College Recruiting: state champion Jake Allar to Minnesota

Jake Allar of St. Michael-Albertville has announced on Twitter his decision to wrestle for Minnesota next season. He is a four-time state placer and a 2016 state champion. Allar originally signed with Iowa State last fall but had a change of heart.

Allar won the 152-pound Class AA state championship last season as a junior. Allar was runner-up at 138 pounds as a sophomore. He placed third in Class AA at 113 pounds as a freshman wrestling for Benilde-Saint Margaret’s and was fourth as an eighth-grader.

Allar has had great success in freestyle and Greco-Roman competition. He was a 2016 Junior national freestyle champion in Fargo at 160 pounds this past July. Allar also represented the United States at the 2015 Cadet World Championships in Greco-Roman.

Allar is projected to wrestle at 165 or 174 pounds for the Gophers.

Jake Allar of St. Michael-Albertville. Photo by Mark Beshey.

Jake Allar of St. Michael-Albertville. Photo by Mark Beshey.

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Jake Allar, St. Michael-Albertville
2016 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Junior 160 1st
2016 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Junior 160 DNP
2016 UWW Nationals FS Cadet 167.5 4th
2016 UWW Nationals GR Cadet 167.5 3rd
2016 UWW Nationals GR Junior 163 3rd
2016 MN HS State Tournament 3A 11th 152 1st 45-3
2015 MN Christmas Tournament 3A 11th 152 1st
2015 UWW World Championships GR Cadet 152 DNP
2015 Northern Plains Regional FS Cadet 152 1st
2015 UWW Nationals GR Cadet 152 1st
2015 USA Wrestling Nationals Folk Cadet 145 1st
2015 MN HS State Tournament 3A 10th 138 2nd 42-2
2014 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Cadet 132 DNP
2014 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Cadet 132 1st
2014 Northern Plains Regional FS Cadet 138 2nd
2014 Northern Plains Regional GR Cadet 138 1st
2014 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Cadet 132 3rd
2014 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Cadet 132 1st
2014 Northern Plains Regional GR Junior 138 3rd
2014 MN HS State Tournament 2A 9th 113 3rd 42-5
2013 Rumble on the Red 2A 9th 113 4th
2013 MN HS State Tournament 2A 8th 106 4th 40-7
2012 MN HS State Tournament 2A 7th 106 DNP 36-8

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