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.

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“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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We'll keep a running log of news, updates, upsets, and various nuggets of info for the Men's FS here.

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Ryan Crookham and Isaac Salas both Super 32 Champs, won early round nailbiters. Other contenders like Yusief Lillie, Casey Swiderski, and Gary Steen also won close ones. 

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We’ve already taken a look at this year’s Senior Men’s Freestyle team did when they were battling in Fargo, now we’ve got to check out the results of the guys that loving going feet to back for a living.

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Few high school tournaments command the attention of as many college coaches as Junior Nationals. A veritable smorgasbord of talent brings NCAA recruiters from far and wide to the Fargodome. Which registered wrestlers will have the most eyes on them this week? We take a look at the best uncommitted junior freestylers registered for Fargo. 

Who's Looking To Repeat At Fargo 2018?

Everyone wants to knock off the champ. When you win a title, coming back the next year, you've got a target on your back. The entirety of your bracket is trying to take the crown off your head.

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For various reasons, in the leadup to Fargo this year it seems there has been more talk than usual about the team race in Junior men's freestyle. Illinois is the defending champ; it ran away with it last year, scoring 82 points to outscore second-place Ohio (37 pts.) and third-place Iowa (36 pts.) combined.

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