TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) A Canyon Ridge standout wrestler is overcoming the odds to wrestle in college.
Braeden Dickinson, son of Twin Falls School Superintendent Brady Dickinson signed with University of Mary Wrestling Monday afternoon.
The Division II school is located in Bismarck, North Dakota.
When he first started wrestling, he never wowed the crowds, but through determination and an immense work ethic, he quickly excelled.
The three-time state placer is also a two-time All-American.
He took eighth place at the national tournament in Greco-Roman as a sophomore. He placed in top five at the world team trials as a junior.
Braeden said, "the coaches fit my mindset, I'm kind of crazy. I love to train, I love to push myself, and they always told me if I was going to do wrestling for them, that's what you have to have. Just the atmosphere at the school and on the wrestling team is was a dead giveaway for me, yeah that's for sure."
Brady said, "I wrestled in high school, but I certainly wasn't the athlete that my son is. Braeden, he works really hard and he's the athlete that he is today because of the dedication he has to the sport and the little things he does every day to get better and something that he loves. So being able to sign to wrestle in college today is a real accomplishment for him and a testament to the time and dedication he put into this sport."
Dickinson still wants to win a state championship, his highest place is third.