Wrestler Brady Netland is Columbia Heights’ slimmed-down big man

Columbia Heights’ Brady Netland set a strong example when he dropped 60 pounds to wrestle.

As a 15-year-old freshman, Brady Netland weighed 345 pounds. He was the overweight wrestler, with chips and soda seemingly always in hand.

At that size, his career would forever be limited to exhibition matches. Weighing 60 pounds more than the heavyweight cutoff of 285 pounds, he never would wrestle for more than pride or practice. Continue reading at www.startribune.com