Wrestling Coach Fighting Crohns., A former high school wrestling star struck by a chronic disease in adulthood is planning a comeback, this time in mixed martial arts.
Mike Brown started wrestling when he was in the sixth grade. That was the year he also won his first tournament.
After that, he wrestled for Central Davis Junior High School, losing only twice during those three middle school years. At Layton High School, he became a region champion his sophomore year and took third place in state as a senior.
Wrestling coach with Crohn’s putting up a fight — an MMA fight
He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract where parts of the digestive system swell and develop ulcers. At times, he would have to check into the hospital, where he was admitted on the cancer …