Aaron Brooks Isn’t Just Winning College Wrestling Matches.
He’s Pinning Them.

Very few college Athletes are undefeated during any stretch of their NCAA careers. Unless, of course, you are Penn State’s Aaron Brooks. 

If you enter the ring in NCAA Wrestling, you expect to compete. If you wrestle against Aaron Brooks, chances are that you won’t. 

After winning yet another NCAA wrestling Championship, Aaron Brooks has another reason to celebrate this season. This month, Brooks (Big Ten Wrestler of the Year) has college the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top college wrestler.

He is only the seventh wrestler to win four NCAA Titles.

High School is where his excellence began. Brooks was a four-time NHSCA National champion and a four-time MPSSAA state champion, with a 163–2 record. He was a U17 World champion before his senior year at North Hagerstown High School.

Going to freestyle instead for the US Open National Championships in April — and advancing to the semifinals — he defeated US National champion and two-time U20 World champion Mark Hall and US National champion and two-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia to claim the championship and earn a berth for Final X.

In June 2023, Brooks earned the right to represent the United States at the U23 World Championships in October. In October, Brooks became the U23 World champion at 86 kilograms.

Aaron Brooks has an 89–3 career NCAA wrestling record. He is a world-famous collegiate and US National Championship wrestler.
The most impressive part? He’s only 23 years old.


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