Braxton Amos Excited For Challenge Ironman Brings

He’s ranked second at 220 pounds with four Fargo titles and a Super 32 title; however, up until last week Parkersburg South (WV) sophomore Braxton Amos was winless in his high school career.

“My teammates like to joke with me and say, ‘How are you ranked so high but you don’t have any wins?’” Amos said before he and his teammates started their season against St. Edward (Ohio).

Going into his freshman campaign, Amos tore his ACL and had to sit out the entire year, prolonging his debut until last weekend. And now after getting off to a nice start, he is setting his sights on this weekend's Ironman, one of the toughest high school tournaments in the country.

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With his signature, and completely awkward, left-handed handshake, Amos will look to take out one guy after another over the course of two days until he’s on top of the podium on Saturday at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Braxton Amos knocks off Peter Acciardi for the 220 title at Super 32:

220 lbs Final - Peter Acciardi, NJ vs Braxton Amos, WV


“I’m excited for this tournament,” Amos said. “I get to compete wearing my high school singlet. That’s really what I’m looking forward to.”

Although his teammates like to joke about his ranking, his performances in Fargo and at Super 32 completely solidify his ranking. But Amos doesn’t care about the number next to his name or who is across the mat from him.

“I’m not really worried about who is or isn’t in my bracket," he said. "I’m going to wrestle whoever is in front of me."

It's easy to see why Amos has this mentality considering the wrestlers he's had the chance to train alongside, including Olympic and world champ Kyle Snyder, NCAA champ and two-time All-American Myles Martin, and top-ranked returning NCAA All-American Kollin Moore at the Ohio RTC and former world team member and West Virginia assistant coach Nick Marable at the Mountaineers’ RTC.

“Getting to work with guys like that is humbling and fun,” Amos said. “I approach training with them the same way I do my matches. When they put Kyle Snyder in front of you and tell you to do your best, that’s exactly what you do and that’s what I do no matter what. I just compete.”

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World Championships Day 2 Semis & Medal Round Match Notes

92 kg Quarters - J’den Cox, TMWC vs Tanner Orndorff, Utah Valley RTC

Day 2 has just too much action for one single set of Live Updates. Thus, our second set of Live Updates, for the second session, which will contain the semifinals for 57, 65, 79 and 92 kg and also the medal matches for 61, 74, 86 and 125 kg. America will have wrestlers in seven of those weight classes. You guys, this round is kind of a big deal!

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Day 2 Recap

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Casey Cunningham Talks About David Taylor's Performance

For full play-by-play see these updates.   |   Full medal match results here when available.

2018 World Championships: Day 2 Session 1 Match Notes

57 m, Daton Fix, TMWC vs Thomas Gilman, TMWC

Live, from Budapest, it's Sunday morning! It's another beautiful day here in Hungary's first city. The weather is actually not so nice, but there's no rain here in the Papp Laszlo Arena, and there are EIGHT Americans wrestling, so of course it is a lovely, lovely Sunday. 

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World Championships Bracket Reactions: 57, 65, 79 & 92 KG

79 kg Semis - Kyle Dake, TMWC vs Joshua Asper, Navy-Marine Corps RTC

We load up four fresh sets of brackets for the second day of the 2018 World Championships in Budapest Hungary. It's time to look at Thomas Gilman, Logan Stieber, Kyle Dake and J'den Cox's draw in their quest for gold. 

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Men's Freestyle World Championship Team Race

61 kg Final - Joe Colon, TMWC vs Nahshon Garrett, Sunkist Kids WC

Below are the minimum and maximum number of points possible for the top contenders in the men's freestyle 2018 World Championship team race.

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Freestyle Day 1 Recap

Budapest 2018 Training Facility Tour

David Taylor is on to the World finals.

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A Gassed Out Yazdani After Wrestling DT

Updates live from Budapest, Hungary! It's the 2018 World Championships!

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Carson Kharchla Makes College Decision

170 lbs - Carson Kharchla, OH Junior Men's Freestyle Fargo Champion

Carson Kharchla, the nation's top available prospect, has made his college decision.

World Championships Bracket Reactions: 61, 74, 86 & 125 KG

86kg Quarters - David Taylor, Nittany Lion WC vs Noe Garcia, Roadrunners

The first order of business for the 2018 World Championships has been completed, as brackets for 61, 74, 86 and 125 kg have been drawn. Joe Colon, Jordan Burroughs, David Taylor and Nick Gwiazdowski can finally see their paths to Budapest gold. Let's see what's in store for the Americans tomorrow morning when the action gets underway.  

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