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    FCW's Week 16 Fantasy Outlook (2/16-2/20/2022)

    (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Here we are, the final week of the season. If you are like me, you are in the Championship Matchup for 1st place and closely monitoring every program's tweets for info on who is wrestling and where to make that last-second pickup to take home the trophy (real or pride-based).

    Before we get into all of that, I'm going to get a little sappy.

    These past couple of years have been an incredible experience in working with InterMat/MatScouts and doing not only these Weekly Outlooks that probably drive little traffic to the site, but also running the #MatScoutsDynasty League, getting to attend duals and tournaments, talk with coaches and wrestlers from all over, and dip my toe into the waters of wrestling photography as well. But all of it could not be done without the support of my wife, #TwitterlessAimee.

    I swear I had this topic ready to go before he tweeted it, but Seth Duckworth's Valentine's Day tweet hit the nail on the head. If you like any of the content I put out, she's really the one you should be thanking.

    I'm not the only one that deals with it, but working a regular 9 to 5 corporate job with a newborn to now 18-month-old (#TinyTonyD, who has been severely lacking in his content creation lately), as well as all the other duties of being an adult leave a short and usually late window to try and get the "wrestling stuff" done.

    Going to duals or tournaments on the weekends and her being the supermom to take care of the "terremoto" (Italian for earthquake, which has also become his nickname), by herself for most of the day is no easy task. Working late into the night, as she heads to bed, or having meetings and podcasts scheduled during typical dinner times is easy at first, but starts to wear on everyone as time goes on.

    And as time goes on, conflicts happen and deadlines and schedules get missed, which add to the overall stress of it all (notice how our podcast has been sporadic this season?). But at the end of the day, she is there to show her support and ask what's new in this crazy little sport of ours.

    In all, this is just a small "thank you" that she will probably never read because the little dude has figured out how to swipe at phones and close out of internet tabs. She deserves a medal or something… maybe a spa weekend?

    But, on to the final week of the regular season… Week 16.

    Remember that whole "Last Chance Open" thing that happened a few years ago? Well, it's back. And actually will probably (hopefully) be a pretty competitive tournament with a lot of D1 teams potentially going. Utah Valley also has their own version of the Last Chance Open, appropriately called the UVU Last Chance Open. Go figure.

    Teams are still submitting their entries, so keep those alerts on to @FantasyD1Wrestl for updates as they come in.

    A few teams lock today (Wednesday 2/16) and tomorrow (Thursday 2/17), so quick decisions will have to be made on lineups before they lock.

    Wed: Iowa State and Missouri

    Thurs: Brown, Harvard, UNI, and Wisconsin

    Good luck this week and I hope you have enjoyed your season, whether it was ending in the Championship Final or finishing dead last. Now go out there and WIN THE WEEK!

    Wrestlers I Like This Week

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

    *organized by tournament name first, then by school name*


    Richie Figeroa (Arizona State)- Last Chance Open

    Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley)- UVU Last Chance Open

    Caleb Smith (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+9]

    Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State)- @ CSU Bakersfield, @ Stanford [+9]

    Bryce West (Northern Illinois)- Vs Cal Baptist, Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+8]

    Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga)- @ Bellarmine, @ Indiana [+7]

    Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Oklahoma State)- Vs Bucknell, Vs Oklahoma [+6]

    Joseph Fischer (Clarion)- @ Edinboro [+5]

    Antonio Lorenzo (Cal Poly)- @ Stanford [+4]

    Gio Diaz (Franklin & Marshall)- Vs Hofstra [+4]

    Drake Ayala (Iowa)- @ Nebraska [+4]

    Jake Ferri (Kent State)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

    Nick Suriano (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+4]

    Drew Hildebrandt (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+4]

    Pat Glory (Princeton)- @ Rutgers [+4]

    Killian Cardinale (West Virginia)- Vs Wyoming [+4]

    Brandon Courtney (Arizona State)- Vs Lehigh [+3]

    Jacob Allen (Navy)- Vs Army [+3]

    Ryan Miller (U Penn)- @ American [+3]

    Gage Curry (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+3]


    Jordan Decatur (Ohio State)- Last Chance Open

    Daton Fix (Oklahoma State)- Vs Bucknell, Vs Oklahoma [+8]

    Codi Russell (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+7]

    Joey Oliveri (Rutgers)- Vs Princeton, Vs Columbia [+7]

    Devan Turner (Oregon State)- @ CSU Bakersfield, @ Stanford [+6]

    Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech)- Vs Virginia, Vs NC State [+6]

    Austin DeSanto (Iowa)- @ Nebraska [+5]

    Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+5]

    Michael McGee (Arizona State)- Vs Lehigh [+4]

    Anthony Sobotker (Binghamton)- @ Harvard [+4]

    Derek Spann (Buffalo)- @ Ohio [+4]

    Jake Rotunda (The Citadel)- Vs VMI [+4]

    Brendon Fenton (Kent State)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

    Rayvon Foley (Michigan State)- Vs Central Michigan [+4]

    Joshua Koderhandt (Navy)- Vs Army [+4]

    Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+4]

    Michael Colaiocco (U Penn)- @ American [+4]

    Sidney Flores (Air Force)- Vs Northern Colorado [+3]

    Pat Phillips (Franklin & Marshall)- Vs Hofstra [+3]

    Brock Hudkins (Indiana)- Vs Chattanooga [+3]

    Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+3]

    Kyle Biscoglia (UNI)- Vs Wisconsin [+3]

    Chris Cannon (Northwestern)- Vs Purdue [+3]


    Saul Ervin (SIU-Edwardsville)- Vs Kent State, Vs Cal Baptist, Vs Northern Illinois (@NIU) [+10]

    Heath Goyner (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+9]

    Sebastian Rivera (Rutgers)- Vs Princeton, Vs Columbia [+9]

    Gabe Willochell (Edinboro)- Vs Calrion, Vs Bloomsburg [+7]

    Real Woods (Stanford)- Vs Cal Poly, Vs Oregon State [+6]

    Kaden Cassidy (George Mason)- Vs Cleveland State [+5]

    Ryan Anderson (Binghamton)- @ Harvard [+4]

    Trevon Majette (Gardner-Webb)- Vs Presbyterian [+4]

    Wil Gil (Franklin & Marshall)- Vs Hofstra [+4]

    Kyram Hagan (Ohio)- Vs Buffalo [+4]

    Nick Lee (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+4]

    CJ Composto (U Penn)- @ American [+4]

    Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+4]

    Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado)- @ Air Force [+3]

    Parker Filius (Purdue)- @ Northwestern [+3]

    Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)- Vs North Dakota State [+3]

    Chase Zollman (Wyoming)- @ West Virginia [+3]


    John Millner (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+10]

    Mike Van Brill (Rutgers)- Vs Princeton, Vs Columbia [+6]

    Kyle Parco (Arizona State)- Vs Lehigh [+4]

    PJ Ogunsanya (Army)- @ Navy [+4]

    Yahya Thomas (Northwestern)- Vs Purdue [+4]

    Beau Bartlett (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+4]

    Brent Moore (Clarion)- @ Edinboro [+3]

    Josh Finesilver (Duke)- Vs Pittsburgh [+3]

    Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell)- @ Wisconsin [+3]

    Alec Hagen (Ohio)- Vs Buffalo [+3]

    Jaron Jensen (Wyoming)- @ West Virginia [+3]


    Cameron Robinson (Iowa State)- Last Chance Open

    Jashon Hubabrd (Ohio State)- Last Chance Open

    Cody Bond (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+8]

    Anthony Gibson (Northern Illinois)- Vs Cal Baptist, Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+7]

    Hunter Willits (Oregon State)- @ CSU Bakersfield, @ Stanford [+6]

    Dazjon Casto (The Citadel)- Vs VMI [+4]

    Chase Saldate (Michigan State)- Vs Central Michigan [+4]

    Jared Franek (North Dakota State)- @ South Dakota State [+4]

    Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)- Vs Purdue [+4] **IF he wrestles

    Doug Zapf (U Penn)- @ American [+4]

    Quincy Monday (Princeton)- @ Rutgers [+4]

    Alex Cardia (Bloomsburg)- @ Edinboro [+3]

    Parker Kropman (Drexel)- Vs Rider [+3]

    Avery Bassett (George Mason)- Vs Cleveland State [+3]

    Will Lewan (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+3]

    Elijah Cleary (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+3]

    Jacob Wright (Wyoming)- @ West Virginia [+3]


    Austin Kraisser (Iowa State)- Last Chance Open

    Izzak Olejnik (Northern Illinois)- Vs Cal Baptist, Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+8]

    Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin)- @ UNI, Vs Cornell [+8]

    Will Formato (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+7]

    Drew Nicholson (Chattanooga)- @Bellarmine, @ Indiana [+6]

    Joshua Ogunsanya (Columbia)- @ Maryland, @ Rutgers [+6]

    Phil Conigliaro (Harvard)- Vs Binghamton, Vs Sacred Heart [+6]

    Thomas Bullard (NC State)- @ North Carolina, @ NC State [+6]

    Travis Wittlake (Oklahoma State)- Vs Bucknell, Vs Oklahoma [+6]

    Nick Palumbo (Sacred Heart)- @ Long Island, @ Brown [+6]

    Anthony Valencia (Arizona State)- Vs Lehigh [+4]

    Ricky Stamm (Hofstra)- @ Franklin & Marshall [+4]

    Alex Marinelli (Iowa)- @ Nebraska [+4]

    Lucas Revano (U Penn)- @ American [+4]

    Jake Wentzel (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+4]

    Jack Ganos (Air Force)- Vs Northern Colorado [+3]

    Sewlyn Porter (The Citadel)- Vs VMI [+3]

    Cameron Pine (Clarion)- @ Edinboro [+3]

    Riley Smucker (Cleveland State)- @ George Mason [+3]

    Evan Barczak (Drexel)- Vs Rider [+3]

    Rodrick Mosley (Gardner-Webb)- Vs Presbyterian [+3]

    Cam Amine (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+3]

    Peyton Hall (West Virginia)- Vs Wyoming [+3]


    Cael Valencia (Arizona State)- Last Chance Open

    Thomas Flitz (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+7]

    Mason Kauffman (Northern Illinois)- Vs Cal Baptist, Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+7]

    Aaron Olmos (Oregon State)- @ CSU Bakersfield, @ Stanford [+6]

    Carter Starocci (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+5]

    John Worthing (Clarion)- @ Edinboro [+4]

    Michael O'Malley (Drexel)- Vs Rider [+4]

    Matt Finesilver (Duke)- Vs Pittsburgh [+4]

    Logan Messer (George Mason)- Vs Cleveland State [+4]

    Logan Massa (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+4]

    Nick Incontrera (U Penn)- @ American [+4]

    Jake Logan (Lehigh)- @ Arizona State [+3]

    Sal Perrine (Ohio)- Vs Buffalo [+3]

    Cade DeVos (South Dakota State)- Vs North Dakota State [+3]

    Hayden Hastings (Wyoming)- @ West Virginia [+3]


    Kaleb Romero (Ohio State)- Last Chance Open

    Rocky Jordan (Ohio State)- Last Chance Open

    Kyle Cochran (Maryland)- Vs Columbia, @ American [+8]

    Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois)- Vs Cal Baptist, Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+8]

    Trey Munoz (Oregon State)- @ CSU Bakersfield, @ Stanford [+8]

    Barrett Blakely (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+7]

    Ethan Ducca (Edinboro)- Vs Clarion, Vs Bloomsburg [+7]

    Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State)- Vs Bucknell, Vs Oklahoma [+7]

    John Poznanski (Rutgers)- Vs Princeton, Vs Columbia [+7]

    Aaron Brooks (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+5]

    Bernie Truax (Cal Poly)- @ Stanford [+4]

    Donnell Washington (Indiana)- Vs Chattanooga [+4]

    Myles Amine (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+4]

    Layne Malczewski (Michigan State)- Vs Central Michigan [+4]

    Gregg Harvey (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+4]

    Max Lyon (Purdue)- @ Northwestern [+4]

    Bryan McLaughlin (Drexel)- Vs Rider [+3]

    Charles Small (Hofstra)- @ Franklin & Marshall [+3]

    Colin McCracken (Kent State)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+3]

    Parker Keckeisen (UNI)- Vs Wisconsin [+3]

    Neil Antrassian (U Penn)- @ American [+3]

    Tate Samuelson (Wyoming)- @ West Virginia [+3]


    Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State)- Last Chance Open

    Jaron Smith (Maryland)- Vs Columbia, @ American [+7]

    Greg Bulsak (Rutgers)- Vs Princeton, Vs Columbia [+7]

    Nunzio Crowley (Long Island)- Vs Sacred Heart [+6]

    Tyler Mousaw (VMI)- @ The Citadel [+6]

    Cole Urbas (U Penn)- @ American [+5]

    Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming)- @ West Virginia [+5]

    Kendall Norfleet (Arizona State)- Vs Lehigh [+4]

    Lou DePrez (Binghamton)- @ Harvard [+4]

    Trey Rogers (Hofstra)- @ Franklin & Marshall [+4]

    Pat Brucki (Michigan)- @ Central Michigan [+4]

    Cam Caffey (Michigan State)- Vs Central Michigan [+4]

    Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado)- @ Air Force [+4]

    Jake Woodley (Oklahoma)- @ Oklahoma State [+4]

    Max Dean (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+4]

    Ben Smith (Cleveland State)- @ George Mason [+3]

    Anthony Perrine (Gardner-Webb)- Vs Presbyterian [+3]

    Jake Koser (Navy)- Vs Army [+3]

    Nino Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh)- @ Duke [+3]

    Thomas Penola (Purdue)- @ Northwestern [+3]


    Colton McKiernan (SIU-Edwardsville)- Vs Kent State, Vs Cal Baptist, Vs Northern Illinois (@NIU) [+10]

    Michael Burchell (Appalachian State)- @ Davidson, @ Presbyterian [+7]

    Boone McDermott (Rutgers)- Vs Princeton, Vs Columbia [+7]

    Nathan Traxler (Virginia Tech)- Vs Virginia, Vs NC State [+7]

    Michael McAleavey (The Citadel)- Vs VMI [+6]

    Gary Traub (Oregon State)- @ CSU Bakersfield, @ Stanford [+6]

    Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force)- Vs Northern Colorado [+5]

    Joe Doyle (Binghamton)- @ Harvard [+5]

    Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State)- Vs Rider [+5]

    Tyler Bagoly (Clarion)- @ Edinboro [+4]

    Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra)- @ Franklin & Marshall [+4]

    Michael Wolfgram (West Virginia)- Vs Wyoming [+4]

    Anthony Cassioppi (Iowa)- @ Nebraska [+3]

    Ryan Catka (Navy)- Vs Army [+3]

    Lucas Davison (Northwestern)- Vs Purdue [+3]

    Ben Goldin (U Penn)- @ American [+3]

    Think I missed someone? Disagree with someone on the list or their projection? Want to know our thoughts on a matchup? Let me know!

    Win the week!

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