Athlete, Wrestling
Wasilla High School

One of only nine wrestlers in Alaska history to win four state titles, Jed Wade of Wasilla won 92 of 93 matches over his junior and senior seasons and compiled a career mark of 170-11. In 2004, he was named Alaska’s Prep Athlete of the Year and a Wendy’s High School Heisman. He won the 171-pound state title as a freshman before bumping up to 189 for the final three. Wade was just the second Alaskan to win his weight class at the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions, earning him All-America recognition. He was ranked as high as second nationally at 215 and ended the 2004 season ranked third at 189. Wade also lettered in football and soccer. He has been inducted into the Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame. Wade was an exemplary student athlete and earned a scholarship to Columbia University of the Ivy League. He currently is coaching in Anchorage and Wasilla.