I wish that some of the guys like Askren would have stuck around the freestyle circuit longer.
AH's style hes not changed in the last decade. Relies on super heavy hands , stays square and makes no mistakes . All the while pressuring the other guy.He wrestled Hump the same way at 130 as a freshman in high school and Burroughs the same way at Midlands. He wrestled Burroughs much tougher in freestyle and will find a way to score on JB and defend the blast double.
You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.
Another name that did not have any FS success after a great NCAA career is Carlton Haselrig. He gave up on wrestling and went to Pro Football after he ended up in the middle of the US heavyweight pack.
.....and Ironside and Alger
The Art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Cole Konrad and Greg Jones are two other great collegiate wrestlers that did not have success after college. I don't know if Jones even tried, I remember he was going to try pro football.
Konrad bounce back and forth between Greco and Freestyle and was never really close to be the top US heavy.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.