Gray Maynard is one of two MMA fighters to defeat Frankie Edgar. Photo Courtesy of UFC.com
Almost every high school class has that one kid. That one kid who went on to do amazing things.
At small schools it might be someone just making a Division-I sports team or getting a big job with a huge corporation. At big schools it might even be something as crazy as a kid going to the NBA like LeBron and Kobe.
St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio has three of those kids. Ziggler attended St. Edward High School and participated on their nationally renowned wrestling team, winning the national championship on two occasions during his four years as he set the school's career record for pins with 82.
Also on Ziggler's high school team; Gray Maynard and Andy Hrovat.
Maynard is a very successful MMA fighter who has the fourth-fastest knockout in UFC history and is one of just two fighters to defeat Frankie Edgar. Maynard has many impressive victories, including wins over Edgar, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, Kenny Florian and Nate Diaz.
Andy Hrovat was another impressive alum from Ziggler's St. Edward wrestling team. Hrovat went on to become one of the best collegiate wrestlers in University of Michigan history, was a three-time NCAA All-American and competed at the 2008 Olympic Games.
I can't imagine that Ziggler honed his headstand headlock against Maynard or Hrovat back in high school.