Contributed By: Sean Mael
Ohio Dual Result: #5 Brock Mauller Dec. #25 Alec Hagan 2-0 (MIZZ 22-9)
#5 Brock Mauller (15-1) vs. #7 Max Thomsen (14-5)
Thoughts: Mauller was solid in the Ohio dual. He escaped quickly and rode out Hagan for the 2-0 victory.
Hagan neutralized the things Mauller does well on his feet and Mauller utilized his length and mat game to scrape out a win on a day when he did not look his best. Mauller will need more offense if he wants to defeat Thomsen in the West Gym this Sunday.
Mauller at his best is excellent at scoring points off of both his shots and his opponents shots. He is really good at trapping his opponent’s head inside and coming around the back.
Thomsen is a high volume shooter who is an excellent takedown artist, but has some shortcomings in his mat wrestling.