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    DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Champions. Doesnt get any better than first!

    Matt did what i expected him to do. He is our team captain.

    DSJ made me so proud of him today. Whats guts and determination. Beating an undefeated Jason Welch was a clutch performance.
    I know he has caught a lot of flack around here, and those people telling us he is not mentally tough should eat some crow now, and show Derek some love.

    Congrats to our Big Ten champs!

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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    McD--it was great to see him on the attack, even when he had the lead in the 3rd period. On a mission for title #2.

    DSJ--Yes, he battled all year long. Hopefully, this weekend was a sign that his knee is feeling better.

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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Does DSJ get the 2nd seed now?

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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpdog20 View Post
    Does DSJ get the 2nd seed now?
    Wow going from the 6th seed at Big tens to 2nd seed at the Ncaa's would be quite an accomplishment!

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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by WildTurkey View Post
    Wow going from the 6th seed at Big tens to 2nd seed at the Ncaa's would be quite an accomplishment!
    What was Wright seeded at NCAAs last year. I believe he was an 8 seed going into Big Tens. I think he moved up at NCAAs based off his performance in conf. I don't think he moved to #2 though.
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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Also, to the OP, +1.
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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    The way Welch has been wrestling this year, I didn't think a banged up DSJ could take him. Both are lights out, and I'm not conceding this weight to Dake at all. Looking at his scores against Big Ten starters, it's comparable to what both these guys did.

    I know you can't go by common opponents, plus the fact that Dake isn't really a big scorer to begin with, but I like our chances at 157. Just don't choose down.

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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan340 View Post
    What was Wright seeded at NCAAs last year. I believe he was an 8 seed going into Big Tens. I think he moved up at NCAAs based off his performance in conf. I don't think he moved to #2 though.
    He was the #9 seed at nationals.
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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpdog20 View Post
    The way Welch has been wrestling this year, I didn't think a banged up DSJ could take him. Both are lights out, and I'm not conceding this weight to Dake at all. Looking at his scores against Big Ten starters, it's comparable to what both these guys did.

    I know you can't go by common opponents, plus the fact that Dake isn't really a big scorer to begin with, but I like our chances at 157. Just don't choose down.
    Agree very much. I'm really surprised with how un-dominant Dake has looked. I thought he would roll this year. His last two years at 141 and 149 he was just unreal. I think the jump to 157 may have been a bit too much. It's not like he has a huge frame... he's always been a lanky kid. I wouldn't write him off but I think he's totally beatable. DSJ has a real shot to win it all. His knee (his good one) got bent sideways today and he didn't flinch. And he didn't seem to be gimpy on his bad knee at all.
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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    DSJ is a tough dude. He is no where close to 100%, he is exactly what Brands wants in every kid. Blood, sweat, tears...just win baby!

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    Re: DSJ/Matt McD appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawk20 View Post
    DSJ is a tough dude. He is no where close to 100%, he is exactly what Brands wants in every kid. Blood, sweat, tears...just win baby!
    Well if that's the case can you imagine next year when he is? This cat is no nonsense Iowa style!

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    Id like to add Gambrall to the list of people who deserve accolades, 2nd time down on weight and he's at the big tens, and I for one will gladly eat my crow, sure he didn't win and dropped two close ones, but in january we were all talking about how he woudlnt even qualify, its good to see grant back.

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