JESSE JANTZEN, Harvard ’04 was New York’s first-ever four-time state champion, with a 6-year mark of 221-3, losing only in 7th and 8th grade. He earned ASICs National Outstanding Wrestler Award as a senior and won national high school and Junior National Freestyle titles. At Harvard, Jesse won NCAAs at 149 in 2004 and earned the OW Award. He was Crimson’s 2nd-ever national champion and first in 66 years, placing third twice using his renowned "Jantzen Ride.” His record for his last three years was 114-6.
Jantzen was named All-Rookie
first-team by Amateur Wrestling News, adding three EIWA titles, the
OW and Sheridan Awards in 2002, and the Fletcher Award for career
points at his final two Easterns. Jesse’s only EIWA loss came
as a freshman vs. a senior NCAA runner-up. In freestyle Jantzen
placed third at University Nationals and the U.S. National
Open. He placed 2nd at the NYAC International,
1st in the University World Games and 4th at
the 2005 U.S. World Team Trials. He is Head of Equity Trading for
Clearview Management in NYC.