Braylen Johnson, NUWAY Div. 1 70 National Champion
Braylen Johnson and DJ Webster
At the NUWAY National Championship on April 12 and 13 Braylen Johnson of Danbury Biddy Wrestling became National Champion. His teammate DJ Webster went home with a respectable third place.
Johnson’s last three rounds included a 17-0 victory over a Michigan competitor, an 11-9 victory over a New York competitor in overtime and defeating the state champion of North Carolina 6-3 to take the title of National Champion.
17 different states competed in the event. “I am proud of both boys,” said Coach Rocky Ranker. “I can’t believe we have a national champion in our wrestling room.”