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Can anyone stop Matt McDonough next year?

Mark Bader 3 years ago

The 125lbs weight class has 5 of the 8 all-americans returning for the 2012-2013 season lead by 2x NCAA champion Matt McDonough of Iowa. McDonough will return for his senior campaign in search of his third NCAA title while Nico Megaludis of Penn State, and a host of others, will attempt to dethrone him. Nico Megaludis surprised many when he upset #2 seed Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the quarterfinals at the NCAA tournament and then beat Cornell's Frank Perrelli for a birth in the finals against McDonough.

Also coming back will be Ryan Mango of Stanford, a very talented multiple time all-american who wants that elusive national title in his final year of college. Other returning as all-americans are Jesse Dlegado of Illinois and Steve Bonanno of Hofstra. Jesse Delgado was the only guy to defeat McDonough last year in a first semester dual meet. Missouri's Alan Waters has been ranked near the top in each of his first two years of college but has not been able to do it at the big dance, could Sammie Henson be the guy he needs in his corner to get him over the hump?

Here is a list of the wrestlers returning at 125 from the all-americans to those who made it to the round of 12 and round of 16:

1. Matt McDonough- Iowa Sr.

2. Nico Megaludis- Penn State So.

5. Ryan Mango- Stanford, Sr.

7. Jesse Delgado- Illinois, So.

8. Steve Bonanno- Hofstra, Sr

Round of 12. Anthony Zanetta- Pitt, Sr

Round of 12. Trent Sprenkle- NDSU, Sr

Round of 12. Alan Waters- Missouri, Jr

Round of 16. Camden Eppert- Purdue, Jr

Round of 16. Pat Rollins- Oregon State, So

Round of 16. Morrison- Oklahoma State, Jr

Round of 16. Matt Snyder- Virginia, Sr

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