Sunnyside grad Roman Bravo-Young seeded No. 2 at 133 pounds in NCAA tourney

Sunnyside High School alum Roman Bravo-Young of Penn State is the No. 2 seed in the 133-pound class of the NCAA tournament which runs March 18-20 in St. Louis.

The No. 1 seed is Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix, who earned the Big 12 title on Sunday, the same day Bravo-Young won his first Big Ten championship.

Bravo-Young will open the NCAA tournament against No. 31 Sean Carter of Appalachian State.

The top two seeds at each weight class were revealed at 10-minute intervals on Wednesday afternoon. The full brackets were released during a selection show later Wednesday.

Bravo-Young, a junior with the Nittany Lions, is 9-0 this season and 53-9 in his collegiate career. He was won 28 of his last 30 matches.

He went 182-0 over four years at Sunnyside, winning four straight state titles in the process.

Former Ironwood Ridge standout Danny Vega Jr. of South Dakota State is seeded No. 22 in the 125-pound class. Vega (14-6 this season) advanced to the NCAA championships by reaching the Big 12 semifinals.

He will be matched against No. 11 Dylan Ragusin of Michigan in the opening round.


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