Jacob Decatur (Photo Courtesy of Rob Becker '04)
Jacob Decatur (Photo Courtesy of Steve Woltmann)
Jacob Decatur

Jacob Decatur

  • Year:
  • Hometown:
  • High School:
    Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
  • Major:
    Sport Management


  • NCAA Division III 125-pound National Champion
  • Earned All-American honors
  • All-Ohio Athletic Conference first-team selection
  • NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifier at 125 pounds
  • NCAA Division III Central Regional Champion at 125 pounds
  • Earned All-Central Region honors
  • Finished season with a 35-1 (Only loss was to NCAA Division II 125-pound National Champion)
  • Led the team in takedowns
  • In 36 matches, did not surrender a takedown to any opponent
  • 125-pound champion at 35th John Summa Invitational
  • Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week on January 17
  • 125-pound champion at Manchetser (Ind.) Spartan Mat Classic on January 15
  • 125-pound champion at North Central (Ill.) College Invitational
  • 125-pound champion at BW Invitational on November 20
  • Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week on November 8
  • 125-pound champion at Ithaca (N.Y.) Invitational on November 6
  • BW Athletics Department Rookie of the Year Award Winner
  • BW Athletics Department Best Moment of 2021-22 Award Winner
  • Earned first varsity letter

2020-21 (at The Ohio State University)

  • Wrestled in one match

2019-20 (at The Ohio State University)

  • Compiled a 17-6 overall record while competing in six open tournaments
  • Ohio Intercollegiate Open champion (white division)
  • Runner-up at the Storm Open clashing with No. 6 Rayon Foley (Michigan State) in the finals
  • Placed fifth in the Michigan State Open (freshman/sophomore division) by winning four of six bouts
  • Recorded five major decisions and one technical fall

High School

  • Four-year letterwinnner in wrestling
  • Three-time Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II State Champion in wrestling
  • 130-12 overall high school record, including a perfect 39-0 junior season
  • 2018 Ironman champion, placed third in 2017
  • Competed in the ‘Who’s #1?’ event by FloWrestling as a senior
  • Earned four varsity letters in football


  • Older brother Josh '17 was a two-time NCAA Division III qualifer
  • Son of Rodney and Nicolette Decatur
This page was last updated on May 3, 2022