Wrestling Credited For Football Success

Wrestling Credited For Football Success

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The football season is once again upon us. But don't be so quick to trade in takedowns for tackling.

Those two things are probably the most recognizable when it comes to football and wrestling. For Florida State University linebacker and leading tackler Reggie Northrup, it's the art of the takedown that makes him a better tackler.

In this interview from last season, Northrup, his teammates and head coach Jimbo Fisher discuss how his wrestling background helps him be the defensive menace for the Seminole's.

    

Some of the most incredible men of the gridiron, such as current Falcon's wide receiver Roddy White (2x South Carolina State Champ), former Raven's linebacker Ray Lewis (Florida State Champ) and former NFL fullback Lorenzo Neal (NCAA All-American), used to mix it up on the mat before playing in front of thousands on Sunday's. 

Recently, ESPN analyst and three-time Super Bowl Champ Mark Schlereth spoke about how wrestling was "the most challenging sport (he's) ever been involved with." Schlereth was a state champ in Alaska when he was in high school and gives plenty of credit to the sport for making him the competitor he was in the NFL.
 


He also believes strongly about the fundamentals that wrestling brings to the football field.


Schlereth had some other comments about the coorelation between wrestling and football in an article on USA Wrestling

We also just saw Schlereth's words in montion in the Fargo finals where top-ranked heavyweight and future UCLA defensive end Osawaru Odighizuwa of Oregon dominated Ohio's Kevin Vough.










Ethen Miller Flips From Missouri To Maryland

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Maryland earned their fourth top 100 commitment in the class of 2021 Tuesday night when #28 Ethan Miller flipped from his home state Missouri Tigers to the Terrapins. 

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Ryan Crookham Out Of Who's #1 Due To Injury

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Yet another injury will deprive wrestling fans of a match at Who's #1. Ryan Crookham, who was slated to take on Nic Bouzakis at 132 lbs, has unfortunately suffered an injury and will not be able to recover in time to wrestle October 3rd.

The Biggest Loss For Each MAC School & How They'll Fill The Void, Part II

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Every year, college wrestling coaches grapple with how to fill the voids left by departed starters.

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Bader Show: Ben Provisor & Alec Pantaleo

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Bader and Bray catch up with two-time Olympian Ben Provisor and three-time All-American Alec Pantaleo.

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Former Ohio State Champion, Big Ten Wrestler Transfers To Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State brought in the #1 recruiting class in the country for 2020 and quietly added a nice transfer as a piece to that group recently.

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Official WNO: Nicky Ryan vs Tony Ramos Event Preview

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Who's Number One (WNO) returns on Friday, October 2nd, for the biggest event of 2020, and quite possibly the biggest event of all time. Named after its main event, WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz will showcase the best no-gi competitors in the game using submission only rules. 

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Iowa Commit Drake Ayala Eyes 2020 Who's #1 & Much More In His Senior Season

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In March, the question of what dominance Iowa’s lineup would hold following the career of two-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee was answered with the verbal commitment of one of the best lightweight recruits in the country. 

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UWW Junior and U23 Nationals Set For Omaha, Neb., Nov. 13-15

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From USA Wrestling - USA Wrestling announced today that it will host UWW Junior and U23 Nationals Nov. 13-15 at the Convention Center at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

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FRL 553 - Why Wrestlers Wouldn't Enter Senior Nationals, Metcalf Memories

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On episode 553 of FRL, the boys give a little teaser of Metcalf, talk about their favorite Metcalf memories, and discuss why wrestlers wouldn't go to Senior Nationals.

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Brent Metcalf's Career Timeline

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Because of his time, team, style, and mentality, Brent Metcalf is one of the most popular and polarizing wrestlers in recent American history. His accolades include four-time state champion, six-time Junior Nationals champion, two-time NCAA champion, Hodge Trophy winner, and four-time World Team member.

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