Agreed - if he would have wrestled each year, you might have even been talking potential champ, not just placer too.Wish LaSalle wasn't as good in football as they are, so that heavyweight that transferred from Centerville, a few years ago, would give them one more potential placer.
As stated in the Spatola thread, I'd give a less weight to those results considering that the matches are basically a test of who is better on their feet. Not much mat wrestling.
Deepest weight and the second deepest weight is about the depth from 16-20 or 16-25, it is not the “most wide open weight“ or the “toughest weight”.
Interesting to know what happened to Messer. He lost in the championship round and then forfeited out in the next match. I'm not disagreeing with your take, but I hope if he got hurt that he is able to bounce back quickly.Looking at super 32 I feel like Dillon Walker should be the new #1 as Dillon walker placed 5th at super 32 and Messer didn't place at the same weight. Also, Dillon passed him in the national rankings as Dillon Walker is ranked #13 and messer is #18.