Gus Posted February 9 Share Posted February 9 On 2/6/2023 at 9:16 AM, BAC said: Its impressive but we should relax a bit. Its a tournament geared toward redshirts and non-starters. All the guys he wrestled were freshmen who don't start. Remember, earlier this year he wrestled in another college tournament where he got a couple similar wins over non-starters, but then ran in to a ranked kid from Purdue. He got teched. And he does have a high school loss this year (to Lilledahl, which he avenged). At the same time, I don't want to undersell him either. Its very rare for a freshman to be able to compete against D1 college guys. The guys he beat, despite being freshmen redshirts/non-starters, were themselves studs in high school. He's good enough to start for many D1 schools right NOW, even though I highly doubt he'd be ranked. And I love that he is willing to challenge himself like this. Best ever? That's a high bar. He doesn't have any college wins at the level of Kolat's high finishes at Midlands as a sophomore and junior. But Jax is still a freshman, and if he keeps improving... you never know. Jax also beat Brett Ungar (Cornell) 7-5 who is ranked at 125 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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