Jaedan Adams OK
By Bill X. Barron, RMN Events Writer
Jaedan Adams of the Oklahoma State University’s Cowboy Wrestling Club, grew up watching two older brothers wrestle and knowing that his father Jasper competed at Missouri Valley on a college scholarship, where he placed 3rd and 4th at 184 pounds in the NAIA National Championships in 2006 and 2007.
Jasper teaches Jaedan good techniques and “helps me understand the sport. He reminds me to never stop wrestling.” Jae’s favorite move is the Jordan Burroughs blast double. Coach Zoheir el Ouarraqe, a former French Olympian, emphasizes European style technique and coaches Jae as well as national champion Daton Fix.
His “discipline, hard work, and a good mind set” have led to four Oklahoma state kids titles and two runner-up finishes at Tulsa Nationals and Tulsa Kick-Off. For Jae it is important to “show respect, to listen and tell the truth, to display sportsmanship and keep going even if you lose.”
Just the same, it has not been easy for Jae. He had a brain tumor when only 3-4 years old. Jasper relates that overcoming adversity at an early age “has just made him train harder than everyone else.”
A few years back, Jae came for the RMN Monster Match and is now excited to return for Friday’s highlight duals and Saturday tournament. He remembers “the set-up with a good lights show and the arena filled with fog.
Outworking his opponents, Jaedan will not only go far on the mat but in life as well. “My future goals are to wrestle in college and the Olympics.” Toward this end, “I train hard every day and respect my coaches.”
10U 85 lbs. – Jaedan Adams – Cowboy Wrestling Club (OK)
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