Brock Lesnar went from dominating the wrestlers in the Big Ten to slapping a Brock Lock on the WWE's best.
There is no sport where the amateur and pro variation is so many worlds apart. Still, many college wrestlers have gone on to trade their singlets for tights, their headgear for blading scars.
Being a great wrestler in college doesn't guarantee one success in the world of chair shots and foreign objects. Nor does a lack of experience on an amateur mat prevent one from greatness in WWE.
These 20 men found success in both worlds.
The list includes a Wolverine, Golden Gophers, Sooners and a pair of Cornhuskers.
One has to wonder who the next Brock-like monster will be. Is he wrestling right now, grinding someone's headgear into the mat?