London Olympics 2012: Hidden Talents of 15 Olympic Athletes
15. Jake Herbert: From Wrestler to Chef
Wrestlers don’t only have to wrestle with each other, they also have to do battle with food. They’re often forced to cut weight or gain weight in short timeframes.
So it makes sense that Jake Herbert, a wrestler for Team USA at the 2012 Summer Games, takes an active role in producing his own meals.
Herbert bragged about his culinary savvy in an article with USA Today:
“I’ve been doing a couple of Iron Chef training things in the kitchen. Set the timer for 25 minutes and then boom, cook a meal. I like it. It’s fun. I like going to the store, getting stuff. I’d like to have my own garden one day, so I can pick my own veggies and do my own stuff, but doing too much traveling right now for that,” Herbert said.
He cooks and he can tie you into a pretzel. Ladies, there’s absolutely no way you can resist.