Carl Albert's Dylan Brown – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By John Tranchina

Now that he’s a senior, Dylan Brown feels a responsibility to take on a leadership role with the Carl Albert wrestling team, but while he has made an effort to be more of a leader, it also seems to come to him quite naturally.

“I don’t know if that’s the personality I’m trying to project or if that’s just what comes out naturally,” Brown said. “But me being a senior, I like to be one of the leaders, and I think that helps. Us seniors have kind of stepped up a little bit more than our past seniors have, just helping the younger guys kind of get back into things and making sure we all respect the coaches and stay composed when things get a little riled up and trying to keep a fun atmosphere in the practice room.”

With the Class 5A West Regional taking place on Feb. 14 and 15, Brown was fighting off a cold and hoping to get well enough to compete at his usual high level, in order to do well enough to fulfill his ongoing objective.

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“It’s going pretty good. I think I could have done better at some times but there’s no going back now,” he said of his season so far. “My goal right now is to qualify for state, and also just get rid of this cold so I can go to regionals, just so I can go to it, to get back in the room.”

Brown’s contributions on and off the mat have certainly not gone unnoticed this season.

“Dylan has been a starter for three years. He has been a solid, consistent part of our program since his freshman year,” said Carl Albert coach Curt Hodges. “Dylan does not miss practice, he is a great teammate, he is very coachable. His academic standing is first rate. Dylan is type of student athlete coaches enjoy having in their programs, because he does what he is asked of him on a daily basis.”

 

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