U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s underdog days began in high school, when he beat the odds and won a state wrestling championship as a ninth-grader.
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Family: married to Polly; two boys, two girls and one grandchild
Education: law degree, Capital University, 2001; master’s in education, Ohio State University, 1991; bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin, 1986
Career: assistant wrestling coach, Ohio State University, 1987-95; wrestling-camp coach, 1987-2006
Political experience: elected to Congress, 2007; state senator, 2001-07; state representative, 1995-2000
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