Originally Posted by leifdawg
Since when does winning a few HIGH SCHOOL tournaments equal world class?
"After developing quick in high school I was approached by the developmental coaches of the U.S. Olympic Greco Roman Team. I decided I would skip collegiate wrestling, move to the United States Olympic Education Center, and pursue my dreams of going to the Olympics. I ended up competing internationally until getting injured in a match with the 2002 Greco World Champion, which ultimately ended in surgery. The lay off time from competition was a year which then I decided to move to Ames, Iowa with the intent to wrestle under Cael Sanderson for Iowa State University on Scholarship."
Also he didn't just win some rinky dink local high school tournament, he was 10-time state champ and 2-time national champ.