I don't have the mindset that a successful collegiate wrestler has to do very well from the get go. When someone doesn't do real well as a freshman or even a sophomore I don't give up on them. Hell, I don't give up on them even if they don't do well their junior year.
Not everyone can be a Coleman Scott or a Nathan Morgan and make an immediate impact from day 1. Some people are more like Pat Cummins or Deonte Penn and take a while.
I don't see anything wrong with that. In fact, I think that's more of a testimony to good coaching and hard work.