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Jimmy Cinnabon

Ben Askren - why didn't he have more international success?

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He did make the 08 team shortly after graduating which is pretty impressive given the short transition time he had to do freestyle.

Then he stopped after the Olympics for MMA. So it’s not really clear whether he would have jumped levels enough to compete with Burroughs or the Russians etc.

Edited by BuckyBadger

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21 hours ago, Jimmy Cinnabon said:

He was a dominant of a NCAA wrestler as Taylor...yet he had very little international success in freestyle and the Olympics.  Why?

Funk isn't the best style for freestyle. To much possibility for exposure points. If Askren kept with it I'm sure he would have adjusted he's just that mentally tuff.

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