Brandon Womack has added another impressive accomplishment to his already impressive wrestling résumé.
The 2014 Scottsboro High School graduate and former SHS star wrestler is a now a college wrestling All-American after earning the honor during the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships over the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
Womack, a sophomore for the Cornell University wrestling team, earned the All-American nod by finishing eighth in the 165-pound weight class. He’s the first Alabama native to be a collegiate All-American wrestler since Butler High School alum Byron McGlathery of UTC in 1980.
Womack cemented his All-American status with an 8-7 win over Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia, who had defeated Womack twice during the regular season. Womack used a six-point move early in the second period, reversing Valencia to his back and nearly earning the fall to go up 7-2 before holding on to advance to the 165-pound weight class’ final eight.
Womack went 4-3 during the tournament and finished the season with a 34-11 record.
Womack is considered by many to be the state’s best ever prep wrestler. He closed his career with a 422-8 record, is one of only three wrestlers to win six career Alabama state championships and won a National High School Coaches Association national tournament senior division national championship.
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