Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Nash Hutmacher gears up for second sport, more

The man known to Nebraska Cornhuskers fans as 'The Polar Bear' is joining the wrestling team and will be a heavyweight this coming season.

Chamberlain's Nash Hutmacher flexes after winning the class A-285 match of the high school state
Chamberlain's Nash Hutmacher flexes after winning the class A-285 match of the high school state / Erin Bormett / Argus Leader, Sioux Falls

Nash Hutmacher just finished quite the successsful season as a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. Now he's trying to put the Huskers' wrestling team on his back and lead them to a title.

Hutmacher is prepared to join the team as part of the heavyweight category since he weighs in at 285 pounds. His work as a defensive lineman, pushing his opponents around will give him some help when he tries to grapple with opposition in a different manner starting Saturday.

The defensive lineman is expected to start for the Nebraska Cornhuskers against Wyoming and Northern Iowa on Saturday.

In highschool, the man known as the Polar Bear was a four-time state champion in wrestling. He was 166-0 from his freshman to senior year, including 43-0 as a senior, finishing as the nation's No. 1 heavyweight.

This season will be his first on the wrestling team for Nebraska. Head coach Mark Manning has got to be thrilled that Matt Rhule and company were able to lure the talented athlete to Lincoln.

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