Here is a photo of Larsen in case any of you can’t connect the name and the face.
Turtle Lake, WI native and UW-L alumnus Jake Larsen has been hired as the new head coach for the Spartan wrestling program. Larsen, a three-time All-American and national champion while at UW-La Crosse, will take over as head coach for the 2008-09 season. Larsen was an assistant under Bill Tourdot this past season and is a physical education teacher at Sparta High School.
Larsen will replace Bill Tourdot who exits after a 10-4 record and runner-up finish in the MVC in his only year as head coach. He will remain involved with the program as either an assistant coach or volunteer assistant.
Best of luck to both Larsen and Tourdot!!
Congratulations Jake ! From what I saw last season you and Bill are cut from the same mold. You both have the intensity and the desire to succeed and a sincere love for the sport. I hope the wrestlers and parents alike realize how fortunate they are to have you !!!!
Congratulations Jake! I’m confident you will continue the winning ways of the Sparta program. I look forward in supporting & attending as many matches as I can. Best to you and the team in 2008-2009.
Special Thanks to Bill Tourdot for the nice job he did last year.