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Speaking of Wade Schalles, here is an interesting article about him from Sports Illustrated in 1976.   It's easy to see him as a precursor to Ben Askren, among others.  The article also highlights how much money was (still is) and issue with amateur wrestling:

 

https://www.si.com/vault/1976/05/10/616356/working-his-way-up-from-the-bottom

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Honestly, Wade should pick the winner each year. It would add drama and Wade could roast the winner at the awards ceremony.

 

After he's gone, let's it the BAskren Award and let Ben choose the winner.

 

Makes sense, right?

 

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Honestly, Wade should pick the winner each year. It would add drama and Wade could roast the winner at the awards ceremony.

 

After he's gone, let's it the BAskren Award and let Ben choose the winner.

 

Makes sense, right?

 

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That would add some panache and perhaps prestige to the pick.  Schalles is a smart guy and a free-wheeling character.  Not sure why he isn't part of the official college wrestling scene as much as he could be.   Has he pissed off too many people or something of the sort?  Askren (who clearly is in Schalles' lineage in terms of funky style contributions) is more visible.  Perhaps the next guy in this line is Nolf in terms of innovation in the sport, but Nolf is a much quieter creative presence.  He doesn't seem much interested in personal attention.

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Speaking of Wade Schalles, here is an interesting article about him from Sports Illustrated in 1976.   It's easy to see him as a precursor to Ben Askren, among others.  The article also highlights how much money was (still is) and issue with amateur wrestling:

 

https://www.si.com/vault/1976/05/10/616356/working-his-way-up-from-the-bottom

 

That was a fun article. Thanks for posting the link.

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