Kevin Jackson Named Cadet Freestyle Coach

BY TAYLOR MILLER, USA WRESTLING

The U.S. Cadet World Teams will compete in the Cadet World Championships next week, July 2-8, in Zagreb, Croatia, and will be led by a group of talented and experienced coaches.

Men’s freestyle

The head of the men’s freestyle squad is one of the greatest American wrestlers in history and the National Freestyle Developmental Coach Kevin Jackson.

Jackson has garnered countless achievements as an athlete and coach. Most notably, during his athletic career, Jackson was the 1992 Olympic champion and a two-time World champion, winning gold in 1991 and 1995.

As a coach, Jackson has held three positions with USA Wrestling. He was the National Freestyle Coach from 2000-2008, the National Freestyle Resident Coach from 1998-2000, and in 2017, he was hired as the Freestyle Developmental Coach.

Within that time, Jackson coached Henry Cejudo and Cael Sanderson to Olympic titles as well as helping the U.S. to 17 Senior World medals.

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