Cade Sarbacker grew up in rural, southwest Wisconsin, near Mineral Point. He attended Iowa-Grant High School where his dad was his wrestling coach. He was a 4X state qualifier placing 3rd as a freshman, 4th as a sophomore and then in his final years of high school he became a 2X state champion. Cade’s high school career record was 167 – 7.
In 2007, he was the Cliff Keen Athletic High School Honorable Mention. He was also a 3X Conference champion, a 4X Regional champion as well a 3X Sectional champion. Cade was also a Cheesehead Runner-up in 2006 as a junior and in 2007 Cade became a Cheesehead Champion. In 2004, the team who was coached by Cade’s dad, Tim Sarbacker, became state champions.
During Cade’s collegiate years at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he was a 4 year varsity letter winner, 2012 Wheaton Invitational champion, 2X WIAC Champion, 3X NCAA Qualifier, and 2013 All American at 157lbs. During his time at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater he was trained under many valuable coaches. Coaches including, Lee Kemp for 1 year, Ben Peterson for 3 years, Tim Fader for 4 years, and of course Tim Sarbacker. Cade earned a Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Performance.
Cade Sarbacker says, “AWA is the BEST wrestling academy in Wisconsin! The high energy and positive environment make coming to work a pleasure and motivates me to not only be a better coach, but to be a better role model. Ever since I have been young, my dad has been my coach until I went to college. Learning from my dad to Lee Kemp, Coach Fader and Ben Peterson, I have had the opportunity to study and learn under the BEST of the BEST. Their credentials speak for themselves. Now having Ben Askren and Coach Messenbrink as my mentors, I feel I can only continue to go one way and that is to the top. That is where I plan on being with AWA.”
“I love working with kids! I love coming to practice to see my kids, they mean a lot to me. They keep it fun and it is never the same. I never know what each practice is going to bring with all the unique personalities in the room. The kids keep me on my toes, they keep me laughing and they inspire me every day.”