Loved the leadership Kollin showed throughout his career. Even without the big one he leaves the program as one of the best to do it. I always appreciated his work ethic and passion for the sport. Good luck in your future endeavors Mr Moore.
Well deserved for Slammin’ Sammy Sasso, as my 7 yr old calls him. Great season. He will be even better and more prepared next season. Unfortunate that he won’t have the opportunity to be Ohio State’s second 4x NCAA champ. I really loved the leadership this year from Pletch, Moore, and Sasso. 2020/21 will be interesting for sure.
Hell yes! BOOM
I have a co-worker who has a son who is 2 years behind Gaffney in the same AAU system. He made the comment when Gaffney signed that he was soft and didn’t feel he’d make it at OSU. I told him the rankings didn’t portray that but who knows. Welp he was right.
Really rough draws in the 2nd round of the NCAAs for our guys. Another Smith vs White matchup at 165. Another Brooks vs Jordan matchup at 184. Another possible Gas Tank Gary vs Cassioppi matchup. Sasso with a 3 seed and some interesting matchup possibilities with another B1G foe in Verkleen also in the second round.
On the other hand I like Romero’s draw. If Malik can win his first match it’s possible he could advance in the winners bracket a few rounds. Last but not at all least your Ohio State Captain’s with 1 seeds.
Its going to be interesting with not many in attendance for the tourney. I guess ESPN is televising all of it though.
I’ll take a stab at the 2020-2021 roster.
125 - Heinselman comes back stronger and more confident and is an AA.
133 - Tough weight to forecast but Koontz or Decatur if he can make weight.
141 - This is where it gets more fun. Can Kinner drop? Maybe Echemedia? Decatur is my guess.
149 - Does Sasso stay here? If not then Echemedia or Kinner. Echemedia.
157 - Sasso if he wants to bump. Echemedia if not.
165 - Karchla or Smith. Karchla
174 - Smith/Romero. Smith
184 - Jordan/Romero. Jordan
197 - Singletary/Hoffman. Singletary
285 - Traub/Hoffman. Traub
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same top 2 at the NCAAs as the B1G tourney. Nebraska is very deep but not the same top end talent as Iowa.
Have to think Decatur will be at 141 next season. Hard to say who will slot where though really. Lots of young talent coming back and new, with only a few weight classes nailed down by returning studs.
Hartline, Stud, and Washington are all under paid IMO. I guess it does take some longevity on staff but Hartline in particular is a great coach and recruiter.
What a weekend! I was a little disappointed in the way Saturday went but momentum began to change into the evening rounds. The guys had a great overall tourney and I’m 100% sure Sasso will be salty about the result of his final match. The path will be tougher coming from a lower seed at the NCAAs for him but he has the skill to get to the finals. Pletcher and Moore have been great senior Captains and finishing things off with a championship will be icing on great careers.
We’re the Bucks not interested in Peterson?
Echemendia was killing poor Quinn. Granted they were just drilling but he looked like the senior drilling with a freshman out there. Great add to the 2020 team! I’m excited to see how things shake out with the weight classes next season.
Doesn’t look like it. Only the finals at 3:30 Sunday.
Good stuff Andy. I’m really looking forward to a great weekend of wrestling. I wish the B10 channel would broadcast the entire tourney, but I guess it is what it is. The Pletcher - Lee rematch should be fire.
I wondered that as well as Kinner had some nice late season matches.
I can’t believe all the talk of taking Tua at #2. Did they really give Haskins enough ammo and protection to show what he can do? IMO no they didn’t but I also didn’t watch him every week. I caught some games and highlights/low lights, but am not able to answer that.
Would the Skins take a first round QB two years in a row? Haskins wasn’t given much of a shot last year. Better get an OL to protect him.
I would be willing to bet you real money that DA goes in the first two rounds. He’s going to test very well in the underwear olympics, minus the bench press. He was chosen for the Senior Bowl but declined, which was surprising to me. He had a great 2019 season and improved every year in S&G.
I agree 100%. Why would he want to go to an Iowa home game, his first game back with the team, and be heckled for his decision.
The Covelli will be rocking. The only downside I can see is a sellout and big prices on the secondary market. We’ll see but I would guess they sellout. St. John doesn’t have air if it’s hot.
Have to watch Carmens Crew at the Covelli for sure. It will be interesting to see who else joins the guys this year. That extra unexpected 100.00 for just liking my guys last year sure was nice!
As much as I’m not a fan, Franklin is the only one over 5 mil a year that has “earned” it. Day should be in the 5 mil a year category sooner than later one would think and it will be earned.
If by chance PSU is up by a comfortable score, I truly hope not but if they are, I could see them sitting him. This is a huge match individually for several. I’m 10x more stoked for this than the basketball game today.
If he can’t play defense he can’t stay on the floor. That’s always been the biggest thing with Justin. His instincts on defense just aren’t there.
I think HS wrestling in Ohio is on the rise as well. Lots of teams show up to support the Bucks at the Covelli. I love the feel of the place. No bad seat or standing room.