I am predicting a 2nd place finish and hoping for a 1st. To get the NC we are going to have to wrestle with a fire that I am yet to see from many of these wrestlers in their career. We have the ability to win the NC but that is a completely different thing than having the heart to win it. I hope we do and I am not trying to bash the team but they are yet to prove that they have what it takes when the pressure is on.
Here is how ISU wins a National Championship:
a) Varner and Big Z must win it all. It will be a tough Tournament, but both of these guys should walk away with Titles. ISU needs both of these guys to win it all and they should.
b) ISU needs these guys to make some real noise: Clark, Fanthorpe, Gallick, Sanderson or Reader - I believe these (5) wrestlers will be the key. All (5) are more than capable of beating their Hawkeye counterpart and advancing deep into the tournament. At least (1) needs to make the Finals and (4) of these guys need to be All-Americans.
c) The remaining weights must get some points. Mueller, Burk, and Ward must get some points. Each wrestler has shown great potential and could get HOT and make it a long ways.
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