Jayson Bowlsby is from Eden Prairie, Minnesota where he attended Eden Prairie High School. He was a state place winner and was a member of the national champion greco and freestyle Minnesota Storm Duals team, earning All-American distinction in Greco. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he wrestled heavyweight under Zeke Jones. He was a member of the Dave Schultz wrestling club, volunteering as a coach. After earning a degree in systems engineering and finance he went on to work at Goldman Sachs on their risk management team. After 5 1/2 years he moved onto working on risk management and design in the hedge fund space. He currently lives in New York, New York.
"Like many wrestlers, I attribute the lessons I learned about work ethic, dedication, and competitive nature to my experiences in wrestling. These lifelong lessons are not easily learned without facing the physical and mental challenges that this sport presents. It has taught me a great deal of the sacrifices and focus need to succeed in any aspect of life. I hope to be able to give back to the sport and improve the community I live in by helping others pursue this sport and learn of the lessons and opportunities that it can present. "