Brady Reiff Blazes His Own Trail
by Zach Borg, Weekend Sports Anchor
February 25, 2013 12:04 AM
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Parkston's Brady Reiff knows all about sibling rivalry.
His brother, Riley Reiff, was one of the state's all-time best wrestlers. Reiff went on to have a fine football career at the University of Iowa and just completed his rookie season in the NFL after being taken in the first round of the draft by the Detroit Lions.
This weekend Brady began writing his own legacy. In four matches at state he needed less than a minute to pin all four of his opponents, finishing the season 45-0. All told, Reiff wrestled for just 2:30 in his four matches.
Reiff's performance also helped lift the Trojans the Class B team championship. Parkston set a new record with 168 total points, breaking the previous mark of 157 set in 1981 by Redfield.
Brady's coach says that Reiff never gets caught up in competing with his older brother.
"Hopefully he just doesn't worry about what his brother's did and just come out and do what he needs to to and do what he can do. You can't really look at what your brothers have done, you really can't put that kind of pressure on you. He's just gotta come out and do what he's capable of and wrestle the way he's wrestled all year." Parkston Coach Jared Digmann says.
-Highlights Courtesy SD PB