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    It was a pretty unbelievable weekend for the Northwestern wrestling team as one of its own qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Northwestern grad Jake Herbert won the 84 kg/185 lbs. freestyle division to become the first NU wrestler to win the U.S. Olympic Trials, securing a spot on Team USA.
     
    Not only was Herbert the first NU wrestler to make the United States Olympic Team (Jack Griffin was an alternate in 1992), but he also is the lone former Big Ten wrestler on this year's freestyle squad. The winners of the U.S. Olympic Trials for freestyle are as follows with their college affiliation in parentheses:
     
    55kg: Sam Hazewinkel (Oklahoma)
    60kg: Coleman Scott (weight not yet qualified for Olympics) (Oklahoma State)
    66kg: Jared Frayer (Oklahoma)
    74kg: Jordan Burroughs (Nebraska)
    84kg: Jake Herbert (Northwestern)
    96kg: Jake Varner  (Iowa State)
    120kg: Tervel Dlagnev  (University of Nebraska - Kearney)
     
    There was no shortage of coverage at the trials and below you can find a plethora of articles, photo galleries and videos on Northwestern Olympian Jake Herbert.
     
    NBCOlympics.com: 2012 Wrestling Trials: What we learned
     
    NBCChicago.com: Chicago will be well-represented on Olympic Wrestling Team
     
    New York Times: New Breed of U.S. Wrestlers Will Head to Olympics
     
    TheMat.com: Olympic Trials come to exciting end in front of mover 13,000 in Iowa City
     
    TheMat.tv: Trials Video Features & Interviews
     
    TheMat.com: Photo galleries from top photographers at Olympic Wrestling Trials
     
    The Des Moines Register: Herbert dashes Paulson's Olympic hopes

    InterMat: 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Interviews: Sunday
     
    InterMat: Nine more champions crowned on Sunday at Trials
     
    Chicago Tribune: Olympic Trials: Ellis Coleman earns spot on U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team (scroll down for Herbert report)

    Examiner.com: Hazewinkel, Frayer, Herbert Dlagnev win 2012 US Olympic Trials Sunday

    SI.com: Frayer upsets hometown favorite to qualify for first Olympic team
     
    ESPN.com (Associated Press): Ellis Coleman earns bid to London Games

    Daily Northwestern: Northwestern alums wrestle for spots in London

    From before the Trials...
    ESPN.com (Associated Press): Cael Sanderson's absence opens door for Jake Herbert at U.S. Olympic Team Trials

    Deseret News (Associated Press): Young wrestling stars on display at Olympic Trials

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