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Title: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 06, 2020, 10:59:21 PM
8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs
Dec 18, 8:00 PM EST Flo

$25,000 going to the winner Over $40,000 in total payouts.

Bajrang Punia
James Green
Jordan Oliver
Anthony Ashnault
Joey McKenna
Evan Henderson
Bryce Meredith
Pat Lugo
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 07, 2020, 11:35:27 AM
Is the format a round robin with pools?  Or a straight 8 man bracket?  Or some variant?

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: AKIN on December 07, 2020, 11:41:57 AM
Straight 8 man bracket, I would assume.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 07, 2020, 12:28:44 PM
it's being run in one night starting at 8:00.

I'll hazard a guess, 4 bouts, every 15 in the first hour. Short break, then the 2 semi's and 2 consi's, short break, then final and wrestle offs for 3-8, or just 3-4.  Who knows what Flo has in mind.

There is a decreasing payout by placement 1-4 with all guaranteed $1000. 
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: ViseGrip on December 07, 2020, 01:48:17 PM
Will there be seeding or blind draws?
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 07, 2020, 02:55:45 PM
Haven't a clue.  I can only presume Flo will seed to avoid first bout collisions.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 07, 2020, 03:03:54 PM
Maybe the order they are listed is the seeding.  I would like to see Meredith do very well.  I like him. 

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 07, 2020, 05:18:07 PM
Looking at that list you may be right.  Of those listed Meredith is the unknown and most likely the most dangerous  of the group.

Ashnault is coming off the injury and has been back in the room for a little over a month.  We'll see how he makes out.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 07, 2020, 05:33:12 PM
Meredith is good, but lost to an injured Yanni for his final NCAA final appearance.   I haven't seen much of him since, I just know he is still trying to be in the mix.  He recently beat Austin Desanto of Iowa, 11-3. 

I don't know why I like Meredith, maybe because he wrestled for a western side school - Wyoming.   But being beat by Yanni when Yanni had a torn ACL does not bode well, although that was years ago. 

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 15, 2020, 06:50:52 AM
The lower bracket got stacked.

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Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: buck on December 15, 2020, 08:27:47 AM
Punia and Oliver will wrestle in the finals.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 15, 2020, 11:36:15 AM
Meredith has a tough road on this one.  Green and then probably Oliver.  He'll have to get the mental aspect of his game going right now. 

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: Bob H. on December 15, 2020, 01:02:32 PM
I wonder if they will wrestle for a true second place.  I wouldn't want someone to lose $5k just because they were on the wrong side of the bracket.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 15, 2020, 02:11:30 PM
If I ended up 3rd, I'd definitely be calling for it. 

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: AKIN on December 15, 2020, 06:24:28 PM
I wonder if they will wrestle for a true second place.  I wouldn't want someone to lose $5k just because they were on the wrong side of the bracket.

Lose in the first round and you're out. Losers of the semis wrestle for 3rd/4th. No challenge for 2nd. Just the luck of the draw.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 15, 2020, 07:07:34 PM
Less covid exposure that way I guess.

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: a guest on December 17, 2020, 12:39:28 PM
1,838,182.49 in Rupees for the winner.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 18, 2020, 10:05:48 PM
Line up change  Alex Panteleo replaces McKenna causes a seeding change

Quarters

Punia over Lugo 6-1

Ashnault over Henderson 6-6

Panteleo over Oliver 4-4    Has Oliver peaked or was it motivation?

Green over Meredith 10-0    2:15

Semis

Punia over  Ashnault 9-0

Green over Pamtelro 4-2


Final

Punia over Green 8-4  Green was up 4-2 midway through the first


3rd

Panteleo over Ashnault 8-1
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: buck on December 19, 2020, 11:13:27 AM
Punia is really good.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 21, 2020, 11:53:27 AM
Apparently Meredith is just not there yet.   Yes, Punia seems to be pretty good.  And has a little more cash than last week. 

mspart
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: RYou on December 21, 2020, 12:22:29 PM
It'll go a long way back in India.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: Cruocified on December 21, 2020, 12:59:03 PM
Apparently Meredith is just not there yet.   Yes, Punia seems to be pretty good.  And has a little more cash than last week. 

mspart

Meredith looked really good wrestling a 133 pounder earlier this year.
Title: Re: 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs Dec 18
Post by: mspart on December 21, 2020, 01:13:23 PM
Yeah I know.  Well, I guess we'll see what happens. 

mspart