2015 National Championships: Men's Day Two Recap

Posted: October 2, 2015 09:21 PM


Bravo, High Five upset; Sockeye, Ring get vengeance
Editor's Note: These game recaps and quarterfinal predictions were written before the quarterfinal round was underway.

The moment the first pull went up, the sound of high-level ultimate was deafening.

Cheers, screams, up-calls, heckles, curses and arguments echoed through the men’s pre-quarterfinal fields, and the juxtaposition between this and day one was as bold as it could be. I started the round standing between Sockeye v. Rhino, Ring v. Florida United, Revolver v. Prairie Fire and Machine v. Bravo.

Sockeye gives Rhino the little brother treatment

When I was about 12 years old, I was wrestling with my older brother in the kitchen. I asked him if I could try a WWF move I had seen on TV, and when I did, I knocked him unconscious on our linoleum floor. I remember a few weeks later, after he had recovered from the concussion, the first time we went at it again and how it was one of the harder beat downs of my childhood. I couldn’t help but think of that fight while I watched the Sockeye v. Rhino game.

Rhino ended Sockeye’s season unexpectedly in pre-quarters last year and then stole a cookie from the jar at regionals just a few weeks ago. So Sockeye wanted to send a message, and they did.

From the very first point, it was their game. Their offensive line was unchallenged. They walked the disc up easily to start, and Phil Murray caught a goal all by himself after some of the most patient offense on the end zone I’ve seen all tournament. On the following point, Rhino held, but not before turning it over first, a rocky start for an offensive line that was about to feel the stranglehold of Sockeye’s defense.

Rehder scored to make it 3-2 after the teams traded, and his five-story-high spike brought all The Fish on the field and took the energy of the game to another level.

And then one of those game-changing moments happened: the next point, after a Rhino turn deep, Reid Koss let loose a monster 65-yard backhand deep to Julian Hausman. Hausman, with his 6’2" frame, galloped after the disc, left his feet and at full extension caught the disc with two hands and slid through the end zone, holding it up over his head. Sockeye stormed the field, and their defense wouldn’t let Rhino breath for the rest of the game.

On the following point, there were six turnovers in total, including two by Rhino with low forehands into the ground, but Sockeye’s defense kept giving it back. After a grind-it-out offensive possession, Rhino scored with a scoober to Dylan Freechild to make it 4-3 and spiked the disc hard. But Sockeye’s defensive message was clear: They could get the disc whenever they wanted, and when they started converting, Rhino’s O would be in trouble.

Those conversions came quick. Sockeye burned a timeout up 7-4 on the goal line to take half, and moments later walked it in with — again — the most patient end-zone offense of any team I’ve seen at the tournament. They are not scared to go rail to rail, and they are less worried about dumping the disc back five yards for a new stall count. Their patience was rewarded; they took half 8-4, and the "blood in the water! CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP!" cheers started. That message, too, was clear. Sockeye wanted blood, they wanted vengeance, and they weren’t going to stop until the score card flipped to 15.

At 11-5, it looked like the wheels came off for Rhino, and the Freechild, Bjorklund and Janin connection was absent from the second half of the game. Sockeye went on to win 15-9.

Ring jumps on Florida United early, boos their way to second straight quarterfinals berth

"The offense is going to come out and score this first point, and everyone is going to rush the field," Cyle Van Auken told his Florida United team before the first pull.

But Ring of Fire had other ideas. Florida’s first shot of the game was to Cole Sullivan, and the overthrow gave Ring a chance to draw first blood. With patience offense and quick disc movement, Ring walked it up the field until a quick inside dish found the hands of Noah Saul, who threw down a huge spike as Ring of Fire booed themselves and stormed the field.

Florida responded, though, with quick work on offense to knot it up at 1-1. They’d force a couple turnovers with great reset defense on Ring’s first few offensive points, but Ken Porter — who arrived this morning — would catch a Callahan on one of Ring’s offensive points for an important hold.

At 4-4, Jonathan Nethercutt dropped a center pass off the pull and essentially handed Florida their break back, bringing the game back on serve at 5-4 and re-energizing a frustrated Florida squad. In the first half alone, there were two collisions on up-line cuts that resulted in turnovers and Ds absent of foul calls. It was clear these two teams, arguably some of the most athletic in the tournament, were going to play physical and fast.

Ring’s next break came after Florida’s Andrew McClevey went up for a high swing and had his legs taken out from under him. He didn’t call a foul because he dropped the disc before the contact, but his honest play gave Ring a chance to take the lead, which happened after Ben Dieter went over Chris Gibson for the 7-6 break.

Ring struck again for half and the 8-6 lead, and they’d hold on their O-point on a high-stall huck for the 9-6 lead.

From there, the game was a battle of deep shots, miscues on the dumps and observer rulings. Sullivan and Nethercutt both missed a few shots deep, and Florida had almost every call they made that went to the observer overruled. Mischa Freystaetter was overthrown a few times but still came down with some big goal scores, a must for this Florida team to win. Ring got as far away as 11-6, but Florida United clawed back to make it 13-12 before a conservative up-wind possession gave Ring the disc on the goal line.
After a Florida injury call, Nethercutt got stuck in the far corner and then connected on a sweet around backhand goal. But Bobby Ley made a call, the disc came back, and Nethercutt turfed an inside-out lefty backhand. On the ensuing Florida possession, Freystaetter had the disc in what would become one of the more controversial moments of the game. Looking for an around backhand to the break side, Freystaetter stepped into his mark and drew contact as he lofted up a backhand, immediately calling a foul. But Micah Hood contested, arguing with the observer that he was standing still with his arms wide. There’s no doubt there was some contact, and there’s also no doubt Freystaetter made the throw and stepped forward intentionally trying to draw the foul, a perfectly legitimate play against a tight mark. Hood’s argument that he "wasn’t moving" probably wouldn’t hold up with video evidence, but the cheeky call went unrewarded: the observer called no foul, and Ring got the disc, worked it in for a break to Jarret Bowen and essentially won the game. The final nail came when Hood went deep on Freystaetter during Ring’s ensuing offensive point, catching the game winner as the 6’7" Freystaetter rode his back desperately trying to get a D. Ring advanced with a 15-13 win, avenging their regional finals loss.

Madison, Machine score monster upsets

Machine took control of Bravo early on and never looked back. After falling into a 2-5 hole, Bravo tightened up and went into a trading battle with the Chicago team desperate to get over two double-game point losses yesterday in pool play. And thanks to AJ Nelson, they did just that.

The 6’4" deep cutter was open almost the entire game, at one point scoring four straight goals for Machine. He’d finish with five, including the game winner that came after Johnny Bravo received their third TMF of the game and gave Machine the disc at half field with a 14-13 lead.

For Bravo, the story was a game of inches. After Machine took half 8-6, there were several points where Bravo stacked their defensive lines and nearly came away with the D they needed. A Nelson sky over Henry Konker to make it 10-7 kept Machine in control, and on the following point, they almost gave Bravo the dagger. After a huck to Mickle fell short, Machine went deep, but a sliding receiver dropped the disc in the end zone for what would have been an 11-7 lead. The miscue let Bravo back in, who got the game to 10-9. But on their next break opportunity, Sean Keegan left one up for Jimmy Mickle against 6’3" Michael Schwenk in a battle of powerful deeps. You could feel Bravo’s sideline revving up as Mickle leaped into the air, but Schwenk kept his inside position and made a pivotal defensive play to protect Machine’s lead and get the game to 11-9.

With Mickle, Nick Lance, Pawel Janas, Ryan Farrell, Jackson Kloor, Hylke Sneider and Henry Konker on the line at 12-10, Machine immediately went deep on Lance, who made a beautiful full-extension bid and came so close to D-ing the disc that I couldn’t even see the space between his fingers and the plastic. He came up yelling in frustration as Machine tossed in the easy goal to make it 13-10 and set themselves up to walk away with the biggest upset of the tournament thus far, which they did with a final score of 15-13.

Over on field 16, High Five was answering the questions many had about them, and not in a good way. The Michigan crew went down big early, succumbing to a 1-6 deficit against Madison that was mostly the fault of turnovers in their own third. Colin Camp conceded that High Five had really hurt themselves with sloppy play but also credited his own team’s tough defense and smart defensive offense for converting every chance they got.

High Five, who finished second in Pool D yesterday, wouldn’t go quietly. They brought the game all the way back to 14-12, but with the clock ticking on toward hard cap, and only 45 seconds to score before the horn, star handler Johnny Bansfield had to force up two poor throws deep, the second resulting in a Madison huck goal to end the game and complete a sweep of Pool D’s top two teams.

Patrol makes good on my promise, tests Ironside, while Truck looks like a broken record of second-half greatness

When Patrol won two games yesterday, I warned that Ironside and others should not overlook them. A team playing with nothing to lose and in their first appearance at Nationals should not be taken lightly, and Patrol proved they were the real deal, even in defeat.

The Philadelphia team battled Ironside through the first half, finishing 8-7 and on serve. After Josh "Cricket" Markette milked an up-line throw and leaped into the end zone to make it 8-8, Patrol’s O line came out with beautiful offense until a shot deep to Billy Sickles. With an Ironside defender on his back, Sickles went for the clap catch in the air, absorbed some contact and dropped the disc. He didn’t make foul call, giving the impression that he bonked it before feeling the Ironside player on his back.

Patrol would get it back after a giant Christian Foster hammer was smashed by the wind. They went sideline to sideline a few times, but a Michael Panna around backhand to nobody gave Ironside their second break chance of the point, and you just knew they weren’t going to give it back. Foster redeemed himself with a huck to Jack Hatchett that gave Ironside the 9-8 lead and the control they needed to push forward. At 10 all, Patrol missed their fifth break opportunity of the game (they were 0-5 on break chances at that point) and once Ironside got the 11-10 lead, they never looked back. The game finished 14-11.

In another pre-quarter surprise, Truck went down early to Sub Zero. At 4-2 and 6-4, it was the story of the weekend for Truck Stop: slow starts and big holes to dig out of. Thankfully for Truck, Nate Castine, who is playing his first season on the team, earned his stripes before half. He had an assist and then a bookends goal after a layout block to give Truck Stop the 7-6 lead.

Out of half, Alan Kolick went up and over a Sub Zero defender and dished the assist to give Truck the 9-7 lead. They broke on the next point to make it 10-7 after a Markham Shofner block, and never gave the lead back.

Other scores:

Doublewide handles GOAT after a close first half, 14-9. GOAT had several red-zone turnovers that hurt them badly, and Doublewide continued their dominant play on the weekend.

Revolver dominated Prairie Fire 15-8 and is yet to get a challenge this weekend.

Quarterfinal match ups:

Machine v. Ring of Fire

Both Machine and Ring handed higher seeds upsets to pave the way for this 2014 rematch. Ring ended Machine’s season last year in pre-quarters on their way to an improbable semifinals berth, so you can expect Machine to be looking for vengeance (a theme of this year’s Nationals). But how could you bet against North Carolina? At one point this year, the only win they had over an American team was a win over Machine, which prompted some talk on social media about how Ring "never loses to Chicago." They have owned them over the last few seasons, but it’s tough to imagine Machine taking a loss after the way they handled Bravo. There is a reason this game is the showcase, and you can expect some fireworks. If Ring can’t stop AJ Nelson, they’re going to be in trouble. Notably, Brett Matzuka, who played for Ring of Fire for years, will be on the other side of the disc when he takes the field for Machine for the first time at Nationals against his former team. Prediction: 14-12 Ring

Side note: Justin Allen arrived this morning after the pre-quarter game, missing every match up to this point because of a work conflict. The fresh legs and presence of one of Ring’s biggest stars cannot be understated.

Disclaimer: Isaac Saul is the brother of Ring veteran Noah Saul, and his prediction is admittedly skewed by his desire to see a Ring win.

Revolver v. Truck Stop

Expect this to be the first challenge Revolver sees all week. Truck Stop is hungry to prove they have elevated themselves after the additions of Seth Wiggins, Nate Castine and Nicky Spiva this summer. If there was ever a game to do it, this is the one. Revolver’s easy road to this point could be an advantage or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, they haven’t felt that full-stride, big-game intensity yet; on the other hand, they must be the freshest team at the tournament. I’d be shocked if Truck doesn’t get them on the ropes at least once this game, but I’m not ready to bet against the big dogs yet, either. Prediction: 15-11 Revolver

Doublewide v. Ironside

Ironside is back in the quarterfinals and once again have shown the doubters this program can survive anything, including the loss of some of the biggest names in the sport. But don’t get anything twisted: Doublewide is the favorite here, and for good reason. Without Jeff Babbitt, Ironside is going to have trouble matching Doublewide’s size, and the Texas gunslingers are sure to go deep early and often against an Ironside team that has tons of grit and brains but not nearly enough athleticism to match the Doublewide squad. Still, at a tournament like this, a good game plan can get you a long ways, and it’ll be interesting to see how Ironside’s defense plans to slow down a Doublewide O-line that frequently includes Tim Gehret, Max Cook, Jeff Loskorn, Kurt Gibson, 6’6" Ethan Pollack, Kiran Thomas and Brandon Malecek. Prediction: 15-12 Doublewide

Side note: Malecek was a staple of Boston ultimate before landing in Texas, and it’ll be fun to watch him play his former teammates. It will be interesting to see whether he or Markette, who has taken a huge load this season, performs better at the handler position.

Sockeye v. Madison Club

This is undoubtedly the most lopsided quarterfinal match up, and Sockeye has to feel good about their draw against a team that lost to Patrol yesterday. That being said, Madison, Patrol and Machine all proved me wrong by playing a great round in pre-quarters and showing Pool A was stronger than most people thought.

I still don’t see them having a chance, though. Sockeye has played the most consistent ultimate aside from Revolver, came out on top in the toughest pool at the tournament and then pummeled Rhino in a game of pure revenge in the pre-quarters. I expect the Sockeye defense to suffocate them early and often, and the best end-zone offense I’ve seen all weekend to shine through. I think this one might get ugly, but I’d be happy to be proven wrong. Prediction: 15-9 Sockeye


Machine v. Ring of Fire

Prediction: 14-12 Ring - "There is a reason this game is the showcase, and you can expect some fireworks."

Actual Score: Machine 15 - 14 Ring of Fire

The Story: Ten minutes before the quarterfinal round started, the wind picked up to about 15-20 miles per hour straight up and down each of the quarterfinal fields. But that didn’t stop Ring or Machine from taking their shots early on. Neither team could score up-wind for the first few points of the game, but Ring threw the first punch with an up-wind break to make it 3-2.

However, there was no answer for former Ring of Fire star Brett Matzuka, who threw just about anything he wanted and seemed to be playing on a different throwing level than any of the other players around him. Upwind hammers? Not a problem. Cross-field scoobers? Sure. IO breaks into the teeth of the wind? Yup.

Ring got the second up-wind break of the game when Noah Saul hit Taylor Pope with a lefty backhand, and the kick spike that followed grazed Goose Helton and got the fire started. At 7s, Ring was receiving with a chance to take half and get the disc coming out in the second. After a quick turnover, the 6’3" 21-year-old Jack Williams had one of the best Ds I’ve seen all weekend, a full-extension layout catch block that turned into a Jarret Brown goal and a commanding lead for Ring.

But, again, Matzuka just couldn’t be stopped. The wily vet helped Chicago work up-wind, and slowly but surely Machine worked their way back into the game. With Ring up 11-10, 6’6" George Hughes made a monster grab in a pile of Ring defenders that kept the possession alive, and Michael Schwenk ended up catching a goal to tie the game at 11s.

Justin Allen made himself known in his first game of Nationals in the following point with a lightning fast up-line goal that was the first hold for Ring to keep it at 12-11. But, coming downwind, a Jonathan Nethercutt turnover on the goal line, in a spot that would have made it 13-11, gave Machine an up-wind break chance, and they made the most of it, tying the game at 12-12 and then immediately breaking downwind to get the 13-12 lead. Now it was Ring’s defense that had to force a turn and come up-field. At 13-13, Matzuka crushed that idea with a beautiful cross-field scoober assist to make it 14-13.

At 14 all, Ring was pulling upwind with their last chance to win. Nethercutt came down guarding Matzuka, who ran give and goes with Helton all the way up the field until Helton overthrew an up-line pass to Matzuka. Unfortunately for Ring, Matzuka was hit hard in a collision with Dennis Tarasi, provoking a foul call and a lengthy discussion on the field with the observers. It was unclear to me if Matzuka missed it because of the contact, but Tarasi admitted he didn’t touch the disc, and they gave it back to Helton. A few dumps and swings later, the game was over, 15-14 Chicago. It is a massive win for the Machine program, who had gone 0-12 against Ring of Fire in series games before today.

Stat leaders:

Micah Hood, Ring of Fire, 3 goals and 2 assists
Goose Helton, Machine, 3 goals and 4 assists

Revolver v. Truck Stop

Prediction: 15-11 Revolver —  "I’d be shocked if Truck doesn’t get them on the ropes at least once this game, but I’m not ready to bet against the big dogs yet."

Actual Score: Revolver 13-12 Truck Stop

The Story: Well, I was right that Truck would put Revolver on the ropes, but I was wrong about how close they’d come to actually finishing the job. At 7-5, Revolver’s Nick Schlag turfed a low backhand to give Truck Stop the disc and a chance to take half. Revolver played stifling defense, but Truck Stop ran a good handler weave between Keven Moldenhauer, Cody Johnston and David Cranston all the way down to the goal line. It was just those three guys and Matthew McDonnell until Peter Prial burst into the play, caught an underneath pass and punched it in for the halftime conversion and 8-5 lead.

Out of half, a cross-field scoober from Revolver got the lead down to two, only for Alan Kolick to return with a scoober of his own to get it back to 9-6. Both teams seemed tense at this point, an understanding that the next few points held so much value. Revolver punched one in downwind to make it 9-7, and then got their first upwind break of the game to make it 9-8.

The following point, with Truck coming up-wind, was a crucial one in the game but also a crucial one in ultimate. In this upwind-downwind style, it can’t be understated how important it is to break immediately after scoring an up-wind goal, or else you just leave your offense back out there with a huge challenge coming up-wind. Ring had trouble converting these, as did Madison against Seattle, and it changed the outcome of those games.

Truck, though, showed resilience and walked up the field to make it 10-8 on a Peter Prial goal. But on the following point, Revolver’s offense held strong, scoring up-wind and then throwing on a tough D-line to finish the much-needed downwind break sequence. The game got capped at 13, and that started back-to-back trades until Revolver’s defense locked down completely and forced an overthrow deep to Prial. That turned into a grind-it-out point that was capped off with a Greg Cohen huck to Lucas Dallman for Revolver’s first lead of the game at 12-11. After Truck scored easily downwind, Ashlin Joye and Beau Kittredge connected on an up-wind bomb from the brick mark for a vintage Revolver finish on double-game-point, 13-12.

Stat leaders:

Peter Prial, Truck Stop, 4 goals and 2 assists
Ashlin Joye, Revolver, 2 goals and 3 assists

Doublewide v. Ironside

Prediction: 15-12 Doublewide — "Ironside is going to have trouble matching Doublewide’s size, and the Texas gunslingers are sure to go deep early and often against an Ironside team that has tons of grit and brains but not nearly enough athleticism to match the Doublewide squad."

Actual Score: Ironside 15-8 Doublewide

The Story: No, Ironside didn’t get magically taller. Or magically more athletic. They just got wind, and lots of it.

Even so, if you had told me there’d be a 20-mile-per-hour wind that showed up out of nowhere today, I still wouldn’t have predicted an Ironside win. Especially not like this.

Boston jumped on Doublewide early 3-0, and they never gave control of the game back to a Doublewide squad that had basically rolled over everyone up to this point. Even a Doublewide cup with 6’3" Kevin Richards, 6’1" Andrew Walch, 6’3" Ryan Bigley and 6’3" Jacob Anderson didn’t shake up Ironside, who worked the disc to the sideline easily before completing a long up-wind huck to 34-year-old Danny Clark.

At 7-3, Will Driscoll made his biggest play of the weekend, coming down in a crowd with a sky goal that made it 7-4. He put down a good spike, and Doublewide swarmed the field. With Ironside having to come up-wind to take half, there was a moment where it seemed like Doublewide was back in it. But then Ironside’s O-line, like they did all game, just patiently worked the disc up through the wind and punched the goal in for half.

At 11-7, Driscoll pulled down another big grab near the goal line, and then things got a bit testy. Kurt Gibson attempted to take Christian Foster up-line, but Foster called a foul on his swim move. After Gibson caught the disc in the end zone, he dribbled it between his legs and threw it back towards Foster when he heard the call. Foster slapped the disc down out of the air, and the two exchanged words, quickly being separated by the observers. The call was contested but the observers upheld the foul. Foster got a blue card for something, and on the following sequence, Foster called a travel after Gibson let go a cute little inside backhand but took a step before releasing the disc. Gibson was visibly upset at this point, and when the observer upheld the travel call, Foster gave him a simple, "Thank you." A few give and goes later, Driscoll was catching the goal to make it 11-8, but it was clear Doublewide’s frustration was building.

The rest of the game can basically be summed up by Ironside’s offense not sharing their toy, and Josh "Cricket" Markette — for the second consecutive day — standing out as an unstoppable tempo setter for this Ironside team. Someone is going to have to stop him from getting easy resets and swings, or Ironside is going to roll to a championship.

Stat Leaders:

Josh Markette, Ironside, 1 goal and 3 assists
Kurt Gibson, Doublewide, 2 goals and 2 assists

Sockeye v. Madison Club

Prediction: 15-9 Sockeye — "I think this one might get ugly, but I’d be happy to be proven wrong."

Actual Score: Sockeye 16-15 Madison Club

The Story: Welp, Madison made me eat my words. They may be young, but this team is tough — and fearless. 

On the very first point of the game, Madison took a shot deep to Colin Camp and connected to go up 1-0. For the following few points, Madison continued not to be shy going deep, and often times, they were rewarded. I was right about the Seattle defense, though. They ended up forcing 16 turnovers in the game but continued to have trouble converting.

At 6-4, Zane Rankin made one of the best catches I had seen all weekend with a skying grab over two Madison defenders in the far end zone. That was only minutes after he had gotten a layout D and a bookends goal to get Sockeye ahead. He finished with four goals and two Ds and may have been the most valuable player for Sockeye in this game.

Madison managed to close the gap before half, though, and when Sockeye scored to make it 9-7 after the break, it still felt like the game was up for grabs. It would stay close until 14-13, and then it turned into a game of up-wind offense. First it was Madison avoiding the loss by working it in with clean dump-swing offense and a strong cut to the cone. Then it was Sockeye, led by Phil Murray and Aly Lenon, hitting dinky inside-out passes and walking it up for a 15-14 lead. But Madison wouldn’t relent. Jordan O’Neill caught a trailing-edge huck before it went out of bounds right at the front cone and then a swilly inside-out forehand from Benjy Keren to David Wiseman brought them to double-game point.

And, again, it was Murray and the 5’7" Lenon who worked the disc up the field. All game and all weekend, Sockeye’s end-zone offense looked absolutely flawless, but on the last point of this game, everything seemed to go to heck. Cuts were mistimed and clogging, the dump was moving before being engaged, the sideline was screaming at people to cut, and then — as if he didn’t notice any of it — Murray tossed the disc through traffic to a diving Lenon who caught the goal and finished the game, 16-15.

Stat leaders:

Phil Murray, Sockeye, 5 assists and 1 defensive block
Peter Graffy, Madison, 3 goals, 3 assists and 1 turnover

Semifinals Predictions

Ironside v. Sockeye

This game will be a chess match. Both of these teams are strategic masterminds and both have the veteran experience to draw up a sound game plan. What Sockeye’s defense lacks in offensive efficiency they make up for with tricky and disorienting defense. What Ironside lacks in athleticism they make up for with decision making and fundamentals. The Fish have had my attention all weekend, and I don’t plan to give up on them now. I don’t believe there is a single player on Ironside who can stop Matt Rehder in the air, and I think Sockeye might have the reset defense that can get Markette out of his rhythm. Prediction: 15-13 Sockeye

Revolver v. Machine

Machine went 0-3 on day one, lost two games on double-game point and then drew a horrible match up with Johnny Bravo. And somehow, they’ve landed here: in semis, against the best team in the country, after beating defending champion Johnny Bravo and eliminating a Ring team they’d lost to in 12 consecutive series games. Talk about a Cinderella story. It’d be an amazing finish and upset for the ages if they could pull this off, but I just don’t see it happening. I don’t expect anyone on Revolver to disrupt Matzuka, and I imagine Goose Helton will get his treats too. But what’s Machine’s answer for guys like Kittredge, Joye, Simon Higgins, Robbie Cahill and Sam Kanner? I don’t think they have one. That being said, Machine isn’t lacking height. They have the size to defend Revolver’s deep game with AJ Nelson (6’4"), George Hughes (6’6") and Cullen Geppert (6’2"). I just don’t think they will. You can’t say enough about how good Revolver must be feeling after escaping Truck, and I think the wake-up call is going to serve them well. Prediction: 15-11 Revolver

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