PFC Jesse Thielke

Greco-Roman Wrestling 60kg

Sport: Greco-Roman Wretling
Event: Men's 60kg Division
Hometown: Germantown, WI
High School: Germantown High
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joined Army: January 2020
MOS: 13M, Multiple Launch Rocket System

Like many in the late nineties, Jesse started wrestling because he thought it would be like what he saw on TV. Though he tried gymnastics and baseball, the mat exerted a strong pull on him. As he grew, he found himself traveling around Wisconsin and across the country. His high school career hit its climax with an arena-wide standing ovation after he’d won his fourth high school state championship. Between high school and the Army, he made two Senior World teams, was an NCAA D1 National Qualifier for the Wisconsin Badgers, and competed in the 2016 Olympics. With the WCAP, he’s laser-focused on returning to the Olympics again.