Multi Sport Athlete?

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  1. CrazyHorse

    CrazyHorse Member

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    I've played football from the age of 6 all the way though high school.
    I also wrestle both sports at a fairly high level..
    Question: Can I continue to do both sports at the academy at hopefully the same high level?
     
  2. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    In all likelihood, no. Getting recruited for one D1 sport is hard enough, two is even more difficult. Being a D1 Varsity Athlete requires much offseason work and other sports can interfere. If anyone is a multi-sport athlete, it's probably a cross-country runner who also is on the track team. Football and wrestling, while both contact sports, require different training. In fact, one's all for gaining weight and the other's all about losing it...

    That being said, it is probably not impossible. There are always exceptions to the rule. Work hard and pursue your goals, you'll never know unless you try.
     
  3. Art.Perea

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    Do you have to get recruited for the D1 teams or can you be a walk-on?
     
  4. USMA2016

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    No, I think you can walk on but it is probably significantly more difficult....
     

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