Olympic Journal: Here Comes Herbert's Time

NUsports.com posted the latest Olympic update from Wildcats head wrestling coach Drew Pariano and we’ll share it here as part of our Big Ten Olympic coverage. Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski head to London to support Northwestern graduate and U.S. wrestler Jake Herbert as he competes in the the 84 kg freestyle division. In this entry, Pariano tells us what’s ahead for Herbert once the draw is announced.

“Jake will weigh-in at 84kg/185 pounds the night before the competition on August 10. Less than an hour after the weigh-in, the final pairings for the bracket will be released. If you go to TheMat.com, the release on Jake’s draw will come out on Aug. 10 at roughly 5 p.m. ET.

Northwestern’s head wrestling coach Drew Pariano is in London supporting Northwestern product Jake Herbert. Pariano is sending back his accounts to BTN.com and NUsports.com. Read all of our Olympic journals.

“All wrestling competition is completed in one day and the matches will follow one another quickly. Jake will wrestle up to three times in a two-and-a-half hour period depending on his draw. Once the medal matches are determined, a two-hour break from competition will take place where the athletes will eat, rest and prepare for their medal match.

“Both Coach Cysewski and I are excited to be front and center to watch the US win multiple medals and the competition will take place at the Excel Center. There will be strong challenges from Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan for the seven contested weight classes.

“I am assuming that most people who are attending the games will want the complete experience (tours, local food, historic landmarks, etc). Tim and I are simply looking forward to the wrestling itself.”

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