In 2018, 34 Iowa high school wrestlers earned All-American honors at the Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota.


Who knew Kirk Cousins was a wrestling fan?

Ahead of Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, Cousins gathered his team and offered a pregame speech to get them hyped before kickoff.

Among other things, Cousins, the Vikings' starting quarterback, quoted legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable.


"Like Dan Gable said," Cousins told his teammates. "'When I shoot, I score. When you shoot, I score.'"

Check out the full speech here:

In that video, you'll notice wide receiver Stefon Diggs smile wide and say the quote along with Cousins. Diggs is a noted wrestling enthusiast. He actually went to the same high school as Kyle Snyder, a three-time World and Olympic Champion.

Of course, once the video landed on Twitter, it made its way through the wrestling community, which was predictably excited.

Dan Gable even saw it!

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.