Burroughs & Askren Pull No Punches Online

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Recently, Jordan Burroughs and Ben Askren have engaged in a spirited exchange of ideas on Twitter in anticipation of their Beat the Streets supermatch.

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Burroughs and Askren may be two of the most generous and amenable folks you will ever meet, but behind those affable veneers are the hearts of ferocious competitors. Burroughs and Askren are perhaps two of the most determined and dedicated athletes on planet Earth, as demonstrated by how competitive things can get in the build-up to their one-off bouts.

Burroughs, for instance, is no stranger to the online trash talk game, as evidenced by his back-and-forth with Frank Chamizo leading up to last year's Beat the Streets supermatch. 

The online chatter between Jordan and Ben can be traced back to a Twitter poll Burroughs posted, asking what fans thought of him and Askren mixing it up at Beat the Streets. The results were predictably in favor of it, by an overwhelming majority.

Askren immediately posted as if he thought it was a good idea too. And of course, we were woke on the possibility of the match from the get go. 

A short time later and the match officially official. 

Jordan responded to the news with the first online jab.

Askren answered right back with a counterpunch.

Askren's team tagged Burroughs in a Tweet about some of the early prep Ben was doing for the match in Wisconsin. Jordan was not impressed.

Around this time, amidst all the interviews Askren and Burroughs were doing, Chael Sonnen jumped into the fray, and began mixing it up with Burroughs as well. Jordan, however, quickly moved on to more important things, like winning a Pan-Am gold medal, his fifth. 

Then it was back to the online fun. 

Askren shot right back, with a reference to Burroughs' recent close match with Franklin Gomez in the Pan-Am finals.

As the hype train rolled on, Askren took a sarcastic swipe at Jordan's career accomplishments.

As the match date approach, Burroughs turned up the heat.

Askren stepped right into the fire and said let's crank it up.

Let's make it an inferno even, Ben later declared.

Burroughs, unfazed, proved he could play the gif game too.

They are both adept at posting gifs, it appears.

That's where things stood until a day before the event when Askren landed in New York and got things back up and cracking.

Burroughs replied with a polite offer to do Askren a favor.

Ben pointed out that the offer is mooted by their distinct sartorial preferences.

Jordan responded with one of his favorite expressions.

Then Ben coined what we believe is an entirely new phrase.

Even after weigh-ins, Ben and Jordan didn't want to stop the party.

And that's where things stand. We'll update this article if Ben or Jordan post any additional online jabs, up to that first whistle. 

However, throughout all the trash talk, it's important to remember the meaning and mission of Beat the Streets. Though the competitive spirit may spill over into the realm of social media, at the end of the day, both men respect each other, and are participating in the event for something more than mere personal gain. 

And for that, we should all hold Jordan Burroughs and Ben Askren in the highest esteem. 

Darian Cruz To Represent Wolfpack WC At RTC Cup!

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In the last couple of days, Nahshon Garrett and Seth Gross have been added to the field at 57kg for the RTC Cup. Wolfpack Wrestling Club has added its own NCAA champion at the weight in Darian Cruz.

Bader Show: Nahshon Garrett

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On this episode of the Bader Show, Bray goes solo with Nahshon Garrett, the newest member of the Southeast RTC.

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FRL 579 - How RTC Cup Came To Be & Oklahoma State On Fire Recruiting

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On episode 579 of FRL, the boys are joined by Jonny Ruggiano of TMWC to talk all about the RTC Cup, and then Ben and Bratke talk about the day one matchups they are most excited for at the RTC Cup, Oklahoma State's hot streak on the recruiting trail, some transfer news, and Ben goes to war on Thanksgiving food again.

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All Rosters Set For FloWrestling: 2020 RTC Cup Pres. by TMWC On Dec. 4-5

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The RTC Clubs Cup rosters were already incredible, but 57kg has gotten even crazier in the last couple of days. On Sunday, The Southeast RTC announced the addition of Nahshon Garret, and yesterday on The Bader Show, Sean Bormet announced that Seth Gross would be competing for the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club next weekend. Check out full rosters below.

#15 Junior, Anthony Ferrari, Commits To Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State will have two Ferrari's starting in the fall of 2022. #15 on the Junior Big Board Anthony, who is the younger brother of current OSU freshman AJ, announced his commitment to the Cowboys via Instagram this afternoon.

Bader Show: Sean Bormet & Myles Amine

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On this all Michigan episode of The Bader Show, Bray fills in for Bader and talks with Sean Bormet and Myles Amine before next week's RTC Clubs Cup.

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Michael Blockhus To Transfer To Minnesota

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2020 national qualifier Michael Blockhus is headed north to Minneapolis. The redshirt sophomore announced his decision Monday via Twitter.

Nahshon Garrett Joins Southeast Region Training Center

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2016 NCAA champion and 2018 Final X champion Nahshon Garrett is on the move. The Cornell grad will be heading to Blacksburg, Virginia, and joining the Southeast Regional Training Center.

Jordan Williams Commits To Oklahoma State

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Another blue-chip recruit from the state of Oklahoma is headed to Stillwater to become an Oklahoma State Cowboy. The fourth-ranked wrestler in the class of 2022, Jordan Williams, announced his decision Sunday afternoon on Instagram. 

Michigan High School Wrestling Attempts To Move Forward With Masks

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Even with a mandate requiring wrestlers to mask up during competition, the Michigan high school wrestling community was relieved when the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced last month that practice would begin Nov. 16 and competition Dec. 9 -- almost the same time as usual.