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Mr. Minnesota Wrestling - Alex Braun

Senior Alex Braun named Mr. Minnesota Wrestling

Congratulations to Senior Alex Braun who was named Mr. Minnesota Wrestling.  His record over the past 2 years is 99-1. He was undefeated his junior season. During his senior year, his record was 51-1 losing to the eventual state champion of a higher weight class. Congratulations Alex! Guillotine Article.


Senior Alex Braun has 256 career wins in his six seasons of MSHSL Wrestling, which is a school record and puts him into the top 10 all-time list in Minnesota wrestling history. As a junior, he was undefeated for the season and won state in the 138AAA class.  In the first round of state this year, Alex (145#) competed against Cael Spates of Stillwater winning on a fall in  4 minutes, 16 seconds. In the quarterfinal round, Alex competed against Jackson Marr winning on a fall in 3 minutes and 40 seconds. In the semi’s,  Alex defeated  Nick Korman of Albert Lea Area with a fall in 3:18. Alex won a second state title Saturday night defeating Tyson Charmoli of St. Francis (a state champion in AA last season) in a decision (3-0). During the 2023-2024 season, Alex was 51-1. Alex, ranked 4th in the country in his weight class, has signed with University of Oklahoma to wrestle in college. 

Senior Alex Braun State Champion 145AAA
Junior Brad Little State Runner Up 152AAA

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State Meet Results


Junior Brad Little went into the state meet in search of his 4th all-state honors, this time in the 152AAA class. Brad has 191 career wins and 152 of those are pins! In the first round of state, Brad competed against Jackson Sanders from Park Center winning on a fall in 1:31. In the quarterfinal round, Brad competed against Clayton Solbert from Irondale winning on a fall in 1:15.  In the semi’s, Brad competed against Gunnar Mullen from Park HS winning by fall in 3:36. Brad finished state runner up to 3x state champion Landon Robideau of St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday night. During the 2023-2024 season, Brad was 47-6 overall for the season.   

Congratulations to Alex, Brad and the Coaches!

State Meet Info

Individual Section Championships

Congratulations to the Wrestling Team in Individual Section Competition on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The team was very successful in all weight classes

Section 3AAA Wrestling place winners

107- Adrian Andrada-4th place

114-Pierce Osburn-5th place

121-Calvin Calderon-4th Place

127-Caleb Howe-3rd place

133- Dino Tokin-3rd place

139-Jonah Coffey-4th place

145-Alex Braun-1st place - Section Champion, Advance to State

152-Brad Little-1st place - Section Champion, Advance to State

160-Nic Lunemann-4th place

172- Austin Martin-5th place

189-Parker Taveirne-5th place

215-Mitchell Folks-3rd place 


Section 3AAA All-Academic Award Winners

114- Pierce Osburn

127-Caleb Howe

189-Parker Taveirne 

215-Mitchell Folks

285-Carter Nickelson-Sinclair


Senior Brad Little has 252 career wins in his sixth season of MSHSL Wrestling. He is entering the state meet 47-1.  As a Junior he was undefeated for the season. Junior Bradley Little has 189 career wins and 149 of those are pins!

Best of Luck Alex and Bradley in the state meet!

The MSHSL will host the Individual state meet on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2024 at the Xcel Energy Center

State Wrestling Meet Information

State Champion!

Congratulations to Junior Alex Braun for winning the State 138 pound Class AAA title!  Alex had a perfect 48-0 record this season.   Alex has advanced to state in wrestling 4 times, while placing twice (3rd & 6th) before this year's title run.  

Congratulations to 10th Grader Brad Little for his 5th place finish at state in the 152 pound Class AAA bracket.   Brad had a 47-5 record this season.  After losing a close first round match, Brad battled back to earn his all-state honors for a 3rd time, previously  placing 6th & 4th. 

Section Competition...Congratulations to the wrestling team! 13 our of the 14 wrestlers placed 6th and above in the individual section tournament on Feb. 25.  The team also earned Gold Academic Status, which is a team GPA of over 3.5!  

11th Grader Alex Braun earned 1st place and will advance in the 138 lbs weight class state meet. Alex also had his 200th career win this weekend and is undefeated this year with a 44-0 record.

10th Grader Bradley Little earned 1st place in the 152 lbs weight class and will also advance to the state meet on Friday. Bradley's record is 44-3 this year.

Both Alex and Brad competed in the individual state meet the past two years. Alex finished 3 in 2021 and injury defaulted to a 6th place finish in 2022 due to an injury. Brad was 6th in 2021 and 4th in 2022. 


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