Skip Young
Birth nameGalton W. Young
Born(1951-07-24)July 24, 1951
Houston, Texas, United States
DiedDecember 3, 2010(2010-12-03) (aged 59)
Dallas, Texas
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Sweet Brown Sugar
Billed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Debut1975
Retired1997

Galton W. Young, better known as Skip Young and Sweet Brown Sugar (July 24, 1951 – December 3, 2010)[1] was an American professional wrestler who competed on the Southeastern regional promotions during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s in Florida Championship Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance.

After making his debut in Florida Championship Wrestling, Skip Young originally wrestled as the masked Sweet Brown Sugar winning the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship three times between 1979 and 1982.[2] He also formed a successful tag team with Butch Reed in the Florida region winning the NWA North American Tag Team titles in April 1982.[2]

During the early 1980s, he also toured Japan most notably facing Genichiro Tenryu and Ashura Hara in a tag team match with The Destroyer in Tokyo, Japan on January 3, 1982.

Skip Young had a couple of runs in Puerto Rico with the World Wrestling Council, he went to the ring wearing a hat of a Puerto Rican flag. On many interviews Skip Young said he loved the Puerto Rican culture.

After leaving the Florida region in 1984, Young began wrestling unmasked in the Texas-area where he began teaming with "Pistol" Pez Whatley and feuded with the PYT Express[3] although he would later win the WCWA Tag Team titles with "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas in 1987.[2]

Young retired from wrestling in 1997.

Young died on December 3, 2010 at 59.

Championships and accomplishments

Sweet Brown Sugar in 1979.
Sweet Brown Sugar in 1979.

References

  1. ^ Oliver, Greg (December 8, 2010). "Skip Young, master of the dropkick dead at 59". SLAM! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer.
  2. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  3. ^ Koko Ware and Norvell Austin, Sports Publishing LLC, 2005. (pg. 85) ISBN 1-58261-991-3
  4. ^ Will, Gary; Duncan, Royal (2000). "Texas: NWA Texas Tag Team Title [Von Erich]". Wrestling Title Histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. pp. 275–276. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  5. ^ "NWA Texas Tag Team Title [E. Texas]". wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.