It’s been a big week for Spartan wrestlers. Now, it’s gotten even sweeter for head coach Jake Larsen.
Larsen was among 12 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse wrestlers named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s All-Time Team Wednesday. Larsen joins Ryan Allen (2002-06); Josh Chelf (2004-08); Paul Corner (1985-89); Dan Laurent (2006-10); Jason Lulloff (2003-07); Matt Mauseth (2007-11); Jeff O’Gara (1992-96); Jason Ott (1998-2002); Brandon Penzkover (1992-96); Mike Schmitz (2008-present) and Bebeto Yaweh (2008-present) as members of the team. You can read more about it here.
Larsen compiled a 55-30 record while at UW-L, which included a national title at 149 pounds in 2006. He also finished fourth in 2005 and sixth in 2007 to earn All-American honors. A total of 26 wrestlers from the WIAC were chosen as members of this team. In addition to being named to the all-time team, Larsen will be presenting awards at the 2012 NCAA wrestling championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Larsen will be presenting the awards to the 149-pound weight class.
Congrats to coach Larsen!!!
That is awesome! Sparta is blessed to have Jake’s leadership and passion for developing young men. Thanks Coach.
I second that! Coach Larsen, we are so proud of you and of our Sparta wrestlers! Thanks for your dedication to the sport!
Congratulations Coach Larsen and the entire Sparta wrestling organization. Looking forward to an exciting finish to a great year.
Jake is one of many great coaches in the history of Sparta Wrestling. There is no doubt that he lives and breathes wrestling and has a passion for success. Congratulations Coach Larsen on all your accomplishments and may you have many more!!!!
Congratulations Jake! “It just keeps getting better and better.” Thanks for your passion and unselfish dedication to our sport.
Congratulations Jake! This is so awesome. Congratulations to the Sparta Wrestling Team for advancing to State. We wish you and the team the best. Good luck to all the wrestlers and their parents for hanging in there. We may see you at the NCAA’s! Again, congratulations for a job well done.