COLUMBIA — After talking with schools like Nebraska and Arizona State, Hickman senior Jeremiah Kent knew where he wanted to continue his wrestling career — and it’s right in his high school’s backyard.
Kent took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce his decision to continue wrestling at Missouri.
“Excited to announce that I will be furthering my education and wrestling career at the University of Missouri,” Kent tweeted, followed by the hashtag #TigerStyle and the Missouri wrestling team’s Twitter handle.
Wrestling hasn’t always been the sport for Kent; he joined the team for the first time during his freshman year of high school. Hickman wrestling coach Dan Pieper said that Kent’s hard work and dedication to the sport are what help him be among the area’s best.
“He’s a kid that we found on the football field his freshman year and got him into wrestling,” Pieper said. “It’s a pretty big impact that a kid has done this well to get a (Division I) scholarship.”
Kent is excited to be attending a school with a good program that’s close to home, especially after watching Hickman and Missouri alumnus J’den Cox start where he is and work his way to earning a bronze medal at the Olympics. Kent is also excited to have Cox on the MU coaching staff.
“I always look up to him just because his credentials and what he’s done,” Kent said. “For him to be coaching me, that’s like the best resource I could get.”
Kent has spent his summers working hard in tournaments to continue improving on the mat, and this summer Kent was named a…
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