Hyde Senior Chosen to be a Member of Team USA Wrestling in Latvia

Hyde senior Jake Deutschlander hits the BIG Greco throw
Hyde senior Jake Deutschlander hits the BIG Greco throw

Hyde School is incredibly proud to announce that one of our own, senior Jake Deutschlander ’15, has been selected to join Team USA to attend the Latvian National Championships, a Greco Roman wrestling tournament in Riga, Latvia December 14 – 21, 2014.  This marks a momentous occasion for Hyde School as Jake is the first person from Hyde to be a member of Team USA in any sport.

Jake has earned his place on the team by virtue of his extensive experience competing in Greco Roman wrestling with the most recent result being the National Runner Up in his weight at the USA Wrestling Junior National Greco Roman Championships last July in Fargo, ND.

This event, which begins with an international training camp before the tournament, will bring together junior (ages 16-19) and senior level wrestlers from all over Northern and Eastern Europe, the traditional hotbeds of Greco Roman wrestling.  Jake is the youngest American selected to compete in this event. Past participants have included the national teams of Germany, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Austria, Belarus, Finland, France and Uzbekistan.

Jake, who is always grounded in humility when it comes to his considerable wrestling achievements, said, “I am just really grateful to have been selected, proud to represent my country, and just hoping to do my best against this level of competition”.

Jake’s coach here at Hyde, Logan Kidwell, had this to add: “Jake is an incredibly coachable student of the sport who will not be outworked. His success has been inspirational and his leadership on our team has been instrumental to the development of our younger wrestlers, and I am proud to wish him our best and I know that he and we will gain tremendously from this experience on the USA National Wrestling Team.”

All of us here at Hyde School wish Jake the best of luck!