2017 Individual State Champions Pick-em Challenge
State Champion Odds 2017
(John Hatfield – Random Lake)
When things aren’t completely predictable, does that mean there are no patterns? We think not, and that’s why we bring you the State Championship odds for 2017. The percents shown are the empirical data since 2007 – the first year that wrestlebacks to 3rd place were open to anyone in the consolation bracket. There will undoubtedly be some variation from the numbers suggested here, but we hope that if you keep up with us year after year, you will become convinced that there is a signal to be heard amidst the noise. Much credit for this concept and these categories goes to Koy Kosek – who first published odds such as these in his 2006 edition of The Wisconsin Wrestling Digest.
59% of returning State Champions will win a state title.
37% of wrestlers who placed 2nd or 3rd uncovered* will win a state title.
27% of wrestlers who placed 2nd or 3rd covered** will win a state title.
12.7% of wrestlers who placed 4th, 5th, or 6th will win a state title.
2.65% of wrestlers who qualified for, but did not place at state will win a title.
<0.2% of the wrestlers who did not qualify for state will win a title.
* uncovered means that this wrestler is also the highest placewinner returning at his weight class, whereas **covered means that someone who placed higher than this wrestler is also returning this season.
State Champion 2017 Pick-em Challenge
Up for a little competition? Challenge a friend by printing out these pages and picking the recommended number from each category and see who ends up with more right out of the 42 eventual 2017 State Champions. Or, you could go off the rails like a crazy train and ignore the categories! Either way, you should limit yourself to a maximum of 42 picks.
Want to see how last year’s Pick-em went? Click the link below:
Returning Champs… Pick 14 out of these 24 to win a State Title:
|B Koontz Stevens Point||D Koontz Stevens Point||Meicher Middleton|
|VanMaanen LaX Central||Model Stoughton||Krein Sparta|
|Hemauer DeForest||Pitzner Milton||Raschka Pewaukee|
|Bosman Luxemburg-Casco||Bergelin Denmark||Stuhl Ellsworth|
|Hannah Viroqua||Trepanier Oconto Falls||D Bahr West Salem/Bangor|
|Anderson Clear Lake||Schoenfuss Stratford||Schoenherr Stratford|
|Schlough Boyceville||Roen Riverdale||Vandenbush Random Lake|
|Bornbach Stratford||T Kauffman Stratford|
2nd/3rd Uncovered… Pick 4 out of these 11 to win a State Title:
|Wunsch Menomonee Falls|
|Bauer Kewaskum||Corbins Wisconsin Lutheran||Alt River Valley|
|Depies Random Lake||Hansen Deerfield||Roffers Reedsville|
|Coffeen Laconia||Huiras Random Lake||McCollough Fennimore|
2nd/3rd Covered… Pick 9 or 10 out of these 35 to win a State Title:
|Dentino Arrowhead||Barnett Hortonville||Schulist Mukwonago|
|Peak Elkhorn Area||Louis Stoughton||Trent Leon Kaukauna|
|Fjoser Sauk Prairie||Dow Stoughton||Krattiger Waterford|
|Bianchi Two RIvers||Schams West Salem/Bangor||Ehster Mosinee|
|Hatfield River Valley||Katzenmeyer Evansville/Albny||Nicmol Evansville/Albany|
|Sarver Nekoosa/Port Edwrds||Klister Wrightstown||Liegel River Valley|
|Kilty Stratford||Fischer Weyauwega-Fremont||Schevikhoven Shoreland Luth|
|Blair Fennimore||Schlegel Spring Valley/Elmwd||Nutter Fennimore|
|Potter Laconia||Tollefson Fennimore||Neu Dodgeland|
|Engel Athens||M Kauffman Stratford||Hurlburt Spring Valley/Elmwd|
|Banker Bonduel||Hennessey Iowa-Grant/H||Joles Boyceville|
4/5/6… Pick 8 out of these 63 to win a State Title:
|Bailey Sparta||Schiro Madison LaFollette||Shea Milton|
|Phillips Eau Claire North||Ziebell Slinger||Landgraf Oak Creek|
|Scharenbrock Sun Prairie||McMillen Reedsburg||Kochiu Wausau West|
|Bailey Stevens Point||Younger New Richmond||Z Lee Kaukauna|
|Deates Kenosha Bradford||Anderson Hudson||Jackson Kenosha Tremper|
|Gatnz Waukesha West||White DC Everest||Keckeisen Nicolet|
|Acosta Manitowoc Lincoln||Williams La Crosse Central||Murdy Janesville Parker|
|Johnson Fond du Lac||Arnold Milwaukee King|
|Wiegel Belmont/Platteville||Garriety Lomira||A Bahr West Salem/Bangor|
|Ison Sheboygan Falls||Duerschmidt Two Rivers||Skelton Ellsworth|
|Ash Oconto Falls||Lantz Ellsworth||Bertrand Southern Door|
|Lenze Mauston||Luepke Spencer/Columbus C||Jandrin Southern Door|
|Fitzgerald Wisconsin Lutheran||Jacobson Ripon|
|Anglin Bayfield/Washburn||Hauri Parkview||D Pittz Mineral Point|
|Roach Ladysmith||J Drexler Stratford||Bune Spring Valley/Elmwood|
|J Boldt Bonduel||Olson Cumberland||Theobald Shiocton|
|Murty Cochrane-Fountain Cty||Schmitz Mineral Point||VanStaten Shiocton|
|Shuler Kenosha Christian Life||Blanchard Coleman||Marquardt Stratford|
|Pfeiffer Cadott||Peat Iowa-Grant/Highland||Clark St. Croix Falls|
|Johnson Boyceville||Holderman Amherst||Brouillette Random Lake|
|Villnow Amherst||Venzke Athens||O’Brien Fennimore|
|Capetillo Reedsville||Lee Cornell/Gilman|
Qualified… Out of the 189 returning state qualifiers who did not place at state, write in 5 names as your picks to win a State Title:
Non-Qualifiers… Write in 1 or 2 names of wrestlers who did not qualify for state last year as your picks to win a State Title.
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