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Former Penn State Wrestler Matt Brown Chronicles Life Success In New Book

During his storied tenure as a Penn State Wrestler, Matt Brown epitomized a well-rounded student-athlete. After graduating as Penn State’s male student-athlete of the year last spring, Brown wrote an autobiography on his life thus far.

In addition to winning an NCAA Championship, Brown also excelled in the classroom — graduating with a 3.97 GPA. Brown took a two year hiatus for a church mission prior to capturing the NCAA National Wrestling Championships in 2015, but managed to remain true and devout to the things that matter most to him despite his athletic endeavors: his religion and family.

For those wondering how Brown was able to attain such success in all facets of life, take a look at his new autobiography titled, “Mission: Accomplished: Reflections of an NCAA National Champion,” where Brown chronicles his journey from childhood to his eventual successes as a Penn State wrestler. The Amazon description reads:

“Follow Penn State wrestler Matt Brown on his incredible journey. After taking two years off for a church mission, in 2015 he won the NCAA National Wrestling Championships at 174 pounds. Find out how he was able to succeed not only on the mat but also in the classroom as he went on to be the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year with his 3.97 GPA. You will be entertained and motivated as Matt shares the lessons he’s learned wrestling for the legendary Cael Sanderson.”

The book should spark the interest of wrestling fans around the country, but isn’t limited to that demographic. Readers who commented and rated the book on Amazon described it as more of a motivational read as opposed to a spotlight on wrestling. Fanatic or not, the book is perfect for anyone interested in the life of a Penn State athlete or in search of external motivation.

If school has you stressed out, take a few tips from Matt Brown.

About the Author

Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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