JESSE GUNTER '16 enters his third season as an assistant wrestling coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2018-2019. He is no stranger to the Yellow Jacket program and is one of the best to ever compete for the Brown & Gold (2013 through 2016). Gunter works with the 125 through 141 pounders.
As a first-year assistant coach in 2016-2017, Gunter helped the Yellow Jackets capture their second straight OAC title with a second straight unbeaten OAC record and earn a second consecutive second place finish at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Tournament.
In the classroom, Gunter carried a 3.45 grade point average and was a Dean's List student and a Jacket Scholar. He earned undergraduate degrees in education and accounting, and is pursuing a Master's in Accounting degree.
As a wrestler, Gunter is arguably the best wrestler and one of the best-ever student-athletes to ever compete at Baldwin Wallace University. He is one of only a few BW student-athletes (male or female) to ever receive both the Clyde Lamb and Kenneth Steingass awards as a senior. The Clyde Lamb Award is given to BW's Most Outstanding Male and Female Student-Athlete. The Steingass Award is given to the Most Outstanding Male Athlete.
As a team-leader, Gunter helped BW to compile a 47-18 overall record with one OAC title (2016) and a second place finish at the 2016 Mideast Regional.
Individually, Gunter was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American at 125 pounds, a 2016 second-team CoSIDA Division III Academic All-American At-Large, a three-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American and a four-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection. Jesse compiled an outstanding 122-15 career record.