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Brandon Paulson

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Brandon Paulson

Team: Greco-Roman
Weight Class: 114.5 lbs.
1995-96 Team USA Ranking: No. 2
Years on Team USA: 2 (1991-92, 95-96)
Residence: Anoka, Minn.
Club: Minn. Storm
College: Univ. of Minnesota
High School: Anoka. Minn.
Born: Nov. 22, 1973 in Coon Rapids, Minn.
Height: 5' 4"

Career Highlights
International:

  • Fourth in 1996 Peer Gynt Cup (Finland)
  • Third in 1996 Sweden Cup Grand Prix
  • Second in 1995 Concord Cup
  • Second in 1993 Espoir World Championships
  • Third in 1992 Michigan WC Open
  • Third in 1991 World Team Trials
  • Fourth in 1991 Concord Cup
  • Seventh in 1991 Espoir World Championships
  • Fourth in 1989 Cadet World Championships in freestyle

U.S.:

  • Third in 1996 U.S. Nationals
  • 1996 North Regional Olympic Trials champion
  • Second in 1995 World Team Trials
  • 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival Champion
  • Second in 1995 U.S. Nationals
  • 1995 University Nationals champion
  • Fourth in 1993 World Team Trials
  • Fourth in 1991 & 1993 U.S. Nationals
  • 1992-93 Espoir National champion
  • Fifth in 1992 U.S. Nationals
  • 1991 Espoir Nationals double champion
  • Second in 1991 Junior Nationals
  • 1990 U.S. Olympic Festival double champion
  • 1990 Espoir Nationals champion in freestyle
  • Second in 1990 Espoir Nationals
  • 1989 Junior Nationals champion
  • 1989 Cadet National champion in freestyle
  • Second in 1989 Cadet Nationals
  • 1988 Cadet National double champion

College:
Paulson is taking a redshirt year in 1995-96 to pursue his Olympic quest
Attends the Univ. of Minnesota, where he is coached by J Robinson

High School:
1990-92 Minnesota state champion for Anoka High School
His coach was Ron Malcom

Personal:
Became the first high school wrestler ever to make the senior-level Team USA when he qualified for the 1991-92 Greco-Roman National Team
He is one of three wrestlers to win a national title on all four age-group levels (Cadet, Junior, Espoir, University)
Hobbies are fantasy football, fantasy racing and Sega videogames
Serves as a referee for youth tournaments, and helps coach a youth club

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