Melba High School senior Jared Johnshoy signed his national letter of intent to wrestle at Boise State University starting in the fall of 2013. He signed his letter Nov. 16, and is expected to wrestle in the 149-pound weight class.
Johnshoy has many accomplishments in his 14 years of wrestling. Among many other awards, he is a three-time state champion and three-time all-American at nationals.
Johnshoy hopes to finish his high school career as a four-time state champion and all-American, making him one of 17 in Idaho – and one of just three in Division 2A – to accomplish that feat.
Johnshoy plans to build on his record to become a College All-American and National Champion while at BSU, preferably all four years, as well.
Johnshoy said he chose Boise State because he “likes the coaches, has worked with them for years and has a pretty good relationships built with them.”
In addition to wrestling, Johnshoy also has his sights set on a degree in education and, following in his dad’s footsteps, becoming a high school teacher and coach.
His brother, Kyle Johnshoy, is also a three-time state champion, and currently wrestles for Western State College of Colorado.
“I would like to thank everyone for supporting me, I’ve had a lot of support,” said Johnshoy. “I give the glory to God for allowing me to make it this far.”