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Minnesota looks to have an advantage in the match. There are a few stand out match ups at 141, 157, 197 and 285 and if Rutgers gets an upset or two the outcome will be very interesting.
125 -#17 Sam Brancale UM edge vs. Sean McCabe RU
133 – Jordan Kingsley UM vs. edge Scott DelVecchio RU
141 – #4 Nick Dardanes UM vs. #5 Anthony Ashnault RU toss up
149 – Jake Short UM edge vs. Ken Theobold RU
157 – #1 Dylan Ness UM edge vs. #17 Anthony Perrotti RU
165 -#16 Nick Wanzek UM edge vs. Nick Gravina RU
174 – #3 Logan Storley UM edge vs. Phil Bukuckas RU
184 – #13 Brett Pfarr UM edge vs. # Hayden Hrymach RU
197 – #1 Scott Schiller UM vs. Andrew Campolattano (Rutgers) toss up
285 – #19 Michael Kroells (Minn) vs. edge #10 Billy Smith (Rutgers)
Another great dual this week is between Missouri and Cornell. Missouri has been very strong this year. Cornell has just gotten their line up settled and they are working to get it to a high level. I think that the dual is a toss up. Whoever wins at 157 and 285 and the scoring of bonus points should be the deciding factors. The matches at 125,157, 184 (we’re biased here, true-wrestling is a huge fan of Dean) all should be very good contests. While I think that Cox will dominate Bennett, the style match-up could make the match closer than the ranking indicates (true-wrestling is also a big fan of the style of Cox).
125 #3 Nahshon Garrett edge vs. #2 Alan Waters
133 #15 Mark Grey edge vs. NR Zach Synon
141 NR Nick Arujau vs. #6 Lavion Mayes edges
149 NR Taylor Simaz vs. #4 Drake Houdashelt edge
157 #9 Brian Realbuto vs. #10 Joe LaValley toss up
165 #11 Dylan Palacio edge vs. NR Mike England
174 NR Jake Taylor or Jesse Shanaman vs. #7 John Eblen edge
184 #1 Gabe Dean edge vs. #14 Willie Miklus
197 #18 Jace Bennett vs. #2 J’den Cox edge
285 NR Jacob Aiken-Phillips vs. #16 Devin Mellon edge