Who in your opinion are the top ten Freestylers in the US?
1. Mo Lawal. He is the only US wrestler who conistently beats top international competition.
2. Bill Zadick. The only non-retired US freestyler who a has world or Olympic gold in the 2000s. I did not rank him #1 becasue his gold has not been backed up by other performances
3-5 Tolly Thompson, Tom Rowlands, Cole Konrad. I think whoever wins US trials at this weight is a favorite to medal at worlds. I would not say that about any other weigth class.
6. Joe Williams. Should have moved up a weight class a long time ago.
7. Sam Henson Father time has not caught up with him yet.
8. Dan Cormier. Dominates US competition, but has produced little internationally since 2004 Olympics. I would rank him higher, but every championships since, I always pick him to medal and he has not come close. Might be better off at Heavy.
9. Mike Zadick. Has the silver from the last worlds, but like his brother has not produced consistent results and was beat in US nationals.
10. Joe Hesket. Tough one to pick. No one else really stands out and there are probably ten other guys you could put here.
My rankings are based on how I think they stand up against the rest of the world. I might have put Abas close to #1, but he has been injured for too long.