At a Glance: Jackson Jones – Lee’s Summit

A record breaking finish to his High school wrestling career has Lee’s Summit’s Jackson Jones looking for a few final wins at the Class 4 state meet. Jones has 158 wins as a Tiger surpassing the previous school record of 143. 

The reason Jones believes for so much success at Lee’s Summit has been “working on different techniques”. Jones works with Tigers head coach Jimmy  McGovern on “Fine tuning them”. Jones admits “All coaches have helped” him during his four years as a Tiger. Two of them are current Tiger assistant coaches Adam Spainhour & Cameron Pack.

Following a trip to state Jones will have a choice to make on what’s next for him. Jones has yet to decide on a college but already knows his major which will be pre-med. 

The seeds of the success Jones now enjoys on the high school level were planted starting in kindergarten. Jones began to wrestle that year and in each following year does something extra to help him excel. In the past Jones has attended camps in Dubuque, Iowa and last year competed in a freestyle wrestling event. Coach McGovern admits Jones “has been to so many different places”. 

Rooting Jones on from the stands at duals and now post-season events is Jackson’s mom Lindsay Tharp, his dad Justin Jones and a younger brother Julius Jones. Coach McGovern says of Jones “He’s always fun to be around”. On working with the standout…

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Written by Fred Liggett

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