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FCW's Week 10 Fantasy Outlook (1/14-1/16)

2x NCAA runner-up Daton Fix (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)


As it has been in the past few seasons, we have seen more and more situations of top wrestlers not wrestle in duals and tournaments or wrestlers medically forfeiting out of competitions before hitting tougher/higher-ranked opponents. It's a bad story we seem to re-read every season.

Compound that with the recent situation of schools canceling and postponing duals due to the recent precautions with COVID. Since my last article, several other programs have postponed or canceled their scheduled competitions for this week (Week 11), though not to the degree of last week (so far).

This isn't going to be a rant on "how to fix the system" or how "wrestlers today don't love the sport" (like Kirk Herbstreit's comments). It's more of a short, succinct reminder.

Wrestling isn't like football or basketball that has that next level with lucrative contracts or guaranteed salaries. There is the Senior level, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, but it's nothing close to a guarantee except for a few.

With the quick (and often misguided) trigger fingers in athletic departments today, any dual, tournament, season, even program, can be taken away in an instant (See Boise State, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Old Dominion, and the attempt on Stanford as recent examples). Even though we joke about Stevan Micic, Michael Kemerer, and Demetrius Romero getting AARP cards before they graduate, the truth is that those four (maybe five) years go by fast. Enjoy the time you have competing NOW. Don't look back years from now about matches that shoulda, coulda, woulda.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Anyway, on to week 11.

Duals, Duals, Duals, and more Duals. That's the theme of this week as 72 of the 78 D1 teams are in competition (originally scheduled) and 17 of the Top-20 from last season's NCAAs also are slated to take the mat.

There are a few non-scheduled tournaments this week, but entries are slowly being disclosed. Turn those notifications to "ON" to updates and changes.

Got a question? Got a Recommendation? Let me know and message me@FantasyD1wrestl.


Wrestlers I Like This Week

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

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


125:

Anthony Noto (Lock Haven)- Virginia Duals, Vs Cal Baptist, Vs Bloomsburg [+14]

Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley)- Vs North Dakota, Vs South Dakota, Vs Air Force [+11]

Brock Bergelin (Central Michigan)- Vs American, Vs Cambell, Vs CSU Bakersfield [+9]

Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga)- Virginia Duals [+9]

Tristan Daugherty (Buffalo)- @ Hofstra, @ Long Island [+7]

Pat McKee (Minnesota)- Vs Nebraska, Vs Wisconsin [+7]

Joey Prata (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+7]

Vito Arujau (Cornell)- Vs Army [+4]

Nick Suriano (Michigan)- @ Ohio State [+4]

Noah Surtin (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

Brody Teske (UNI)- @ Northern Colorado [+4]

Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Sam Latona (Virginia Tech)- Vs George Mason [+4]

Joseph Fischer (Clarion)- Vs Cleveland State [+3]

Drew Hildebrandt (Penn State)- Vs Rutgers [+3]

Devin Schroder (Purdue)- Vs Michigan State [+3]

Logan Ashton (Stanford)- Vs Little Rock [+3]



133:

Daton Fix (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+10]

Derek Spann (Buffalo)- @ Hofstra, @ Long Island [+9]

Tony Madrigal (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+7]

Austin DeSanto (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+6]

Joshua Koderhandt (Navy)- @ Lehigh, @ Hofstra [+6]

Anthony Sobotker (Binghamton)- Vs Drexel [+4]

Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)- @ Ohio State [+4]

Connor Brown (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

Kyle Biscoglia (UNI)- @ Northern Colorado [+4]

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

Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech)- Vs George Mason [+4]

Todd Carter (Gardner-Webb)- @ Bellarmine [+3]

Rayvon Foley (Michigan State)- @ Purdue [+3]

Devan Turner (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+3]

Jackson DiSario (Stanford)- Vs Little Rock [+3]


141:

Dresden Simon (Central Michigan)- Vs American, Vs Cambell, Vs CSU Bakersfield [+10]

Matthew Kazimir (Columbia)- Vs Oklahoma State, Vs West Virginia (@WVU), Vs Lehigh [+10]

Jaydin Eierman (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+9]

Kaden Cassidy (George Mason)- @ VMI, @ Virginia Tech [+8]

Ryan Anderson (Binghamton)- Vs Drexel [+4]

Seth Koleno (Clarion)- Vs Cleveland State [+4]

Grant Willits (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)- Vs Utah Valley [+4]

Real Woods (Stanford)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Sidney Flores (Air Force)- @ Utah Valley [+3]

Wil Gil (Franklin & Marshall)- @ Davidson [+3]

Stevan Micic (Michigan)- @ Ohio State [+3]

Allan Hart (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+3]

Chad Red (Nebraska)- @ Minnesota [+3]

Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado)- Vs UNI [+3]

Parker Filius (Purdue)- Vs Michigan State [+3]

Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh)- Vs Arizona State [+3]


149:

Josh Heil (Campbell)- Vs American, Campbell, & Central Michigan (@CMU) [+15]

Alex Madrigal (George Mason)- @ VMI, @ Virginia Tech [+8]

Kyle Parco (Arizona State)- @ Pittsburgh, @ Princeton [+8]

Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+8]

Manzona Bryant (Lehigh)- Vs Columbia, Vs Navy [+7]

John Aceri (Buffalo)- @ Hofstra, @ Long Island [+6]

Peyton Omania (Michigan State)- @ Purdue [+4]

Josh Edmond (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

Sammy Sasso (Ohio State)- Vs Michigan [+4]

Zach Price (South Dakota State)- Vs Utah Valley [+4]

Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell)- Vs Army [+3]

Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)- @ Minnesota [+3]

Yahya Thomas (Northwestern)- Vs Iowa [+3]

Alec Hagen (Ohio)- @ Northern Illinois [+3]

Cory Crooks (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+3]

Austin Gomez (Wisconsin)- @ Minnesota [+3]


157:

Justin Thomas (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+13]

Johnny Lovett (Central Michigan)- Vs American, Vs Cambell, Vs CSU Bakersfield [+9]

Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+7]

Chase Saldate (Michigan State)- @ Purdue [+4]

Jarrett Jacques (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

Hunter Willits (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Will Lewan (Michigan)- @ Ohio State [+3]

Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)- Vs Iowa [+3]


165:

Justin McCoy (Virginia)- Virginia Duals [+14]

Troy Nation (Campbell)- Vs American, Campbell, & Central Michigan (@CMU) [+13]

Alex Marinelli (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+8]

Anthony Valencia (Arizona State)- @ Pittsburgh, @ Princeton [+7]

Austin Eyler (Lock Haven)- Virginia Duals, Vs Cal Baptist, Vs Bloomsburg [+7]

Jared Franek (North Dakota State)- @ Utah Valley, @ Wyoming [+7]

Travis Wittlake (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+6]

Keegan O'Toole (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+5]

Izzak Olejnik (Northern Illinois)- Vs Ohio [+4]

Tanner Cook (South Dakota State)- Vs Utah Valley [+4]

Shane Griffith (Stanford)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin)- @ Minnesota [+4]

Rodrick Mosley (Gardner-Webb)- @ Bellarmine [+3]

Tracy Hubbard (Central Michigan)- Vs American, Vs Cambell, Vs CSU Bakersfield [+3]

Carson Kharchla (Ohio State)- Vs Michigan [+3]

Clayton Ulrey (Virginia Tech)- Vs George Mason [+3]

174:

Michael O'Malley (Drexel) - @Binghamton, @ Brown) [+8]

Michael Kemerer (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+8]

Anthony Mantanona (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+8]

Austin Murphy (Campbell)- Vs American, Campbell, & Central Michigan (@CMU) [+7]

Dustin Plott (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+7]

Carter Starocci (Penn State)- Vs Rutgers [+4]

Garrit Nijenhuis (Purdue)- Vs Michigan State [+4]

Cade DeVos (South Dakota State)- Vs Utah Valley [+4]

Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech)- Vs George Mason [+4]

John Worthing (Clarion)- Vs Cleveland State [+3]

Peyton Mocco (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+3]

Tyler Eischens (Stanford)- Vs Little Rock [+3]


184:

Caleb Hopkins (Campbell)- Vs American, Campbell, & Central Michigan (@CMU) [+17]

Darrien Roberts (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+12]

Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+8]

Abe Assad (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+7]

Jonathan Loew (Cornell)- Vs Army [+4]

Jeremiah Kent (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

Parker Keckeisen (UNI)- @ Northern Colorado [+4]

Trey Munoz (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Travis Stefanik (Princeton)- Vs Arizona State [+4]

Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech)- Vs George Mason [+4]

Aaron Brooks (Penn State)- Vs Rutgers [+3]

Taylor Venz (Nebraska)- @ Minnesota [+3]

Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois)- Vs Ohio [+3]


197:

Levi Hopkins (Campbell)- Vs American, Campbell, & Central Michigan (@CMU) [+15]

Jake Woodley (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+12]

AJ Ferrari (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+9]

Jacob Warner (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+6]

Jay Aiello (Virginia)- Virginia Duals [+6]

Louis DePrez (Binghamton)- Vs Drexel [+4]

Rocky Elam (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

Nick Stemmet (Stanford)- Vs Little Rock [+4]

Tyler Mousaw (VMI)- Vs George Mason [+4]

Braxton Amos (Wisconsin)- @ Minnesota [+4]

Pat Brucki (Michigan)- @ Ohio State [+3]

Eric Schultz (Nebraska)- @ Minnesota [+3]

Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State)- Vs Utah Valley [+3]


285:

Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma)- Virginia Duals [+12]

Matt Stencel (Central Michigan)- Vs American, Vs Cambell, Vs CSU Bakersfield [+11]

Gable Steveson (Minnesota)- Vs Nebraska, Vs Wisconsin [+8]

Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra)- Vs Buffalo, Vs Navy [+7]

Anthony Cassioppi (Iowa)- @ Northwestern, @ Illinois [+7]

Jordan Wood (Lehigh)- Vs Columbia, Vs Navy [+7]

Luke Surber (Oklahoma State)- Vs Columbia, Vs West Virginia (@WVU) [+7]

Cohlton Schultz (Arizona State)- @ Pittsburgh, @ Princeton [+6]

Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force)- @ Utah Valley [+5]

Joe Doyle (Binghamton)- Vs Drexel [+4]

Taye Ghadiali (Campbell)- Vs American, Campbell, & Central Michigan (@CMU) [+4]

Mason Parris (Michigan)- @ Ohio State [+4]

Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State)- Vs Rutgers [+4]

Nathan Traxler (Virginia Tech)- Vs George Mason [+4]

Lewis Fernandes (Cornell)- Vs Army [+3]

Zach Elam (Missouri)- @ SIU-Edwardsville [+3]

Michael Woulfe (Purdue)- Vs Michigan State [+3]

Gary Traub (Oregon State)- Vs Little Rock [+3]

AJ Nevills (South Dakota State)- Vs Utah Valley [+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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