Roman Bravo-Young earns Poland Open championship ahead of Paris Olympics

Roman Bravo-Young on the medal stand at the Poland Open (photo courtesy Bobby Rodriguez)

Sunnyside High School wrestling great Roman Bravo-Young, who went on to become a two-time national champion at Penn State, added to his long list of accomplishments Sunday by earning the 57 kg championship in the Poland Open at Warsaw.

Bravo-Young, representing Mexico, will next compete in the Paris Olympics next month.

He defeated his two opponents in the Poland Open by technical fall.

He beat Mohamed Hanafy of Egypt 12-1 in the semifinals.

In the championship match, he defeated Iuna Diamantino of Guinea-Bissau by a score of 13-2.

Bravo-Young is a Class of 2018 graduate at Sunnyside who went 182-0 with four state titles with the Blue Devils.

A dual-citizen, he is wrestling for Mexico to honor the native country of his mother’s side of the family.

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