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Former Sunnyside Wrestler Roman Bravo-Young Named to Penn State’s Starting Lineup as True Freshman

Roman Bravo-Young is taking his wrestling exploits from Sunnyside High School, where he rose to legendary status, to Penn State, where as a freshman, he is already pegged a starter at 133 pounds.

News of Bravo-Young’s starting status was announced today by coach Cael Sanderson during the team’s media day.

“Roman has done very well and is super competitive. He’s got the tools and the mindset to succeed,” Sanderson said.

Bravo-Young told reporters today, “I just have a fun style, I just go for it. I’m really fast. I just enjoy myself, score points and don’t worry about winning or losing, and just like Cael says, have fun.”

Bravo-Young went 182-0 over four years at Sunnyside, winning four-straight state titles. Bravo-Young played a part in Sunnyside winning its 31st team title. He was a three-year captain and is one of only three wrestlers to earn Arizona State Championship Outstanding Wrestler honors four years in a row.

Penn State’s season starts Sunday with Kent State visiting State College, Pa.

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