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.
Born in Pittsburgh, Herbert was a Pennsylvania state champion and four-time state placer at North Allegheny High School of Wexford, Pennsylvania.
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. He won the 2009 Dan Hodge Trophy awarded to the best college wrestler in the nation and the 2009 Big Ten Athlete of the Year award.
Herbert won a silver medal at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships at 84kg FS competed at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships at 84kg FS.
Herbert defeated Travis Paulson 2 to 1 at the finals of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Herbert currently works with Andy Hrovat, who represented the United States at 84 kg FS in the 2008 Olympics.
Herbert came very close to obtaining a medal in the 2012 Olympics, but missed the opportunity due to a controversial referee's call.