Admirable for sure but Tsirtsis is on another planet talent-wise. A lot of guys with 2 and 3 yrs of Big 10 varsity experience will find it difficult to contend with Mr. Tsirtsis.
Most people, myself included, believe Jason to be a "can't miss prospect" as was, I'm sure, his brother Alex upon entering college (we missed Alex' run here in Indiana). What is the greatest difference between these two individuals as far as being able to bring their dominance to the next level? Perhaps the Iowa room wasn't the best fit for Alex, etc. I'm curious to read people's opinions.
I don't know the two personally at all, so these are just my observations from afar:
1. Alex wasn't nearly as polished as Jason is at this point in their careers. Alex was an elite prospect, but not a 'no-doubt' prospect in terms of competing for national titles. He had some tough off-season matches after his senior year of high school. With Jason, you almost wonder if he'll rest during Fargo because it might not bring many challenges. If I was coaching for one year only and had to win right now, I honest-to-goodness would choose Jason to be on my team as a true freshman next year over Alex at his absolute college best. I think he's that much better than Alex was.
2. Jason will brawl against guys on his level. In my humble, humble opinion, Alex was always tentative--even in a few Indiana high school matches--if he had a match against someone on his level. Jason just keeps coming at you, in that Howe sort of way, where you know his development won't stop because he won't stop taking chances and improving. I was worried when Alex entered college because I thought there was a chance his ceiling would be limited by his unwillingness to go after it when there was a chance of losing during that more developmental state of his career. He won some impressive one-to-zero-in-double-overtime-type of matches against tough guys as a freshman in college, then just never got a whole lot better.
3. Jason is a beast on top in folkstyle in a way that Alex never developed. In Jason's first couple years in high school, I don't think he always got the techs that Alex may have, but he meanwhile developed excellent mat skills that put him steps ahead for the next level.
Just my 2 cents.