Luke Gardner Returning to PSU

McScoreley

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157 this year:
Joe Lee - who was supposed to rejuvenate his career at this weight
Terrell Barraclough - the scrappy "coaches kid" wrestler who was Sanderson trained growing up
Tony Negron - a guy who most googled after we found out he was wrestling against Lehigh and only found his LinkedIn

and ending with:

Luke Gardner - retired then unretired
 

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According to Track, Gardner is on the roster but not yet certified.
 

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I'm glad Luke Gardner is back and I hope he wrestles well/achieves his goals.

But I'm not sure this turns many tables.
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I could totally see him making the lineup. Would be great if he could snag a qualification and grab a ticket to the dance.
 
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Wonder if this news has any impact on the speculation of Brady moving down to 157?
I suspect we can stick a fork in that speculation. Makes little sense for Gardner to un-retire just to sit on the bench, and he'd have to know that's what would happen against Berge after so many years together.
 
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I would assume that Cael must have wanted him to return since two weeks ago he was in the transfer portal. I will trust Cael & the other coaches decision to bring him back as their best option at 157. I wish him the best of Luck and hopefully we can get something out of this weight class.
 
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Do any of you meat heads think gardner wanted to come back thinking he’ll have starting spot at 57
 

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I know it was mentioned Luke was going to Pitt to wrestle 149 (Cenzo kind of spilled the beans) so I imagine he is coming back to PSU because Cael asked him about wrestling 157.
 

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I think Negron continues to have the inside track. I think he is the rawest with the most upside potential. That said Luke adds more mystery to the competition. It should be fun.
 

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Do any of you meat heads think gardner wanted to come back thinking he’ll have starting spot at 57
Just another kind of head talking here, but I would presume ‘yes’?

Or we pay more than Pitt?

Not sure what you’re trying to get at.
 

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Refresh my memory, I looked at last year’s roster to see his weight and Luke wasn’t listed. I don’t remember why he wasn’t on the team (or if it is an error). All I could find was 2019-2020 he was 149.
Here is Luke's career PSU record.

Last two matches in February 2021 were at 157.