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Braxton Brown 4x State Champ

Braxton Brown of Allen High School became only the 4th boys wrestler to ever become a 4x UIL State Wrestling Champion in Texas.  The UIL “University Interscholastic League” started in 1999 and it wasn’t until 2012 that Nick Herrmman became the first 4x State Champ winning 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 wrestling for Amarillo Tascosa.  Nick Cobb of Allen High School followed the next season becoming the 2nd 4x State Champ 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  In 2013 Texas split up the state making 2 divisions 5A and everyone else 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A.  It went 6A and 5A the next season.

It took 5 years later for the 3rd wrestler Braedan Redlin also of Allen High School to become a 4x State Champ 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  2018 is when Braxton Brown started his state championship run.

Brown in his freshman year 2017/2018 season traveling around the nation wrestling accumulated a 39-4 record at 106.  That year was his closest state championship win when he defeated Dominic Chavez of Arlington Martin by decision 1-0.  The only point coming from an escape. 

The next season 2018/2019 Brown went 51-2 at the 113-pound weight class beating Kalen Napier of Weatherford High School in the finals by TF-1.5 4:10 (16-0). 

In the 2019/2020 season, Brown added to his career record a 45-2 season win/loss with his only losses that season coming to the #3 Nationally ranked Joey Cruz. Losing in the finals at Reno and Zinken Tournaments by 3-2 decision.  In the finals at the state tournament, Brown won over Carson Laughery of Austin Lake Travis High School by fall in the 2nd period “3:18”. 

Brown in his final wrestling season 2020/2021. The Covid-19 pandemic kept all the wrestlers from traveling. The UIL season was delayed and started in January instead of the normal November.  Brown cruised through the season at 120lb weight class never really being challenged and was able to reach a 21-0 record.  Brown in the state finals also had one of his fastest pins over Micah White of Humble Kingwood High School getting the fall in the first period at 50 seconds. Brown was also the MOW “Most Outstanding Wrestler” for the 6A boys in the State Tournament.

Browns overall High School record was 156-8.  The 8 losses were all at out-of-state tournaments leaving Brown undefeated in Texas.  Brown ends his Texas Career a 4x district champ, a 4x regional champ, and a 4x state champ as well as a #3 National Ranking at 113lb.  Brown will continue his wrestling career at Maryland University predicted to be at the 125lb weight class for the Terrapins. 

Congratulations to Braxton Brown.

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Written by Ray Shoaf

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