Jesse Jantzen '04 graduated as the most decorated
wrestler in Harvard history and still maintains close ties to the
program. The Shoreham, N.Y., native became Harvard's second NCAA
champion when he won at 149 pounds in 2004. He was also named NCAA
Most Outstanding Wrestler that year and earned his third straight
All-America honor and top-three NCAA finish.
Jantzen qualified for the NCAA Championships and made the All-Ivy first team in all four of his years with the Crimson. He started his career as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, finished it as the Ivy League Wrestler of the Year and won three EIWA titles along the way.
Below are links to Jesse's personal Web site and a selection of
articles highlighting Jantzen's accomplishments at Harvard and
since graduation. He trained for several years after graduation,
while serving as an assistant coach. He competed at the Olympic
Trials in June of 2008.
Jantzen's younger brother, Corey '11-'12 will be a junior in the fall of 2009.