GROTON — Jarod Kosman of Fitch in Groton has been named the 2018 Dave Schultz Award winner in Connecticut by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Kosman was recognized for his excellence on the mat, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service.
Kosman, who will attend the University of Maryland, is just the fifth wrestler in conference history to win four Eastern Connecticut Conference titles. He went undefeated his senior year (57-0) at 113 pounds, winning a second straight Class L title, a State Open championship, and a New England championship.
In March, he became the first Connecticut wrestler to win a national championship at the National High School Coaches Association’s Senior Nationals in Virginia. Kosman was named the Connecticut winner of the Dave Schultz award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
It’s been a struggle off the mat, too. For the last four years, Kosman has to strictly regulate his diet to avoid high protein foods. His body lacks an amino acid and enzyme that helps break down protein in his body. He is allowed 40 grams of protein per day. He eats no meat and no dairy. He has measure everything he consumes.