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    Lets have everyone put down a few actors, sports stars, and ect. they can think of that used to wrestle. Here area few off the top of my head.

    Jay Mohr-Comedian, actor
    John McCain-Politician
    Denny Hastert-Politician, former speaker of the house (actually came and watched a few of my college wrestling practices due to being friends with the coach)
    Tom Cruise-Actor (started acting after a knee injury during wrestling season)
    Robin Williams-Actor
    Ray Lewis-NFL star


    Here is a quote Jay Mohr gave to an interviewer from ESPN about wrestling when they asked him something stupid: "You have to keep this in mind -- and I'd like to once and for all put this on the record -- that when you're wrestling another man, as gay as you may look and as close as you may get to another guy, your whole motivation is that you're going to kick his ass. Every place your arm, your hand or your face may go, it's all to make that guy go flat on his back like a fish in front of his parents."
    http://espn.go.com/page2/s/questions/mohr.html
    Last edited by chesterbound01; 03-05-2010 at 08:44 AM.

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    "I would have all of my Offensive Lineman wrestle if I could."
    - John Madden, Hall of Fame Football Coach

    A few NFL players come to my mind:

    Stephan Neal NE Pats & CSUB
    Mike Reid Cincinnati & PSU
    Charlie Getty KC & PSU
    Irv Pankey LA Rams & PSU
    Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers – PA State Champ
    Steve Sefter, DT, Philadelphia Eagles, 2x PA State Champ & PSU NCAA All-American

    Warren Sapp Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FL State Champ

    Here is a whole list:
    NFL Players That Wrestled

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    http://crossfacewrestling.net/famous...wrestlers.aspx


    ACTOR

    PERSONALITIES
    S/COMEDIANS
    William Baldwin
    The Late John Belushi
    The Late James Cagney
    Tom Cruise
    Tony Danza
    Kirk Douglas
    The Late Chris Farley
    Al Franken
    The Late Victor French
    (TV show Highway to Heaven)
    PeeWee Herman
    (Paul Ruebens in HS in Florida)
    Breck Jamison
    (formerly of As The World Turns)
    Harvey Keitel
    Ashton Kutcher
    (That 70s Show)
    Jay Leno
    Mario Lopez
    Bill Maher
    Howie Mandel
    Jay Mohr
    The Late Nat Pendleton
    (1920s Olympic wrestler, 1930s movie actor)
    Tom Sullivan
    Mr. T.
    (Laurence Turead)
    Tab Thacker
    Vince Vaughn
    Tim Van Patten
    Robin Williams
    RIP Jacob Schlottke 1984-2011




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    U.S. Presidents
    Chester Arthur
    Calvin Coolidge
    Dwight Eisenhower
    Ulysses S Grant
    Andrew Jackson
    Abraham Lincoln
    Teddy Roosevelt
    William Howard Taft
    Zachary Taylor
    John Tyler
    George Washington
    U.S. SENATE
    The late John Chafee
    (former senator RI)
    Lincoln Chafee
    (current senator RI)
    Chuck Hagel (Nebraska)
    John McCain (Arizona)
    The Late Paul Wellstone (Minnesota)
    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    The Late Carl Albert
    (former Speaker of the House)
    Dennis Hastert (Illinois)
    (Current Speaker of the House)
    Brad Glass
    Greg Ganske (Iowa)
    Jim Leach (Iowa)
    Jim Nussle (Iowa)
    SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
    Donald Rumsfeld
    Frank Carlucci
    WHITE HOUSE STAFF
    Ari Fleischer
    George Stephanopoulos
    OTHER POLITICIANS
    Arne Carlson
    (former governor of Minnesota)
    Steven Friedman
    (chief economic advisor for the current Bush administration)
    ACTORS/COMEDIANS
    William Baldwin
    The Late John Belushi
    The Late James Cagney
    Tom Cruise
    Tony Danza
    Kirk Douglas
    The Late Chris Farley
    Al Franken
    The Late Victor French
    (TV show Highway to Heaven)
    PeeWee Herman
    (Paul Ruebens in HS in Florida)
    Breck Jamison
    (formerly of As The World Turns)
    Harvey Keitel
    Ashton Kutcher
    (That 70s Show)
    Jay Leno
    Mario Lopez
    Bill Maher
    Howie Mandel
    Jay Mohr
    The Late Nat Pendleton
    (1920s Olympic wrestler, 1930s movie actor)
    Tom Sullivan
    Mr. T.
    (Laurence Turead)
    Tab Thacker
    Vince Vaughn
    Tim Van Patten
    Robin Williams
    WRESTLING COMMENTATORS
    Jeff Blatnick
    Ken Chertow
    Dan Gable
    Jim Gibbons
    Russ Hellickson
    Ken Kraft
    Tim Johnson
    ADVENTURERS
    Don Briggs
    (former University of Northern Iowa assistant coach, now base camp manager
    at Mt. Everest)
    AMERICAN HEROES
    Jeremy Glick
    (aboard United flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001)
    Charles Moose
    (Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Chief ? led investigation in Washington
    DC area sniper shootings October 2002)
    Tommy Norris
    (Medal of Honor winner for actions in Vietnam)
    Prisoner of war in Iraq
    Pfc. Patrick Miller
    (wrestled in HS in Park City, Kansas)
    TV NEWSCASTERS/PERSONALITIES
    Geraldo Rivera
    Andy Rooney
    AMERICAN HEROES
    (who died in service to our country in the 2003 Iraq war)
    Marine Lance Corporal
    Brian E. Anderson
    (wrestled in HS in
    Durham, NC)
    Marine Major
    Jay Thomas Aubin
    (killed in a British helicopter crash in Kuwait ? wrestled in HS in Skowhegen,
    Maine)
    Marine Lance Corporal
    Andrew Aviles
    (wrestled in HS in Tampa)Marine Lance Corporal
    Brian Rory Buesing
    (wrestled in HS in Charlotte County, Florida)
    Marine Captain Travis Ford (wrestled in HS in Ogalalla, Nebraska)
    Marine Sgt. Brian McGinnis (wrestled in HS in St. Georges, Delaware)
    Marine Major Kevin Nave (wrestled in HS in White Lake Township, Mich.)
    Marine Lance Corporal
    Patrick O?Day
    (wrestled in HS at Santa Rosa, California)
    Sgt. 1st Class Randy Rehn (wrestled in HS in Longmont, Colorado)
    Marine Corporal
    Randal Kent Rosaker
    (wrestled in HS in Alamosa, Colorado)
    ASTRONAUTS/NASA
    Joe Allen
    (Astronaut)
    Michael Collins
    (Astronaut)
    Jim Voss
    (Astronaut)
    Ronald Dittemore
    (NASA space shuttle program manager)
    William Kerslake
    (NASA scientist)
    MUSICIANS
    The Late Kurt Cobain
    (Nirvana)
    Glen Danzig
    (wrestled as Glen Anzalone)
    The Late Shannon Hoon
    (Blind Melon)
    Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
    Ludacris
    The Late Layne Staley
    (Alice in Chains)
    Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
    Garth Brooks
    AUTHORS
    Terry Davis
    (Vision Quest)
    John Irving
    (The World According to Garp)
    The Late Ken Kesey
    (One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest)
    Ron Kovic
    (Born of the Fourth of July)
    MILITARY LEADERS
    Denny Benchoff
    (3-star general)
    The Late Greg
    ?Pappy? Boyington
    General
    Charles C. Krulak
    Rear Admiral
    William J. McDaniel
    George Patton
    Al Rushotz
    Retired Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf
    BUSINESS LEADERS
    Rocky Aoki
    (Benihana Restaurants)
    Scott Beck (Boston Market)
    James Bigger (Nestle)
    Ben Bishop (Bethlehem Steel)
    Dan Cathy (Chick-fil-a)
    John Filer (Aetna)
    Stephen Friedman
    (Goldman Sachs)
    Robert Hannan
    (Thrift Drug)
    Henry Kravis
    (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.)
    James Macalear
    (SMS Corp.)
    Ron McGruder
    (Olive Garden)
    Art Martori
    (Production Farm Management)
    David Pottruck
    (Charles Schwab)
    Edward Rust (State Farm)
    Arthur Rutzen (Wells Fargo)
    John Vaughan
    (Alco Standard)
    OLYMPIC ATHLETES IN OTHER SPORTS WHO ONCE WRESTLED
    Mark Lenzi (Diving)
    Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxing)
    Jason Morris (Judo)
    Jimmy Pedro (Judo)
    Brian Shimer
    (Bobsled)
    Jim Thorpe
    (Early 20th century decathlete)
    RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION FOUNDER
    Joseph Smith (founder, Church of the Latter-Day Saints) (Mormon)
    SCIENCE
    Dr. Norman Borlaug
    (Nobel prize winner)
    William Kerslake
    (NASA scientist)
    PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES
    (other than NFL)
    Brett Butler
    (baseball)
    Pat Day
    (horse racing)
    Kevin Harvick (NASCAR)
    Larry Holmes
    (boxing)
    Glenn Hubbard (baseball)
    Jeremy Rose
    (horse racing)
    Bill Shoemaker
    (horse racing)
    Spud Webb (basketball)
    No Holds Barred (UFC/Octagon) competitors:
    Mark Coleman
    Randy Couture
    Kevin Jackson
    Kevin Randleman
    Dan Severn
    Ken Shamrock
    SPORTS BROADCASTING
    The Late Roone Arledge
    Jim Lampley
    Bill Macatee
    SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT
    (pro rasslers who were amateur wrestlers)
    Iron Sheik
    (Khosrow Vazin)
    Brock Lesnar
    Earl McCready
    Randy Orton
    Nat Pendleton
    Brad Rheingans
    Bob Roop
    Joe Scarpello
    Ruffy Silverstein
    The Steiner Brothers
    The Late Chris Taylor
    The Late Mr. Wrestling/Tim Woods
    Kurt Angle
    Bob Backlund
    George Bollas
    Jack Brisco
    Mike DiBiase
    Dory Funk
    Verne Gagne
    Ray Gunkel
    Dan Hodge
    Dick Hutton
    Bob Roop
    Joe Scarpello
    Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
    Rick Flair
    Terry Gerrin "Rhyno"
    Some of the list is a bit dated but still a good one.
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    Snackems' list of American Heroes does not include Viet Nam War Medal of Honor winner, Tommy Noonan who wrestled at Hunter College; Silver Star winner, Doug Zembiec (The Lion of Fallujah), who was an All-American at the Naval Academy; and former high school wrestlers Patrick Lybert (Silver Star) and Jared Monti (Medal of Honor) who were both killed in the same engagement in Afghanistan in 2006.

    Lest we forget.
    2011 NAIA Wrestling Championships, March 3, 4 & 5, Cedar Rapids, IA. I'll see you there.

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    Thanks for the update gg, I'll go back in and edit my post tomorrow morning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
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    Nice Info...

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    I agree... very good info. Great to credibility piece to hand out to kids parents that are thinking about wrestling but aren't sure about it.

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