photo courtesy of Richard Immel
This evening, one of the top remaining recruits in the high school Class of 2020 made his college intentions known. The sixth-ranked senior in the entire class, Braxton Amos of Parkersburg South, West Virginia, has committed to wrestle for Chris Bono at the University of Wisconsin. Amos is a two-time West Virginia state champion and the only reason he isn’t a three-timer is because he was injured and missed his entire freshman year. Before he ever stepped on a high school mat, Amos was a double Cadet national champion in Fargo. Braxton repeated the feat again before his sophomore season in the summer of 2017. In July, Amos captured a Junior National freestyle title and made the Greco finals. He was unable to compete for the Greco title due to injury.
Braxton has competed for most of his career at 220 lbs, but he is initially projected as a 197 lber in college. Down the road, he could grow into the 285 lb weight class. Amos is the second member of the Class of 2020 to commit to the Badgers, joining in-state prospect Aidan Medora, the 49th ranked senior. Under Bono, the recruiting has been ramped up. He jumped in late to a Class of 2018 that was ranked 20th in the country and his first full class was ranked fifth.
In addition to his exploits in Fargo, Amos has won two titles at the Super 32, the Walsh Ironman, and the Powerade. Last spring, Braxton entered the Cadet World Team Trials and he ended up taking third at 92 kg. He suffered an early loss to Cornell recruit Jacob Cardenas but later defeated Cardenas in the consolations. In TOM’s latest high school rankings, Amos sits atop the 195 lb weight class.
For all of Wisconsin’s recruits and the rest of the college commitments, check out TOM’s college commitment page.