Jake Varner

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

Jake Varner
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Jake Varner in 2012
Personal information
Full nameJacob Stephen Varner
Born (1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 34)
Bakersfield, California
ResidenceState College, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight212 lb (96 kg)
College teamIowa State Cyclones
ClubNittany Lion WC
Coached byCael Sanderson
Updated on August 13, 2012.

Varner wrestled for the Iowa State University Cyclones. He is a four-time NCAA Division I finalist and two-time NCAA Division I champion (junior and senior). He is also a two-time California State wrestling champion for Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, California, where his uncle Andy is the head coach and his father, Steve, is an assistant.

He has been an assistant wrestling coach at Penn State since 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "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.
  4. ^ https://gopsusports.com/sports/wrestling/roster/coaches/jake-varner/673.

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