In the sport of wrestling, changing weights often comes with the territory. Whether that has been cutting down, or bumping up, Gophers junior wrestler Brandon Krone has simply made it happen, winning matches at 165, 174, 184 and 197-pounds throughout his nearly four years in a Maroon and Gold singlet.
At four years old, his father, who is also named Brandon, introduced Krone to the sport of wrestling. Krone says his father always supported him in all sports he participated in, but wrestling was something his siblings and cousins all did and it’s what inspired the commitment to the sport.
“I had family members they were pretty good at wrestling. Some actually went to Augsburg to wrestle. That’s kind of why my Dad found the inspiration to get me involved in wrestling,” explained Krone. “I started when I was four years old. I played other sports in high school, but wrestling was something I just kept coming back to. It was something where my brother, my Dad and I could all do together every weekend.”