College Wrestling: Thanksgiving is food for thought

The Ridgewater wrestling team and head coach Tom Beyer reflect on diet, exercise and the holidays

WILLMAR — Sure as the turkey crossed the road, college wrestlers watch their weight over the Thanksgiving break.

Cracked a Ridgewater wrestler on Monday in the college mat room: “Right. I watch it go up.”

Wrestlers burn calories like a blast furnace. But to be competitive, the less spare tissue the better. Bone, sinew, muscle — good … Fat — bad. Continue reading at