Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bearcat Open Preview (11-14-2021)


Based on the teams that will be in participation, we're looking at some great finals matchups in most of the weights and even some great semi-final matchups in others. 


Would imagine the #1 seed would go to Allen, with what could be an interesting semi-final on the other side of the bracket between Fallon and Roes.  Last week Fallon put his name on the map with a huge upset over Virginia's Patrick McCormick.  Roes on the other hand, did not look good in his debut on the season.  This potential matchup presents a grand opportunity for Fallon to get another respectable win under his belt and for Roes to redeem himself from a bad weekend.  

Anthony Sobotker

Coming fresh off a win via fall vs Sammy Alvarez of Rutgers, I would think Sobotker easily adds a title to his resume in front of a home crowd. 


The last time that Gil and Hunt met, Gil won via technical fall. Not sure if Gil will win by that much of a margin again, but he will once again win this matchup.  I do believe Hunt is likely to be Gil's opponent in the finals. 


My bets are on Cabanillas to win the title here, but I'm anxious to see Lombard in competition.  I think he could be dangerous for a number of reasons. First and foremost he's a transfer from Michigan and he's gunning to make his mark in his new home. What better place to do it than the Bearcat Open?  Secondly, even though he went 0-2 this past weekend he had two tough losses in sudden victory to MAC runner-up Marcus Robinson of Cleveland State and BIG 10 3rd place finisher Mike Van Brill of Rutgers. This potential final could end up a very competitive match. 

Andrew Cerniglia

I think we're looking at another example of where Cerniglia ought to just walk through the competition.  I don't see him being challenged by anyone. 


Fitzpatrick and Hague are two wrestlers currently outside of the top 33 rankings that could easily find themselves within the top 33 by year's end.  Either would benefit with a win over the other especially since both compete in the EIWA.  This is the final I see in this tournament.  Should be a good match. 


I think that Nolan ought to win this bracket easily enough, adding a title for host Binghamton. Anxious to see who is finals opponent will be. At this point, I would think it would either be Shannon or Pedro. 


Deprez Vs Key could easily be the best match of the entire tournament. The two have met before with Deprez coming out on top with an 8-3 victory.   Bourne, who had an impressive 2-1 victory over NCAA qualifier Joe Accousti of Sacred Heart, should be our 3rd place winner. 


Koser ought to fly through this tournament without any resistance. The question is who will be his finals opponent.  I see it being either Day or Wilson, which I would think would be a good semi-final match. 

Joe Doyle

Binghamton ought to close out their open by crowning another champion.  Don't see Doyle having any trouble in doing so. 

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