Aaron Brooks – Wrestling – Athletics at Penn State University


Parents: JOHN BROOKS, RANELLE BOYD,
ADRIENNE BROOKS
Major: RPTM

CAREER ADVICE:
Sporty: All-American as a true newcomer … was the 184-pound Big Ten champion (2020) … was named the Big Ten newcomer of the year (2020) … should be number 3 in the NCAA Championships in 2020 in its 184 before the NCAA canceled the tournament … Named after 2020, the First Team All-American tournament was canceled by the NCAA in response to a virus.

2019-20 / REAL FRESH MAN SEASON:
Season: Took an impressive 15-1 overall record like the real newbie. Went 9-1 in doubles meetings and then won the Big Ten Championship at 184 as a true freshman and qualified for the NCAA championships before the NCAA canceled the event. It should be seed # 3. Brooks was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year under Cael Sanderson, Penn State’s third (David Taylor, 2011; Jason Nolf, 2016).

Mat-Town Open (12/1): Won the £ 184 title at Lock Haven’s Mat-Town Open 3-0 with a pin in first action of the year. Lehigh (December 6th): He made Penn State’s double debut on the road and beat Chris Weiler 10-5 in Bethlehem. Penn (December 8th): Double debut in the Rec Hall with a 19: 4 fall (6: 03) against Jesse Quatse. Illinois (1/10): Big Ten double win 9: 4 against Zach Braunagel in the Rec Hall. Rutgers (1/19): First pin in the Rec Hall against Billy Janzer at 4:36 in the dual meet win. Iowa (1/31): Impressive 7-3 win against # 6 Abe Assad of Iowa in the Road Dual.Wisconsin (2/7): Posted a 3-2 win over Johnny Sebastian from the sixth year. Minnesota (2/9): Posted a strong 13-3 major over Owen Webster in Minneapolis. Ohio State (2/15): A total of six takedowns in one-sided 15-4 major over # 12 Rocky Jordan in BJC Dual.
Big Ten Championship (3 / 7-8): Won the Big Ten title with 184 as an absolute newbie after the 3-0 run at Rutgers. Majored # 19 Owen Webster of Minnesota 15-4 and then # 9 Taylor Venz of Nebraska (4:00) to avenge his only loss of the year and advance to the final. Took # 7 Michigan State’s Cameron Caffey 3-2 in the title fight to win the crowns. Awarded Big Ten Freshman of the Year after the tournament.

UNIVERSITY / PERSONAL:

Wrestled at North Hagerstown High School … named Wrestler of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association in 2018 … became seventh wrestler to win four NHSCA championships at NHSCA High School Nationals … putting together a 163-2 record at NHHS … Won four titles in the state of Maryland … 22-0 senior, 46-0 junior, 43-1 sophomore, and 45-1 freshman … Four-year-old letterman, three-year-old captain. Has a sister, Kaiya … Has three brothers, Isaiah, Jared and Jaden … Considering a communications major.

BROOKS MATCH-BY-MATCH

2019-20

Date Weighted Result Opponent Place Record
12/1 184 WBF Kyle Myers, West Virginia (4:50) LHU 1-0
12/1 184 W, 11-5 Jared McGill, Pitt LHU 2-0
12/1 184 W, 7-4 Kyle Inlander, Bucknell LHU (1st) 3-0
12/6 184 W, 10-5 Chris Weiler, Lehigh Dual 4-0
12/8 184 W, 19-4 Jesse Quatse, Penn (TF; 6:03) dual 5-0
1/10 184 W, 9-4 Zach Braunagel, Illinois Dual 6-0
1/19 184 WBF Billy Janzer, Rutgers (4:36) dual 7-0
1/24 184 L, 5-9 # 8 Taylor Venz, Nebraska Dual 7-1
1/31 184 W, 7-3 # 6 Abe Assad, Iowa Dual 8-1
2/7 184 W, 3-2 Johnny Sebastian, Wisconsin Dual 9-1
2/9 184 W, 13-3 Owen Webster, Minnesota (Major) Dual 10-1
2/15 184 W, 15-4 # 12 Rocky Jordan, Ohio State (Major) Dual 11-1
2/23 184 W, 8-5 Tanner Harvey, American Dual 12-1
3/7 184 W, 15-4 # 19 Owen Webster, Minnesota (major) B1G 13-1
3/7 184 WBF # 9 Taylor Venz, Nebraska (4:00) B1G 14-1
3/8 184 W, 3-2 # 7 Cameron Caffey, Michigan State B1G (1st) 15-1

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