Broll Competes at Nationals

By: Katie Vondrak

As a sophomore, Brian Broll has been to the NCAA National wrestling tournament twice in his career at BVU. Last Friday he competed for All-American honors but fell short, losing to the second and ninth ranked competitors.

This season he had a total of fourteen pins with only three losses before the National tournament. Coach Sevond Cole credits his success to the effort he gives and the attitude he has.

“I think our team has seen from Brian what it takes to be good in our sport and we as a team are better for it. The national tournament did not go as we would have liked, but Brian is only a sophomore and I’m confident that he’ll have another shot at getting on that stand,” Coach Cole said.

Brian’s preparation for the end of the season included a lot of wrestling and unique workouts. He thought outside the box when it came to training.
“I ‘enjoy’ dragging a car tire that I filled with concrete to get in better shape,” Broll said.

This years ending was not what Broll was hoping for, but he is using it as motivation for this summer and next year.

“I had really wanted to place this year, now it is just something I have to do next year,” Broll said.

He plans to return to training this summer with the help of his friend Matt Meulner, the National heavyweight champion this year in division two.  Broll also plans to run wrestling camps in Minnesota when, he is not doing chores at home on his family’s dairy farm.

Brian grapples at the National Tournament —

Sophomore Brian Broll wrestled last Friday. He fell twice to tough competiton.

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