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Parkersburg, W.Va., renames street in honor of world champion wrestler Amos

By Evan Bevins, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG — After earning gold and bronze medals wrestling at the Junior World Championships in Russia, Parkersburg South High School graduate Braxton Amos returned to his hometown and received … a blue street sign.

The latest honor for the freshman University of Wisconsin wrestler — who never had a point scored on him in high school competition — is having a section of Beverly Street renamed in his honor near his alma mater.

“It’s awesome to be able to come home,” Amos said Tuesday after Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce presented him with a sign reading “Braxton Amos Drive.”

The informal ceremony took place in the parking lot of South Parkersburg Baptist Church, just off Blizzard Drive on the newly renamed street…

To read more: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2021/09/parkersburg-renames-street-in-honor-of-world-champion-wrestler-amos/

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