Cody Brewer (No. 7 @ 130) Named The Star?s All-Metro Wrestler of the Year
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Update: Brewer recently knocked off Ohio State?s Logan Stieber at FILA Juniors.
There aren?t too many people who can understand the stress that Oak Park senior wrestler Cody Brewer (No. 7 @ 130) was under this season.
?He operated under an enormous amount of pressure with the four-time thing,? said Oak Park coach Tim Rupp. ?But you know, for a lot of upper-echelon athletes, most of the pressure they feel is self-imposed.?
Brewer was no different, Rupp said. He expected to go undefeated this season. He expected to become a four-time state champion.
Basically, he expected to be perfect.
Perfection, it turned out, didn?t happen, thanks to a loss to an undefeated state champion from Illinois. But that was his only blemish. He posted a sterling 51-1 record and became only the 20th wrestler in state history to be a four-time champion.
For all that, Brewer ? who will wrestle next season at Oklahoma ? is The Star?s All-Metro Wrestler of the Year for the 2010-2011 season.
Brewer had a memorable year. He won the super competitive Toshiba Midwest Classic, had two wins over the Missouri Class 4 state champion and had individual wins over six state runners-up. He capped it all with his 12th consecutive state title, dating to his youth club wrestling days.