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2007 NCAA Field at 197

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With Weidman's win over Anderson Silva tonight, I thought it might be fun to look back at an immensely talented field for 197 back at the tournament in 2007, by seed.

 

1) Max Askren: Younger bro of Ben, co-founder of Askren Wrestling Academy, 28-1 heading into the event and eventual 2010 champ at 184.

2) Josh Glenn: Won the title at this tourney while still a junior, finishing 27-1 and with the second most team points of any wrestler in the 2007 tournament, behind only Ben Askren. Only loss came by fall 1:58 to Kurt Backes in the Midlands Semis, avenged in the finals. Anybody know whatever happened to this kid?

4) Phil Davis: Won the 2008 NCAA title at 197 and currently 11-1 in MMA at light heavyweight.

6) J.D. Bergman: Wrestling yet again for Team USA after winning the 2013 WTT at 96kg.

9) Kurt Backes: Runner-up to Glenn, former Hawkeye asst coach, working for Takedown and Wells Fargo.

11) Chris Weidman: 10-0 in MMA after knocking out Anderson Silva to become UFC Middleweight champ.

 

What a talented field. Wish I knew what happened to Josh Glenn though.

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