Hall of Fame: Jason Christenson-Southeast Polk High School

By IWCOA

Jason Chirstenson and Jake Agnitsch

Jason has been a head coach for 29 years.  Six years at CMB from 1991-1997, four years at Oskaloosa from 1997-2001, and 19 years at Southeast Polk from 2001-2020.  His dual meet record is 480-106-6.  His 2019-20 season was 20-0.  Jason’s teams were 12x District Champs, 6 Runner-ups.  Under his guidance his teams won the State tournament four times, three times were runner-ups, one time 3rd and two times 4th.  Five times his team won the State dual championships, two times they were runner-ups, two times they were 3rd place, two times they were 4th place.

 

Jason had 173 State Qualifiers and 119 of them were place-winners.  Of those he had 24 State Champions, 21 2nd place, 17 3rd place, 15 4th place, 12 5th place, 13 6th place, 10 7th place and 7 8th place finishers.

 

Jason’s leadership was above the board in wrestling all around.  The following is his list of coaching leadership.

2015-19 Coach of Viking Wrestling Club.

Club Director/Coach: Iron Rams Wrestling Club 1997-Present

US Cadet Head Greco Coach Pan –Am Championships Guadalajara, Mexico 2015

Team Leader- USA Wrestling Junior World Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 2013

Coach Director- Iowa Wrestling Federation 2002-2014

Team Leader/ Coach National Duals teams 2003-2005, 2007-2014,17,19

USOC NGB Coaches Educator Workshop at USOTC (COS) 2008

Past President IWCOA 2004-05

1999-2002 Head Coach- Iowa Junior National Greco –Roman Team (4)