CHICAGO TRIBUNE — Notre Dame graduate Jake Barzowski fell short of accomplishing some of his goals in high school.
The Park Ridge resident made sure that wouldn’t happen in college.
Barzowski, a redshirt sophomore, helped St. Cloud State capture the NCAA Division II wrestling championship on March 9 in Cleveland.
Barzowski placed third in the 157-pound weight class. He finished with a 5-1 record in the two-day tournament to earn All-American honors.
Barzowski reached the state tournament twice while at Notre Dame but did not take home any hardware.
“I never really accomplished the goals I set for myself in high school wrestling,” he said, “so one of the driving forces after high school was to wrestle in college and win a national championship.”