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Old 07-04-18, 01:37 AM
Yankeefan33 Yankeefan33 is offline
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Originally Posted by bucksman View Post
Today's thoughts:

Figueroa lost to a defending champ for gold
Kerkvliet failed to repeat as a gold medalist
Assad was a surprise bronze medalist

Matt Ramos out of total left field into the finals. Never has made a state final in Illinois high school, never been a "mega-star"
Facundo in the medal hunt as you would have thought
Lamer doing what was possible, though I honestly had no expectations in that weight class
Ferrari pulled back into the hunt is good news, and he certainly has potential to medal tomorrow
Saunders not being in medal contention has to be a disappointment given his freestyle exploits

USA Cadet freestyle will exit with four-to-seven medals. I'm blanking on what the medal count has been the last two years, but we can get to something that's right in line with it (six-ish, right?)
2017- 6 medals (4 gold, 2 bronze)
2016- 7 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
2015- 5 medals (3 gold, 1 bronze)

If Ramos loses tomorrow it will be the first time since the re-institution of cadets (2011) that the USA didn't win a gold medal. However, they do have a chance at tying their most medals ever (7) if Lamer, Ferrari and Facundo all can take bronze.
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