Podcast: Southern Columbia’s Gaige Garcia, one of America’s finest multi-sport athletes

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It’s hard to argue with Gaige Garcia’s success on the gridiron and wrestling mat. The Michigan-bound Garcia led Southern Columbia to three straight Pennsylvania high school football championships and a No. 1 ranking in the High School Football America Small School Top 25. Then, last weekend, Garcia won Pennsylvania’s Class 2A 195-pound state wrestling championship, which was his second straight gold medal on the mat.

Garcia closed-out his football career with over 8,200 yards rushing. He scored 138 rushing touchdowns and 159 overall TD’s, both are state records. His state championship victory was his 98th straight win. His career mark in wrestling is 163-6.

Garcia’s wrestling bloodline is very strong. His father, Mike, won three straight Pennsylvania state titles in the 90’s at Mt. Carmel High School.

On today’s podcast, Garcia talks about being his outstanding career with the Tigers and his excitement about trying to participate in both sports at the University of Michigan.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.