Why football coaches covet wrestlers

Posted by Matt Krumrie on Aug 10, 2017 8:32:16 AM

If it's a Friday night, or Saturday morning in the fall, there is one place Jeff Wichern loves to be, other than inside a wrestling room.

And that's at a football field, watching wrestlers he currently coaches, or has coached in the past. Wichern owns and operates the JJ Trained Wrestling School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and is the youth wrestling director for Eden Prairie Youth Wrestling. Eden Prairie High School is a traditional Minnesota football powerhouse. The Eagles, coached by Mike Grant, son of legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant, has won 10 Minnesota large school state titles, with many Eden Prairie wrestlers making an impact on those teams over the years.

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Topics: Coaching, Football

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