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Mark Jolcover - The Comeback Kid

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A former Division 1 Wrestler at the University of Northern Iowa for Olympian Doug Schwab, Mark Jolcover has a story for the ages. When he was 16 he suffered a tragic injury, which could have left him paralyzed or even dead. A year later Markstepped back on the wrestling mat in dramatic fashion and was called by local newspapers “The Comeback Kid” as Doctors told him he would never wrestle again.

Since graduating from the University of Northern Iowa Mark’s journey of faith, adventure, triumph and hardship has led him all over the United States and even the world! He traveled to Mozambique, Africa to serve and learn from the poorest people in the world about humility, love and servanthood. He then returned to the US and began to Coach Wrestling at Detroit Catholic Central High School where he helped Coach the 2018 D1 Michigan Wrestling Team State Champions including, 5 Individual State Champions, while leading a weekly team bible study to help encourage the young men on the team in their faith.

Mark currently lives in Lincolnshire, Illinois where he coaches wrestling at his former high school with his former high school coach Shane Cook! Mark is also currently looking to begin to pursue his Masters degree in Special Education.

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