South Dade, FL
2x State Champ @ 113, 106
6th @ 106
“I chose Grand View because it felt like the best decision for me right now.
[Head] Coach [Nick] Mitchell has an extremely positive energy that I can feed on and grow with.
They also fully support Greco and Freestyle, which was one of the main things for me.
Wherever I go, I want to become the best in the world; starting on a team and winning national titles all come in the process.
Grand View definitely felt like the best decision for what I want to accomplish.”
“I committed to Mizzou after graduating, but I was too small, so I ended up moving to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for a year. Then, decommitted from Mizzou and moved to Cornell and entered the frog program [Finger Lakes].
After a semester, I had to go home and get surgeries on both of my hips, and that took me out for a year. I moved out to a D3 in New Jersey [New Jersey City] for a semester, where I recovered and got back into school.”
“It’s like I have this new strength and movement in my legs I’ve never had. Growing up, I hated running and shooting because I’ve had hip issues since birth, but I just always wrestled through it. Now I’ve got new hips, and I’m ready to go.”
“I haven’t been exposed to international tournaments, yet. I made the [Jr. Greco] World team and couldn’t go because I got a concussion at Southeast Regionals hitting an arm throw that put me out for a year.
“Relationship with my coach because I have grown up with my coaches being extremely close to me and can trust, especially if there is a word team on the line or when I had a broken leg and was nervous at states.
If I can really trust my coach, I believe I can become the best in the world.”
“Someone who’s driven in academics and wants to become the best in the world in my weight class. I believe I am a person who brings people together, and that’s what I plan to do with the team.”
“[Expect] Lots of throws and upsets.”
“125, and I’m not really worried about starting. My training will speak for itself.”
“The plan is to become a World Champ.”
“If you’re looking for a coach that’s going to be honest, with you in big matches, and not just for you, Grand View is the place.”
The Fun Fact
“I won my senior state title on one leg, then got a cast, and asked to remove it a month later so that I could compete at world team trials. I had 13 days to train for it and won the whole thing still with my injured ankle.”
“I dislocated my fibula and strained my ligaments in my ankle. I needed crutches, and I couldn’t walk. It happened in the warmups before my first match at state.”
“I pinned my way to the state finals and won in the finals 13-2, I believe.”
NAIA School located in Des Moines, IA.
Won their 9th consecutive National Title with 12 National Qualifiers, including 10 All-Americans with 4 National Finalists and 2 National Champs.
Class of 2020
Camden Baarda – Southeast Polk, IA
Owen Braungardt – Missouri Baptist
Mason Campshure – Kaukauna, IA
Brooks Cowell – Ft. Dodge, IA
Sam Kallem – Ankeny, IA
Easton Larson – Don Bosco, IA
Gabe Lewis – Denver, IA
Justin McCunn – Red Oak, IA
Tony Mendoza – North Iowa Area
Tommy Mommer – Clackamas
Ben Murphy – Oakmont, CA
Casey Randles – Wyoming
Carson Taylor – Ft. Dodge, IA
Sage Walker – Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, IA
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