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    Default Askren confident as can be

    Ben Askren, who brings a touch of pro wrestling braggadocio to the world of amateur wrestling, made a quick transition from NCAA champion to Olympian. After winning at Trials, he guaranteed Olympic gold.



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    Askren better not forget about Aldatov.... that would be a huge mistake

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    Askren is truly a student of the sport. He has been studying videotape like a crazy person, and is overlooking no one.

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    He specifically referenced Saitiev (who he noted as his 2nd favorite wrestler ever, and expressed a wish that he could get some extended training in with him), Mavlet Batirov, Farniev, and Dudaev as guys he watches and admires.

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    At least he's not arrogant at all.
    "Now class, I'd like for you to transition from downward dog....straight to FULL BRING!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    At least he's not arrogant at all.
    haha.. Ben has been like this since when we were little kids. A big part of it is him trying to gain a psychological advantage over his opponents. He has a huge fascination with Ali who was notorious for playing mind games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    At least he's not arrogant at all.
    Does it matter as long as he backs it up?

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    I think it's just fine... of course I wore a shirt before a match that said, "It ain't braggin' if you back it up" after telling everyone on a forum I'd beat the kid.... I probably regret doing that, but it's a funny shirt at least.. lol

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    I used to dislike Askren strictly due to the mop top but the more I watch him and listen to him and read his blogs this guy is a breath of fresh air and he should be our olympic champion with all the US behind him

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