2019 Bill Farrell Preview: 97kg

Dysen Gould- 11/15/19

The Bill Farrell Memorial tournament is upon us, and with it, the HMA crew and some friends will be providing you with previews for each weight. 

I, Dysen Gould, will be previewing 97kg for you all. Enjoy!


  • Derek White
  • Hayden Zillmer
  • Kyle Snyder
  • Kyven Gadson
  • Michael Macchiavello
  • Ty Walz
  • Kevin Beazley

    This weight is going to be really fun. It features multiple NCAA champs, couple world team members, and Olympic Champ, Kyle Snyder. The Farrell will be the first time we see Kyle Snyder compete as a NLWC member. I’m also excited to see how Kyen Gadson bounces back after losing to Kyle Snyder twice at Final X Lincoln this past summer.

My Picks for the frontrunners:

  • Kyle Snyder
  • Kyven Gadson
  • Mike Macchiavello
  • Ty Walz

Let’s take a look at the top five seeds from The Wrestling Nomad predictions for seeds:

  1. Kyle Snyder
  2. Kyven Gadson
  3. Ty Walz
  4. Kevin Beazley
  5. Mike Macchiavello

   Based off these seeds, we will most likely see a Snyder vs. Macchiavello/Beazley on the top and on the bottom we will most likely see a Gadson/Walz. I expect Gadson/Walz to be a fun and interesting match. I am going to take Kyven Gadson in this semi-final matchup. Up to the top side of the bracket, Macchiavello/Beazley will be a pretty good quarter-final match, I think Mike Macchiavello will be able to come out on top in this match to face Kyle Snyder in the semi-final bout. I don’t think the NCAA champ, Mike Micchiavello, will give the Olympic Champ any trouble trying to get to the finals. Then, In the finals, I predict we will see Kyle Snyder vs. Kyven Gadson. These two met this Summer at Final X: Lincoln and Snyder came out on top of that series of 3 in two matches. He won 4-0 in the first match and he won by tech fall 12-1 in match two. I am excited to see how much Snyder has improved already in his short time at the NLWC.

Dysen Gould

I am a 13 year old who lives in Punxsutawney, PA. I train at Young Guns wrestling club and The Compound strength training facility. I love to write about and discuss wrestling especially when it regards to the Iowa Hawkeyes. I also have a podcast called Wrestling Recess. This is the link to it: Please give it a listen when you have a chance.