Lincoln, Neb. – Nebraska Wrestling Head Coach Mark Manning announced the addition of Elise Brown Ton to the roster on Thursday.
“We’re super excited to get a great young man like Elise,” Manning said. “Elise had some other options, but he expressed interest in the culture and enthusiasm we have going on here in our program. He feels he will add to that culture and I’m confident he will do just that.”
A native of Allen, Texas, Brown Ton is a two-time Texas state champion, capturing the UIL titles in 2019 and 2020. During his senior season, he capped a 42-2 season with the state crown at 160 pounds. As a junior, Brown Ton went 30-8 and won the state title at 152 pounds with a major decision in the finals. In 2018, Brown Ton placed second at the UIL state tournament at 145 pounds, finishing the season with a 31-9 record, which included winning the region and district titles.
Brown Ton captured the 170-pound Reno Tournament of Champions crown in 2019, pinning three of his six opponents in the process. He also took fourth place at the 2019 Cadet World Team Trials at 71 kg. In 2018, Brown Ton took runner-up honors at the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals.
Brown Ton also won three consecutive Texas-USA Wrestling State Championship titles in Freestyle and Greco-Roman. In 2019, he won the Junior Boys 160-pound division after capturing Cadet titles in 2017 and 2018.