Went to the dual last year when Michigan had one of their best teams ever, and Penn State crushed them in that dual as well. Started off with Suriano barely beating Hildebrandt 2-1, and it didn't get any better after that. Penn State only gave up 5 take downs in the entire dual match. Lewan got the only other win for Michigan over a fill-in at 157 in that 29-6 drubbing in AA.Yikes…. PSU crushed Michigan… and their middle weights win too over Lewin and Amine. Amazing their development.
Makes me wonder - would PSU beat an all-star team made up of a selection of all the other wrestlers from the Big 10? I know they would start off with a loss if the match started off at the lowest weight.
Thanks for doing the work on this. I put the hypothetical out there, but didn't have the time (at that time) to follow up with my forecast other than the easy one at 125. Like what you came up with.Here's how I see it:
125: PSU Steen vs Bg10 Lee-Pin Lee (0-6)
133: PSU Bravo-Young vs B10 Mendez or Byrd-Major Bravo-Young (4-6)
141: PSU Bartlett vs B10 Hardy-Close decision Bartlett (7-6)
149: PSU Van Ness vs B10 Gomez or Sasso-Decision Gomez (7-9)
157: PSU Haines vs B10 Robb-Decision Robb (7-12)
165: PSU Facundo vs B10 Hamiti-Very close Dec Hamiti (7-15)
174: PSU Starocci vs B10 Labriola-Decision Starocci (10-15)
184: PSU Brooks vs B10 Romero- Major Brooks (14-15)
197: PSU Dean vs B10 Warner- Decision Dean (17-15)
HVY: PSU Kerkvliet vs B10 Parris- Decision Parris (17-18)
PSU could easily win 165 or HVY, giving the Nittany Lions the win in this hypothetical dual.