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Brandon Wrestlers Immortalized at Beef 'O' Brady's on Kings Avenue

Up the road from Brandon High School, the original Beef 'O' Brady's restaurant on Kings Avenue pays tribute to the school's storied wrestling team and its individual state champions.

 

Travis Berridge this weekend became the 60th wrestler in Brandon High School history to take home a state crown, in a 2013 contest that featured as well the school's seventh wrestler to take home an individual title for all four years of high school.

In achieving that milestone, Kevin Norstrem also became the school's third wrestler to win five state titles, having won a title as well in the eighth grade. Last year, two wrestlers achieved that accomplishment as well: Rossi Bruno and Clark Glass.

A table at the Original Beef O' Brady's restaurant in Brandon, on Kings Avenue, pays tribute to these and other state champions representing Brandon High School since 1974, when Tony Ippolito won the school's first individual state title.

A tournament in his memory is held annually at the school under his former coach, Russ Cozart, whose legendary achievements are noted on the table as well. Cozart in 2009-2010 was named Coach of the Year and in 2011 was inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame.

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This past weekend, the wrestlers won the school's 24th state title, and 13th in a row, at the 2013 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament, held at The Lakeland Center.

Kevin Norstrem's fourth title as a Brandon High School student matches the four freshman-to-senior crowns clinched as well by Bruno and Clark in 2012; Joe Cozart, the coach's son, in 2010; David Craig, in 2006; and both Cesar and Eric Grajeles. The brothers clinched their final state crowns in 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Below is a chart of Brandon wrestling state champions through the years, drawn from both the names on the table and a report on this year's Florida High School Athletic Association's Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament. The second chart is a list of Brandon state champions by year and weight class, as noted on the champions table.

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Brandon Wrestling: State Champions

Khalid Andwele 2002 Alex Araoz 2006 Bryan Barrett 1989 Travis Berridge 2013 James Brown 2006 Rossi Bruno 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Fred Cachilli 1984 Henry Chirino 2010 Mark Church 1995 Joe Cozart 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Rocky Cozart 2003, 2004, 2005 David  Craig 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Chris Denison 1985 Stein Edwards 1994 David  Emch 2001 Mike  Ettore 2009 Wally Figaro 2011 James  Flint 2011, 2012 Gary Gamer 1988 Clark  Glass 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Rashard Goff 2003 Franklin Gomez 2005 Cesar Grajales 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Eric  Grajales 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Bret Gustafson 1986, 1987 Todd Gustafson 1984 Jacob Haydock 2012 Bob Hendrickson 1985 John Heyman 1991 Tony Ippolito 1974 Sean Joyce 2004, 2006, 2007 Ryan Joyce 2003 Matt Juncal 2001, 2002, 2003 Brady Keys 1983 Dennis Kitko 1991, 1992, 1993 Kyle Koziel 2011, 2012 Zac Lambrecht 1998 Josh Lambrecht 1998 Richard Lentz 1976, 1977 Dylan  Lucas 2012, 2013 Kevin Mancini 1988 Steven Moraldo 1998 Kevin  Norstrem 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kyle Norstrem 2013 Todd Parry 1986 Adam Parry 1988 Mike Pucillo 1997 Ryan Renkey 2009 Mike Reynolds 1992 Ketih Simmons
Kevin Timothy 2008, 2009 Tom  Timothy 2006, 2007 Marco Toledo 2005 Phil Uno 2008 Ken Urquhart 1991 Kris Urquhart 1996 Ben  Valladares 1997 Bob Woodke 1980 George Woodside III 1995 Andy Yoerger 1996

 

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Brandon Wrestlers Tribute Table At The Original Beef O' Brady's
(This is how the table read the day after the Brandon High School wrestling team clinched its 24th state title. The accomplishments of the 2013 champions — Kevin and Kyle Norstrem, Dylan Lucas and Travis Berridge —  had not yet been added to the table.)

103 Pounds

Cesar Grajales 2002 Eric  Grajales 2006 Dylan  Lucas 2012 112 (109) Pounds
Bob Hendrickson 1985 Dennis Kitko 1991 Mark Church 1995 Khalid Andwele 2002 Sean Joyce 2004 Eric  Grajales 2007 Ryan Renkey 2009 James  Flint 2011, 2012 119 (116) Pounds
Dennis  Kitko 1992 Ben  Valladares 1997 Cesar Grajales 2003 Franklin Gomez 2005 Rossi Bruno 2009, 2010 125 (132) Pounds
Bryan Barrett 1989 John Heyman 1991 Dennis  Kitko 1993 Stein Edwards 1994 George Woodside III 1995 Zac Lambrecht 1998 Cesar Grajales 2004 James Brown 2006 Joe Cozart 2007 Kevin  Norstrem 2010, 2011 130 Pounds

Ken Urquhart 1991 Ryan Joyce 2003 Alex Araoz 2006 Eric Grajales 2008 Clark  Glass 2009 Rossi Bruno 2011, 2012 135 Pounds

Cesar  Grajales 2005 Kevin Timothy 2008 Eric Grajales 2009 Kevin  Norstrem 2012 140 Pounds

Steven Moraldo 1998 David  Emch 2001 Joe Cozart 2008 Kevin  Timothy 2009 145 (142) Pounds
Bret Gustafson 1986, 1987 David Craig 2003 Marco Toledo 2005 Sean  Joyce 2006, 2007 Joe  Cozart 2009 Clark Glass 2010 152 (149) Pounds
Todd Gustafson 1984 Todd Parry 1986 Rocky Cozart 2003 Joe  Cozart 2010 Clark  Glass  2011 160 (159) Pounds
Brady Keys 1983 Adam Parry 1988 Mike Reynolds 1992 Kris Urquhart 1996 Matt Juncal 2001 Rocky Cozart 2004, 2005 Tom  Timothy 2006, 2007 Wally Figaro 2011 Clark  Glass 2012 171 Pounds

Tony Ippolito 1974 Richard Lentz 1976, 1977 Bob Woodke 1980 Fred Cachilli 1984 Andy Yoerger 1996 Josh Lambrecht 1998 Matt  Juncal 2002 David  Craig 2004, 2005, 2006 Kyle Koziel 2011 Jacob Haydock 2012 189 Pounds

Gary Gamer 1988 Matt  Juncal 2003 Mike  Ettore 2009 Kyle Koziel 2012 215 (224/22) Pounds
Chris Denison 1985 Rashard Goff 2003 Phil Uno 2008 275 (Unlimited) Pounds
Kevin Mancini 1988 Mike Pucillo 1997 Ketih Simmons
Henry Chirino 2010

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