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P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Jake Freeman

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145 pound Clarkston senior wrestler Jake Freeman has been grappling and tossing on the mat most of his life.

“I’ve officially wrestled since I was three,” Freeman said. “My older cousin wrestled and I just grew up watching him and that’s what got me into wrestling.”

He dabbled into other sports, playing football for a couple years, but to him wrestling is special in its own way.

“I just like the one-on-one,” He said. “That’s the great part about it. You don’t have another person to blame but yourself. It’s a team sport but it’s also an individual sport at the same time.”

And as a team, the Bantam wrestlers are having a pretty good season, sitting second in the Great Northern League.

During his four years at CHS, he’s made a lot of memories.

“My favorite one is probably winning state as a team,” He said. “Winning districts these past two years is pretty great. Doing J-Rob this summer is probably one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do in my whole life.”

The Jay Robinson is a wrestling intensive camp held in La Grande, Oregon.

“It was just two weeks of non-stop wrestling, waking up at 6 and going on runs until 9 at night,” Freeman said.

Well, not running the entire time.

Although wrestling has been something he’s been doing all his life, he’s ready to call it a career…

“I’ve just kind of burned out,” he said.

He’s not ready to leave the sport completely…

“It’s my time to help kids grow,” He said. “Just help them become better wrestlers.”

Yup. He’s thinking about coaching once it’s all said and done.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week. If you would like to nominate an athlete just email me, at dwoodson@klewtv.com.

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