By Boots Gifford
After taking a year off to earn his college funding with the National Guard Reserves, Jeffrey Jamison of New Ulm, Minn., will become one of the new Lights when he walks on to the NAIA national champion Montana State-Northern wrestling team this fall.
The 1998 New Ulm High School graduate has come through the ranks of a very competitive prep state, Lights coach David Ray said. Hes a great kid and a good student.
Jamison, who will fill a slot at 157 pounds for the Lights, held a 79-15 record through high school, even though he was hampered by injury. As a freshman he held a 15-6 record, then went 20-3 as a sophomore. His junior year, Jamison was 25-4. He opened his senior season with a 15-0 record until he faced surgery for some torn cartilage.
He tried to come back too soon, Ray said. Jamison went 4-2 for the remainder of his final season, before re-injury set him on the sideline for good.
He hasnt had the chance to prove himself, Ray said, and added the grappler is determined to change that fact.
Most likely redshirting his freshman season at Northern, Jamison will major in biomedical sciences. He is the son of Tom and Sandy Jamison of New Ulm.