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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

  1. 11 Must-See Session 2 World Team Trials Matches

    11 Must-See Session 2 World Team Trials Matches

    May 21, 2022

    The World Team Trials are off to an incredible start. If you missed session one, check out highlights from some of the most exciting matches, then get ready for session two by reading about some of the best bouts on tap.
  2. US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    Apr 25, 2022

    In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
  3. Top 30 NCAA Conference Dark Horses

    Top 30 NCAA Conference Dark Horses

    Mar 5, 2022

    Every year on conference weekend we see standout performances from the talented but lower seeded wrestlers at their respective conference tournaments.  I took a look at the seeds, the brackets, and the résumé’s in many of the NCAA conferences and condensed a list of the top 30 dark horses for this weekend’s conference tournaments.
  4. Big 10 Tournament Preview & Predictions - The Upperweights

    Big 10 Tournament Preview & Predictions - The Upperweights

    Mar 2, 2022

    What if I told you that there weren’t just multiple returning NCAA champions in the top three weights at the Big Ten tournament, but multiple Olympic medalists? Because that’s exactly what we’ve got at the 2022 Big Ten tournament!
  5. Early Upsets Prove How Tough College Wrestling Is

    Early Upsets Prove How Tough College Wrestling Is

    Dec 22, 2021

    Braxton Amos had quite a year in 2021. The Wisconsin freshman put his name in the hat for the most successful age-level international wrestling season by an American — ever.
  6. The 2021-22 NCAA D1 Redshirt Report

    The 2021-22 NCAA D1 Redshirt Report

    Oct 31, 2021

    In typical years, now is around the time during the NCAA preseason where we'd take a look at the potential impact wrestlers who sat out last varsity season while on redshirt.
  7. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: The Whirlwind To Two World Medals

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: The Whirlwind To Two World Medals

    Aug 30, 2021

    The 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.
  8. LIVE From Russia: Day 7 Junior Worlds Updates

    LIVE From Russia: Day 7 Junior Worlds Updates

    Aug 22, 2021

    It'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.
  9. Greco-Roman Junior World Championships Preview

    Greco-Roman Junior World Championships Preview

    Aug 19, 2021

    It 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.
  10. Iran Takes Hold Of First - USA And Russia Fighting For Second

    Iran Takes Hold Of First - USA And Russia Fighting For Second

    Aug 17, 2021

    The 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.
  11. Braxton Amos Wants To Double His Chances At Junior Worlds In Russia

    Braxton Amos Wants To Double His Chances At Junior Worlds In Russia

    Aug 12, 2021

    Don’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.
  12. 13 Olympians Headline USA's Pan-Am Team

    13 Olympians Headline USA's Pan-Am Team

    May 17, 2021

    Team 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.
  13. The Medal Mission For The '21 Greco Junior World Team

    The Medal Mission For The '21 Greco Junior World Team

    May 7, 2021

    Last 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.
  14. Dominant Performers At Jr Greco Trials

    Dominant Performers At Jr Greco Trials

    May 1, 2021

    All 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.
  15. Five Weights To Watch At The Junior Greco Trials

    Five Weights To Watch At The Junior Greco Trials

    Apr 29, 2021

    It 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.