Brandon Paulson is set to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. But even though Paulson has that important moment forthcoming, he’s had a number of moments with the PINnacle School of Wrestling this summer.
Paulson comes by the studio to give his perspective on the Gopher wrestling season, the season of freestyle and Greco and how well represented the club is on the USA world teams.
Jared Lawrence and Brandon Paulson are helping Minnesota wrestlers reach the next level through the Pinnacle Wrestling School.
While Minnesota has a well-earned reputation and a perennial marketing plan touting it as the ‘State of Hockey’, we are witnessing considerable growth in other winter sports. One sport where Minnesota is particularly on the rise is wrestling.
“We’re not one of the top states” said former U of M wrestler Jared Lawrence. “I mean, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, those guys are ahead of us, but we’re definitely top eight for sure and climbing.”
“The last three years are the best we’ve ever had come out of the state,” said fellow former Gopher Brandon Paulson. “We have more division one wrestlers than we’ve ever had, and the greatest international success we’ve ever had as far as the age groups, so I think wrestling is in a good spot as far as interest.” Continue reading at www.kare11.com
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Monday that the Class of 2019 inductees are Distinguished Members Carl Adams, Rich Lorenzo, Brandon Paulson and Townsend Saunders, Meritorious Official David Errett, Order of Merit recipient Dr. David Curby and Medal of Courage recipient James McCloughan.
The Hall of Fame will announce its Outstanding American honoree at a later date.
“The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is proud to honor these individuals in our Class of 2019,” said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. “These individuals were selected because of their extraordinary accomplishments in the sport of wrestling, and their induction into the Hall of Fame will serve as a perpetual reminder of their dedication and contributions to the sport.” Continue reading
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