In a weekend filled with top 20 matchups between the big guys including Gary Traub vs Greg Kerkvliet and Jordan Wood vs Matt Stencel we see number 4 sophomore Cohlton Schultz make his debut as he takes on number 12 Wyatt Hendrickson.
Schultz in his last season did not get many good matches during the season being that he was confined to his conference and good competition is in the Big Ten and scattered scarcely around in this weight class. To be able to test himself right off the bat in the folkstyle scene with a Junior World Team member will be good for getting him prepared for he rest of the season.
In this matchup it is going to pretty obviously be Schultz as a big favorite being the All American and senior world team member. However with all of that being said Hendrickson is also very young and has proven he can hang with the better guys in this field, maybe just not be able to grab wins.. yet. However no matter which way this match goes it will be great for both of them and set Schultz on a path to look to be that guy in the National Finals vs Steveson and for Hendrickson to finally get on that podium which he has been itching to do and see where it goes from there.
Projections- Cohlton Schultz 5-1