Area wrestling: Brakeman left an impression on Ohio wrestling

By MIKE VERNOT Published:

One of Ohio's great wrestling traditions has come to an last week with the announcement that Brian Brakeman, author of the annual Brakeman Report will no longer compile ratings effective immediately. With great anticipation, wrestling fans, sports writers (including myself) and athletes looked forward to the last few weeks of January for the release of the Brakeman Report. Since 1971, Brian Brakeman has ranked every weight class in every division with projections of state winners and justifications for those projections with an unbelievable degree of accuracy.