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U.S. World Team Trials: Jack Jensen thrilled to be back wrestling in Gallagher-Iba Arena

Jack Jensen made his return to Gallagher-Iba Arena to wrestle again in front of those who cheered him on during his time at Oklahoma State from 2004-07.
BY TANNER HOLUBAR For The Oklahoman Modified: June 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm •  Published: June 21, 2013
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photo - WRESTLING TRIALS: Jack Jensen (left) takes down Dave Zabriskie (right) in a match for third place in the 211.5 pound weight group at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 21, 2013 held at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Jensen would go on to win the match 3-1. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
WRESTLING TRIALS: Jack Jensen (left) takes down Dave Zabriskie (right) in a match for third place in the 211.5 pound weight group at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 21, 2013 held at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Jensen would go on to win the match 3-1. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman

The time to work on his wrestling is not the only benefit Jensen receives from being part of WCAP, as he has the ability to support his family from it as well.

“For me I have a wife and a son,” Jensen said. “I get benefits; I get a paycheck every month. I don't worry about the house payment, I don't worry about anything. All I worry about is wrestling.”

Jensen said while he does wrestle full time, he still appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the U.S. Army.

“I'm lucky enough to wear the uniform,” Jensen said. “I get to represent my country in two ways, one for the U.S. Army and one for wrestling.”

Jensen also said he can relate his time at OSU to his time in the Army by how proud it makes him.

“It's kind of a pride thing,” Jensen said. “I learned a lot of that when I was in school here. John (Smith) told me to have a lot of pride in what you do and who you are. I think that echoes in the U.S. Army and the WCAP program.”


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