PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP)- From adversity to triumph. Parkersburg South wrestler Braxton Amos has etched his name in history.
Amos won his fourth Cadet national title at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior and Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D. He became the 15th wrestler to do so.
He did so after wrapping up the tournament with this year's Greco-Roman Cadet championship in the 220-pound class on Friday.
To join that elite group of wrestlers, Amos powered to a 10-0 win in 47 seconds over Luke Luffman, the fourth-ranked wrestler in America.
In addition to winning the Cadet freestyle national title earlier in the week, Amos was also named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler.
All of this while Amos battled back from tearing his ACL last year, which caused him to miss his freshman season with the Parkersburg South Patriots.
"It is a great honor to be with the list of guys who have gotten four Cadet titles," Amos said.
"It has definitely impacted wrestling a lot. It is also great for me, confidence wise, to tell myself that I am back to wrestling, that my knee is fine and that I am ready to go."
Amos has one year of eligibility left to compete in the Cadet International events, which he plans to do next srping.