Bradley "Brad" Vering (born August 21, 1977) is a United States Olympic athlete who competes in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Brad Vering
Personal information
Full nameBradley Vering
BornAugust 21, 1977 (1977-08-21) (age 42)
Schuyler, Nebraska, U.S.

Early yearsEdit

Vering was born in Schuyler, Nebraska. He attended Howells High School in Howells, Nebraska and was a letterman in football and wrestling. Coached by Nebraska Hall of Fame member Lee Schroeder in wrestling, he was a three-time State Champion and finished with a career record of 148-2.

Vering attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was a three-time all-American, placing 4th as a sophomore, winning the national championship at the 197 pound weight class his junior year, and taking 7th his senior year.

Olympics and World ChampionshipsEdit

Internationally, Vering was a world silver medalist in 2007, leading the United States to a Greco-Roman World Championship.

Vering went to the Olympics in 2004 on the USA Olympic Greco Team. He made the 2008 team as well, where he competed in Beijing.[1]

  • 2007 World silver medalist, led U.S. to team title
  • 2004, 2008 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)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Brad Vering". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25.

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