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- March 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm #10866AnonymousInactive
Who are your picks?March 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm #10872AnonymousInactive
Woodland-Cartersville will be the best team next year. After that it gets messy. The 2nd best team overall will probably be different depending on if you use a traditional or dual format as your baseline.
7A: Either Camden or Collins Hill will win. Collins Hill is returning the most talent in 7A. Camden won’t be as good, but will still compete for the championship due to their depth. Brookwood and Mountain View are losing too much and until they prove they can reload, I’m not willing to give them the benefit of the doubt I give Camden.
6A: Valdosta will repeat. Richmond Hill lost too much talent last year to repeat, but Valdosta’s two best wrestlers are freshmen and they’re only graduating a 4 points winners, although those four do represent a lot of points.
5A: Woodland, then Buford…pretty self explanatory.
4A and under…need more time to think.March 4, 2019 at 4:06 pm #10874AnonymousInactive
Woodland very well could be the best team in the state, but I’m still not confident they win a dual vs Camden unless they fix their problems up top. Woodland has their aces in Henson, Bishop, Mccrary, Smith, and Cochran but are very weak up top. Those 5 listed will be the best if not close regardless of classification but I don’t know if they can make up for a lot of six’s that would be given up, up top.
Camden brings back a state champ in Orum, a state Runner up in Herrim, a state qualifier at 132, and a state placer at 170. They have a lot to reload from but we saw this two years ago. Camden only brought back 4 from the 2017 team, and still went on to win in dominating fashion in 2018. Also Camden lost every wrestler 145 and up from the 2017 team, and still managed to stay strong up top, much like I expect them to do next year. Camden and Woodland will be the best two teams in the state next year with Collins Hill potentially getting in the mix also.March 4, 2019 at 6:33 pm #10875AnonymousInactive
For years Camden has had backups that would be on the podium in most any classification but when they reloaded everyone seemed shocked. I don’t expect that scenario to change this coming year. Woodland has much the same going for them now as they will have 3-4 kids that could’ve placed this year but couldn’t get in the lineup. I expect all of them to get a spot this coming year and they should all wind up on the podium. Woodland’s 182 and 195 placed this year and will be better next year. It’ll be interesting to watch how Woodland strengthens from 152 up.March 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm #10876AnonymousInactive
Can Woodland find a 220 and 285 that won’t give up 12 up top? That comes into play huge with a dual against good teams.March 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm #10882AnonymousInactive
I guess we will find out. Does the 195 that got 3rd stay at 195 or go to 220? Can the 2 freshman 285s improve enough to score some points? There’s a plethora of questions… There’s two things I can tell you for sure – (1) Camden will have a complete team and be solid top to bottom as they always are. (2) Woodland will field a more complete team than they did this year despite the loss of Gollhofer and Nix simply because some very solid backups will find their way into the lineup. The only dual Woodland had last year where 12 points would have been an issue was Buford in the state finals and they scored all 14 weight classes.
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