Brookfield’s Baker Reaches Wrestling Milestone
During a triangular wrestling meet last Thursday, Brookfield’s 285 pound weight class Senior Brooks Baker had his hand raised in triumph twice, with wins over wrestlers from Chillicothe and Gallatin.
It was nothing new to Baker, except one of those was the 150th time it happened in his high school career. It’s a special mark that few high school wrestlers achieve.
Baker won the 285 pound state champion as a freshman and a junior, with a second place finish as a sophomore. He talks about some of his toughest matches in the past and whom he expects in the future.
Brookfield Coach Drew Passley, who coached two years at Chillicothe, says Baker is more than just a hard worker.
In last Thursday’s meet, Baker, the #1 ranked 285 pound wrestler in class 1 edged out a 1-0 win over Chillicothe’s Keegan Valdez, the #2 ranked 285 pound wrestler in class 2. The rankings are according to MissouriWrestling.com
In November, Baker signed a letter of intent to wrestle at University of Wyoming next year.