Nine-Year-Old Champion Wrestler to Break World Record
SYKESVILLE, Md. - Weightlifting is normally a sport reserved for the big and brawny, but one area youngster is showing that even a lightweight can push some pretty "big" weight.
When you think of world record setters, you think of swimmer Michael Phelps and sprinter Usain Bolt...you donâ??t think of a nine year old who has only been inside a gym three times in his entire life, but thatâ??s what this story is all about-dreaming big dreams and lifting heavy weights.
Down a quiet two-lane country road in Sykesville, Maryland lies "the barn" where some of the areas best youth wrestlers hit the mats.
In the mix youâ??ll find seven-time national champion Aaron Brooks; he's only nine years old and already has over 300 wins.
His key to success is pretty simple "a lot of practice and a lot of time put into it".
Aaron's success on the mats has led to a challenge.
On June 12th, in New Jersey, he will attempt to break the world record in the bench press.
The current record for eight and nine-year-olds in the 88 pound weight class is 77 lbs.
Aaron can do multiple reps at that weight; his goal is to do one rep at between 90 and 100 pounds.