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A native of Frankfort, Illinois, Thompson was a runner up at the Fargo junior freestyle nationals in the summer of 2021. Thompson has seen success going back to an early age winning titles on the schoolboy level. Thompson won the Tulsa nationals, and was a double champ at the Illinois freestyle and greco state tournament. Thompson also won the AAU Eastern Grand nationals in all three styles in 2017.

  1. Domestic Men's Freestyle Rankings

    Domestic Men's Freestyle Rankings

    Jan 24, 2023

  2. #1 Brayden Thompson Transfers From Lockport, IL To Stillwater, OK

    #1 Brayden Thompson Transfers From Lockport, IL To Stillwater, OK

    Jan 9, 2023

    Oklahoma State commit Brayden Thompson is the top-ranked 182-pounder in the country. Now, his move to Oklahoma is happening sooner than most people expected. Thompson competed this weekend at the Doc Buchanan Invitational for Lockport High School in Illinois, but he'll be transferring to Stillwater immediately. He will be accompanied by his family and Jon Henslee, his Chicago-area personal coach.
  3. 185 lbs Round Of 16 - Brayden Thompson, Lockport (IL) vs Loren Phillips, Kofa (AZ)
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    185 lbs Round Of 16 - Brayden Thompson, Lockport (IL) vs Loren Phillips, Kofa (AZ)

    Jan 6, 2023

    185 lbs Round Of 16 - Brayden Thompson, Lockport (IL) vs Loren Phillips, Kofa (AZ)

  4. 185 lbs Round Of 32 - Brayden Thompson, Lockport (IL) vs Jackson Cinfel, Clovis North
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    185 lbs Round Of 32 - Brayden Thompson, Lockport (IL) vs Jackson Cinfel, Clovis North

    Jan 6, 2023

    185 lbs Round Of 32 - Brayden Thompson, Lockport (IL) vs Jackson Cinfel, Clovis North

  5. Doc Buchanan Seeds Released For Stacked West Coast Tournament

    Doc Buchanan Seeds Released For Stacked West Coast Tournament

    Jan 5, 2023

    On Friday and Saturday, many of the nation's best high school wrestlers travel to California to test themselves and earn an iconic Doc B cowboy hat. Here are the top 16 pre-seeds for every weight.
  6. 56 lbs Consi Of 16 #2 - Ethan Kidd, Lakeview vs Brayden Thompson, Trinity
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    56 lbs Consi Of 16 #2 - Ethan Kidd, Lakeview vs Brayden Thompson, Trinity

    Dec 28, 2022

    56 lbs Consi Of 16 #2 - Ethan Kidd, Lakeview vs Brayden Thompson, Trinity

  7. 56 lbs Round Of 32 - Brayden Thompson, Trinity vs Cruz Astorino, Orchard WC
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    56 lbs Round Of 32 - Brayden Thompson, Trinity vs Cruz Astorino, Orchard WC

    Dec 28, 2022

    56 lbs Round Of 32 - Brayden Thompson, Trinity vs Cruz Astorino, Orchard WC

  8. 182 lbs 1st Place Match - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Lucas Szymborski, CLEVELAND (TN)
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    182 lbs 1st Place Match - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Lucas Szymborski, CLEVELAND (TN)

    Dec 18, 2022

    182 lbs 1st Place Match - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Lucas Szymborski, CLEVELAND (TN)

  9. 182 lbs Semifinal - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Wyatt Ingham, AMERY (WI)
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    182 lbs Semifinal - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Wyatt Ingham, AMERY (WI)

    Dec 18, 2022

    182 lbs Semifinal - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Wyatt Ingham, AMERY (WI)

  10. 182 lbs Quarterfinal - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Brody Williams, YORKVILLE (HS)
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    182 lbs Quarterfinal - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Brody Williams, YORKVILLE (HS)

    Dec 17, 2022

    182 lbs Quarterfinal - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Brody Williams, YORKVILLE (HS)

  11. 182 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Tj Metz, Crystal Lake (CENTRAL)
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    182 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Tj Metz, Crystal Lake (CENTRAL)

    Dec 17, 2022

    182 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Brayden Thompson, LOCKPORT (Twp) vs Tj Metz, Crystal Lake (CENTRAL)

  12. #1 Brayden Thompson Is Building His Legacy
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    #1 Brayden Thompson Is Building His Legacy

    Dec 11, 2022

    Ironman champ Brayden Thompson talks about the high school legacy he's building before he heads to Oklahoma State next year.

  13. 190 lbs 1st Place Match - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs Camden McDanel, Teays Valley
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    190 lbs 1st Place Match - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs Camden McDanel, Teays Valley

    Dec 10, 2022

    190 lbs 1st Place Match - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs Camden McDanel, Teays Valley

  14. 190 lbs Semifinal - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs AJ Heeg, Stillwater
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    190 lbs Semifinal - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs AJ Heeg, Stillwater

    Dec 10, 2022

    190 lbs Semifinal - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs AJ Heeg, Stillwater

  15. 190 lbs Quarterfinal - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs Kingsley Menifee, Fauquier
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    190 lbs Quarterfinal - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs Kingsley Menifee, Fauquier

    Dec 10, 2022

    190 lbs Quarterfinal - Brayden Thompson, Lockport Township vs Kingsley Menifee, Fauquier