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Scharenbrock looks to make history for Sun Prairie wrestling

Published On: Feb 20 2013 01:52:07 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 20 2013 10:02:10 PM CST
Jared Scharenbrock

Sun Prairie has three wrestlers headed to state, including unbeaten 145-pound junior Jared Scharenbrock.

Sun Prairie wrestling hasn't had a state champion in a long time.

"The last time we had a state wrestling champion was 1981," said Sun Prairie head coach Jim Nelson.

This year, Scharenbrock brings his 42-0 record to the Kohl Center for the state wrestling tournament this weekend.

"This year, being older for high school, it feels like I have a little more pressure than in the past," said Scharenbrock.

"He loves the sport, and he lives and breathes the sport of wrestling," said Nelson.

While Scharenbrock has enjoyed considerable success at Sun Prairie, his career with the Cardinals hasn't been without struggles.

"Freshman year, I was undefeated going into the semifinals of sectionals and I got disqualified for an illegal slam in the first 30 seconds of the match," Scharenbrock said.

"He learned a lot and he handled it really well. That adversity was a tough one for him to swallow," Nelson said.

"Last year, I was undefeated until the state finals and lost in double overtime," said Scharenbrock.

The goal is simple this year: win a state title.

"It'd be awesome. It's always been a dream of mine. Hopefully, I can accomplish it this weekend," said Scharenbrock.

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