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Quaker Valley High School, 127#
Class of 2023 (Senior)

NCAA ID:  2302779813

College: Uncommitted
Intended Major: Criminology or Finance
Favorite Song: "Sand in My Boots" by Morgan Wallen
Favorite Movie: "Wedding Crashers"
Besides Wrestling... "I'm a Musician.  I play the guitar and I sing.  I also enjoy golfing, skiing, snowboarding & fishing."

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INTRODUCTION

I have been wrestling since I was 4 years old.  Wrestling has made me who I am today. It is my desire to continue my wrestling career at a college or university that is competitive in academics and wrestling.

 

I was a successful youth wrestler so when my high school wrestling career began with some adversity, I had to rely on mental toughness to get through it and come out better from the challenge. During my sophomore year, I sustained an injury which ended my season. Just as I was fully recovered and ready to start training for next year, Covid-19 hit and the world was shutting down.  When the world shut down, I got to work!  I joined virtual wrestling club workouts and my game room became a wrestling room with a partner dummy, mats and weights.  It was at that time that I began to mentally mature and became disciplined to get my body, mindset and technique better. 

 

In my junior year, I transferred to Quaker Valley High School and joined a team of champions which only enhanced my individual training.  My grandfather always said, “Preparation + Opportunity = Success”.  I had the preparation; now I had the opportunity and success would follow.  My junior year I was highly competitive and I lead our varsity team with a victory over Burrell High School to become the first ever WPIAL Wrestling Champions in our school history. 

 

Now in my senior year, I am undefeated in our team dual meet competitions and have only 2 losses in the regular season.  I won the MAC and Allegheny County championships.  I am excited to explore opportunities to wrestle at the next level at a school offering a music program, a small to medium enrollment and a wrestling program with coaches and teammates that will help me thrive.

CAREER STATS

SUMMARY

Academic: 3.54 GPA

Athletic: WPIAL Qualifier as a Freshman at 120#; SW Regional Qualifier as a Junior at 126#; Lettered FR, SO, JR Years; Coaches Award for Hardest Worker and Most Pins FR and SO Years; Selected as Team Captain Senior season.  

Career Record: 97-35 with 64 Wins by Fall going into Senior Year, Individual Post-season

Selections: Selected for PA Power Freestyle National Dual Team (2022); Selected for MAC vs OVAC All Star Dual (3/23)

2022-23 / SENIOR SEASON - QUAKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (127#)

Heading into individual post-season, accumulated a 29-2 overall record... 1 decision, 2 majors and 22 pins.  Went 19-0 in dual meets with 13 pins, 2 majors and 4 forfeits.  

Significant Wins:

2/6: Eric Mykut (Hundingdon)

2/4: Tyler Clark (Frazier)

2/4: Calio Zanella (Burrell)

1/21: Dominic Ferraro (Pine Richland) 

12/29: John Hager (Delbarton, NJ) 

Tournament Finishes:

2/4: PIAA WPIAL Team Championship - 3rd place

1/20: Allegheny County Championship - CHAMPION

1/7: Ed Driscoll MAC Tournament - CHAMPION

12/29: Powerade (DNP)

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VIDEOS

ASK THE COACHES ABOUT BRANDON

Austin Heinl
Head Coach - Quaker Valley High School
Owner & Head Coach - OMP Wrestling Club

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Garrett Frey
Assistant Head Coach - Quaker Valley High School
Princeton 3X NCAA Qualifier

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