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InterMat Staff Predictions for 2017 NCAAs

The InterMat staff writers have broken down the brackets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis and made their predictions.



Andrew Hipps


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 4 Cory Clark (Iowa) over No. 2 Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141: No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford) over No. 5 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 7 Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan)
174: No. 5 Mark Hall (Penn State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 3 Sammy Brooks (Iowa)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Oklahoma State
4. Ohio State
5. Virginia Tech



T.R. Foley


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) over No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 2 Kevin Jack (NC State) over No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan)
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Ohio State
3. Oklahoma State
4. Iowa
5. Virginia Tech



Josh Lowe


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) over No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford) over No. 5 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 6 Daniel Lewis (Missouri)
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197: No. 1 J'dean Cox (Missouri) over No. 3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Ohio State
3. Oklahoma State
4. Iowa
5. Cornell



Tom Franck


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133: No. 2 Seth Gross (South Dakota State) over No. 4 Cory Clark (Iowa)
141: No. 2 Kevin Jack (NC State) over No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 3 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Ohio State
3. Oklahoma State
4. Iowa
5. Virginia Tech



Craig Sesker

125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) over No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford) over No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 3 Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 7 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State)
174: No. 5 Mark Hall (Penn State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 3 Sammy Brooks (Iowa) over No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Ohio State
3. Oklahoma State
4. Iowa
5. Missouri



Richard Mann


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133: No. 4 Cory Clark (Iowa) over No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) over No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 3 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 7 Tanner Hall (Arizona State)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Oklahoma State
3. Iowa
4. Ohio State
5. Virginia Tech



Devin Hurst


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) over No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 2 Kevin Jack (NC State) over No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan)
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medberry (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Oklahoma State
2. Penn State
3. Ohio State
4. Virginia Tech
5. Iowa



Steve Elwood


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 1 Nathan Tomasello over No. 2 Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141: No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford) over No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 3 Joey Lavallee (Missouri)
165: No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) over No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan)
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) over No. 2 Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) over No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Oklahoma State
3. Ohio State
4. Iowa
5. Virginia Tech



Jim Beezer


125: No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133: No. 4 Cory Clark (Iowa) over No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford) over No. 5 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) over No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) over No. 3 Joey Lavallee (Missouri)
165: No. 4 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) over No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan)
174: No. 5 Mark Hall (Penn State) over No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184: No. 6 Myles Martin (Ohio State) over No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197: No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) over No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) over No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)

Top five teams:
1. Penn State
2. Ohio State
3. Iowa
4. Oklahoma State
5. Virginia Tech

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textbookneed (3) about 6 months ago
Tiebreaker should be the # of times Dean Heil is pinned without a call.
tortola15 (1) about 6 months ago
Dean Heil near pin should be the 2nd tie breaker. First tie breaker should be commentators suck ups to Penn State. Normally, it would be Total Big 10 suck ups but there are a lot of matches Mr. Suck Up Tim J. will not be able to work in PSU (or Iowa).

At least I hope not.
Punisher (1) about 6 months ago
Sucking up to PSU? what broadcast were you watching? I was dismayed at how little coverage thay got until the team title was locked. Tim is an Iowa homer and Jim G does not like Sanderson. mat side commentator/announcer was terrible, horrible questions. Need a former Wrestler to do that job.