Originally from West Virginia, Braxton Amos is a three time West Virginia state champion and currently wrestles for the Wisconsin Badgers. Amos has had a stellar career thus far making it to the Olympic trials finals in greco at just 19 years of age. Amos also competed at the Olympic team trials in freestyle after qualifying through the last chance qualifier tournament. A hot commodity even back in high school, Amos won a title at the Fargo junior freestyle nationals in 2019
The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: The Whirlwind To Two World Medals
Aug 30, 2021The Pulse with Andy Hamilton is a look at the hot topics and interesting takes in wrestling. This week's edition features Braxton Amos' historic performance at the Junior World Championships, remembers the two wrestlers who were killed during Thursday's terrorist attack in Afghanistan and contains a note on a Fargo finalist who picked up a Big Ten football offer this past weekend.
LIVE From Russia: Day 7 Junior Worlds Updates
Aug 22, 2021It's here. The final day of the Junior World Championships from Ufa, Russia. Follow along as Jr. freestyle World champ Braxton Amos wrestles for a bronze medal.
Greco-Roman Junior World Championships Preview
Aug 19, 2021It has been two years since United World Wrestling has held the Junior World Championships, a fact the global sanctioning body was sure to highlight upon releasing the tournament’s (presumed) list of entries. The reason for such an enunciation on the part of UWW has to do with the product’s popularity.
Iran Takes Hold Of First - USA And Russia Fighting For Second
Aug 17, 2021The second day of the Junior World Championships concluded in Ufa, Russia. The team race is well under way in men’s freestyle and Team USA is right in the mix at the top. Take a look below as we outline the team standings and the potential points remaining for the top countries and Team USA.
Braxton Amos Wants To Double His Chances At Junior Worlds In Russia
Aug 12, 2021Don’t try to get too philosophical with Braxton Amos about his decision to compete in both styles at the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia on August 16-22. Amos has a reputation for wrestling in Greco-Roman and freestyle at major domestic competitions. Just don’t ask him to get too deep about it.
13 Olympians Headline USA's Pan-Am Team
May 17, 2021Team USA is rolling out the big guns for the 2021 Pan-Am Championships. Not only with these salty squads be repping the red white and blue for continental glory, but they will also be earning seeding points for the 2021 World Championships to be held in October.
The Medal Mission For The '21 Greco Junior World Team
May 7, 2021Last Friday, out of the ashes of a Trials tournament that impressed in more ways than one, the 2021 U.S. Junior Greco-Roman World Team was formed. Ten extremely talented wrestlers, and not in the way the word "talent" is constantly overused to describe really good wrestlers. Up and down the dial, all of the athletes who made the cut are undeniably skilled in most of the key areas necessary to attain success at the international level. Even those lacking authentic Greco experience (over half the roster) have their own reasons as to why they might very well wind up as medal candidates.
Dominant Performers At Jr Greco Trials
May 1, 2021All 10 Junior Greco World Team members deserve praise for their performances. They all earned the right to represent the United States at the Junior World Championships this August in Russia. However, there were 3 who stood out because of their dominance. Check out how outstanding Nic Bouzakis, Chayse LaJoie and Braxton Amos were on their way to making the world team.
Five Weights To Watch At The Junior Greco Trials
Apr 29, 2021It is not in negligence to focus on only half of the available weight categories at the 2021 UWW Junior Greco-Roman World Team Trials. Each of the brackets include dynamic, dedicated wrestlers, many of whom might prove all too valuable for the US National program moving into the Paris 2024 cycle.
Junior & Senior Nationals Super King Kong Mega Preview
Apr 29, 2021Coralville, Iowa is hosting Junior and Senior Nationals. Below, we preview the senior men's freestyle weight classes and the junior men's freestyle weight classes. The latter also serves as the team trials for the UWW Junior World Championships.
Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough
Apr 28, 2021Junior and Senior Nationals are a few days away, and registrations are looking solid. Take a look at everyone who's registered to compete for spots on the Junior World Team or in the Senior World Team Trials.
Bader Show: Braxton Amos
Apr 27, 2021Bader & Kyle Klingman talk with Braxton Amos before he competes in the upcoming Junior Nationals in both Freestyle and Greco.
A Dozen Interesting Facts And Figures From The Olympic Trials
Apr 8, 2021Gable Steveson connected on his shots with supreme efficiency. Thomas Gilman controlled the center of the mat and cashed in on the edge. Adeline Gray feasted on top without her bread-and-butter turn.
The 11 Most Surprising Things That Happened At Olympic Trials
Apr 6, 2021Andy Hamilton warned us just prior to the 2021 Olympic Trials, “Trials History Says Expect Something Unexpected.” However, most or all these things almost nobody could have predicted. That’s part of what made this Olympic Trials and every World/Olympic Team Trials so memorable. The things we never saw coming.
Trials Notes: Oliver, McKenna Shake Up 65 KG Bracket
Apr 3, 2021Jordan Oliver has been around the Senior freestyle circuit long enough now to know that the best-drawn blueprints rarely materialize perfectly at the Olympic Trials.