Flo wrestling predictions for CKLV. Doesn’t mean
but just always like seeing what they think prior and how far off they are
125 Ungar preseeded 3rd
Flo predicts 2nd
141 Cornella preseeded 7th
Flo predicts outside top 4
however best shot of winning between second tier of guys which includes Cael Happel, Northern Iowa- Kal Miller, Maryland
Vince Cornella, Cornell- Josh Koderhandt, Navy, Echemendia Ohio St.
157 Shapiro preseeded 14th (joke)
Flo predicts him to win it . Hell of a path it would take for him to do so. Don’t underestimate his ability but surprised they they picked him to beat Andonian, Chittum (i think will beat Cardenas) Teemer and Robb in 4 grueling matches.
165 Ramirez preseeded 4th
Flo predicts 3rd
184 Foca preseeded 3rd
Flo predicts 2nd
197 Cardenas preseeded 3rd
Flo predicts 4th (Smith Maryland 3rd )
285 Fernandes preseeded 14th
Flo predicts 3rd (kind of surprised me as all media tends to just by pass on him not understanding that he was a locked hands call away from AA two years back and was just injured last year)
133, 149, 174 do not have any pre seeded guys for Cornell.
Overall at their predictions, I gotta say I was kind of surprised.
Mainly on them having these guys finishing higher than I would have expected them to say. Ungar 2nd, Shapiro 1st, Fernandes 3rd
I am not saying that that would surprise me…just happy to see the vote of confidence for these guys
I was also surprised they didn’t predict Cornella 4th, and put Cardenas at 3rd instead of 4th
Obviously none of this means jack
but just figured i’d share.
Man oh man, realize I went on and on about it at great length in this thread, but if you think about it, not only does Shapiro have by far the most difficult road to a first place finished then any other wrestler in this tournament regardless of weight class, but you also have to factor in who is wrestling prior to each opponent in comparison to who his opponent is wrestling prior.
If he were to keep winning
Quarters he would have just had to battle with Andonian and wrestle who I think would be Chittum who would have had Carndenas . We all saw what Shapiro did to Cardenas at the junior open (tech fall) Much better to have wrestled Cardenas then Andonian going into second match.
Then if he moves on he will have had to battle with Andonian and Chittum to wrestle Teemer whose matches would most likely have come from Earnest/Trombley.
Then same with the finals as he would have had 3 battles with who I believe will be 3 podium guys this year ( 2 already have been) to go against a Robb or Lewan whose road is not easy but doesn’t compare to that of Shapiro. One thing is for sure . This will be a hell of a tool to see where he is at thus far.