Hanover’s Brown Near All-American Status
While we are sweltering here in Hanover, one of our own is working up a different kind of sweat in North Dakota.
Hanover’s Ian Brown, who finished fourth at the PIAA Class AA Championships back in March, has worked his way unto the top 15 at 126 at the Cadet National Freestyle Wrestling Tournament in Fargo. The Cadet level is for wrestlers 16 and under.
Like many sports, wrestling has tons of “national” championships which people can claim, but this is one of the big ones. The only more prestigious title for a high schooler is the Junior Nationals, which is for all high school grades.
As I wrote this, Ian is 4-1 and is among 15 wrestlers still alive at his weight. The top eight are All-Americans. His weight started with 76 competitors so he’s already done really well.
Outside of Hanover, two other “area” wrestlers have won All-American awards. Joe Hurda from Biglerville got one in Cadet Greco-Roman while Fairfield’s Nicole Small hit the podium in Women’s Freestyle. Each finished fourth.