Super 32 Lightweight Preview: 106-126

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It's Super 32 week!

The best in the country will come together in the hunt for a Super 32 belt this weekend. Below is the first of four previews that highlights the 106-126-pound weight classes. The rest of the previews will be rolling out as the week continues, so stay tuned.

And make sure you don't miss a second of the action this weekend.

No. 4 Brandon Kaylor
No. 6 Mosha Schwartz
No. 10 Jeremiah Reno
No. 13 Greg Diakomihalis
No. 15 Cody Craig
No. 16 Cody Phippen
No. 18 Elijah Varona
No. 19 Colt Newton
Jacob Allen
Lucas Byrd
Andrew Cerniglia
Ryan Chauvin
Eric Faught
Vincent Mannella
Drew Munch
Israel Navarro
Keegan O'Toole
Cullen Schreiver
Kevin Severado
Jalen Spuhler
Riley Weir
Jake Wohltman

Commentary: A lot of young studs will be stepping up to the high school level. It's going to be great to see how these up-and-comers respond to the new level of competition. But there will be some guys who have proved their worth already and will look to pick up a belt. Along with the number of ranked wrestlers, a few of the guys to watch include Lucas Byrd, who is coming off an injury he suffered in the Fargo finals, Andrew Cerniglia, Eric Faught, Jalen Spuhler, and Cullan Schriever. The last time we saw a lot of these guys they were at lighter weights in Fargo, so the substantial increase in weight could be a factor for some of them. Greg Diakomihalis had a rough outing in Journeymen, so I'd like to see how he responds. He also could make the weight change up to 113 as well, so be on the lookout for that. I really like Faught here, though. He's pretty tough, and I feel that he can do some great things and possibly come away with the belt. 

Holmes' picks: 1. Faught  2. Phippen  3. Schwartz  4. Kaylor
Willie's picks:   1. Faught  2. Cerniglia 3. Kaylor      4. Navarro

No. 2 Nic Aguilar
No. 4 Matt Cardello
No. 5 (at 120) Esco Walker
No. 5 Colton Yapoujian
No. 6 Adam Busiello
No. 11 Jesse Vasquez
No. 12 Robert Howard
No. 14 Patrick McKee
No. 17 Kyle Biscoglia
No. 18 Colt Newton
Jojo Aragona
Beau Bayless
Joseph Bianchi
AJ Burkhart
Corey Gamet
Rhett Golowenski
Michael Gonyea
Patrick Gould
Malyke Hines
Ben Kamali
Brandon Kassis
Nate Keaton
Jace Koelzer
Jaret Lane
Logan Macri
Logan Ninos
Caleb Yates

Commentary: As you can see, there are a lot of really good guys at this weight. I'm going to start with my dark horse pick: Robert Howard. He's coming off a winning performance at Journeymen and already owns a few wins over world team member Mosha Schwartz. Howard just made his debut in the rankings and will be looking to continue his winning ways. I'm not sure he's ready for the highest level of competition that he could see at S32, but I do think he can compete well and have a nice finish. Plenty of eyes will be on returning champion Adam Busiello after his sickly finish in Fargo. A guy to watch here is Esco Walker. He is a serious competitor and can be a guy in the mix late. Jojo Aragona snuck up on some people last year and came away with a runner-up finish to Busiello. While another finals appearance may not be in the cards for Aragona, he can still do well. And lastly, watch out for Matt Cardello. 

Holmes' picks: 1. Aguilar 2. Walker  3. Busiello  4. Howard
Willie's picks:  1. Busiello 2. Aguilar 3. Vasquez 4. Howard


No. 5 Drew Mattin
No. 7 Julian Chlebove
No. 9 Jet Taylor
No. 11 Tommy Hoskins
No. 13 Andrew Alirez
No. 16 Zurich Storm
No. 20 Jakob Camacho
Ryan Anderson
Brock Bergelin
Colton Camacho
Anthony Cirillo
Kyle Cisneros
Asa Garcia
Patrick Glory
Jonathan Gomez
Brock Henderson
Sammy Hillegas
Dom Lajoie
Carson Manville
Ryan O'Grady
Gavin Park
Luke Resnick
Josh Saunders
Brian Stuart
Jonathan Spadafora
Cameron Valdiviez
Luke Werner
Drew West

Commentary: Let's start with Carson Manville. The 8th-grader is always fun to watch. He just won the high school division at the Grappler Fall Classic and was a FloNational AA last season as a 7th-grader. Another youngster here is Josh Saunders, who is certainly battle tested. He's taken his lumps against some of the best in the country and is a kid who can definitely make some noise here. Obviously, Drew West and Tommy Hoskins will do what they do. They're too talented to have a quiet showing. I believe that it will be Drew Mattin and Julian Chlebove in the finals.

Holmes' picks: 1. Mattin  2. Chlebove  3. Hoskins  4. West
Willie's picks:  1. Mattin   2. Chlebove  3. Hoskins  4. Anderson


No. 4 Nick Raimo
No. 6 (at 132) Jacori Teemer
No. 7 Joey Silva
No. 9 Austin DeSanto
No. 10 Alex Thomsen
No. 18 Dan Moran
No. 20 Jakob Campbell
KJ Fenstermacher
Robert Garcia IV
Jake Gliva
Connor McGonagle
Shane Metzler
Rylee Molitor
Daniel Planta
Colin Valdiviez
Chase Zollman

Commentary: This weight is going to be a ton of fun to watch. Returning finalists Joey Silva and Austin DeSanto are back with a lot of the same guys that they out-placed last season. . I really want to see how Alex Thomsen comes back after losing in Fargo. The X-factor here is Jacori Teemer. He's one of the slickest dudes around. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about a potential match between Teemer and returning champ Silva. Both are incredibly impressive, with Silva having more of an attack style and Teemer being a bit more of a counter wrestler with a lot of length. Like I said, this weight is going to be fun to watch.

Holmes' picks: 1. Teemer  2. Silva  3. Raimo  4. DeSanto
Willie's picks:   1. Teemer  2. Silva  3. Raimo  4. DeSanto

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