Roman Bravo-Young, an undefeated, defending high school state champion, fell one point short of being named the nation's top 113-pound wrestler on Saturday night.
The Sunnyside sophomore lost a wild triple-overtime match 2-1 at the “Who’s #1’ meet in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, nearly dethroning Gavin Teasdale, the the reigning No. 1 wrestler.
"Just got to work harder... Worst feeling in my life..." Bravo-Young tweeted following the loss.
Bravo-Young, a three-time national champion, held the nation's No. 2 ranking heading into the bout and once again proved to be one of the best in the country. He tied the match late in regulation to force overtime but could't rally after a go-ahead escape by Teasdale in the third overtime.
As a freshman with the Blue Devils, Bravo-Young was named the Arizona Republic’s state-wide prep wrestler of the year. He went 43-0 on his way to winning a Division I state crown.