Wolfe wrestles

Jason Wolfe is shown above wrestling for Rockmart. (Photo by Brad Easterwood)

Rockmart High School wrestler Jason Wolfe has found all kinds of success on the mats. Wolfe has won at the local level, the region and sectionals levels and even at the state level. Now Wolfe is seeking an opportunity to win at the world level.

Recently Wolfe, a second team member of the 2013 Rome News-Tribune All-Area wrestling team, earned an invitation to compete in the 15th annual Down Under International Games in Auckland, New Zealand.

“This is such a huge honor,” Wolfe said. “This is the first time I’ve tried to do one of these events and to be chosen to participate is overwhelming really. Just the chance to compete against the best in the world is a big honor.”

Wolfe is coming off a very successful high school wrestling season. He finished the 2012-13 season with a 39-9 overall record, placing second at the Area 2-AAA tournament, fourth at the Class AAA sectionals and fifth at the Class AAA state traditional wrestling tournament.

“You get invited to this world tournament based off your high school performance,” Wolfe said. “I was privileged enough to place at state and that is how I got noticed by these tournament organizers.”

Wolfe’s older brother Dennis Wolfe was offered the chance to go to the Down Under International Games last year, but did not go.

“I want to thank my coaches Drew Lindsey and Keith Lindsey for all their help and I want to thank Bretty Hayes,” Wolfe said. “I also want to thank my family and friends for all their support.”

Wolfe noted that there will be 128 wrestlers just in his weight division, but if he wins three matches he would receive a world ranking.

However, in order for Wolfe to go to the world tournament this summer, he needs help.

“This trip costs $6,000,” Wolfe said. “That covers everything. And I need help to get there.”

Those interested in helping Wolfe can contact him at 770-546-0130 or his mother Tammy Wolfe at 770-755-2389.

“I want to thank the community for their past support and I look forward to their future support,” Wolfe said. “I would be honored to represent Rockmart at this world tournament.”