Skip Young (wrestler)
July 24, 1951|
Houston, Texas, United States
|Died||December 3, 2010
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Sweet Brown Sugar|
|Billed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
Galton W. Young, better known as Skip Young and Sweet Brown Sugar (July 24, 1951 – December 3, 2010) 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. 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.
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 although he would later win the WCWA Tag Team titles with "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas in 1987.
Championships and accomplishments
- Oliver, Greg (December 8, 2010). "Skip Young, master of the dropkick dead at 59". SLAM! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer.
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Koko Ware and Norvell Austin, Sports Publishing LLC, 2005. (pg. 85) ISBN 1-58261-991-3