2nd recruiting weekend vs Iowa & Game Day

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  1. azchief32

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    #61 azchief32, Sep 21, 2019
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    This is a very good get. He got to the states last summer after he defected and was only able to wrestle one semester...won state, than Fargo. The rub on Cuban wrestlers is that although they are good on technique and dynamic, they sometimes lack the cardio. Well, since he will be here and in a college room, this should not be an issue. He has wrestled with some very tough, big names and done well. If he can handle the transition to college/the states, I think the wrestling will take care of itself even though he has only 20ish matches in folkstyle in his life. He projects at 41.

    Worse case scenario is that academics might be a challenge but he ends up with Cyclone RTC. Wish Iowa would have got him. BTW, I doubt he's on now for WNO...compliance issues with the NCAA because we also tried to have one of our guys wrestle and it didn't work out.

    Edit: I am biased when it comes to Sunnyside kids out of Tucson as I grew up competing against them and admire the way they have succeeded throughout the years. I believe this will be the fourth Sunnyside kid into your program...I can't remember the first guy but I believe the Gallicks worked out fairly well for you all.
     
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  2. buf87

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    #64 stuclone, Sep 21, 2019
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    Sounds like Echemendia really impressed in the room. Excited to see what can happen when he gets on campus
     
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  5. SimpsonCyclone

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    From what I’ve heard, Dresser thinks Anthony is one of the best prospects he’s seen in his coaching career. That’s saying something. Must have really impressed when he worked out in the room. Metcalf and Dresser are beyond excited about this signing.
     
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  6. Boxer007

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    He’s a great piece to the larger puzzle. No doubt about it. Now let’s secure some 2020 blue chip recruits!
     
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    Awesome news about Echemendia!

    Wonder if he more or less took the scholarship money freed up by Ryan Anderson.
     
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    Hopefully this doesn't impact Facundo, because aren't the around the same weight (as well as Carr).
     
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    It shouldn't. Echemendia projects at 141/149. Facundo already wrestles at 160, I'd guess he ends up at 174 in college.
     
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    He's wrestling Hawk recruit Patrick Kennedy at Whos Number 1 in two weeks. They are going at 170.
     
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    This kinda makes it seem like Echemendia is wrestling at 170.. so just to be clear, Facundo is the one wrestling Kennedy. I'm excited to see how that match plays out.


    Echemendia is also participating at 65kg vs. Josh Saunders.
     
  12. Boxer007

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    Yes. Facundo is going at 170. Now that AE has signed I don’t think we will see him at WNO. Wouldn’t make sense.

    AE will be in the 141/149 range. Facundo is at 165/174 range. They will not compete for mat time.
     
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  13. crablegs

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    Willie just told me over on HR that he is still wrestling. Him and Facundo make this a worthwhile event for Cyclone fans.
     
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    Saturday, October 5, 5 PM, see below for lineup/ticket info
    https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6550858-whos-1-coming-to-carver-hawkeye-arena

    ISU-TCU football is that same day in Ames at 11:00 AM
    https://cyclones.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=97

    UI-Michigan football is that same day in Ann Arbor at 11:00 AM CST
    https://hawkeyesports.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=445
     

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