MAKE WAY FOR THE BLACK AND GOLD! We're pumped to team up with Jared Franek on his first Chain Wrestling collection!
A recent transfer from North Dakota State to Iowa, Jared is a four-time NCAA qualifier and major force shaking up the collegiate scene. As a bison, he was a Big 12 Championship runner-up in 2021 and 2022 - and also took third place as a freshman. In the 2023 season, Jared built upon his success with a 24-match win streak, later becoming the Big 12 Champ. At the NCAA Championships in the same season, he made an impressive run - achieving All-American status with a fourth-place finish.
Jared's success extends beyond the mat and into the classroom. In 2022 and 2023, he was the recipient of the prestigious Elite 90 Award - holding the highest cumulative GPA of any wrestler at the NCAA Division 1 Championship tournament. To top it off, he was named Big 12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2023.
Now's the time to stock up on fan merch to cheer on Jared as he makes his debut in the Big 10. Show the love and shop now. And don't forget to check out his exclusive Q&A with Chain Wrestling!