Lee Crowned Junior National Champion, McKee Places Third

Fargo, ND – Three future Gophers took to the mats in Fargo this week competing at the Junior National Championships. Brayton Lee and Patrick Mckee each ended their tournaments on the podium gaining Junior National All-American Honors.

Brayton Lee wrestled to a first-place finish in Fargo and earned the title of Junior National Champion at the 152-pound weight class. The Brownsburg, Ind., native held an unblemished record through seven matches and entered the finals of his weight class having won all of his previous matches by technical fall, outscoring his opponents by a score of 61-0. Lee defeated his final opponent by criteria after finishing the match 3-3 and taking the top spot on the podium. Continue reading

Steveson, Lee Presented State Excellence Awards

STILLWATER, Okla. — The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced Thursday afternoon the state winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA). Incoming University of Minnesota student-athletes Gable Steveson (Minnesota) and Brayton Lee (Indiana) both received the honor of their respective state. Continue reading

One-on-One with Brayton Lee

Brayton Lee, a senior at Brownsburg (Ind.) High School, is one of the nation’s top wrestlers in the Class of 2018. Lee finished his high school career as a three-time state champion with a career record of 164-1. He signed with the University of Minnesota in the fall and is part of a 2018 recruiting class that includes Gable Steveson, Patrick McKee, and Ryan Thomas, among others.

InterMat caught up with the Gopher signee to talk about his career, decision to attend Minnesota, wrestling goals and much more. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

#1 Brayton Lee Signs With Minnesota

Brayton Lee loomed large as one of the final athletes to make his college commitment. Today, the nation’s top-ranked 152-pounder signed his national letter of intent with the Minnesota Gophers.

Lee cements a very strong recruiting class for Brandon Eggum and his coaching staff. Joining him in Minneapolis are consensus No. 1 recruit Gable Steveson, Fargo champ Patrick McKee (No. 2 at 120), Super 32 champ Ryan Thomas (No. 6 at 160), and fellow Indiana native Kasper McIntosh (No. 8 at 145). A new 2018 Big Board is dropping Wednesday, but currently, the Gophers have four Top-100 recruits.

The two-time state champ from Brownsburg, Indiana projects as either a 149 or 157 in college. We have him rated as the No. 2 prospect at 157 pounds. Continue reading at flowrestling.org