Congratulations are nothing new to the Brandon High School Wrestling program. The Eagles have won a bunch of state championships. But even more notably, every time the Eagles win a match, they set a new national record for consecutive victories. It currently stands at a mind-numbing 375 — across 30 years. Moreover, the program keeps getting better.
But special congratulations are now due for Brandon’s performance in a recent national tournament. Brandon finished second in the prestigious Walsh Jesuit 2003 Ironman Wrestling Tournament in Ohio. That’s second among the nation’s elite.
For years, some disgruntled coaches have sour-graped Brandon’s generation-long achievement, saying that was only against local competition. As if Brandon were merely the biggest fish in a very modest-sized pond.
Let the record show: Brandon is a very big fish in the biggest of ponds.