Jason Goldman, winner of the Wrestler Challenge 5K on July 30, 2017 – time: 20:00. Here is his story…

Three years before the Little League Kids took home the World Series Crown, there stood a lone Maine Endwell World Champion, on top of the world at age 37. 1993 M-E Grad Jason Goldman is one of the most decorated wrestlers in the world, starting off his accolades by winning the 1993 State Wrestling Championship for M-E. He then became a two time NCAA Division III All-American at Binghamton university, winning Male athlete of the year honors two years in a row at the D3 level. Goldman was far from done. He racked up a total of 13 National Championships and freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling after graduating from Binghamton University. His biggest accomplishment came in 2013, where he competed in the Veteran’s Freestyle and Greco Roman Championships in Sarajevo Bosnia. He maneuvered and muscled his way into the championship match. Jason said the Gold Medal match was like the Rocky Movie, he came in as the big underdog against a powerful Russian. Down two points, Jason tossed the Russian to the mat at the buzzer and was awarded three points. Jason Goldman was a World Champion at the moment. He racked up a silver and two bronzes in the following three years. He continues to strive for another Gold at the age of 40, competing at the 2017 World Championships in Bulgaria.

Jason has coached wrestling fort 16 years and currently coaches at Susquehanna Valley. His love for the sport is the reason why he stays involved, helping young men and women reach their aspirations of becoming champions. He does everything he can to keep the sport thriving in the local community, hosting programs, and attending events such as the Wrestlers Challenge 5K. Jason Goldman is an inspiration and fixture in this community, and the Vestal Coal House would like to salute him for all the work he has done.