Daniel Cormier

USA Wrestling

2007-08 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 7 (2001-08)
Residence: Stillwater, Okla.
Club: Gator WC
Coach: John Smith
College: Oklahoma State, Colby CC
High School: Lafayette, La. (Northside)
Born: March 20, 1979 in Lafayette, La.
Height: 5-11
Web Page: www.danielcormierwrestling.com

Competition Results:
            2008: U.S. Nationals champion...
            2007: World bronze medalist... Pan American Games bronze medalist... U.S. World Team Trials champion... U.S. Nationals champion... Dave Schultz Memorial International champion... 
            2006: DNP in World Championships... U.S. World Team Trials champion...U.S. Nationals champion.
            2005: DNP in World Championships... U.S. World Team Trials champion... U.S. Nationals champion... Second in World Cup... Ivan Yarygin Memorial International champion (Russia)... Second in Super Cup (Russia).
            2004: Fourth in Olympic Games... Participated in Titan Games... U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion... U.S. Nationals champion... Boutiatyr Grand Prix champion (Russia)... Fourth in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International (Russia).

College: Attended Oklahoma State Univ., where he was coached by John Smith... Second in 2001 NCAA championships... Earned a degree in Sociology... Previously attended Colby Community College (1997-99), where he was coached by Steve Lampe...  1998-99 Junior College National champion.

High School: Attended Northside High School, where he was coached by Stephen Lotief... Three-time state champion (1995-97)... Suffered only two losses after his freshman year, both coming in injury defaults... Had a 101-9 record during his high school career... Also an All-State performer in football.

Personal:
Son of Audrey Cormier and Percy Benoit... Has two brothers, Joe and Ferral, and one sister, Felicia... He and his wife, Robin, were married November 16, 2002... Has one daughter, Kaedyn Imri Cormier (deceased)... Hobbies include reading, playing video games, basketball and softball...

Awards:
Two-time Outstanding Wrestler at the Louisiana state tournament.

Notes:
Became member of 2003 World Team after winning Special Wrestle-Off at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

CAREER NOTES:

  • 2007 World bronze medalist
  • Fourth in 2004 Olympic Games
  • Fifth in 2003 World Championships
  • Four-time U.S. World Team member (2003, 2005-07)
  • Five-time U.S. Nationals champion (2003-07)
  • 2003 Pan American Games gold medalist
  • Earned a spot on the 2003 U.S. World Team six weeks following the death of his 3-month old daughter
  • 2001 NCAA runner-up at Oklahoma State Univ.