Originally Posted by K&K
whether you think free is way different or not, Reel would have dominated in any style. He didn't give up a point and teched or pinned every period he was in. I don't think their is any doubt he would have dominated in any style yesterday.
I don't think Reel has been given his just due over the last couple of years. He has three state folkstyle titles and probably missed another by a single point. His freestyle and greco titles are numerous as well. Yet when the discussion of the best at his weight class comes up someone always seems to eke him out. My guess it is because he is AA and wrestles out of a small town in Central Illinois.
I live about 10 miles away (which is next door down here) and have been fortunate to see him wrestle quite a bit. In my opinion he is the best wrestler ever to come out of Central Illinois. Any discussion of who is the best at his weight class in this state should always begin with him. When it comes to wrestling he is a champ among champs. I wish him the best of luck in the future and hope he holds it together at Minnesota.