Jelani Embree World Championships


Since the age of 6, Jelani has dreamed of making the Olympic or World Team for wrestling. With many years of hard work, dedication, discipline and a support system of family and friends, he has accomplished his dream.

On August 24-26 Jelani will compete in Sarajevo, Bosnia in the 2015 World Championships. In preparation for this competition Jelani will have an opportunity to practice at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO and at the Regional Training Center in Madison, WI.


Opportunities like this only happen to a few and Jelani considers himself blessed to be counted in that number. In Oct of 2013 Jelani broke a bone in his knee and severed his ACL. After two surgeries, three screws and many months of rehab he has made it to the top. On May 31, 2015 he won the FILA Cadet National Championships and qualified for the World Team.