Next Club Tournament at Brandon HS: Upcoming tournaments:4/8/23
Congrats to Roberto Rodriguez! Brandon HS State Champion 2023
We are BACK!!!!! The rec wrestling program and tournaments are back at Brandon HS!
GUIDELINES for classes: parents allowed in gym(drop off or wait outside), no temp check, no masks during class. Students will not be allowed in if showing signs of illness. Scroll down to read info about classes and tournaments.
Brandon HS Wrestling History: First season of wrestling 1969-70, to 2021-22, 53 seasons, dual meet record 931-27-1, winning percentage .971
Bill Stewart 7-4 1969-70
Chuck Holland 7-3 1970-71
Jim Graves 98-11-1 1971-80, 4 St. Champs, 1 St. Team Title, Started the Streak Undefeated last 7 seasons
Russ Cozart 762-8 1980-2018, 119 St. Champs, 27 St. Team Titles, Continued The Streak 28 undefeated seasons until it ended in 2008 at 459 dual wins.
Joe Cozart 57-1 2018-present, 5 St. Champs
CLUB TOURNAMENTS AT BRANDON HS: ALL AGES-HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-NO CARD NEEDED!!!! FWCA-Florida Wrestling Coaches Association, All Tournaments Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco for $20 Tournament Dates: 8/20 Folkstlye, Freestyle, Greco-Roman all styles for $20) Weighins: kids 8-9am wrestling at 10am, Weighins cadets/juniors/high school/open 8-10am wrestling 11am, Medals top 3 placers, round robin tournaments, spectators free, free parking.
"We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then, is not an act but a habit.
2022-23 Brandon HS Wrestling Schedule
12/3 Jim Graves Tournament @ BHS 10am/1st Place
12/9-10 Hernando HS Tournament 1:30pm/9:30am/1st Place
12/16-17 Bradenton Christian HS Tourament 4:30pm/9:30am/1st Place
12/23 Alumni Night Dual vs Plant City @BHS Wins Varsity and JV
12/30 Parrish HS Duals 9:30am/1st Place
1/14 Citrus HS Tournament 2nd Place
1/21 Northport HS Tournament 3rd Place
1/28 Palmetto HS Tournament 1st Place
2/4 Tony Ippolito Memorial Tournament 1st Place
2/10 Hills Co Division Championships 1st Place
2/11 Hills Co Championships @ Riverview HS 1st Place
2/18 2A-6 District Championships 1st Place
2/24-25 2A-2 Region Championships 2nd Place
3/2-3-4 2A State Championships @ Silver Spurs Arena 5th Place
12/8 Tournament @ BHS 5:30pm
12/15 Tournament @ BHS 5:30pm
12/23 Alumni Night Dual vs Plant City @ BHS 5:30pm
1/26Tournament @ BHS 5:30pm
2/2 Tournament @ BHS 5:30pm
BRANDON WRESTLING SCHOOL!! ALL AGES, WRESTLING CLASSES AND WORKOUTS, WE ARE AT THE BRANDON HS GYM
1101 VICTORIA STREET, BRANDON, FL 33510
BRANDON SCHOOL OF WRESTLING AND SUMMER WRESTLING CAMPS
Night Wrestling Classes during the school year:(no charge) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-8pm, All ages(Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adults and MMA athletes) Championship Coaches at every workout. A special Beginners night on Mondays and Tuesday 6:30-8pm. If interested contact Russ Cozart at email@example.com, 813-545-6310(call/text) or just come by the classes. Summer Camps(small fee will be charged) M-TH 8:30am-noon, 6:30-8pm, see schedule below.
Location: BRANDON HS GYM, 1101 VICTORIA STREET, BRANDON, FL 33510
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! BRANDON HS STATE CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!! 17th in a row(2001-2017) 28th overall. Congrats Coach Russ Cozart for being named NFHS National Wrestling Coach of the Year!!!!!!! and inducted into NFHS Hall of Fame 2017, also Tampa Sports Club Hall of Fame 2018.
Attention High School wrestlers: Out of season workouts and instruction! Folkstyle/Freestyle/Greco-Roman. Train for local, regional and national events. Get additional training during the season and see improvement.
Russ Cozart, Wrestling Coach 1976-2021 45 years, Head Wrestling Coach 1976-2018, 42 seasons, Brandon HS, Fl 38 years 1980-2018, Presently Volunteer Coach at Brandon HS, 27 Time Florida Team State Champions
2014 NFHS National Wrestling Coach of the Year, MaxPreps: 11/17/20 Greatest Coach in Florida, 17 State Championships in a row 2001-17, 119 State Champions, 153 State placers
National Ranked Teams: 1988,1992,1993,1995,1998,2002,2003,2004#4, 2005#1,2006,2010#4,2011#3,2012#4,2013#6, 2014#8,2015.
14 District Individual Champions 2004,2010. Qualified all 14 to State 2004,2010,2011, 732-8 @Brandon HS 768-21 overall
National High school records: 29 consecutive individual pins 2012-13. 146 individual matches won in a row 2012-13, 459 consecutive duals won in a row 1974-2008, Average Dual Meet Score 74.92-2.16*, Average Margin Of Victory 72.76* 2009-10.
Most State Champions-7(‘09,’11,’12), Most State Finalists-9(‘03,’05,’11), Most State Placers-12(‘04,’09’13)
USA Most Prestigious All-Star Meet "Pittsburgh Classic"
1993 Dennis Kitko, 2005 Franklin Gomez, 2006 David Craig, 2009 Eric Grajales, 2010 Joe Cozart, 2016 Kyle Norstrem
Outstanding finishes in National Tournaments
1992 Powerade, Pa 3rd, 2003 Ironman, Oh 2nd, 2004 Beast of the East, De 3rd, 2006 Blackwatch, Ca 1st, 2007,2008,2012 Heart of Dixie, Ala 1st, 2009,2010 Cheesehead, Wi 1st/2nd, 2012,2013,2014 The Clash, Mn 2nd/4th/3rd, 2009,2011,2012 Maynard Duals, Ga 1st, 2014 Seahawk Slam, Ga 1st, 2015 Coastal Clash, Sc 1st, 2017 Longhorn, Ga 1st.
Brandon Wrestling Club 94 National Champs 204 All-Americans-ages 5-19, 1980-present
NFHS Hall of Fame, California Wrestling Hall of Fame, FLORIDA Wrestling Hall of Fame, Brandon HS Hall of Fame, Upland HS Hall of Fame
Florida Sports Hall of Fame, Tampa Sports Club Hall of Fame, NHSCA Hall of Fame
7X WWA Veterans World Champion, Upland HS, Calif 1971 2nd CIF SS, University of Alabama 1976 4x SEC placer 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th
Former Brandon Wrestlers have qualified for 13 consecutive (2006-18) NCAA D1 Championships
Wrestlers: Rocky Cozart 5X USA Wrestling National Champion, Bret Gustafson 5th NCAA '91, Josh Lambrecht 3X NCAA 7th 2nd 3rd, Franklin Gomez Olympian 2012 London and 2016 Rio, NCAA Champion 3rd 3rd, Joe Cozart 2X NAIA National Champion 2nd, Eric Grajales 3rd NCAA, Rossi Bruno 8th NCAA, Clark Glass U of Oklahoma NQ, Kevin Norstrem Virginia Tech NQ, Anthony Grajales U of Penn 4X NQ, Rashad Goff Cleve State 3X NQ, Kyle Norstrem VT NQ.
Hillsborough County Champs 48 years in a row 1973-2020, District Champs 41 years in a row 1975-2015, Regional Champs 26 years in a row 1990-2015,
Russ Cozart's Wrestling Camps
2023 SUMMER CAMPS Start 6/6 end 7/29 at Brandon HS Gym
Ages: All ages Elementary, Middle, and High Schoolers.
2023 Summer Camps
Discounts: Team, siblings, buy one week get one free, buy morning session get night session free, All Summer access pass day and night
COZART'S WRESTLING CAMPS
BRANDON HS WRESTLING Staff
HELD AT BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL GYM
1101 VICTORIA STREET, BRANDON, FL 33510
PHONE:(813) 545-6310, email: Russcozart1@verizon.net
Mail, call, email, or text info in on the camps you want to attend and payment to:
111 East Sadie Street, Brandon, FL 33510
2022 Summer Camps
Activities include: Advanced wrestling techniques in all positions, live wrestling, drilling, strength building, weight lifting for wrestlers,
nutrition for wrestlers, rope climbing, strategy building in wrestling and character building.
**Do any day and night camp together for
Instructors: Russ Cozart coached 27 State Team Championships, 119 State Champs
Rocky Cozart 3X State Champ, 5X USA National Champ
Joe Cozart 4X State Champ, 2X NAIA National College Champ, Head Coach Brandon HS