In the event you assume again onerous sufficient, chances are you’ll keep in mind that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty simply over a 12 months in the past. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynasty Fantasy League.
Since then, offers have been made, duals have been waged, and groups have been despatched to a grand Nationwide Match in March vying to be the Prime Fantasy Wrestling Staff within the Dynasty League. We now enter Season 2 of the #MatScoutsDynasty League, so let’s catch you as much as the place all of the groups stand.
Staff Supervisor: Tony Hager (@hagertony) & Jagger Noir (@Jagger712)
How It Began:
Tony Hager is the proprietor/founding father of IA wrestle and infrequently he likes to have a beer or three (#SingleSpeedBrewing). Tony was the fifth decide within the inaugural MatScouts Dynasty League draft. On account of some scheduling conflicts after the draft was accomplished, Tony Hager employed a Day-to-Day Supervisor, who took the time away from promoting a man a pair of white partitions to run the group. You recognize him as Jagger712, and thus crew JHagger was born.
For Tony’s full draft recap, see the complete draft board HERE
Hindsight Draft Evaluate:
First Spherical Decide (#1 General): In a dynasty league, getting an “anchor” of a wrestler to carry down beginning duties for the foreseeable future is all the time at a premium. “Falling” to halfway of the first spherical, Staff JHagger chosen 165 Mekhi Lewis (VT) with the fifth total decide, who was a returning Nationwide Champ and had the chance to be a 5x Nationwide Champion. An harm in direction of the top of the common season sadly derailed that dream, however with an offseason to heal, Lewis hopefully returns to wholesome type (up a weight too).
Nice Picks: There was by no means a doubt that 285 Gannon Gremmel (ISU) was going to be the starter, however with how deep 285 is he appeared to get a bit of misplaced within the shuffle. Chosen #236 total (mid-Twenty fourth spherical), he entered the Nationwide Match because the #6 seed after going 11-1 within the common season and successful the Huge XII Championships. Sadly from a Fantasy standpoint, 5 of these wins have been towards non-D1 opponents and thus didn’t depend.
Hindsight is all the time 2020, particularly when analyzing one thing that occurred greater than a 12 months in the past. However on the seventh spherical, #1 total recruit AJ Ferrari (OKST) was chosen (#65 total). He fell to being the tenth True Freshman to be chosen, however completed because the #2 Fantasy Wrestler at 197 and the eleventh General Fantasy Wrestler.
Underneath The Radar Decide: Nobody can predict accidents, nevertheless it’s all the time been a part of the game so having a reliable backup is all the time one thing to hunt. Backing up their #5 total decide was 165 Tanner Skidgel (NAVY) who was chosen with the #185 total decide. Skidgel completed because the #6 wrestler in Fpts at 165 final season.
A Miss For This Season: Earlier than the announcement that the Ivy League was cancelling all Winter Championships, 125 Vito Arujau (COR) was a consensus Prime-5 within the weight. As such, he was picked within the 2nd Spherical, tenth total.
Outdoors of that, 184 Abe Assad proved final season he was an All American contender and was chosen by Staff JHagger within the 4th Spherical. Sadly because the wrestling world discovered later, Nelson Manufacturers would get the beginning with Assad not seeing any mat time through the common season, even in Further Matches.
How The Season Performed Out:
The common season was profitable when it comes to Complete Factors, ending in fifth Place , whereas they hit a shedding streak of 6 straight duals earlier than ending the common season with 2 wins. In all, Staff JHagger completed within the Twin Standings on the seventh spot, incomes 8 further bonus crew factors for his NCAA rating.
See the complete Twin and Complete Factors Standings HERE
Regardless of weight adjustments and a few season cancellations (and NCAA imposed suspensions), Staff JHagger solely needed to dip into the Switch Portal a few instances for some plug-n’-plays within the common season:
– Drop 149 Kizahn Clarke (American), provides 141 Dylan Duncan (Illinois)
– Drop 184 Jacob Holschlag (UNI), provides 133 Tony Madrigal (Oklahoma)
Staff JHagger was additionally concerned in a single through the season:
– 1/15/2021: Traded 141 Tariq Wilson (NC State) to Cael Chips for 184 Nelson Manufacturers (Iowa)
2021 NCAA Match
Staff JHagger approached the 2021 NCAA Match with this Finish-of-Season Roster:
And that is the lineup Ian/Tony entered for Nationals:
With 104 crew factors from the NCAA Nationwide Match (and the added bonus earned through the common season), Staff JHagger completed in sixth place within the #MatScoutsDynasty League Standings for the inaugural season.
Staff JHagger Coming into the 2022 Season Draft
It would not take a Rocket Surgeon to determine that the obtrusive want for Staff JHagger is at 165. Different instant depth considerations lay with the bookends of 125 and 285 as it’s nonetheless up within the air if Vito goes 125 or 133 this coming season. 141 might additionally use a youth injection too. This roster composition is fairly diversified for the approaching 2022 common season, however drafting can be a giant a part of this crew’s success in 2022 and on.
Staff JHagger is the #5 decide within the draft this season on October 18, 2021. Who ought to he goal? Ought to he drop anybody earlier than the draft? What weights want depth? Ought to he look to commerce? who?