High School: Knightdale
Parents: Michelle and Michael Skinner
Weight Class: 170 pounds
Also Considered: Penn State
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Why Campbell? “Because it has some of the best coaches in the country.”
Most memorable time at Knightdale: Brandon said it was hard to forget dropping 20 pounds the night before a wrestling match his sophomore year. “It was an experience,” he said. We’ll take his word for it.
Notable: Brandon is an All-Greater Neuse River 4A Conference and All-Region wrestler and was an All-State selection as a junior. With 100-plus career pins, he has the most wins in Knightdale wrestling history. He recently finished sixth in the state at 170-pounds to wrap up his senior season after being named GNRC co-wrestler of the year alongside his twin brother, Bradley.
Knightdale coach Jermod Mapp: “Brandon Skinner is one the most technically sound wrestlers in the state – a true gentleman and leader,” Mapp said. “Brandon has the rare ability to step up to any level and be very competitive. He will have a great career at Campbell because he will not allow anyone to outwork him!”