Jamie Summer graduated from Waseca High School in 1991. He was a three-sport athlete, earning seven varsity letters as a Bluejay, one in tennis, two in football and four in wrestling.
Jamie was out for tennis his tenth grade year and lettered under Coach Bruce Wessman.
He played varsity football in his junior year and senior year and was the middle linebacker for the Waseca Bluejay football team coached by Terry Gilbertson. The team won the South Central Conference championship in his senior year. Jamie was named to the SCC All-Conference team in 1989 and 1990. He was selected to the All-Area team both years. Jamie was a fierce competitor from his linebacker spot and a defensive force that was always around the ball. Advancing through the section playoffs, Waseca’s final game was the semi-finals against Delano, with the winner moving on to the Metrodome. Waseca suffered a heartbreaking 26-24 loss. Four missed extra point conversions kept them from going to state. Playing and calling the defensive formations and schemes from his linebacker position, Jamie had a career game. He was in on 22 tackles and recovered a fumble. Jamie led Waseca’s defensive statistics with 139 points. He collected an amazing 83 assisted and 27 unassisted tackles in 10 games for an average of 11 tackles a game.
Jamie wrestled four years for Coach Gary Meurer. In those four years he won numerous championships and awards; a three-time Don Eustice Memorial Champion, won the Kurt Seewald Memorial Award for outstanding wrestler, and a four-time All-Area team selection. In his senior year, wrestling at 152, Jamie was a co-captain; team MVP, South Central Conference champion, District 4 champion, Section 1A champion and won a fourth place medal at the State Wrestling Tournament. At the state tournament, Jamie (28-2) won his first two matches and then lost to the eventual state champion. He won his next match and then wrestling for third place, lost a tough 6-4 match. Jamie ended the year with 31-3 record. He finished his four year varsity career with a 90-30 record, at that time the most wins in school history.
Jamie also wrestled Freestyle and Greco-Roman for many years. He placed third in the Minnesota State Greco-Roman State Tournament in 1990 and he was a Minnesota State Freestyle Tournament Champion in 1985 and 1990. His combined record in Greco-Roman, Freestyle and High School was an amazing 335-51-2 with 210 pins.
Jamie continued his athletic and academic career at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He was a three year letter winner at 167 and 177lb. weight classes. Jamie was a MIAC Runner-up twice and a Division lll National Qualifier in 1995.
Jamie graduated from St. Thomas in 1996 with Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology and a Minor on Business Administration.
Jamie resides in St. Paul and is self employed as a Safety Engineer in the Construction Industry.