Andy Hrovat

Andy Hrovat (born January 21, 1980)[1] is an American wrestler who specializes in freestyle wrestling. He was a 3-time NCAA All-American and wrestled in the 2008 Olympic Games.

Andy Hrovat
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Andy Hrovat at a golf outing.
Personal information
Born (1980-01-21) January 21, 1980 (age 41)
Cleveland, Ohio

High school careerEdit

Hrovat wrestled scholastically at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, where he was a two-time OHSAA state champion for coach Greg Urbas.[2] He graduated from St. Edward in 1998.

College careerEdit

Hrovat wrestled at the University of Michigan, with fellow St. Edward wrestling star Ryan Bertin. He finished with collegiate record of 132–39, among the best in Michigan history.[3]

He achieved NCAA All-American honors three times:

  • 2002: 7th Place[4]
  • 2001: 4th Place[5]
  • 2000: Tournament qualifier[1]
  • 1999: 8th Place[6]

In addition, Big Ten honors include:

  • 2002: 2nd Place[7]
  • 2001: 5th Place[8]
  • 2000: 3rd Place[9]
  • 1999: 7th Place[10]

He graduated from Michigan with a degree in General Studies.[1]

International careerEdit

2006 seasonEdit

At the 2006 FILA Wrestling World Championships, he finished in 18th place.[11]

2007 seasonEdit

Hrovat earned a silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.[12]

2008 seasonEdit

Qualification tournamentsEdit

He came in 2nd in the 2008 national tournament, losing to Mo Lawal.[13] He avenged the loss to Mo Lawal to make the Olympic Team.

2008 OlympicsEdit

Wrestling in the 84 kg weight class - freestyle, Hrovat drew a bye in the round of 16. He wrestled Cuba's Reineris Salas Perez in the round of 8, losing 3-0 1-3 2-2. The Cuban's loss to the Turkish wrestler Serhat Balcı in the quarterfinal round eliminated Hrovat from further competition in the repechage round.

2009 seasonEdit

Hrovat wrestled for New York Athletic Club. Following the 2009 World Team Trials, he was ranked second in the 96 kg/211.5 lbs weight class.[14]

2011 seasonEdit

In June 2011, Andy announced his retirement from wrestling.[15]

Coaching careerEdit

Andy then joined the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club as a coach.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c USA Wrestling. "USA Wrestling - Features, Events, Results | Team USA". Wrestling.teamusa.org. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  2. ^ Real Pro Wrestling News Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Andy Hrovat Bio". Mgoblue.com. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  4. ^ MGoBlue Archived March 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ MGoBlue Archived March 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ MGoBlue Archived March 11, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ MGoBlue Archived September 4, 2004, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ MGoBlue Archived March 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ MGoBlue Archived March 3, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ MGoBlue Archived March 11, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "TheMat.com". Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  12. ^ TheMat.com
  13. ^ "TheMat.com". Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  14. ^ USA Wrestling. "Features, Events, Results | Team USA". USA Wrestling. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  15. ^ "InterMat Wrestling - Hrovat retires from wrestling competition". Intermatwrestle.com. 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  16. ^ "Andy Hrovat". Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. 1980-01-21. Retrieved 2015-11-23.