While team develops, Zimmer finds guys to grapple to the end

If the 2014 Vikings were a wrestler, they’d have two cauliflower ears, arms tattooed with bruises, and a pulse that would not embarrass Gable or the Zimmers.

John Peterson, the Olympic wrestler from Wisconsin, has spoken to the Vikings during Saturday night chapel service before previous games. This weekend, he arranged for Dan Gable, the legendary Iowa wrestler and coach, to address the team.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s father, Bill, is in the Illinois high school wrestling hall of fame. Zimmer wrestled and played football for his father in high school. Continue reading at www.startribune.com