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Hiag Brown
[1986]

School: Grant

Sports Played: Football, Wrestling

High School Honors: 2 Football letters. 4 Wrestling letters. PIL Champion as Sophomore 115 lbs, Junior 132 lbs, Senior 139 lbs. State Champion as a Sophomore and Senior, 2nd as a Junior.

Post High School Career: 3 years at Portland State University, 1 year at Virginia State University; 4-time NCAA II Regional Champion. National Champion twice, at 126 lbs as a Freshman in 1987, as a Senior at 150 lbs in 1994, both at PSU. BS Degree in Social Sciences at PSU. 18-year career in High School and Youth Wrestling (Founder of Portland Inner City Wrestling Club), currently Varsity Wrestling Coach at Grant High School.

Commentary:

As a father of 8, I've come to understand the selflessness and patience it takes to parent a child who is always asking for something. This made me respect my parents more, because I was one of those children. All the tournaments—local, regional and national—could not have been done without the unconditional love and support of my family, Parents Charlotte & Duane Brown and my sister Margot Brown-Amii. Thank you for making the sacrifices and always being my biggest fan base.

Roy Pittman, my Wrestling Coach/Mentor/Life Coach, taught me to respect all and fear none, on the mat and off. Respect the sport and life; respect everyone even if you disagree with their views/opinions. Do not be scared to respectfully speak your mind and have courageous conversations. Do not be scared to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Be you, you're the only you.

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