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School: Grant Graduation Year: 1986

Year Inducted: 2019

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.


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.

Thank you PIL HOF for this induction.


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Grant ~ 1957 / Coach ~ Track and Field three-year letter winner; Triple PIL Champion - 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, Long Jump; State Meet 100-yard dash Champion; Basketball two-year letter

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Grant ~ 1957 ~ Football two-year letter winner; 1st Team All-PIL; Shrine All-Star Game; Basketball three-year letter winner; 1st Team All-PIL Forward; member of PIL Co-Championship Team; 1st Team State

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Grant ~ 1946 ~ Football: 3-year letter winner, 2nd team All-City as Sophomore, All-City Guard on PIL Championship team, 1944 and on PIL and State Championship team, 1945. Skiing: 4-year