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Cyclones Hire Olympic Gold Medalist Jackson

Former Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Champion Kevin Jackson has been named Iowa State's head wrestling coach. Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard will introduce Jackson - often referred to as one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers in United States history - at an 11 a.m. news conference Friday in the Jacobson Athletic Building (Hunziker Auditorium).

Jackson captured gold medals at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain and at the World Championships in both 1991 (Varna, Bulgaria) and 1995 (Atlanta). He is one of just five wrestlers in U.S. history with three career world-level titles.  Jackson is a member of the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame, the United States National Wrestling Hall of Fame (as a distinguished member) and the Iowa State University Athletics Hall of Fame (2007 inductee).

{Courtesy: Iowa State Athletics}

 

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