Sunday, October 9, 2022

2023 NCAA DI The Season: Bloomsburg

 *NOTE* - I want to make it clear what this is and what this is not.  What this is NOT is an overview of the entire team. What this is, is a who’s who preview of THIS season 2022-2023. Meaning that I am going to talk about the starters who I feel will have an impact THIS year. Those who will win big matches in duals. Those who will earn placings in major tournaments like CKLV, RENO, MIDLANDS, MATMEN INVITE, SOUTHERN SCUFFLE, CONFERENCES & NCAA’s.  In some cases a weight class will have multiple talented wrestlers. I will note that & I will also be making posts later on about the best wrestle-offs to look forward to this season.  Then after that is determined I will make post later into the season of who our best backups are in the nation.

This post will NOT include redshirts. Those who are redshirting this season will be included in a separate post entitled “22’-23’ Best Redshirts.” 

This could be an historical year for the Huskies as they have the potential to crown their first ever MAC champion. The competition is fierce, but they are in a position to do so.  Note that I'm not sure of the current whereabouts of Alex Carida, a two time MAC place-winner & I want to throw in a word for Willy Gerard. A EWL champ in 2019, his career was plagued by injuries. It's really a shame because if healthy, it's likely that Gerard would have been one of their top stars of the past few seasons. 

Cole Rhone 

An NCAA qualifier for the Huskies in 2021, Cole Rhone barely missed out on another NCAA qualification this past season.  Thus far he's been 4th & 5th in the MAC & as he looks for NCAA qualification #2, he will also look to improve upon his conference finish. He was 17-7 on the season. 

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Josh Mason 

We cold very well be looking at Bloomsburg's first MAC champion here.  20-11 on the season last year, Josh Mason finished as the MAC runner-up. He's already proven that he can beat Gabe Willochell of Edinboro as he owns a 5-3 decision over the Fighting Scot.  

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