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behind the motto keep stanford wrestling, jaden abas put up an all-american season… and he’s just getting started
What would you do if everything you have worked your whole life for, both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat, was threatened to be taken away from you? After countless hours spent training and studying, that’s where Stanford wrestler Jaden Abas found himself when the news broke that Stanford was going to cut 11 varsity sports programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That looming cancellation did not deter Abas or his teammates from putting up a historic season for Stanford. For Abas, that meant not only wracking up a PAC-12 Championship and Freshman of the Year honors and a spot on the All-American team, but also making enough noise with his teammates to convince the administration to keep the wrestling program permanently.
The story of Jaden is inspiring, but is still being written. He has aspirations to push the limits on a family legacy that is already synonymous with success in the wrestling world. He hopes to one-up his father’s four All-American nods, and his uncle’s Olympic silver medal.
To hear more of Jaden’s story, tap into his episode of The Athlete’s Obseshion below.
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