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For me.. its the OSU line up. There are huge questions at 125/133/141 and at 165/174/184. Does Fix go at 125 or 133? If he goes at 125 then Pic has to go up. Does that mean that Brock goes to 141 (Wrestlestats has him pinned in at 149 but where they get THAT I dont know). If Fix goes to 133 does Brock go up? My guess is that Brock does go up to 141 and pic goes to 125 and Fix goes to 133. But Id rather see Fix at 125 personally.

Then, where do JoJo Smith, Chandler Rogers go? Smith is probably too large for 157 but can he beat Rogers? Can the loser of that match beat Jacobe Smith at 174? Potentially we could see JoJo moving from 157 to 184. But I doubt it. My guess is Smith goes at 165, Rogers bumps up to 174 and Smith bumps to 184.

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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 11:13:20 AM »
Brock is too small for 141.
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 12:23:40 PM »
Wrestlers can get bigger you know. Not only that several wrestlers have bumped up 1 or 2 weights and won national titles.
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 03:20:35 PM »
He's stumpy.
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 04:23:55 PM »
He's stumpy.

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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 11:41:40 AM »
Brock is too small for 141.

Wrestlestat has him at 149. LOL
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 06:54:01 AM »
The biggest question? How will ISU do with Dresser? Will there be some obvious improvement?
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 09:59:18 AM »
The biggest question? How will ISU do with Dresser? Will there be some obvious improvement?

I would think Mackall will be a big improvement at 125 (big improvement from laast year)
Gomez should be a more consistent guy at 133,needs to stay healthy (more consistent and improve from last year)
Parker should be decent at 141, Leisure is going to try and compete for this spot also (more consistent than last year)
Degen should be good at 149 (same as last year)

Straw should be okay at 157, if he starts where he ended last year and not where he began (same as last year, improve if Carr goes)
St John and Jennngs with battle at 165(same as last year)
Coleman should be an improvement at 174(improve from last year)
Colbray will be good at 184, if he manages the cut (same as last year, maybe improve)
Miklus will be an AA contender if he stays healthy (improve from last year)

Gremmel and Anderson will battle at 285 (Close to no dropoff from last year)

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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 12:02:59 PM »
The biggest question? How will ISU do with Dresser? Will there be some obvious improvement?

I would think Mackall will be a big improvement at 125 (big improvement from laast year)
Gomez should be a more consistent guy at 133,needs to stay healthy (more consistent and improve from last year)
Parker should be decent at 141, Leisure is going to try and compete for this spot also (more consistent than last year)
Degen should be good at 149 (same as last year)

Straw should be okay at 157, if he starts where he ended last year and not where he began (same as last year, improve if Carr goes)
St John and Jennngs with battle at 165(same as last year)
Coleman should be an improvement at 174(improve from last year)
Colbray will be good at 184, if he manages the cut (same as last year, maybe improve)
Miklus will be an AA contender if he stays healthy (improve from last year)

Gremmel and Anderson will battle at 285 (Close to no dropoff from last year)
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 01:46:08 PM »
Iowa State coaches are excited about Duggan at 285 also. 

They are pretty optimistic that we will have a much better team this year

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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 08:14:04 PM »
Let's hope so. 

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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2018, 02:41:42 PM »
In my opinion, 5 of the biggest questions heading into the 2018-19 season:

1. Will both the Valencia brothers bump up a weight? If so, will Anthony make the podium at 174? 184 would also feature 3 national champs if Zahid makes the jump. Who comes out on top among the trio of Nickal, Martin, and Zahid? I got my money on Zahid.

2. How will Kemerer look at 174? I didn't think he was a large 157. Also, will this move help Iowa compete for the National Title? The additions of DeSanto and Warner will certainly help. Lugo coming in for Sorenson helps cover some ground too.

3. Do any of Ohio State's big guns take a redshirt? Namely, McKenna and Martin. I don't think so. How will Tomasello's (Heinselman), Jordan's (Romero), and Snyder's (Singletary) replacements do? It's quite far-fetched, but I can picture a scenario where Ohio State has 4 National Champs if all things go their way--McKenna (141), Jordan (149), Martin (184), Moore (197). Not sure where this put Hayes.

4. Who can stop Gable Steveson from winning the Heavyweight national title as a true freshman?

5. Can Penn State crown 3 different 3-time National Champs in the same year? Nolf, Joseph, and Nickal will all be going for their 3rd. The Nittany Lions are the heavy favorite to 4-peat and win their 8th title in 9 years. Which team can dethrone them? I can only imagine a couple of cases where Iowa or Ohio State stand a chance.




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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
I don't see anyone taking out Nickal, not even Martin.

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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2018, 09:31:50 PM »
I don't see anyone taking out Nickal, not even Martin.
I’d have to go with Stanford on Zahid. He matches up well with Nickal IMO. It would be a great rivalry for sure.
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Re: What are the biggest questions going into the 2018-2019 season?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2018, 10:28:35 AM »
@RYou

Have you seen Zahid Valencia this spring and summer? I know freestyle =/= folkstyle, but mauling Alex Dieringer and keeping it very competitive against Kyle Dake has got to count for something. Since Valencia vs. Nickal is all predicated on Zahid bumping up, I hope we can at least get it at the All-Star Classic.