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Salina Central wrestling spotlight – Jase Adam (Presented by Advanced Physical Therapy)

Winning a state title seems like a natural progression for Salina Central’s Jase Adam.

Last season, the junior wrestler took second at the 5A Tournament, while taking third in his freshman season.

As the preseason No. 1 wrestler at the 126 weight class, Adam has his sights set on getting that elusive state title, plus more for the Mustangs.

“My goals for this season are to win a state championship and get to 100 wins by the end of this season,” Adam said. “My current record through two years of high school is 58-21.”

Being able to sustain his energy over the course of a match and tournament is something Adam wants to improve on this season.

“One thing I need to work on this year that I struggled with the past two years is my cardio,” Adam said. “I need to be able to wrestle a whole match without getting tired, which is something I struggled with this last year.”

While Adam went to a variety of camps and offseason tournaments, it was his workouts with private coaches that he thinks will be what puts him over the top in 2024.

“What was most helpful to me was running, going live in matches, and lifting weights with one of my coaches, Ryan Brungardt,” Adam said. “I thank him for taking time out of his life to push me to be the best I can be this past summer and by helping me to believe in myself and my abilities.”

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