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Varsity - February 28, 2013

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INSIDE WRESTLING BY RYAN EVANS @Badger_Wrestle SCHEDULE (7-8, 4-4) Coming Up Mar. 9-10 Big Ten Championships Mar. 21-23 NCAA Championships Big test awaits Badgers at Big Ten championships Two-time champ Brandvold knows what it takes F ew tournaments in collegiate wrestling are as deep as the Big Ten championships. In a conference where each 12-man bracket could be made up of 10 ranked wrestlers, it���s always a heated battle to reach the top of the podium. For the Badgers, maybe no one knows that better 52 �� VARSITY FEB R UA RY 28, 2013 than assistant coach and two-time Big Ten champion Trevor Brandvold. He is helping Wisconsin���s wrestlers prepare for the 2013 Big Ten Championships, which are just over a week away. ���The Big Ten championships are unlike any other tournament you can wrestle in,��� Brandvold said. ���There���s All Day All Day not an easy match. ���You have to be ready every single match, and be ready to take it one match at a time.��� Brandvold was a Big Ten champion at 197 lbs. at both the 2010 and 2011 conference tournaments, and said the best thing a wrestler can do to have a chance to succeed at the Big Ten tournament is have the right mindset going in. ���You need to have the confidence and the mentality that you���re going to win that tournament,��� he said. ���You belong as the champ ��� you have to have that mentality going in.��� Succeeding in the Big Ten means you are one of the premier collegiate wrestlers in the country, Brandvold says. ���To be able to win that tournament says a lot about the kind of wrestler you are,��� he said. ���I���m almost more proud of being a two-time Big Ten champion than I am of being a twotime All-American.��� Badgers on BTN �� The 2013 Big Ten Championships will be held at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., March 9-10. The tournament���s second day will be broadcast live on Big Ten Network, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (CT).

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