Jackson Athlete Signs with Wrestling Team

Kent State University at Tuscarawas is announcing the signing of a Jackson High School graduating senior to their wrestling team. On May 10, Braxton Freeman signed a Letter of Intent to wrestle for the Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles Wrestling Team.

Freeman was a three-year letter winner for the Polar Bears wrestling team. He was an Ohio High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament qualifier this year, while compiling a 41-14 record in his final season on the mat for the purple and gold. Freeman was named to the Second Team of the Federal League and All-County wrestling teams and broke Jackson’s pin record this year. He finished the season with 25 pins, eclipsing the old mark by two.

“Braxton is a fine young man and a great athlete as well and we are very fortunate to him coming to Kent State Tuscarawas,” said Dave Schlarb, Head Wrestling Coach for Kent State Tuscarawas. “He certainly has the tools to become a champion at the college level and had great preparation during his phenomenal career at Jackson High School. He is very soft-spoken and very humble, but look out on the mat, because he is lightning quick and can turn the tables on you in a New York minute. Braxton is a great addition to our campus and community and I look forward to helping him realize his academic as well as his athletic goals.”

Kent State Tuscarawas is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).


Photo Cutline: Signing a Letter of Intent is: Braxton Freeman (seated left) seated beside Joseph Knopick, Massillon Jackson Wrestling Coach. Standing are Kent State Tuscarawas Athletic Director Rob Brindley and Kent State Tuscarawas Wrestling Coach Dave Schlarb.

POSTED: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:04am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:05am