Full Name: Nathan Christopher Braun
Birthday: January 4th, 2007
Wrestling Club: Martinez Fox Valley Elite
School: Countryside Elementary School
Hometown: Barrington, Illinois
Weight Class: 50 lbs.
Most significant wins/accomplishments: 2015 Cliff Keen; Nationals Champion, 2015 Bantam State Champion; 2014 Bantam State, Freestyle State and Greco State Champion; 2014 Cliff Keen and Pre-season Nationals All American, 3x member of Illinois National Dual Team.
Nathan Braun is sheer braun: built tough and ready for whatever the mat will bring him. He loves to win, but he is also great at moving on from any of his tough losses. One of the best parts about this kid is his motivation to find the people he has lost to and get his revenge, because he knows that's how you get to be the best. He has great determination, focus, and goal setting, all of which are what it takes to be a champion. Having Nathan along for the Quest has been terrific, and we are sure he has big things coming!
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
I love to win!
What's the best thing wrestling has taught you?
To work hard in everything that I do.
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
To never give up and to always wrestle to the end of the match.
How do you handle tough defeats?
I get back in the practice room and keep improving. I like to seek out the person I lost to and wrestle him again until I win.
What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?
Winning Cliff Keen Nationals this year because last year I was an All-American.
What's your favorite wrestling move?
The Blast Double!
Do you have a hero or role model?
Yes, Jordan Burroughs.
What's your favorite subject in school?
Math, but mandarin is a close second.
Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?
Yes, Judo and Krav Maga.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of wrestling?
I love playing video games, fishing, and spending time with my family.
What are your goals for your wrestling career?
To win the Olympics!
What are your goals for the next 1-5 years?
To win Nationals five times in a row.
Where is your biggest area where you could improve?
The small details in each move, every little detail is important.
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