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Jake Herbert Interview

November 3, 2014 — Leave a comment
Jake's a Stronger Wrestler

Jake’s a Stronger Wrestler


Jake Herbert is going to change the game. Currently, small part time wrestling clubs can’t keep up with the 24/7 nature and elite coaching of the super clubs. Jake Herbert aims to correct that.

He’s come up with a System called BASE Wrestling that is a long term curriculum combining athleticism, drilling, flexibility, live wrestling, and world class technique to set up wrestling clubs and wrestlers with the foundation to be incredibly successful on and off the mat. If anyone can do it, Jake can. Check out a small sample of his resume:

  • 2012 Olympian (84kg/185 lbs)
  • 2009 World silver medalist (84kg/185 lbs)
  • 2009 NCAA champion (184 pounds)
  • 2007 NCAA champion (184 pounds)
  • 2006 NCAA All-American (2nd, 174 pounds)
  • 2005 NCAA All-American (3rd, 174 pounds)
  • Three-time Big Ten champion (2006, ’07, ’09)
  • Career Collegiate Record: 149-4 (5th in NCAA all-time win%)
  • 2009 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient
  • Top 10 wrestler of the 2000’s

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State Champion Grip

March 5, 2014 — 4 Comments

I am finally finished!

The culmination of two years worth of data collection has finally come to an end. If you are one of the wrestlers who took time out of your tournament to let me test you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate it. For the coaches who loved the idea and allowed me to test their wrestlers at tournaments, thank you. To my intern Ken for helping, thanks; you are the man.

For the past two wrestling seasons, I have been going to various tournaments testing wrestlers grip’s using a dynamometer to see if there is a correlation to grip strength and success in wrestling. In case you’re curious as to what that is, a picture is posted below.

Grip Dynamometer

Grip Dynamometer

Does grip strength play a role in success at the 3A IHSA Wrestling State Championships?

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September 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

For those of you who remember the movie ” Remember the Titans”, one of the words Denzel Washington’s character had his athletes screaming was “Mobile”. The definition of mobility is:

  1. The ability to move or be moved freely and easily.

Being mobile (and flexible) is a crucial step in the journey to the top of the podium. Wrestlers as a whole generally have tight and immobile hips and shoulders, two incredibly important joints involved in the sport of wrestling. Since it is a constant struggle for me to make sure my athletes are stretching, foam rolling, and performing mobility drills, I am sure that it is for all of you out there. While doing those is rarely fun, the reality is we NEED to do it. Being mobile and flexible will do a variety things to raise your game. Here are a few of them:

Remember the Titans

Denzel knew what was up

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