This Super Regional Tournament is going to be more of the same, a bunch of really good ranked with a bunch of really good ranked athletes. And, of course, not enough spots for all of them at the national tournament. 29 ranked wrestlers are competing for only 20 guaranteed spots in St Louis. For teams in this region, the national tournament is almost like wrestling at home, raising the stakes. It also makes an even better chance for a team like Central Oklahoma or Lindenwood to win the team trophy.
Last year this was a dress rehearsal for McKendree’s run at St Cloud for a national title. This year it is going to be the same type of tournament test for Lindenwood and Central Oklahoma. Both of these teams hope to be the team that unseats the Huskies as the top team in all of Division II this season. St Cloud State may be able to send as many as ten athletes to the national tournament or as few as seven. Either way, teams need to match that possible production to keep up at the national tournament.
Follow along as I take a look at every weight and make my predictions for Top Four and the two wrestlers who will automatically represent SRIV at each weight. And I will do my best to guess at the five wildcard berths, but let’s be honest, that is complete guesswork.
#1 Mason Turner (Fort Hays State)
#8 Cevion Severado (Lindenwood)
#9 Paxton Rosen (Central Oklahoma)
#10 Christian Meijia (McKendree)
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