Originally Posted by Sorter
He was a 2X SC in GA IIRC.
REALLY?!?!?! I had no clue and wouldn't have ever guessed.
We have a kid in our state, looking to be a 4 time state champ this weekend named Jake Marlin, from Creston. This kid has been the epitome of dominant...just thrashes everyone. Gets positive momentum going and just keeps piling it on. Unbelievable wrestler. Ironically, the only kid who stands a remote chance of standing in his way is my hometown/high school's 138 lber Drew Foster...who is undefeated this year, placed 3rd last year, and was extremely consistent in terms of winning big tournaments since he was a Kindergartener. Won it as a K, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th grader and placed 3rd as a Sophomore last season. The two are speculated to meet second round...in the quarterfinals. It will be interesting to see if he can "go" with him for Iowa wrestling fans have already pretty much dubbed Marlin "unbeatable."
HOWEVER. He apparently ISN'T unbeatable for he has a loss on his record this year. When I researched as to who this loss was to, I found out that he was PINNED in the 2nd period vs. a Missouri kid. Do you have any idea who this may have been against? Takes a total monster to pin Marlin. I'll probably "track" it...haven't done that yet.
Jake Marlin is a great kid to boot... and has a very fun style to watch. I'll be rooting against him enthusiastically in the quarters, but if he beats us, I hope he reels in that 4th state title.