Humans of JHS: Jashua Anglo


Jashua Anglo ’25

Sidny Pohlman, Staff Writer

Jashua Anglo ‘25 has individually gone to state in every sport that he participates in. Anglo wrestles, plays football, and runs track, but he says wrestling is his favorite. He went to state for wrestling and placed 7th for his weight class.

“Coming into the state wrestling tournament, my expectations were definitely higher than my outcome, but I’m looking to come back better next year,” Anglo said.

Not only has Anglo found success throughout his wrestling season, but he broke records in his Freshman year track season. KCCI interviewed him his freshman year after deeming him one of the fastest runners in the state of Iowa. “Johnston freshman Jashua Anglo is one of the fastest runners in the state of Iowa. He’s turning heads and leaving jaws dropped and his teammates describe his speed as unlike anything they have ever seen before.” (KCCI) He broke the freshman open 400 record and placed 5th at state in the 400. “It definitely felt good to be the fastest freshman in the state last year, but I still have a long way to go, to reach my next goal and become a state champ. This year I’m Looking to break the school record and help lead my team to a team title.”

But his journey hasn’t been easy. He suffered from a torn labrum after his superior track season, putting him on the bench for the entirety of the football season, and putting a hold on his track and wrestling training. 

“Most of my track success comes from my coaches, the biggest and most important thing is probably recovery, which my coaches emphasize a ton,” Anglo said.

Anglo has a bright future ahead. He’s excited for his sophomore year track season, and he’s looking to break more records.