Jake Varner

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Jake Varner
Jake Varner 2012c.jpg
Jake Varner in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jacob Stephen Varner
Nationality American
Born (1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 32)
Bakersfield, California
Residence State College, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
College team Iowa State Cyclones
Club Nittany Lion WC
Coached by Cael Sanderson
Updated on August 13, 2012.

Jacob Stephen "Jake" Varner (born March 24, 1986) is a male wrestler from United States. He won the gold medal in the 96 kg category at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3]

Varner is four-time NCAA Division One finalist, two-time NCAA Division One champion (junior and senior) and two-time California State wrestling champion for Bakersfield High School, where his uncle Andy is the head coach, and his father, Steve, is an assistant.

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jake Varner". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Jacob Stephen Varner Profile London Olympics 2012". August 13, 2012. Archived from the original on August 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "American Jacob Varner takes 96kg freestyle wrestling gold". BBC. August 13, 2012. 

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