But Hardy was one of only two 4A wrestler to finish the season undefeated. Corner Canyon's Shaun Stockwell accomplished the feat at 285.
What Hardy does carry is the weight of a family legacy on his shoulders, but it's a burden he's proud to bear — now.
"It's kind of a thing in my family," he said.
That is something of an understatement. His father, Chris, entered the Box Elder program as a freshman in 1984, the first year of coach Mike Ripplinger's tenure.
Brock's brother Koleton is a two-time state champ, winning titles in 2010 and 2011. Three uncles and numerous cousins also have wrestled, and that group has collected six additional state titles.
"I remember growing up and wondering how I was going to live up to that," Hardy said.
He started wrestling when he was 3, and is the youngest boy of his generation in the family.
"At first I wanted to be like them," he said. "Then when I got to sixth grade or so, I began to worry that I might not be able to measure up to the standards they set."
Hardy said it was probably his freshman year before he really was able to put away that fear.
"It hit me about the mid-point of the season," he said. "Ever since then, I've been able to wrestle loose and wrestle my style. It's been fun."
Not that the family ties weren't still a factor.
"To be honest, I have to give a lot of credit to my cousins for my success," Hardy said. "I live on a dairy farm, and we all work together. As the youngest boy, they would beat me up, and they still do. They have some weight and years on me.
"That made me tougher growing up; now it makes me humble," he added. "The work we do and our family relationships have helped me develop my mental toughness. I consider that one of my greatest assets."
And now with three state championships in three years, he's more than measuring up to his family's standards.