Owatonna Wrestling Champ Brandon Moen Commits to Eastern Michigan
Owatonna High School state wrestling champion Brandon Moen has committed to Eastern Michigan University, according to the Guillotine website.
Moen is entering his senior year as a four-time state place winner. He finished fourth as a sophomore at 113 pounds. He then captured back-to-back third-place medals, as a freshman at 132 pounds and at 152 his sophomore season. In 2016, Moen won the state title at 195 pounds.
Moen led the Huskies with 42 victories and 21 pins in his junior season. He also amassed 200 team points and 157 takedowns to lead the club. His 191 career wins is second all-time at Owatonna, just eight behind 2006 graduate Alex Meger.
Eastern Michigan University is in Ypsilanti, Michigan. David Bolyard enters his third season as head coach in 2016-17 and was an associate head coach at the school for seven years before that. Four Eagles wrestlers advanced to the NCAA championships last season. EMU has an enrollment of 25,000 students. The Eagles compete in the Mid-American Conference. Their 2016-17 season includes a pair of Big Ten opponents. The Guillotine projects Moen will wrestle at 184 or 197 pounds.
Owatonna High School brings back two state champions for the 2016-17 season. Peyton Robb won his second straight title in 2016. The Huskies will be led by the head coach tandem of Adam Woitalla and Scott Seykora. Moen is recovering from a knee injury suffered during an off-season tournament shortly after winning the title last winter.
Moen was named a Guillotine Academic All-American.