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    Fantasy College Wrestling 21-22 - Week 2 (Early Locks) Outlook

    2x ACC champion Micky Phillipi (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Wasn't Week 1 a hoot? I say we do it again (and for another 14 weeks after that).

    Like last week, there are a few teams that will lock before the weekend: Buffalo, Franklin & Marshall, Little Rock, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Wisconsin all lock between Wednesday 11/10 and Friday 11/12 and some have other matches/tournaments in the weekend as well for Week 2.

    As a reminder:

    The wrestler will lock at 9am EST on the first day of the week where that team competes (against D1 competition or other).

    Once a wrestler is locked, he cannot be moved until the next scoring week.

    Points will only count for matches against D1 competition

    Some notes to consider:

    Buffalo has another test this week as they host Pittsburgh. A couple days later, they travel down to Spooky Nook Sports Complex to participate in the Journeyman Round Robin. As of this article, we don't know the pools or wrestlers entered so it's a little difficult to fully forecast.

    Franklin & Marshall wrestle DIII (and personal favorite team) Elizabethtown Fighting Blue Jays on Wed 11/10 then head to the Bearcat Open on Sunday.

    North Dakota State has a tough dual with Missouri, then hosts the Bison Open. Usually, you would see a few wrestlers even with a dual loss make an appearance on these Outlooks because of the upside in the amount of matches a tournament can provide. However, there are only about five D1 schools that may be attending of the 13 listed. It's an open so there could be other D1 teams or backups that get entered late, but there might not be enough D1 matches to warrant the risk.

    Wisconsin is hosting Little Rock, but also has the Grand View Open on their schedule. Personally, I don't think any starters will be at the Grand View Open so it wasn't listed in their projections. If they do wrestle, it's gravy.

    Jay Aiello (UVA) and Nino Bonaccorsi (PITT) return from overseas, but I don't know if they get back on the folkstyle mat so quickly. If word comes out that they are going to suit up, start them.

    While they will be featured several times in several Outlook articles in the coming weeks, for WrestleStat FCW league purposes Nebraska faces two non-D1 schools. Now, they are allegedly sending some wrestlers to the Grand View Open on 11/14… so if I hear something, you'll be the first to know.


    Again, these "Early Lock'' articles are short and sweet to help with your decision making with early locking wrestlers on your roster. Keep an eye out for the Week 2 Outlook article and and ear for the #FCWpodcast, coming soon. Got a question? Got a Recommendation? Let me know. I can be reached @FantasyD1wrestl.

    Wrestlers I Like This Week (the early locks)

    Wrestler (School)- competition for the week [Proj Score]


    Gage Curry (Pittsburgh)- @ Buffalo, @ Edinboro [+7]

    Noah Surtin (Missouri)- @ North Dakota State, Vs Northern Colorado [+8]

    Eric Barnett (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

    Patrick McCormick (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+3]


    Derek Spann (Buffalo)- Vs Pittsburgh [-3], Journeyman Round Robin

    Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh)- @ Buffalo, @ Edinboro [+7]

    Ethan Rotondo (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+3]

    Brian Courtney (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+3]


    Joey Zargo (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+3]

    Dylan Cedeno (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+3]


    Josh Edmond (Missouri)- @ North Dakota State, Vs Northern Colorado [+6]

    Austin Gomez (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

    Jarod Verkleeren (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+3]


    Jake Keating (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+4]


    Keegan O'Toole (Missouri)- @ North Dakota State, Vs Northern Colorado [+8]

    Jake Wentzel (Pittsburgh)- @ Buffalo, @ Edinboro [+8]

    Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

    Justin McCoy (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+3]


    Peyton Mocco (Missouri)- @ North Dakota State, Vs Northern Colorado [+7]

    Andrew McNally (Wisconsin)-Vs Little Rock [+4]

    Victor Marcelli (Virginia)- @ Maryland [+4]


    Jeremiah Kent (MIssouri)- @ North Dakota State, Vs Northern Colorado [+7]

    Chris Weiler (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+5]


    Braxton Amos (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+5]


    Zach Elam (Missouri)- @ North Dakota State, Vs Northern Colorado [+8]

    Trent Hillger (Wisconsin)- Vs Little Rock [+5]

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