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Brad Vering

Wrestling

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2007-08 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 84 kg/185 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 6 (2002-08)
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: New York AC
Coach: Momir Petkovic
College: Nebraska
High School: Howells, Neb. (Howells)
Born: Aug. 21, 1977 in Schuyler, Neb.
Height: 5-9

Competition Results:
      2008: Second in U.S. Nationals... Slovenia Grand Prix champion... Fifth in Vehbi Emre Grand Prix (Turkey)...
      2007: Vantaa Cup champion (Finland)... World silver medalist... Member of World team champions... Third in Ion Cornianu Memorial Tournament (Romania)... Pan American Games gold medalist... U.S. World Team Trials champion... Pan American Championships gold medalist... U.S. Nationals champion... Dave Schultz Memorial International champion... Gedz Tournament champion (Serbia)... 
      2006: Haparanda Cup champion... Second in Vantaa Cup... Second in New York AC Holiday International Open... Third in U.S. World Team Trials...Second in U.S. Nationals...Third in Dave Schultz Memorial International...Third in Poland Open.
      2005: DNP in World Championships... Fifth in Pytlasinski Tournament (Poland)... U.S. World Team Trials champion... U.S. Nationals champion... O.Karavaev Memorial International champion (Belarus)... Fifth in Poland Open... Second in Granma Cup (Cuba).
      2004: New York AC Christmas International champion... World Cup champion... DNP in Olympic Games... 10th in Pytlasinski Tournament (Poland)... Participated in Titan Games... U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion... U.S. Nationals champion... Dave Schultz Memorial International champion... 10th in Ivan Poddoubny Tournament (Russia).
      USA Age-Group: 1998 University Nationals champion... DNP in 1997 Junior World Championships... 1996 Junior Nationals champion (freestyle and Greco-Roman)... 1995 Junior Nationals champion. 
      College: Attended the Univ. of Nebraska, where he was coached by Tim Neumann... 2000 NCAA champion...Fourth in 1999 NCAA Tournament... Seventh in 2001 NCAA Tournament... Earned a degree in Diversified Agriculture.
      High School: Attended Howells High School, where he was coached by Lee Schroeder... Three-time state champion (1994-96)... Also lettered in football.

Personal:
Son of Reynold and Rose Marie Vering... Has one brother, Russ, and three sisters, Rhonda, Lori and Kristyn... Russ wrestled at the Univ. of Nebraska... U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete... Volunteer assistant coach at American University, where he coached Josh Glenn to 2007 NCAA title... Formerly a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Northern Iowa... Hobbies include fishing, boating, backpacking and snowboarding.

CAREER NOTES:

  • 2007 World silver medalist
  • 2004 U.S. Olympic Team member
  • Four-time U.S. World Team member (2002-03, 2005, 2007)
  • Fifth in 2002-03 World Championships
  • Four-time U.S. Nationals champion (2003-05, 2007)
  • 2000 NCAA champion at the Univ. of Nebraska