Saturday, August 06, 2016

Black Olympian Spotlight: Colton Brown, Wrestler

Other Black Olympians: Jenny Arthur weightlifting,Shakur Stevenson boxer

The 2016 Olympics are now under way and I will be highlighting black athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio who wont get as much publicity as a Serena Williams or the USA men's basketball team. I would like to introduce you to Piscataway, N.J. wrestler, Colton Brown.

Ranked No. 27 in the world, Brown earns his first Olympic team selection riding a wave of progress, including winning a silver medal at the 2016 Pan American Championships after fifth-place finishes the prior two years. The 24-year-old has won world cup or continental open medals on five continents, including five medals on four continents in 2015. He won the Pan American U-20 title in 2010.

Oceania Open Wollongong – BRONZE
European Open Glasgow – SILVER
Pan American Open San Salvador – GOLD
Pan American Senior Championships – BRONZE
Pan American Open Buenos Aires – BRONZE
Pan American Open Montevideo – 5th Place
Pan American Open Santiago – 5th Place
African Open Tunis – SILVER
NCAA National Championships - GOLD
Pan American Open, Montevideo - BRONZE
Pan American Open, Santiago - BRONZE
Pan American Championships - 5th Place
NCAA National Championships - GOLD
US Senior National Championships - SILVER
Miami Grand Prix - BRONZE
Pan American Open, San Salvador - SILVER

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