Oh yeah, there’s another tournament starting today as well. Here’s Nick Isburgh on what to expect at the NCAA Wrestling Championships.
2013 National Championships Preview
As most of you (don’t) know, the NCAA National Wrestling Championships begins today! And your Oklahoma State Cowboys, that you so adamantly love for having won a grand total of 51 Championships, can give most of that accomplishment to its wrestling team.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be judged by the world on 10 different NCAA March Madness brackets? And then having to defend yourself as to why you chose the outcomes you chose?
Try picking the top 12 finishers (in order) in a National Wrestling tournament, and I bet you you will never like sports ever again (kidding!) For doing what I am about to describe to you in 10 different descriptions as almost impossible. I am pretty sure I am delusional right now…because after completing the first half of this very Oklahoma State-biased preview, I have the Cowboys with 4 AA and two National Champions…in my head!
A HUGE thanks to Tyler Agee (@agee114) for his breakdowns of each weight class, discussions, and finals predictions (to be posted along with my predictions)!
125- As all (most) wrestling does, we will begin at 125 pounds, where I have McDonough holding true to history and taking home the trophy in this weight class. Obviously, you can argue as much as you want, but he is a 2x National Champion, and a 3x Finalist.
So until he loses, you really can’t vote against him in the big dance! I have a flurry of upsets and close matches taking place in my head, and Klimara losing his first round match to win two WB matches and then losing to Nick Soto of Chattanooga.
My Bold Predictions:
12- Martinez, Triggas, Soto, Snyder
Delgado over Megaludis in the finals!