CEDAR FALLS — Jacob Holschlag knows what it takes to qualify for the NCAA Championships, and he has figured out what it takes to get on the podium as one of the top eight in the nation.
Now, the University of Northern Iowa junior hopes to find the winning formula to take him to the top of the podium.
Holschlag, ranked fourth nationally at 197 pounds by W.I.N. Magazine, is ready to take that next step and bring home UNI’s first national title since Tony Davis in 2000.
Holschlag is ready to continue his quest for a national championship, surrounded by one of the most talented UNI teams in years.
“It’s all about controlling your emotions. That’s the big thing when you get into big matches. You have to calm down and realize it’s just another wrestling match. At the end of the day, my Mom is still going to love me and my coaches are still going to love me. Winning or losing a match isn’t going to change that,” Holschlag said. “I just have to stay relaxed and free. When I do that, that’s when I am at my best. I can just go out there and have fun and see who is the best guy.”
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