Originally Posted by rico
I agree with all of that.
Ballweg has exceeded my expectations coming out of high school...I mean, he was a great, great wrestler, but I thought he would eventually end up at Wartburg or Upper Iowa or D3 somewhere and winning titles there...He has been more competitive in D1 than I expected him to be.
You are a Taylor fan, right? Are you wanting to see him stop Dake on his quest to winning 4 titles at 4 different weights? How do you think that match will unravel?
I really like both guys. I prefer Taylor as I enjoy his offensive diversity from both the feet and on top. I also think that he's going to open up a lot more in their finals matchup. Dakes a cool guy though and wouldn't hate to see him win either, provided it isn't via riding and backing up.
As for Ballweg, I thought he could have been okay at 133/141 and been a R16/R12 guy who might get AA once. He isn't very good on the mat, doesn't have a lot of variety offensively, but stays in good position, handfights well, and is aggressive. Also has a good gastank. Some people on themat.com were clamoring all over him after his first year of JRs at Fargo bc he had a close match IIRC with Graff.
We do not choose our destinies. Yet we must...we must do our duty, no? Great or small, we must do our duty.
Originally Posted by Mavericks Ace
I have completely given up on Alex Smith as a qb. Its painful to watch. Like, worse than watching Colt McCoy.