I didn't see your 60-0 KYPSW entry. I will look for it. 😉I wasn’t so far off on my 60-0 prediction.
Lot closer than some of ya’ll “conservative” and “rational” “fans” were…
AB vs Amine was my preseason matchup that I was most looking forward to this year. I think they spent a lot of time this match feeling each other out, but when they finally engaged in an exchange it was awesome! AB’s defense was an absolute masterclass.An amazing night of tough, clutch performances by our guys. Incredibly impressive. The rest of college wrestling has been officially put on notice.
In a night of great performances, the standout sequence, for me, remains what AB did against Amine in that last exchange. That was other level wrestling. How on Earth he doesn’t give up two there and then by some insane wizardry gets the TD himself was unreal.
WHAT A NIGHT! WE ARE!!!
Bo was a wrestling savant. You can't compare him to any even good wrestler. He had no weaknesses and could have you on your back in seconds with a million crazy moves! He was just a marvel to watch. I remember him wrestling Myles from OSU and Myles would get BO in a bad position and Bo would just let his body go limp in Myles hands and you can see it scared the shit out him. Like what crazy move is Bo going to hit me with and he would just release him!! Hilarious to watch! Bo is up there with the all time greats!As good as Max is, Bo would have pinned Brucki already. Nothing on Max, just a realization how good Bo really was!
Oh yeah. He always turtles up when he is facing someone of equal skill. They are always boring 3-2 type matches. He is a great defensive wrestler. He would have been an unbeatable dynamo if he stayed with Cael and they worked on his offense. I think Vito takes him with ease. Needs to cut his hair. He is no Sampson! I think he is much better with head shaved.He's still primarily a defensive wrestler - his offense against elite wrestlers is very average.
Not sure he can win. That said, I don't know why anyone looks to last year. Kerk was a shell of himself. He's still not where he will be. He's a few weeks out from being sick. I believe if he could put on a bit more weight, it could be very interesting. I swear, last year made people forget Kerk was the #1 coming out of high school.Not a chance. So our guy…who was an out of shape due to blood clots…body looked nothing like his HS days and today….wrestled to 7th place Year with that mess, even scored a TD Vs Gable….and who just dominated the “can only be beaten by Gable” guy…..has no chance. Kerk was a shell of himself last year.
Guess we will see. You say no chance and I’ll go with he wins it when the NCAA championship is on the line.
HWT will be the last match anyway. Steveson is the biggest star in the sport, and it's not close. Be prepared to see a lot of his Olympic Gold medal that weekend.I cannot wait to see two more matches between these two elite competitors. If it’s up to me I’m ending the NCAA finals with this matchup. The only thing that would change my opinion on that is if Kerk shows he can actually make the match with Gable competitive. If that happens, I’m not sure you can end with anyone but Gable.
We'll agree to disagree. It's far more fair to the person that's actually aggressive and wrestling. It will make people wrestle because they'll have to. You don't need it in free because you are forced to wrestle. I've always hated the 2 to 1 setup.No it shouldn't.
I don’t disagree. Just imo, I’d go 184 rather than see a GS beat down. Maybe Kerk will make it interesting.HWT will be the last match anyway. Steveson is the biggest star in the sport, and it's not close. Be prepared to see a lot of his Olympic Gold medal that weekend.
Also, while a Brooks-Amine match may be more dramatic, Steveson will bring more action and more scoring.
Steveson is a different animal than he was 3 years ago. Stronger,faster and in better shape.Okay, so after that HWT match I'm starting to wonder if the impossible is possible. Kerk is definitely the toughest matchup for Steveson and he's coached by the guys who have coached the only other guy to beat him.
- Dean got taken down too easily for my liking
Dean is good and will learn from this with our great coaching. Next time I don't think Brucki will take him down so easily, just as I don't think Bulsak will reverse him. Dean is wrestling tough against perceived bigger men.
True, also Steveson has had multiple noticeable jumps: after 2019 NCAAs, and again after 2021 NCAAs. At least.Steveson is a different animal than he was 3 years ago. Stronger,faster and in better shape.
I'd be shocked if anyone beats him if he stays healthy.