Jake Herbert

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Jake Herbert
Jake Herbert.jpg
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1985-03-06) March 6, 1985 (age 29)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Northwestern University
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Website jakeherbert.com
Sport
Country United States
Sport Sport wrestling
Event(s) –84 kg
College team Northwestern Wildcats
Club Cliff Keen Wrestling Club
Coached by Sean Bormet
Updated on 24 August 2012.

Jake Herbert (born March 6, 1985) of Ann Arbor, Michigan is an American amateur wrestler and a 2012 Olympian. Herbert won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 84 kg FS and competed in the 2012 Olympics.[1]

High school[edit]

Herbert was a Pennsylvania state champion and four-time state placer at North Allegheny High School of Wexford, Pennsylvania.[2]

College[edit]

Herbert was a two-time NCAA champion, three-time Big Ten Conference champion, and four-time NCAA All-American. He went 149-4 while at Northwestern University.[3][4] He won the 2009 Dan Hodge Trophy awarded to the best college wrestler in the nation[2] and the 2009 Big Ten Athlete of the Year award.

International[edit]

Herbert won a silver medal at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships at 84kg FS competed at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships at 84kg FS.[5]

Herbert defeated Travis Paulson 2 to 1 at the finals of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.[6]

Herbert currently works with Andy Hrovat, who represented the United States at 84 kg FS in the 2008 Olympics.[7]

Herbert came very close to obtaining a medal in the 2012 Olympics, but missed the opportunity due to a controversial referee's call. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnas, Jo-Ann (April 29, 2012). "Olympian credits move to Michigan". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Jake Herbert Profile - Northwestern University Official Athletic Site". Nusports.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  3. ^ "North Allegheny grad, Olympian Herbert home again". triblive. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  4. ^ "About". Jake Herbert. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  5. ^ "USA Wrestling". TheMat.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  6. ^ "USA Wrestling". TheMat.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Andy Hrovat: My Road to the Olympics (Part III)". Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  8. ^ McCollough, J. Brady (August 12, 2012). "Jake Herbert: Controversial calls prevent him from winning a medal". Post Gazatte. Retrieved 12 August 2012.