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University of Providence men's wrestling signs Jake Anderson

Posted at 5:54 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 19:54:22-04

(Editor's note: University of Providence media release)

GREAT FALLS– The University of Providence men's wrestling team officially announced the signing of Jake Anderson from Utah Friday afternoon.

Anderson, a senior at Farmington High School in Farmington, Utah, won the 5A state championship his senior year in the 195-pound weight class. He also was the Capital City Classic Champ and LIT Champ as a senior. As a junior, he placed third place at state in the 182-pound weight class. He also placed at state as a sophomore and was a big part of leading the Phoenix to a state championship.

"We are happy to announce the signing of Jake Anderson from Farmington, Utah," head coach Steve Komac said. "Jake is an accomplished student-athlete with a 3.5 GPA and is a three-time state place winner capping off his senior year with an Individual State Championship. Jacob's H.S. team also won a team title as a sophomore so he knows what it's like to be a part of a good program and also have good individual success."

While wrestling for the Phoenix, Anderson was named the Keeper of the Flame, the highest honor in the Farmington wrestling program. He was also named Inferno, referring to his hot streak he got on towards the end of the year. He also recorded the most pins and take downs on his team his senior season.

"Jake comes from a good family and also has lots of outdoor hobbies so we think he will be a great fit for our program, the university, and our community as a whole," Komac said. "We are excited to have Jake join us."