It just gives them extra time to rehydrate. Every minute can count when you're on a one-hour weigh-in.
They were missing their 125, 133, 149, 165 and 184.
It's not just the visiting team, as far as I'm aware, if a coach wants to randomize the match order then it happens. Cael likes to start at 125, so he has never asked for a random order as far as I can remember.
You'll see this happen more often with teams who may have a guy early in their lineup who cuts a lot of weight. Minnesota did this with Ethan Lizak last season in pretty much every dual I can recall.
I'm not completely sure exactly how open tournaments are determined. Maybe it is just as simple as the tournament directors make a decision on it. The Keystone Classic is not an open tournament, so no redshirts will compete at it. Southern Scuffle is an open tournament, so redshirts will compete at it. The Scuffle is probably where the Teske/Teasdale decision will be made. There are other open tournaments like Midlands, which is another of the premier fall semester tournaments.
Basically, redshirting wrestlers can wrestle "unattached" at open tournaments without burning a year of eligibility. That is what Teske and Teasdale are expected to do in the fall semester.
To keep it simple, once a wrestler puts on a Penn State singlet to compete in a tournament or a dual meet, they will no longer be able to redshirt or greyshirt in that season. It's not like football where you can play 4 games and still redshirt, it's just one match.
It looks like Cael is going to let the competition between Teske and Teasdale take place in open tournaments and the room. I think ultimately he wants to start one, and redshirt one. Let's say for instance that Teasdale started against Kent State, but was outperformed by Teske at the Scuffle, it kinda puts Cael into an awkward position to burn two redshirts this season. They shouldn't be challenged in the OOC pretty much at all, so letting Schnupp start makes sense for now.
Byers said on the broadcast that he weighed in at 228.
Out of curiosity did you watch this game? I think I speak for anyone who did when I say how hard both teams played in this one. You are right, the game isn't going to count for anything, but we learned some things about the freshmen and how the team will look post-Tony.
While that is true for the most part, Fries has really not been the same since Chase Young ruined him. He's been struggling ever since. Hope he snaps out of it this week.
Definitely, I think he's more in the Vincenzo kind of mold. I think he'll blow out a lot of guys, but you won't see him rack up the pins and techs that someone like Zain or Nolf would. Even still, he's looking good, and I think he can take advantage of a weight class with a lot of guys I like but no real standouts.
I, too, am excited for a game of college football this Saturday evening.
149 is very open this year as well, I think Berge can make some big noise and get high on the podium.