Brazelton takes another step up the podium, SJO sophomore finishes third at state wrestling

St. Joseph-Ogden's Holden Brazelton celebrates his win over Coal City's Jake Piatak with assistant coach Shawn Freeman after his Class 1A 132-pound consolation semifinal at the 2023 IHSA Individual Wrestling State Finals on Saturday. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Top Left: St. Joseph-Ogden's Holden Brazelton is all smiles while on the podium with his third place medal during the awards ceremony for the 132-pound Class 1A weight class.

Top Right: Brazelton tosses Coal City's Jake Piatak to the mat during their consolation semifinal.

Below: One match away from finding himself in a state title match, Brazelton wrestles West Marian's Vance Williams in the second semifinal match in the bracket. Williams shutout the SJO two-time state finalist 7-0. (Photos: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Working to keep Coal City's Jake Piatak on his back during their consolation semifinal on Saturday, the SJO sophomore, who was up 4-0 after the first period, advanced to the third-place match thanks to a 6-2 decision. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

**Correction** In the second photo from the bottom the caption was incorrect. Brazelton was not wrestling Wyatt Doty, but West Marian's Vance Williams. The caption was updated on 2/22/23 to reflect the correct match.