National Wrestling Hall of Fame Larry Jackson- East High School, Des Moines

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Larry Jackson- East High School, Des Moines

Graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1981. Was a team Captain and voted Most Outstanding Wrestler of the year 1981 at 155lbs. Placed 5th in the 1981 State Tournament.

Attended Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls from 1981-1983
NJCAA National Runner-up 1982 (33-2)
NJCAA National Championship Team 3rd place
1983 Outstanding Wrestler- District Tournament
Selected to the All Iowa Team 1982
1983 NJCAA National Champion (37-0) Team finished 6th
2X NJCAA All American (82&83)
1983 Pan American Champion- Cali, Colombia
1997 Inducted into Ellsworth Community College Hall Of Fame

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1983-86 150 lbs. & 158 lbs.
ISU Letter winner 1985 &1986
1985 Big 8 Wrestling Tournament 3rd place at 150lbs.
1985 NCAA Wrestling Championship tournament qualifier

Coaching Career: 9 years Head Wrestling coach at Ballard, Huxley 1986-95
21 State Qualifiers, 4 State Place winners, 1 State Champion.
16 years at Des Moines East High School 1995-2011
33 State Qualifiers, 8 place-winners, Conference coach of the year 2007
150 career wins, 54 State Qualifiers, 12 place-winners, 1 State Champion

Larry has donated his time and energy to the youth of inner city Des Moines for the last 12 years and has been a tremendous role model for these kids.