Clarksville Wrestling has hired Jacky Blosser (middle) as its new head coach and Aaron Holker (left) as the new assistant. They are being introduced by Artie Manning (left) at Clarksville High on Wednesday night (photo by James D. Horne)
Clarksville Wrestling is a proud program that wants more and especially more than just the one TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championship it earned in 2000.
To do that, Clarksville High announced that it hired former Morristown West head coach and long time Hixson assistant coach Jacky Blosser to take over the reigns of a program that hasn’t placed in the State Duals since a fourth place finish in 2009. Clarksville Wrestling also hired Aaron Holker as the news assistant coach. The duo were introduced in front of athletes, parents and boosters at Clarksville High Wednesday night.
Blosser is replacing Jeff Jordan, who retired earlier this year in his second stint as the Clarksville Wrestling coach and then became the Clarksville High girls soccer coach.
“You can’t replace Jeff Jordan,” Blosser said. “That’s why Aaron and I are both here to try to achieve the success that we want. Coach Jordan was a mentor so that makes it easy to appreciate the program. The challenge is when you come behind someone like that you want to do more than just maintain, you also want to see where you can build and contribute. Clarksville has done some great things and has some top five finishes, but it’s been since 2000 that we’ve won a state championship. My success came from schools that had been finishing in front of Clarksville and now they want me to do that for Clarksville.”
Blosser is considered one of the top prep wrestlers to ever come out of state. At Hixson, Blosser complied a 96-9 record and finished third in the state his junior and senior years in 1989 and 1990, respectively.
Blosser was also a two-time NAIA/Junior College All-American at Ricks JC with wrestling great Rulon Gardner, Sacramento City College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, where he left in 1999 with 106-24 record. Blosser was also a civil/geotechnical engineer from 2000-08 and got his teacher’s degree and Masters from Lee University.
Holker was a three-time state champion in high school in Utah and placed all four years. He was also 1998 High School National Champion in Folkstyle.
In college at Iowa State, Holker was a three-time NCAA All-American in 199, 2002 and 2003 and won a national championship 2002. He also was a 2005 All-Armed Forces Champion for the Army, he was in the army for eight years, and won Bronze medal Henry Deglane Tournament in Poland.
New Clarksville Wrestling coach Jacky Blosser talks with his new athletes, parents and boosters after being introduced as the new head coach Wednesday night at Clarksville High. (photo by James D. Horne)
About James D. Horne
James D. Horne began his writing career at the Carrollton Missouri Democrat in 1995, and was the assistant sports editor/writer for the Hammond Louisiana Daily Star for two years. In 1998, Horne became the Missouri Basketball beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He joined The Leaf-Chronicle in Oct. 2003 as the lead prep writer and became the Austin Peay beat writer in March of 2005. During his career he won a state association sports writing award at the Daily Star and two while at the Leaf-Chronicle.
Originally from Tampa, Florida, Horne earned his B.A in communications from Central Methodist University in Fayette Missouri.
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