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Branson Inks with the Patriots

     Spencer Adams and Gary Canter have been hitting the recruiting road hard as of late. They continued that streak when they signed Gage Branson for the 2015-16 season.

     Gage Branson a senior from Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, Ohio gave his commitment to join the St. Catharine College Wrestling program in 2015-16. Branson is a two time state qualifier from Ohio.

     Branson has a long list of accomplishments that would be hard for anyone to beat. Not only is he a two time state qualifier, but he also is a three time district qualifier and a sectional champion. He also is a three time Eastern Cincinnati Conference Champion. Earlier this year Gage was named Eastern Cincinnati Conference Wrestler of the Year. He is a four year letter winner at Glen Este, a four time scholar athlete, and he was named a USA Wrestling Freestyle All-American.

     In 2013, Branson was named to the National Junior Duals All-Tournament Team after posting a perfect 9-0 record. He is also a three time member of the Ohio National Freestyle Dual Team and a three time member of the Ohio National Freestyle and Greco Team (FARGO). FARGO is the Cadet and Junior National Championships that is also known at the “Fargo National” and is the premiere youth event in the United States.

     Gage spoke of his commitment saying, “I am excited to commit to St. Catharine to be a part of a new wrestling program and to help build a championship tradition. I hope to be a part of and help lead the team to a NAIA National Championship.” When asked what was he was pleased with the most, Branson responded saying, “I am happy with the coaching staff’s dedication to the school and myself for giving me this opportunity. I also like the schools’ facilities and I can’t wait to begin this new phase of my wrestling career.”

     Gage’s dad, Brett Branson, also had some nice things to say, “I am excited for Gage to join the St. Catharine wrestling family to help establish a winning tradition. Hopefully he can help put St. Catharine on the map by becoming one of the first All-Americans in the program’s history.” Brett also had some things he liked saying, “The coaches are down-to-earth people with strong goals and ethics. I am also very pleased that the academic standards are high and the classroom sizes are small. The facilities are new and modern and technologically advanced helping provide an environment for academic and athletic success.”

     Head Coach Spencer Adams says he expects Gage to wrestle in either the 125 or 133 weight division when he begins wrestling next year.
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