Jarod Donar
Jarod  Donar


Cuba City, Wis.

High School:
Cuba City HS



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2012-13 • FRESHMAN:
Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record:
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 0

Finished freshman campaign with 10-12 in open tournaments • Saw fourth place finish at the Bison Open where he defeated teammate Tom Giaimo • Went 2-2 at the UNI tournament • Scored 9-0 major decision over Zach Witte of Northern Iowa • Took fourth at the Flash Flanagan Open with a 4-1 decision over Dylan Shafer of UW-LaCrosse.

Four-time Wisconsin State Champ and four different weights, becoming onlythe twelfth wrestler in WIAA history to win four consecutive titles • Finished high school career with an undefeated record of 189-0 • Totaled 104 falls • Was the third Wisconsin wrestler to go undefeated during a high school career and the first to do so in Division II • Named All-Conference 2009-12 • Dubbed team's Most Valuable Wrestlerall four years of his high school campaign • 2009, 2010,2012 SWAL/SWC Conference Most Valuable Wrestler • Named 2010 & 2011 Bi-State Tournament and 2012 Boscobel & Monroe Tournament Most Valuable Wrestler • Wonaward for Most Pins in the Least Amount of Time at the Bi-State Touranment in 2011 • 2012 Wisconsin State Journal Co-Athlete of the Year • Won 2012 Cuba City High School Scholar Athlete award • Received National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Dave SchultzExcellence Award for the state of Wisconsin in 2012 • High school wrestling coaches were Bob Hahn and Don Donar • Also a three-time varsity letterwinner in football and a one-time letterwinner in baseball for Cuba City HS • Participated in Leo Club and FFA 2007 • USA Freestyle National Champion • Earned All-State and All-America honors in 2005, 2006, and 2008 in freestyle category • 2007 USA Greco-Roman National Champion • Earned All-State and All-America accolades in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 in Greco-Roman category • 2011 National Duals All-Tournament Team at 140 lbs. • Took third in 2009 Fargo Cadet at 130 lbs • Took second in Fargo Junior at 135 lbs • Attended Advance School of Wrestling 2002-12 • Member of 2011 Tour De Force • Trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2010 and 2011.

Born on June 26, 1993 • Son of Deb and Don Donar • Has two older siblings • Brother Jake (28) wrestled for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2003-2008in the 165 weight class • Sister Jenny(24)competed in gymnastics at Iowa from 2006-2010 • Lists most memorable sports thrills as winning his fourth state title and receiving two standing ovations from the crowd • Enjoys outdoor activites such as archery (recurve and longbow), hunting, fishing, and water sports • major is undecided.

Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2012-13 149 10-12 10-10 - - - 1 3 - - - - - -
Total 10-12 10-10 - - - 1 3 - - - - - -


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