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Tyler Greenawalt | NCAA.com | February 11, 2016

College wrestling: Northwestern's Jason Tsirtsis shows off his Chewbacca impression

  Northwestern's Jason Tsirtsis won the 2014 NCAA wrestling championship at 149 pounds.

Northwestern redshirt junior Jason Tsirtsis is many things: Northwestern wrestler, All-American, and Big Ten and NCAA champion.

But there's something else Tsirtsis can hang his hat on: an impeccable Chewbacca impression.

Chewbacca is known for his guttural language in the Star Wars franchise, and Tsirtsis mimics the voice perfectly and even tries translating it into English for the interview.

Tsirtsis won a career-high 39 matches at 149 pounds last season, including his second straight Big Ten championship and the 2014 NCAA championship over Oklahoma State's Josh Kindig.

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