It’s separation day. Moving day. Judgment day. We’re separating the goats from the sheep in this round, the contenders from the pretenders. A win in this quarterfinal round counts as 7 team points; that’s 1 for advancement, plus an extra 6, for reaching the semi-finals (because semi-finalists are guaranteed to finish no worse than 6th place). Thus, as always, but especially this quarterfinal round, it pays to win.
Ninety (of 330) wrestlers have already been trimmed from the competition. Those left all have aches, pains, a second straight weigh-in - and the competition only gets tougher. By the end of this morning, another 120 wrestlers will have been cut out.
Welcome to Session 3. It gets awfully bloody.
SESSION THREE MATCH-UPS
|Consi2||12-Bardy The Chef||149||27-Anthony (GMU)|
|Quarters||2-Tony Bling||285||7-Hillger (WISC)|
CURRENT TEAM STANDINGS
- Penn State: 32.5
- Ohio State: 25.5
- Iowa: 24
- Minnesota: 20
- Oklahoma State: 20
- PSU Bonus Points: 18.5
- Missouri: 18
ALL-TIME TEAM TARGETS - END OF SESSION 3
|TEAM||1997 IOWA||2005 OKIE STATE||2017 PENN STATE|
Our Nittany Lions fell 2 points off the pace of the 97 Hawkeyes (er, 1, if not for the team point deduction). 2019 PSU is still 2 points ahead of 2017 PSU. But as we mentioned at the top - today is the day.
GoPSUSports’ Ironhead Byers radio call
ESPN3 free video stream
Penn State Wrestling Club dynamic team scoring
TrackWrestling dashboard, mat assignments
Big shout out to Bubba, for the play by play in the comments.