Sunday, January 16, 2022

Top Matches to Watch in Michigan State Vs Indiana Dual Tonight (Monday Jan 17th, 2022)


Michigan State Vs Indiana 

BIG 10 action tonight between the Spartans of Michigan State and the Hoosiers of Indiana.  Here are the top matches to watch in this matchup. 

125 - U.R. Tristan Lujan Vs #33 Jacob Moran 

This gives the Spartan's an opportunity for an upset as Lujan and Moran are fairly evenly matched for the most part.  While Lujan owns a 6-3 decision over Oscar Sanchez of Ohio, Moran dropped a 4-3 decision to him. On the same hand, Moran owns a 7-6 decision over Central Michigan's Brock Bergelin, while Bergelin defeated Lujan 4-3.  

133 - #11 RayVon Foley Vs #18 Brock Hudkins 

As good as Foley has looked lately, it's tough to bet against him in such a matchup, but Hudkins has looked pretty good a couple of times this season as well. The ranking gives Foley the advantage and for the most part so have the results. However, this could turn out to be a much better match on the mat, than what some would deem it to be on paper. 

141 - Jordan Hamdan Vs #30 Cayden Rooks

Here is potentially another opportunity for the Spartans to pull off a mild upset against the Hoosiers, individually speaking of course. This match is a tossup and there's nothing about it that tells me that it'd be impossible for Hamdan to pull off the upset. 

149 - U.R. Peyton Omania Vs U.R. Graham Rooks 

Neither of these guys are ranked at the moment but I could easily see either one of them, or honestly both of them top 33 by year's end.  Inconsistency thus far has been an enemy to both, but both are capable of some big things. Thus far in three matches, Rooks has had Omania's #.  An 8-5 decision, a 5-3 decision and most recently a 9-1 major decision. Ironically enough though Omania has defeated both Mike Van Brill of Rutgers and Kanen Storr of Michigan, who Rooks has never been able to beat. Go figure.  Sometimes style has everything to do with it.  Yet it's been since March they last wrestled, and who knows the adjustments Omania has made. Will be fun to see. 

184 - #29 Layne Malczewski Vs #8 D.J. Washington 

Malczewski has a really good weekend with a 4-2 decision over Purdue's Max Lyon, while Washington took the weekend off after dropping two tough matches to All Americans John Poznanski of Rutgers and NCAA champ Aaron Brooks of Penn State the weekend before.  Up until that point, Washington was undefeated.  A win here is more important for Malczewski than it is for Washington, but either way, still a nice win to notch on your belt. Malczewski moved up the ladder with his victory over Lyon and a win over Washington is only going to get him higher. 

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