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.










Nathan Tomasello Joines Duke Wrestling Staff

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Another Buckeye is joining the coaching profession. Four-time All-American and 2015 NCAA champion Nathan Tomasello is joining the wrestling staff at Duke University as an assistant coach, becoming the ninth Ohio State alumnus on staff at a collegiate program this season.

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FRL 534 - Cornell-Ohio State, Nebraska-Ohio State Dual Pick'Em

534. Picking Cornell-tOSU, Nebraska-tOSU

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On episode 534 of FRL, the boys make some picks for Cornell-Ohio State, and Nebraska-Ohio State, and give an update on college football.

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Who Is Scoring The Most Points At 57kg And When Are They Scoring Them

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Who's #1 Adds Mia Palumbo vs Sage Mortimer

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Who's #1 continues to add to its star-studded slate. The most recent addition is a match between Mia Palumbo and Sage Mortimer, to be contested at 112 pounds.

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Bader Show, Joey McKenna, Gabe Dean & Joe De Sena

Joey McKenna, Gabe Dean, and Joe De Sena

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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray talk with Joey McKenna about the PRTC as well as Gabe Dean and Joe De Sena about the Spartan Combat RTC.

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Coach Myers Wrestling S&C: Secondary Accessory Exercises For Wrestlers

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When designing strength workouts for my elite wrestlers at the Ohio Regional Training Center, the accessory exercises are just as important as the main movement of the day. 

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Why Oklahoma State Fans Need To Watch 2020 Who's #1

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With the card now announced for 2020 Who’s #1, Oklahoma State fans have plenty of reasons to watch.

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FRL 533 - Ben On Leaving Wisconsin RTC, Making Picks For NCAA Duals

533. Ben On Leaving Wisconsin RTC

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On episode 533 of FRL, the boys make predictions on fire NCAA duals, Ben leaving the Wisconsin RTC, update on Stanford, and much more.

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How Points Are Scored At 57kg At The 2019 World Championships

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Who, What, and How Are Points Being Scored At 57kg: Part 2

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Bader Show: Kevin Ward And Jason Borrelli

Kevin Ward and Jason Borrelli

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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray talk with Kevin Ward and Jason Borrelli.

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