2010-11: Richardson redshirted his first season in the UW program and competed in six open tournaments at 149 pounds. He went 22-7 overall with six major decisions, four technical falls and one pin. He was 1-2 against the WWC. In the classroom, he was named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll.
Richardson barely missed placing at his first tournament with a 4-2 mark at the Northwest Open, but claimed top-three finishes at his next four competitions. He dominated the Cowboy Open with a pin, two technical falls, major decision and a decision. Richardson went 7-1 at the Kaufman-Brand Open to claim third, before going 3-1 for second at both the UNK Loper Open and Utah Valley Open. He ended his season with an 0-2 showing at the Rocky Mountain Open.
High School: Richardson was an Idaho 4A High School State Champion in 2007 as a freshman at Lakeland High School and then again this past spring as a senior at 152 pounds. He was a USA Wrestling National Champion in 2008, the 4A State runner-up as a junior in 2009 and the 2008 Tri-State Champion. Brandon won his regional weight class four times.
Richardson served as Lakeland Student Council Vice President in 2007-08 and was an honor roll student each year of high school. He also played soccer for Lakeland H.S., lettering twice.
Personal: Brandon's parents are Pete and Cindy Richardson, and his birth date is Jan. 3, 1992. He has one older brother, Ashton. His major at UW is kinesiology and health promotion.