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Fire Marshal Bill

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topdog1961

Our small town has never had a HS wrestler go to state until this year. A good boy that has been friends with my son since kindergarten won 3rd in the state last weekend in his weight class. You've seen him before in hunting pics with my son. He's the smaller one on the left, but is tough as nails. He barely cracks 100lbs. It was heartening to see the greeting the town gave him last Saturday night as he and his coaches returned from Columbus. He's was escorted into town by two police cruisers, a fire truck, and about 30 cars. People lined the streets with signs and about 150 greeted him at the gym. It's nice to see support like that. He's a smart, hard working boy. He's also part of the "needy family" I've mentioned taking venison for, so I hope his skill at wrestling gets him some help going to college. He has one more year to win state HS champ. 

 

Edit: help me Brad. I meant to post this on the NCAA wrestling thread. 

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dogrunner

Wow now Tennessee goes down. 😳

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mister grouse

Notable that Tenn and Va both lost critical players this week , ones that likely would have changed the outcome of the games they were in.  Both teams had been lucky to have avoided the injury bug all season up to this week, but it killed them when it finally struck  .  

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Fire Marshal Bill

We'll, halfway through the second round and I have 3 more losses. I can't believe Tennessee & Wichita State lost!! Loyola is turning out to be the spoiler. I wish them well. 

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mister grouse

And there goes Michigan State.  I had them picked to be in final four , as did many others Im sure.

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WPG Gizmo

My final 4 are VA Duke NC and Purdue with Duke and NC battling it out and NC the winner

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bmeador
2 hours ago, WPG Gizmo said:

My final 4 are VA Duke NC and Purdue with Duke and NC battling it out and NC the winner

I had Carolina taking it all too. Now, I haven't got a clue...  Clemson blowing out Auburn, Nevada won.  Geez...

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mccuha
36 minutes ago, bmeador said:

I had Carolina taking it all too. Now, I haven't got a clue...  Clemson blowing out Auburn, Nevada won.  Geez...

How bout them tigers. This may be the farthest Clemson has ever been if they don’t squander a 30 point lead 

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Fire Marshal Bill

I haven't looked at the second round scores yet but from what I've heard it doesn't look good. This has been really the year of upsets. My bracket picks must be a mess. I'll let you know later today. 

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Fire Marshal Bill

Rather than count my losses it is easier just say that I have 9 teams still in the game. I am doing really good in the East and Midwest with only 2 wrong so far. It's the South and West where I have most of my loses. Some major upsets in both areas. All my teams in the South are gone. I only have Gonzaga and Michigan in the West, Gonzaga going to the finals. I am much healthier on the other side of the bracket.

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Millriver

I only have 7 of the Sweet 16, but 3 of those I have in the Final 4. Of course my champion went out early when Virginia lost. I've always been a Syracuse fan, so will cheer for them, even though I didn't think they would get this far.

 

Go Orange! ( and Loyola too, I love a Cinderella story!)

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Fire Marshal Bill

I had Virgina playing Gonzaga with Virgina going to the championship. That's not going to happen!!! On the other side of the bracket I have Villanova playing Kansas with Villanova  playing for the championship. I can still be ok in one bracket but the other bracket I'm done, finished, kaput. If Villanova wins at least I will have picked the National Champion. If not it was nice playing along. 

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Tim Frazier

I love that Syracuse is always controversial, never flashy and still digs their way in.  Cant get enough of it.  West Virginia has that same scrappy never die style and they have a chance to take it all so there still might be a "Virginia" in the finals! 

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Dogwood

My Spartans couldn't sink a layup against the Cuse; well at least my son is a Syracuse grad so I still got me a dog . . . go Orange!!

 

I think Duke will beat them handily however . . . yuck.

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Fire Marshal Bill

I don't feel so bad after listening to several sport casters on how poorly they are doing on their picks. This has really been the year of upsets. My choices for the final 4 are: from the South; Kentucky. the West; Gonzaga. the East; Villanova and the Midwest; either Duke or Kansas. Nova has the toughest schedule. They have to get by WV and then either TT or Purdue. All good teams. This weekend is going to be exciting. 

UCONN women are rolling along. GO HUSKEYS!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

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