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  • Darrion "Metcalf-Slayer" Caldwell

    8 30.77%
  • Bubba "Take THAT, Cael" Jenkins

    18 69.23%
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Thread: Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

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    Default Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

    Interesting thought, at least to me. Let's assume that there are no lingering issues for Caldwell from the injury.

    Darrion Caldwell

    • Career Placements: DNP-5-1-DNP
    • Won title as heavy underdog over a guy who seemed unbeatable in Brent Metcalf.


    Bubba Jenkins

    • Career Placements: DNP-2-DNP-1
    • Won title as heavy underdog over a guy who seemed unbeatable and also was the guy who he was "kicked to the curb" for in David Taylor.


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    Default Re: Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

    Are we allowed to factor Bubba J's Junior World title and Caldwell's rap career into our decision?
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    Default Re: Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

    Very interesting comparison as both beat seemingly unbeatable people in the NCAA finals. Of course Bubba did also beat Caldwell the one time they wrestled in the semis of the legendary 2008 149 class. But I give it to Bubba because he went out with the upset win--whereas Caldwell (through no fault of his own) went out with an injury default. That's a bummer way to finish your college career.

    Who was the better wrestler? That's also very tough. Jenkins won the one time they wrestled. What makes it so hard is that it just depends on which Jenkins shows up on a given day. He had a hard time making it past Welch in the semis this year. Both have a really high top level of performance, but despite the fact that I like Bubba, I would say Caldwell was overall the better wrestler--more consistent. That's certainly open to argument.

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    I agree..........DC seemed to be more consistent and was much more exciting IMO. His only loss his JUnior year was because of an injury. Was it not for those stupid in line skates, he would have had an even better career.
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    Default Re: Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

    I don't know if you can call Bubba's win over Taylor an upset. At that moment Bubba was a two time finalist and Taylor was a freshman. They had never met so you almost have to give the favorite status has to go to Bubba imo.

    I would have taken Bubba's. It's always better to go out on top. Plus I'd assume the girls at Arizona State are much better looking than the girls at North Carolina State.
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    Default Re: Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

    Didn't Bubba beat Taylor in an open his r/s year East Strouds? I thought the finals was there second meeting

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    Bubba J.

    Though I view Darrion as a better talent in a vacuum.
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    Bubba. It's got to be an awesome feeling to not only go out on top, but to beat your old team while doing it. And both things led to his classic youtube interview.

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    Default Re: Who's Career Would you Rather Have: Darrion Caldwell or Bubba Jenkins

    I'll be Bubba. I think Caldwell's win over Metcalf was the better championship win, but because of DC's injuries, I would take Bubba going out on top.

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