Athlete of the Week: Braden “Jefe” Ewing


Ashlynn McKinney

Braden Ewing

Name: Brayden “Jefe” Ewing 

Sport: Wrestling 

Grade: Junior


Ewing is 24-6 on the season. He placed in three major tournaments already. He was sixth in the Panther Holiday Classic and third at the Trojan Wars Tournament, and second at the Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch.

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved with the sport?

BE: My dad signed me up in kindergarten. 

EE: what other sport(s) or other activities are you involved in?

BE: football, track, POPS, Quiz League, and Eagle Eye

EE: Favorite college or pro sports team?

BE: Minnesota Vikings 

EE: Favorite college or pro athlete?

BE: Justin Jefferson 

EE: Who do you admire most and why?

BE: My parents and my cousin DJ because his work ethic and dedication are outstanding. 

EE: Favorite band/musician? 

BE: 21 Savage 

EE: Favorite movie/TV show?

BE: Thor Ragnarok 

EE: Favorite food?

BE: Village Pantry chicken 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

BE: work harder than everyone around you, even if working hard isn’t considered “cool.”

EE: What are your future goals past high school?

BE: Continue wrestling, play football in college, and become a physical therapist.