Wrestling



 Jace Jensen
Jace Jensen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Buffalo, Wyo.

High School:
Buffalo

Height:
6-1

Event:
174 pounds

Experience:
SQ


01/09/2014

Wyoming Drops Dual Contest To No. 4 Sooners

Friesth and Stroh rack up nice wins

11/02/2013

Cowboy Wrestlers Dominate In Season Opener

UW brings home six tournament titles in Elite brackets

10/30/2013

Cowboy Wrestlers Hit The Mats For Opening Weekend

UW Hosts Cowboy Open and Ranking Matches

01/20/2013

Cowboys Outlast Jackrabbits In Conference Dual

Six Cowboys win matches to give UW its seventh victory of season

11/01/2012

Pokes Pounce On Broncos To Earn 26-12 Dual Win

Wyoming starts off year with 1-0 mark

Career record:
2011-12: Redshirted
2012-13: 8-9 (2 falls)
2013-14: 17-10 (2 falls)
Totals: 25-19 (4 falls)

2013-14: Jensen finished 10th among all UW wrestlers with 17 victories in 2013-14, including nine bonus-point wins. He was third in the UNC Old Chicago Open at 174, and was second in the Utah Valley Open. He was a starter in two duals, versus Nebraska and Oklahoma, taking on two top-five opponents.

He was 1-1 versus Western Wrestling Conference opponents and had two pins, three technical falls (third on UW) and four major decisions, which ranked fifth among all Cowboys.

2012-13: Emerging as a viable option at 165 pounds, Jensen was the starter to begin the season. He went 8-9 overall, but won three of his last five bouts to end the year. His best finish of the season came at the Utah Valley Open on Jan. 5, when he was third after winning three matches in his bracket. He went 0-2 in dual action and 0-4 versus WWC opponents. He had two pins and two technical falls.

2011-12: Jensen placed in three open tournaments in his redshirt season, and finished the year 14-10 overall. After being 8-8 in early December, he finished the last two tournaments with a 6-2 record. He was fourth in the Kearney Open, third in the UNK Loper Open and second in the Rocky Mountain Open. He had five falls for the season, including the fifth-fastest pin for UW when he stuck Eric Newton of CSU Pueblo in just 48 seconds. He was 2-2 versus WWC competition and had two major decisions.

High School: A two-sport standout, Jensen excelled on the wrestling mat and the football field for Class 3A Buffalo High School. He completed his prep wrestling career with a 105-29 overall record under coach Jay Camino, including a senior season in which he went an undefeated 31-0 to capture the state title at 171 pounds. He rolled through the bracket at the state tournament with two pins, a decision and a technical fall, after winning the east region. His state title was the first for Buffalo in five years. Jensen was also named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Shane Shatto Invitational during his senior campaign.

A four-time state qualifier, Jensen finished fourth as a junior at 160 pounds and second as a sophomore at the same weight after wrestling at 152 as a freshman. He notched at least 28 wins in each of his last three seasons on the mat.

A fullback and linebacker on the football field, Jensen helped lead the Bison to three runner-up finishes and four appearances at the state tournament in his four years with the program. As a senior, he was named to the Casper Star Tribune's Super 25 First Team after amassing more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns on offense and intercepting five passes on defense, while also earning an invite to the Shrine Bowl. As a junior, he was named to the Super 25 Second Team.

Jensen was the captain of the football and wrestling teams as a senior, and earned four letters in wrestling and three in football. He also was the student council vice president and was an honor roll student.

Personal: Jensen was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he is the son of Wayne and Kellie Jensen. He has one sibling, Kye, and plans to study secondary education.

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