National Wrestling Hall of Fame Jason Christenson-Southeast Polk High School

By National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Jason Christenson

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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)