mehki Lewis of VA Tech 3-1 SV-1.
Evan Wick wins by fall over Chance Marsteller
- Wick will face Lewis in the semifinal breaking up the expected Marinelli vs. Joseph Final
Vincenzo Joseph wins another tight match with Nebraska's Isaiah White 3-1 SV-1
Joshua Shields of Airzona State wins 6-0 over Bryce Steiert of Northern Iowa.  He'll face Joseph in the semifinal. Joseph won their only match up 11-2 in a December dual

Cael McCormick's match was frustrating...  In OT, Gunther held the riding time advantage and basically stalled on his feet half a TB period, a full SV2 period and half a TB2 period.  McCormick made a mistake by choosing down in TB2 with a 4-3 deficit and a riding time deficit.  He got the escape to tie it at 4, but only had about 12 seconds to get a take down and Gunther wouldn't even let him close.  Cael should have started TB2 on his feet knowing he was going to need two points to win.  Whether he or his coaches made the decision to go down, it wasn't the correct one.  And why Gunther gets no stalling warnings until :03 left is beyond me.  Unfortunately, Cael has been eliminated.

@174
Zahid Valencia attacks off the whistle, builds an 11-4 lead and gets the fall against Army's Brian Harvey
Daniel Lewis of Missouri gets the fall over Nebraska's Mikey Labriola
- The #2 and #3 seeds Lewis vs. Valencia meet in the semis.  Should be a great match!
Mark Hall wins with a workmanlike 5-3 decision over Taylor Lujan of UNI
Myles Amine gets a tough 4-2 SV-1 win over Lehigh's Jordan Kutler
- Hall and Amine face off in the semifinal.  Hall is 4-0 against Amine, all 1 point decisions

Dylan Lydy wins a 5-4 decision over Matt Finesilver of Duke and moves on.

Juxtapose the officiating in Cael's match vs Stoll Parris. These are officials at the same tournament. I know you are supposed to adjust to the way the match is being called, but with that much variable on how stalling is called it can be tough on the athletes. 

I believe stalling should be called on guys who dont open up on their feet or refuse to make any offensive effort. (Pushing a guy out of bounds after he just turns to face from an escape isn't the precursor to offense its jobbing the rules) 

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About to begin wrestling the evening session which includes the Semifinals and the Blood Round.  Semis are on mats 1 & 2.  Early mat assignments show both Stevan Micic and Nick Lee scheduled for Mat 2.

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Semifinals
@125
Jack Mueller of Virginia dominated Sebastion Rivera with over 5 minutes of riding time and gets an 8-2 decision.
Spencer Lee got revenge against Nick Piccinnini with a 10-4 decision.  Lee scored a late takedown and 2 back pts to extend a 6-4 lead.
Mueller vs. Lee to the Final

Blood Round
- Ronnie Bresser, Oregon St. dec Brent Fleetwood, North Dakota State 5-3 SV-1 to advance.
- Vitali Arujau, the true freshman from Cornell won with an 11-3 major decision over Sean Fausz of NC State
- Pat Glory true freshman of Princeton wins by 7-1 dec over Michael McGee of Old Dominion
- RayVon Foley of Michigan State wins by 12-4 major decision over Sean Russell of Minnesota

 

 

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5 minutes ago, 1prouddad said:

Micic falls to Suriano 4-1. All Suriano

Couldn’t get out from bottom and never really got off his neutral offense.  Suriano defintiely won that one, but sucks for Micic who won’t get another finals shot. He still had a promising international career.  

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