Best Fargo Finals Since 2000
As I have continued to look through old Fargo Brackets I found this to be a particularly interesting and amazing bracket to look over. While it doesn't have quite the level of insanity in terms of guys who didn't place, I think the order of placers and the quality of the top 8 make this a bona fide Crazy Fargo Bracket!
Today we look over 2011 Junior 119.
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Thomas Gilman - 7-0 on the top side beating Rami Haddadin, Paul Petrov, Cory Clark, Jered Cortez and Max Hvolbek.
Cory Clark - 7-1 with the lone loss to Hawkeye teammate Gilman. Clark knocked off Matt Manley and Jered Cortez for the runner up finish in this half.
Jered Cortez - 7-2 here falling to Gilman and Clark alone and knocked off Max Hvolbek for 3rd.
Max Hvolbek - 5-2 falling to Cortez and Gilman. Hvolbek knocked off Vito Pasone and Max Byrd to All American.
David Terao - 8-0 beating Dylan Peters, Tim Lambert and Evan Silver! Salty!
Tim Lambert - 7-1 falling only to Terao (though he lost 1-1, 5-0, 1-1) Thanks old rules!! Tim beat Evan Silver, Nyama Godwin and Nahshon Garrett (5-1, 2-0!).
Evan Silver - 5-2 falling to Lambert in round 1 and later on to Terao. Silver beat Nyama Godwin, Nahshon Garrett (3-0, 1-0) and Brenden Campbell.
Nahshon Garrett - 6-2 for Nahshon losing to Silver and Lambert. He defeated Artem Timchenko, Dylan Peters and Nyama Godwin.
1. Thomas Gilman - Iowa's 125 lber and NCAA Finalist, 4 time Nebraska State Champ, Midlands Champ.
2. David Terao - All American for American this year. Fan favorite of Madison Square Garden.
3. Tim Lambert - NCAA Qualifier for Nebraska
4. Cory Clark - 3 time NCAA All American for Iowa and two time NCAA Finalist.
5. Evan Silver - 2x NCAA Qualifier for Stanford. Ironman & Beast champ, also a 4x Prep National Champ.
6. Jered Cortez - 4x Illinois State Champ, PSU's 133 for next year.
7. Nahshon Garrett - NCAA Champion for Cornell, four time All American.
8. Max Hvolbek - Wrestler for Stanford, 3x Beast and Ironman placer.
1st Place Match
Thomas Gilman (Nebraska) over David Terao (Hawaii) Dec 4-1,2-1
3rd Place Match
Tim Lambert (Michigan) over Cory Clark (Iowa) Dec 2-2,4-2,6-3
5th Place Match
Evan Silver (Maryland) over Jered Cortez (Illinois) Dec 0-1,1-1,1-0
7th Place Match
Nahshon Garrett (California) over Hvolbek Max (California) Dec 4-4,9-1
Dylan Peters - UNI All American at 125.
Paul Petrov - NCAA Qualifier for Bucknell, Nationally ranked most of the year.
Matt Manley - NCAA Qualifier for Missouri. Beat Ryan Mango, Micah Jordan Solomon Chishko.
Vito Pasone - Beat Corey Keener and Pat Rollins. 2012 Senior National Champ.
Garth Yenter - MSU 133 starter. Beat All American Joe Roth.
Godwin Nyama - 2012 PA State Champ and Powerade Champ.
Will Mason - Starter for UVA at 133.
So the DNP's were not AS absurd, but still fairly brutal considering. One thing that these other brackets we've posted have had is a bit more time for us to truly recognize and appreciate how stacked they were. This one will be like a fine wine, only improving with age. I just couldn't wait for this one. In a few years how many NCAA titles and All American finishes will we have between Garrett, Clark, Gilman, Peters, Cortez, Terao, Lambert and Silver? I'm thinking quite a few. This one is crazy now, but will only get crazier as time goes by.
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