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Title: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 27, 2012, 12:34:46 PM
* Pick one wrestler for each weight class
* Points awarded as per tournament team point scoring
* Pick one #1 pre-seed, one #2 pre-seed, one #3 pre-seed, etc...through #8 pre-seed
* Pick two wrestlers with #9 pre-seeds or lower
* Link to pre-seeds

http://awn.theopenmat.com/2012/12/midlands-releases-top-contenders-for-50th-championships/

Post your picks in this thread using the following format
weight - name of wrestler - pre-seed

Here are my picks

125 - Jarrod Garnett - 5
133 -  Dan Dennis - 2
141 - Evan Hederson - 8
149 - David Habat - 9
157 - Jesse Dong - 6
165 - Mark Lewandowski - 7
174 - Robert Kokesh - 3
184 - Boaz Beard - 10
197 - Mario Gonzalez - 4
285 - Jarod Trice - 1
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: OkieSpladle on December 27, 2012, 12:59:04 PM
125 - #2 Delgado, Illinois
133 - #9 Mele, Northwestern
141 - #9 Tsirtsis, Northwestern
149 - #8 Grajales, Michigan
157 - #6 Dong, Va Tech
165 - #7 Lewandowski, Buffalo
174 - #3 Kokesh, Nebraska
184 - #1 Hamlin, Lehigh
197 - #5 Schiedel, Binghamton
HWT - #4 Hanke, Oregon State
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: Viratas on December 27, 2012, 01:20:17 PM
125 Trent Sprenkle 4
133 Dan Dennis 2
141 Evan Henderson 8
149 Steve Santos 7
157 David Bonin 9
165 Ryan LeBlanc 10
174 Robert Kokesh 3
184 Ryan Loder 5
197 Dustin Kilgore 1
285 Connor Medberry 6
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: yoces51 on December 27, 2012, 01:30:25 PM
V you may want to check out the Wisconsin forum.  Trevor Branvold just posted that Graff is going 133 for Midlands and the rest of the year.

http://www.wiwrestling.info/forum/index.php?topic=35840.0
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: muddage on December 27, 2012, 03:25:29 PM
125 #5 Jarred Garnett
133 #2 Dan Dennis
141 #9 Jason Tsirtsis
149 #8 Eric Grajales
157 #6 Jesse Dong
165 #11 Taylor Massa
174 #3 Robert Kokesh
184 #7 Max Thomuseitt
197 #1 Dustin Kilgore
hwt #4 Chad Hanke
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: brycemus on December 27, 2012, 03:36:16 PM
this was WAY harder than I thought it would be.  honestly I have an easier time come Nationals.  oh well here's my pathetic attempt that I have absolutely 0 faith in.

125 #5 Jarred Garnett
133 #7 Levi Wolfensberger
141 #1 Kendrick Maple
149 #8 Eric Grajales
157 US Ian Miller
165 #2 Bekzod Abdurabadass
174 #6 Stephen West
184 #4 Travis Rutt
197 #3 Hudson Taylor
Hwt US Spencer Myers

(US=UnSeeded)
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: buf87 on December 27, 2012, 04:22:28 PM
125 - Spenkle #4
133 - Mack #8
141 - Port #5
149 - Vinson #2
157 - Dong #6
165 - Moreno UR
174 - Kokesh #3
184 - Ihnen #7
197 - Kilgore #1
Hwt - Gibson #10
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: jammen on December 27, 2012, 04:58:40 PM
I see everyone has finally boarded the Kokesh bandwagon.

125)Jarrod Garnett #5
133)Levi Mele #9
141)Tyler Graff #7
149)Donny Vinson #2
157)Jason Welch #1
165)Taylor Massa #13
174)Robert Kokesh #6
184)Travis Rutt #4
197)Hudson Taylor #3
hvy)Ernest James #8
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: Cruocified on December 27, 2012, 05:04:33 PM
Everyone was on the Kokesh bandwagon last year until Evans disemboweled him.  No reason to believe he is any better than the same scrub we all saw back then.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: buf87 on December 27, 2012, 05:05:26 PM
Jammen,

kokesh is a #3 not #6
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: Trusty on December 27, 2012, 05:37:04 PM
125- Delgado 2
133- Graff 7
141- Carter 3
149- Grajales 8
157- Pena 5
165- Monk 4
174- Caldwell 10
184- Stoll US
197- Kilgore 1
285- Medbery 6
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: YakRider on December 27, 2012, 06:17:40 PM
125   zanetta    6

133  beckman  5

141  carter  3

149  grajales  8

157  lester  7

165  wilps  9

174  asper  2

184  rutt  4

197  kilgore  1

285  myers  no seed

Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: nywrestler4life on December 27, 2012, 07:12:02 PM
125 UNR Thomas Gilman
133 #8 Shelton Mack
141 #7 Tyler Graff
149: #2 Donnie Vinson
157 #6 Jesse Dong
165 #5 Conrad Polz
174 #3 Robert Kokesh
184 #4 Travis Rutt
197: #1 Dustin Kilgore
285: UNR Spencer Myers
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: buf87 on December 27, 2012, 07:39:42 PM
nywres - according to Branvold, Graff will be at 133 for Midlands
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: RYou on December 27, 2012, 08:12:55 PM
125: Christian Cullinan, Central Michigan - 8
133: Dan Dennis, Hawkeye WC - 2
141: Jason Tsirtsis, Northwestern - 9
149: Steve Santos, Columbia - 7
157: Jason Welch, Northwestern - 1
165: Tyler Wilps, Pittsburgh - 9
184: Josh Ihnen, Nebraska - 6
197: Hudson Taylor, Lions WC - 3
285: Chad Hanke, Oregon State - 4
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: Brew on December 27, 2012, 10:39:06 PM
125 zanetta #6
133 thielke nr
141 Henderson #8 or jason tsirtsis #8 if graff drops to 133
149 Santos #7
157 Fleming #2
165 monk #4
174 benefiel nr
184  louder #5
197 kilgore #1
Hwt  mcmullan #3
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: jammen on December 28, 2012, 09:56:51 AM
I see everyone has finally boarded the Kokesh bandwagon.  (Edited as I used Kokesh ranking not preseed)

125)Jarrod Garnett #5
133)Wolfensperger #7
141)Henderson #8
149)Donny Vinson #2
157)Jason Welch #1
165)Taylor Massa #11
174)Robert Kokesh #3
184)Travis Rutt #4
197)Meeks #6
hvy)Hanke #9
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: jammen on December 28, 2012, 02:20:33 PM
I wish I could add Tyler Koehn US at 165.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: buckgrad80 on December 28, 2012, 03:19:08 PM
125 - Christian Cullinan, CMU - 8
133 - AJ Schopp, Edinboro - 3
141 - Tsirtis, NW - 9
149 - Accordino, Hofstra - 10
155 - Matt Lester, OK - 7
165 - Harger, NW - 6
175 - Dan Yates, UM - 5
185 - Ben Bennent, CMU - 2
195 - Dustin Kilgore, KSU - 1
HVY - Hanke, OrSU - 4
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: Gage on December 28, 2012, 04:17:52 PM
125: Trent Sprenkle North Dakota State 4
133: Dan Dennis Hawkeye WC 2
141: Devin Carter VA Tech 3
149; Montel Marion Unattached 1
157: RJ Pena Oregon State 5
165: Taylor Massa Michigan 11
174: Cody Caldwell Northern Iowa 9
184: Tony Dallgo Illinois 8
197: Braden Atwood Purdue 7
285: Connor Medbery Wisconsin 6
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 28, 2012, 06:08:14 PM
125 - Spenkle #4
133 - Mack #8
141 - Port #5
149 - Vinson #2
157 - Dong #6
165 - Moreno UR
174 - Kokesh #3
184 - Ihnen #7
197 - Kilgore #1
Hwt - Gibson #10

Ihnen is a #6 pre-seed rather than a #7.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 28, 2012, 06:10:57 PM
I see everyone has finally boarded the Kokesh bandwagon.  (Edited as I used Kokesh ranking not preseed)

125)Jarrod Garnett #5
133)Wolfensperger #7
141)Henderson #8
149)Donny Vinson #2
157)Jason Welch #1
165)Taylor Massa #11
174)Robert Kokesh #3
184)Travis Rutt #4
197)Meeks #6
hvy)Hanke #9

Hanke is a #4 pre-seed rather than a #9
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 28, 2012, 06:15:31 PM
125: Christian Cullinan, Central Michigan - 8
133: Dan Dennis, Hawkeye WC - 2
141: Jason Tsirtsis, Northwestern - 9
149: Steve Santos, Columbia - 7
157: Jason Welch, Northwestern - 1
165: Tyler Wilps, Pittsburgh - 9
184: Josh Ihnen, Nebraska - 6
197: Hudson Taylor, Lions WC - 3
285: Chad Hanke, Oregon State - 4
Wrestler not listed at 174
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: nywrestler4life on December 28, 2012, 07:56:11 PM
nywres - according to Branvold, Graff will be at 133 for Midlands

Thank you, new lineup

125 #7 Nathon Kraiser
133 #8 Shelton Mack
141 UNR Jason Tsirtis
149: #2 Donnie Vinson
157 #6 Jesse Dong
165 #5 Conrad Polz
174 #3 Robert Kokesh
184 #4 Travis Rutt
197: #1 Dustin Kilgore
285: UNR Spencer Myers
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: fuhr on December 28, 2012, 08:33:55 PM
Garnett
Mele
Tsirtsis
Grajales
Dong
Lewandowski
Munster
Bennett
Kilgore
McMullen


Ride that NW bandwagon Fuhr
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 28, 2012, 09:53:28 PM
125- Delgado 2
133- Graff 7
141- Carter 3
149- Grajales 8
157- Pena 5
165- Monk 4
174- Caldwell 10
184- Stoll US
197- Kilgore 1
285- Medbery 6

The contest is based on pre-seeds, so using him at 133 won't work.  Unless you submit new picks, I'll give you the #7 pre-seed at 133 (Wolfensperger).
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: coachc133 on December 28, 2012, 11:39:21 PM
125 2 Jesse Delgado (Illinois)
133 nr jesse Theilke
141 9. Jason Tsirtsis, Northwestern, Unattached
149 6. Nick Brascetta, Virginia Tech
157 5. R.J. Pena (Oregon State)
165 7. Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo
174 3. Robert Kokesh, Nebraska
184 4. Travis Rutt, Oklahoma, Unattached
197 1. Dustin Kilgore (Kent State)
285 9. Matt Meuleners, Northern State

that was fun
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: YakRider on December 28, 2012, 11:43:54 PM
i'm assuming since so many lineups were submitted with pre seeds, they are the ones we are using.  also, since asper isn't wrestling i am resubmitting a new lineup which i dont like nearly as well but.   

125  zanetta   6

133  beckman  5

141  carter  3

149  grajales  8

157  lester  7

165  abdurakmonov  2

174  caldwell  10

184  rutt  4

197  kilgore 1

285  myers  ur
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: jammen on December 29, 2012, 09:41:39 AM
I see everyone has finally boarded the Kokesh bandwagon.  (Edited as I used Kokesh ranking not preseed)

125)Jarrod Garnett #5
133)Wolfensperger #7
141)Henderson #8
149)Donny Vinson #2
157)Jason Welch #1
165)Taylor Massa #11
174)Robert Kokesh #3
184)Travis Rutt #4
197)Meeks #6
hvy)Hanke #9

Hanke is a #4 pre-seed rather than a #9

Yeah, I give up.  I can't even fill out a lineup.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 10:37:52 AM
125 - Spenkle #4
133 - Mack #8
141 - Port #5
149 - Vinson #2
157 - Dong #6
165 - Moreno UR
174 - Kokesh #3
184 - Ihnen #7
197 - Kilgore #1
Hwt - Gibson #10

Ihnen is a #6 pre-seed rather than a #7.

I'll substitute the #9 pre-seed @ 184 (Joe Rau)
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 10:39:19 AM
I see everyone has finally boarded the Kokesh bandwagon.  (Edited as I used Kokesh ranking not preseed)

125)Jarrod Garnett #5
133)Wolfensperger #7
141)Henderson #8
149)Donny Vinson #2
157)Jason Welch #1
165)Taylor Massa #11
174)Robert Kokesh #3
184)Travis Rutt #4
197)Meeks #6
hvy)Hanke #9

Hanke is a #4 pre-seed rather than a #9
I'll use the #9 at 285 (Meuleners).
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 10:41:00 AM
125: Christian Cullinan, Central Michigan - 8
133: Dan Dennis, Hawkeye WC - 2
141: Jason Tsirtsis, Northwestern - 9
149: Steve Santos, Columbia - 7
157: Jason Welch, Northwestern - 1
165: Tyler Wilps, Pittsburgh - 9
184: Josh Ihnen, Nebraska - 6
197: Hudson Taylor, Lions WC - 3
285: Chad Hanke, Oregon State - 4
Wrestler not listed at 174
I'll use the #5 @ 174 (Dan Yates)
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 12:16:25 PM
125 - Christian Cullinan, CMU - 8
133 - AJ Schopp, Edinboro - 3
141 - Tsirtis, NW - 9
149 - Accordino, Hofstra - 10
155 - Matt Lester, OK - 7
165 - Harger, NW - 6
175 - Dan Yates, UM - 5
185 - Ben Bennent, CMU - 2
195 - Dustin Kilgore, KSU - 1
HVY - Hanke, OrSU - 4
I don't see Accordino in the bracket @ 149.  I'll put the #9 pre-seed there (Habat) for you.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 12:36:29 PM
125 Trent Sprenkle 4
133 Dan Dennis 2
141 Evan Henderson 8
149 Steve Santos 7
157 David Bonin 9
165 Ryan LeBlanc 10
174 Robert Kokesh 3
184 Ryan Loder 5
197 Dustin Kilgore 1
285 Connor Medberry 6
I don't see Bonin in the bracket @ 157.  I'll use the #10 pre-seed (Taylor Walsh) as a substitute.
Same with LeBlanc @ 165.  I'll substitute the #9 pre-seed (T. Wilps).
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 12:54:54 PM
125 zanetta #6
133 thielke nr
141 Henderson #8 or jason tsirtsis #8 if graff drops to 133
149 Santos #7
157 Fleming #2
165 monk #4
174 benefiel nr
184  louder #5
197 kilgore #1
Hwt  mcmullan #3
I don't see benefiel in the bracket @ 174.  I'll substitute the #9 pre-seed (Hammond).
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 01:10:13 PM
I don't see Ihnen or Thomuseitt in the bracket @184.  I'll substitute the #9 pre-seed Joe Rau.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 01:19:06 PM
I don't see Myers in the bracket @ 285.  I'll substitute the #9 pre-seed Meuleners.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 29, 2012, 09:04:34 PM
Scores after 1st session

Place / Team / Points / CH / Consolations
1   Brew   50.5   10   0
2   nywrestler4life   50.5   8   1
3   muddage   50.5   10   0
4   Viratas   50.5   9   1
5   jammen   48.5   9   1
6   buf87   47.5   7   2
7   fuhr   45   8   0
8   coachc133   45   8   2
9   Ryou   44.5   9   1
10   vveto   44   8   1
11   OkieSpladle   44   7   0
12   brycemus   41   8   2
13   buckgrad80   40.5   8   2
14   yakrider   40.5   8   2
15   Trusty   40   6   0
16   gage   38   6   4
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: coachc133 on December 29, 2012, 11:11:08 PM
I seem to be having trouble getting up dates on the brackets.  is anyone else having trouble? the best i can get are 1 rd of conso's and before the 1/4's
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: Brew on December 29, 2012, 11:33:53 PM
Man I took a beating that round
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 30, 2012, 12:11:42 AM
Scores before final consolation round Sat. night:

Place / Team / Points / Semis / Consolations
1   jammen   97.5   6   4
2   coachc133   94   6   4
3   Ryou   91.5   6   4
4   Viratas   91   5   5
5   muddage   89.5   5   5
6   Brew   88   5   5
7   fuhr   84.5   5   5
8   vveto   84.5   5   4
9   nywrestler4life   82.5   4   5
10   buckgrad80   80   5   5
11   buf87   78.5   4   4
12   OkieSpladle   78   4   6
13   Trusty   75.5   4   6
14   brycemus   73   4   6
15   yakrider   72   4   6
16   gage   65   3   7
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: jammen on December 30, 2012, 10:18:29 AM
VVeto, you picked the team for me.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 30, 2012, 11:25:02 AM
Here are updated scores as of Sunday morning.  I removed all substitute wrestlers that I plugged in for pre-seeds that did not wrestle, etc.  These scores reflect only those wrestlers that you specifically picked.

Place / Team / Points / Semis / Consolations / Holes in roster
1   jammen   97   6   3   285
2   coachc133   96   6   4   none
3   vveto   85   5   4   none
4   fuhr   85   5   4   none
5   muddage   84.5   5   4   184
6   Brew   83   5   4   174
7   nywrestler4life   80   4   4   285
8   OkieSpladle   80   4   5   none
9   buckgrad80   79   5   3   149
10   Ryou   75   5   3   174 & 184
11   Viratas   74.5   4   4   157 & 165
12   buf87   74   4   3   184
13   brycemus   73   4   5   285
14   Trusty   72   4   4   133
15   yakrider   71   4   4   285
16   gage   69   3   5   none
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 30, 2012, 06:05:51 PM
Scores through session 3

Place / Team / CH / WB
1   jammen   148.5   4   3
2   coachc133   147   4   3
3   muddage   146   5   2
4   Viratas   139.5   3   5
5   OkieSpladle   135.5   4   3
6   fuhr   132   3   5
7   vveto   128   3   5
8   buckgrad80   125   3   3
9   nywrestler4life   124.5   3   3
10   yakrider   123   2   4
11   brycemus   120   3   3
12   Brew   117   1   5
13   Trusty   116   2   4
14   Ryou   113   3   2
15   buf87   111.5   3   3
16   gage   109   1   4

Top 3 teams

jammen

Garnett   19
Wolfensperger   8
Henderson   12
Vinson   20.5
Welch   18
Massa   10.5
Kokesh   24.5
Rutt   17.5
Meeks   18.5
none   0


coachc133

Delgado   20
Theilke   11.5
Tsirtsis   9
Brascetta   19
Pena   5
Lewandowski   11
Kokesh   24.5
Rutt   17.5
Kilgore   22
Meuleners   7.5


muddage

Garnett   19
Dennis   20
Tsirtsis   9
Grajales   10
Dong   14
Massa   10.5
Kokesh   24.5
none   0
Kilgore   22
Hanke   17



Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: vveto on December 30, 2012, 11:44:03 PM
Final Scores

1   muddage   165
2   jammen   162.5
3   coachc133   160
4   Viratas   151.5
5   fuhr   150
6   OkieSpladle   146.5
7   buckgrad80   141
8   vveto   140
9   nywrestler4life   137.5
10   brycemus   129
11   yakrider   128
12   buf87   126.5
13   Ryou   122
14   Brew   121
15   Trusty   121
16   gage   114

muddage's team
Garnett   23
Dennis   20
Tsirtsis   9
Grajales   10
Dong   17
Massa   10.5
Kokesh   28.5
none   0
Kilgore   26
Hanke   21

Nice picks!
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: coachc133 on December 31, 2012, 01:48:00 AM
the ot 125 championship match was the difference.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: OkieSpladle on December 31, 2012, 05:29:05 AM
Congrats to muddage!

As always, the most important thing is that I beat Bryce (as most of us did)!
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: buckgrad80 on December 31, 2012, 08:48:52 AM
Congratulations to Muddage!!

Picking four champs and a runner-up in that field is nothing less than amazing!

AND, THANKS TO VETO FOR PUTTING in THE EFFORT TO ORGANIZE AND CALCULATE THIS LITTLE BIT OF ENJOYMENT FOR US WRESTLING FANS!  Being involved in this little 'fantasy league' kept my interest up and watching the computer every available second over the weekend.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: muddage on December 31, 2012, 02:25:03 PM
Ok guys thanks!! are we gonna have one for the scuffle.
Title: Re: Midlands Pick'em
Post by: fuhr on December 31, 2012, 03:32:58 PM
So I made my picks over dinner with Bryce at Champps in Evanston.  After I had made them but before I posted them I realized I was riding the NW bandwagon awfully hard so I made a change


My initial team
Garnett
Mele
Tsirtsis
Grajales
Dong
Lewandowski
Munster
Bennett
Kilgore
McMullen


I lamented having that many of any 1 team and changed 2 weights, my 3's and 4's

Garnett
Mele
Tsirtsis
Grajales
Dong
Lewandowski
Munster Kokesh
Bennett
Kilgore
McMullen Hanke


Then decided, nope go with your first instinct.  That didn't work our so well for me in hindsight.