Lars Jensen was affiliated with San Francisco State for four decades (Photo/Tony Rotundo,
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco State wrestling legend Lars Jensen passed away on Tuesday, surrounded by family.

One of the most decorated Gators in history, Coach Jensen led the first-ever NCAA Division II national championship team at SF State in 1997. He was inducted into six different halls of fame. In 2004, he was inducted into the San Francisco State Athletics Hall of fame; in 2009, Jensen was inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame; and in 2013, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

“The great impact of the loss of Coach Jensen goes far and wide. His contributions and dedication to