College athlete finds the team he needs at Bakersfield Police Department


While studying at California State University, Bakersfield, Jacob Thalin took the usual courses: math, biology, English, and the artistry of the takedown, naturally.Thalin, a high school wrestler from San Jose, received a scholarship to attend the Bakersfield university and was thrilled to become a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) wrestling team. He knew the scholarship was his ticket to a college degree, and getting to wrestle while doing it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Four years later, he began to think of the next step post college. He had always dreamed of joining the military. The idea of…

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