National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Jason Christenson

Jason Christenson received the first Bob Siddens High School Coaching Excellence Award. The award is given to an Iowa high school wrestling coach who exhibits the high standards that Bob Siddens set during his legendary coaching career. Siddens coached West Waterloo to 11 state team titles and a 327-26 dual meet record.

Christenson has been the head wrestling coach at Southeast Polk High School since 2001. He led his team to a second place finish at the 3A Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships in 2012, which was the first team trophy at the traditional state tournament in program history. His team won the 3A state tournament in 2013. Christenson has also served as Iowa’s junior director for USA Wrestling since 2002. He was named USA Wrestling’s Developmental Coach of the Year in 2007.