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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Pat Altvater added to this discussion on October 5, 2017

The following is a list of questions that many OSU wrestling fans may be asking themselves this year about a team that looks great on paper. But, paper doesn't win championships.

There are no right or wrong answers to these questions as they all depend on many factors beyond anyone's control, but all true fans will have their own opinions on these items, so feel free to let your opinions fly!

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?
2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?
3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)
4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?
5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?
6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?
7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?
8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?
9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.
10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Mark Niemann added to this discussion on October 5, 2017

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?

I’ll go with one of the Koontz boys but I’d love to see Brakan Mead representing the #CentralDistrict!

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?

Again, selfishly, I’m going with Caldwell (Jon. Alder; aka #CentralDistrict)

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)

So hard to say due to the unknown of who is starting. But I’ll go 3 again. Just because.

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?

Over.

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?

Over.

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?

Over.

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?

Yes.

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?

Neck-and-neck with Steiner & Romero.

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.

Yes.

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?

Yes. Yes. And yes. (No homerism here.)

Great stuff!



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Drew Taylor added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?
Whichever Koontz brother weighs more.

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?
Kevin Snyder. He'll hold his own.

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)
Two — Penn State and someone else when some of our starters are out with injuries, protecting Big Ten seeds, or competing internationally. Michigan is loaded and could beat the Bucks in Ann Arbor.

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?
Under. Kyle is a lock. Nate, Kollin, Bo, Myles and maybe McKenna have a shot. Temping to say over, but winning a NCAA title is difficult.

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?
Over. The additions of McKenna, Hayes and Campbell should push the Bucks into the 120-130 range at a minimum. The three newcomers effectively replace Jose Rodriguez, Jake Ryan and Jake Burcher, all of whom combined for maybe two or three NCAA wins last season. I'm too lazy to look it up.

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?
Under. Although maybe I'm being pessimistic. Seven weights have a good shot — 125, 141 (McKenna), 157, 174, 184, 197, 285. The other three have work to do.

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?
No. But let's revisit in December.

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?
Curious why you are using grayshirt in place of redshirt. Romero. ... As an aside, when's the last time OSU was in position to redshirt all of its premier freshmen?

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.
Yes, depending on health.

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?
Not at the dual, but at either Big Tens or NCAAs. Hopefully NCAAs.



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Jason L. Jackson added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?
Hunter Lucas if he is eligible to wrestle, Brakan Mead if not.

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?
Gary Traub.

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)
One - PSU, and that is a toss up if everyone wrestles.

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?
Over - I've called for 5 this year.

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?
Over - way over.

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?
Over - I think OSU gets 8 or 9.

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?
No, too tough of a weight class. R 12 or R 16.

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?
Steiner will surprise a little, like Moore. Smith will be solid, Singletary will struggle as he adjusts to bigger guys, and Romero, finally focusing on wrestling and not coming off of football, will be fantastic.

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.
Yes, with ease.

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?
Dual - No
B1G Ten - Yes
NCAA - I think so, but 50/50 at best



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Mark Niemann added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

JLJ: I like the route you’re taking with 165. I’d like to change my answer - you say R12/R16. I say he’ll be lucky to win a match! SCRATCH THAT! It’ll be a miracle if he even qualifies!!! Yeah, that’s it. That’s the ticket...

Always good for some motivation. That’s why we love ya!



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Matthew O'Hara added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

Quote from Pat Altvater's post:

"The following is a list of questions that many OSU wrestling fans may be asking themselves this year about a team that looks great on paper. But, paper doesn't win championships.

There are no right or wrong answers to these questions as they all depend on many factors beyond anyone's control, but all true fans will have their own opinions on these items, so feel free to let your opinions fly!

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?

Abstain

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?

Abstain

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)

Zero

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?

Over

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?

Over

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?

Over

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?

Yes

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?

I bet all can go undefeated

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.

Of Course

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?

Yes, Yes and Yes


"



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Matt Mace added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight? I'm gonna say Lucas. I bet it's close and Lucas has already used his RS.

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete? Makes sense to use Caldwell to preserve Traub's redshirt.

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.) If we have a full lineup the only team on the schedule that can beat us is PSU, but it's impossible to know when we'll be at full strength, so I'll say 2.

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5? Over. Snyder, Nato, Moore

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110? Over

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?
over. 8 AAs

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165? No. Tough weight class this year, especially with Chance Marsteller and Alex Marinelli. It will be interesting to see him against Valencia, Hughes and Wanzek. I think he is at the lower end of that level.

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?
Singletary. Like Drew said, this should read "red-shirt". I'm pretty sure all these guys are enrolled at school. Gray shirt would be used on guys that would preserve their 5 years of eligibility by sitting out a year. Maybe training somewhere else, RTC or something. Pretty sure Mason Manville did this at PSU. I think it could be a useful tool for tOSU too, but it would need to be a special kid that could handle a year on his own and desire to do that.

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.
Yes

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Yes Big Tens? Yes or NCAA's? Yes



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
James Kessen added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

Quote from Matt Mace's post:

"1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight? I'm gonna say Lucas. I bet it's close and Lucas has already used his RS.

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete? Makes sense to use Caldwell to preserve Traub's redshirt.

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.) If we have a full lineup the only team on the schedule that can beat us is PSU, but it's impossible to know when we'll be at full strength, so I'll say 2.

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5? Over. Snyder, Nato, Moore

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110? Over

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?
over. 8 AAs

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165? No. Tough weight class this year, especially with Chance Marsteller and Alex Marinelli. It will be interesting to see him against Valencia, Hughes and Wanzek. I think he is at the lower end of that level.

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?
Singletary. Like Drew said, this should read "red-shirt". I'm pretty sure all these guys are enrolled at school. Gray shirt would be used on guys that would preserve their 5 years of eligibility by sitting out a year. Maybe training somewhere else, RTC or something. Pretty sure Mason Manville did this at PSU. I think it could be a useful tool for tOSU too, but it would need to be a special kid that could handle a year on his own and desire to do that.

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.
Yes

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Yes Big Tens? Yes or NCAA's? Yes"



Per the B10 transfer rules won't Lucas have to sit out a year?



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Ben Watson added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?
Koontz 1 or Koontz 2 unless Lucas is eligible right away.

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?

Traub

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)

1 - PSU. This is a tough question bc tOSU is notorious for not wrestling its full lineup. If they slack against Mich, it will be 2.

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?

Over - I'm on record with NATO, Snyder, and Moore

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?

Over

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?

Over - at least one of Pletcher, Hayes, and Campbell get it done.

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?



8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?

Singletary

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.

Yes. Easiest question on here.

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?

No, Yes, Yes



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Justin Hayes added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

I really don’t know, but in my standard traditional offering:

Henceforth the twins will be identified during their tenure @ tOSU as Thing One and Thing Two.

Whoever wrestles the first Varsity match gets to be Thing One.

Let it be written, let it be so! :)



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Matt Mace added to this discussion on October 6, 2017

Quote from James Kessen's post:

"Per the B10 transfer rules won't Lucas have to sit out a year?"


Good point, I forgot about that. I have heard that Lucas can wrestle 2nd semester, I'm not sure why. So they will have to use a true freshman 1st semester.



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Discussion Topic: Fun Quiz for OSU Wrestling Fans
Brian Nicola added to this discussion on October 7, 2017

1) Who will start the most matches at 125 when NATO doesn't drop weight?

Mead.

2) Who will start the most matches at 285 when Kyle doesn't compete?

Kevin Snyder

3) How many dual losses will OSU have this year. (They had 3 last year.)

1

4) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA Individual champs at 2.5?

Over - 4

5) Over or Under? - OSU - NCAA tourney points from last years total -110?

Over

6) Over or under? - OSU All-Americans this season at 7.5?

Over - 8

7) Will T. Campbell AA at 165?

I hope but probably not.

8) Who will have best 'gray-shirt season? Zach Steiner, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, or Singletary?

Singletary

9) Will all 10 OSU starters qualify for the NCAA's.

Yes

10) Will OSU beat PSU at: Dual? Big Tens? or NCAA's?

2/3 ---the tourneys



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