How is the beginning weight decided? There are so many potentially great matches. Would starting at 125 create the most suspense or might it lessen it if Ayala can't go?
My source is pretty dialed in to Fort Dodge wrestlers. I am completely confident that Ayala is somewhat banged up and that is the reason you see Ybarra listed. It is also interesting that several people have asked to confirm my rumor over on the HR board but no insider has responded. If there is no truth to it, one of them would have squashed it by now.I didn't believe it either, but it was interesting that Ybarra was listed as an option in the pre-meet notes. Ultimately, we likely won't know until the match starts. If Ybarra does go, Crabs has some damn good sources
My source is pretty dialed in to Fort Dodge wrestlers. I am completely confident that Ayala is somewhat banged up and that is the reason you see Ybarra listed. It is also interesting that several people have asked to confirm my rumor over on the HR board but no insider has responded. If there is no truth to it, one of them would have squashed it by now.
I will say that from what I heard the injury is not season threatening, so I’m my mind that does leave open the possibility that Ayala gets tossed out there at less than 100%. Ayala is a tough SOB and I’m sure he’ll want to be out there. As we know the Brands aren’t great in exercising restraint or good judgement when it comes to who steps on the mat so they may put him out there.
Whining about stalling starts there out in the parking lot before the introductions.The real question will be what of these things don't happen?
- RBY catches Desanto and Desanto injury defaults out
- Terry runs half ways over to the PSU side only to realize there stands Cael and Varner
- Carver 2 seconds into Ayala (if they start at 125) is calling for stalling and yelling they don't like tough wrestling
- PSU wins and some walmart hawk fan yells look at the banners you got a long ways to go we invented wrestling
Can someone translate WTF this means?
Word for word almost agree with everything. 125 obviously shaky right now but if Ayala is healthy I got him.Can't wait for this dual. @crablegs is claiming on the PSU boards that Ayala is injured and won't be wrestling, which would be a major blow to Iowa's chances. Below are my predictions if Ayala goes:
125- Ayala by decision in a minor upset. 3-0 Iowa
133- Desanto hasn't beat RBY in a long time, and don't think he does Friday. 3-3
141- Lee is just wrestling better than Eierman right now, don't see Lee losing this one. 6-3 PSU
149- Must win here for Iowa. I think it will be close, but Murin wins on a late TD. 6-6
157- KY will win by 3-4 points. 9-6 Iowa
165- I don't see Marinelli losing at Carver, but wouldn't be surprised if Berge flips the results come March. 12-6 Iowa
174- Might be match of the dual. Really depends how healthy Kem is, but I think Starocci wins a close one. 12-9 Iowa
184- Brooks is just on another level than Abe, and I think Brooks will know that a major could be the difference in the dual. The greats find a way to get majors when their teams need it. 13-12 PSU
197- I think Dean is slightly overrated, and Warner finds ways to win close matches. Give me Warner by a 1 point decision. 15-13 Iowa
Hwt- Kerk is a different beast this year. Cass is a very good wrestler, but think Kerk wins this comfortably (3-4 points). 16-15 PSU