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Shoulder pads and singlets: Football players who wrestle or vice versa?

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 10/13/22, 10:45AM CDT

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This fall illustrates clearly the complementary nature of those two sports.


Top: Shakopee’s Jadon Hellerud and Waconia’s Max McEnelly clashed as 195-pound wrestlers during sections last winter. Bottom, from left: Simley’s Gavin Nelson, Hellerud. (Anthony Souffle, Earl J. Ebensteiner, Korey McDermott)

“They might be two completely different sports, but pretty much everything about wrestling translates to football.” — Jadon Hellerud, Shakopee

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