So, my first year doing the Class L rankings. Overall I'm going to toot my own horn a bit here.
I successfully called 12 of 14 champs (86%), 23 of 28 finalists (82%), and 65 of 84 placers (77%). Pretty good if I do say so myself. My biggest misses were the finalists (and ultimately runner-ups) at 182 from Maloney and 195 from New Canaan. Two obviously talented unranked wrestlers showing me up by making the finals. I hope my lack of respect for you two inspired you to the finals (LOL). Of my 3 other finalist misses, a 3rd ranked wrestler beat a 2nd ranked wrestler to make the finals, so fairly minor upsets (@132, 138 and 170).
My best weights were 106 and 120 where I successfully picked the champ, both finalists and all 6 placers (although a bit out of order, close though). My worst weight was easily 195, were I missed the Champ (ranked #2), the runner-up (unranked as previously noted) and two other unranked athletes (4th & 5th place) making the podium.
I'll try to do better next year.
Thanks to everyone for their help this year. Updating me on results, weights and thoughts on the class. Class L was a great tournament (by far the closest tournament of the 4 classes). Congrats again to Bristol Eastern, Simsbury and Xavier for their top three finishes. Congrats to all the Champs and placers, your hard work paid off with the hardware. Your name is written in the books forever more.