Sunday Conversation: Sidney’s Brandon Eggum living out his dream at Minnesota

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Brandon Eggum has reached the pinnacle of wrestling — multiple times.

Everywhere he’s been, the Sidney native has experienced success. He won three high school state championships in the 1990s, including back-to-back undefeated seasons, and graduated from Sidney as Montana’s career leader in all-time wins.

Eggum then became a three-time All-American while wrestling at the University of Minnesota. He won a Big Ten championship as a junior and finished second at the NCAA Championships, losing to the legendary Cael Sanderson in the final. Eggum added another Big Ten title as a senior but finished third at the NCAA Championships after meeting Sanderson in the semifinal round.

Internationally, Eggum tasted even more success, earning silver medals at the 2001 World Freestyle Championships and the 2002 Pan American Freestyle Championships and a bronze medal at the 2003 U.S. National Freestyle Championships. Continue reading at