It’s another wonderful week of talented grapplers making their names known on the matt. Although this past week was one of the slower ones as the programs gear up for the final stretch, their still were several duals and tournaments that gave us reason to talk. As always our in house wrestling expert Gary Althiser is here to break it all down and then help us preview the week to come.
On this week’s edition of Wrestling Wednesday, we brought in an athlete that not only has 100 wins in his career, but 100 pins. That’s pretty impressive considering that once you hit 105 you eclipse the top 50 in the wrestling history of the state of Ohio. Jake Starkey is his name, and he leads a South Range team that is trying to repeat as state champions. When Starkey’s athletic career at South Range started, he never could have imagined he’d have an opportunity to hoist 3 state championship trophies before he graduated. After the football team won him his second in the fall, now it’s a serious goal. Coming off a long championship football season and being ready to go wrestle is not east, but Jake doesn’t need easy, he just needs possible. We hope you enjoy this exclusive conversation with Jake Starkey on the latest episode of Wrestling Wednesdays with Gary Althiser.