digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Tom Brands
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Freestyle (– 62 kg)
World Championships
Gold 1993 Toronto Freestyle (– 62 kg)
Pan American Games
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Freestyle (– 62 kg)

Tom Brands (born April 9, 1968 in Omaha, Nebraska) is American college wrestling coach and is currently the head wrestling coach for the University of Iowa. He won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

An intense competitor, Brands' wrestling career with the University of Iowa included a record of 158-7-2 and an undefeated season in 1991 where he was 45-0. He was a four-time All-American, three-time NCAA Champion, three-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and Outstanding Wrestler at the 1992 NCAA Tournament. His brother, Terry, was also a standout at Iowa.

Internationally, Brands won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in freestyle at 136.5 pounds; a gold medal at the 1993 World Freestyle Championships in Toronto; two World Cup gold medals (1994 and 1995); and the gold at the 1995 Pan American Games. He won four U.S. Nationals titles (1993–96) and made four straight U.S. World or Olympic teams (1993–96). He was named 1993 USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year, 1993 John Smith Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler, and 1993 Amateur Wrestling News Man of the Year. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2001.

Coaching career[edit]

Brands served 12 seasons as assistant coach for the Hawkeyes, from 1993 to 2004. Brands was named National Wrestling Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2000. He also served as head coach at Virginia Tech for two seasons. He set a record for most dual victories in a season with 16 in 2005 while taking the Atlantic Coast Conference title and crowning 5 individual conference champions. In the spring of 2006, Tom Brands returned to the University of Iowa as head coach. Brands led the Hawkeyes to national titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Year Team Overall Record Conference Record NCAA Finish
2005 Virginia Tech 16-4 5-0 T-42nd
2006 Virginia Tech 1-16 1-4 29th
2007 Iowa 14-5 5-3 8th
2008 Iowa 21-1 8-0 1st
2009 Iowa 24-0 8-0 1st
2010 Iowa 23-0 8-0 1st
2011 Iowa 15-0-1 8-0 3rd
2012 Iowa 14-4 6-2 3rd
2013 Iowa 20-3 8-0 4th
2014 Iowa 15-2 7-1 4th
Iowa Totals 8 years 146-15-1 58-6 (3 Titles) 3 Titles

Personal Info[edit]

Widely known for his intensity and aggressive style on the mat, he and his twin brother Terry were both coached by Dan Gable. Brands has authored several instructional VHS/DVD products that teach and advocate his "in-your-face" style of wrestling.

Brands grew up in Sheldon, Iowa and holds a bachelor of science degree in physical education from the University of Iowa. He is married and has three children, two daughters and a son. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Brands Profile". hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brands — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
578276 videos foundNext > 

Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands after team finished 4th at 2014 NCAA Championships

Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands after the Hawkeyes finished 4th at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City.

Tom Brands Tribute

One of the Greatest ever!!

Iowa Wrestling - Head Coach Tom Brands

A collection of soundbytes from Iowa Wrestling Head Coach Tom Brands through the years.

Tom Brands vs Joe Gilbert pt1

Tom Brands vs Joe Gilbert in the 1991 Big 10 finals. The file was too big so this is the first period.

1993 Senior World Championships: 62 kg Gadshi Radshidov (RUS) vs. Tom Brands (USA)

1993 Senior World Championships 62 kg Match Between Gadshi Radshidov (Russia) and Tom Brands (USA)

Tom Brands

Iowa Wrestling Coach Tom Brands.

Tom Brands vs. Jang Jae-Sung

1996 Olympic Games.

Tom Brands vs Akhmadov (1996 USA vs Russia dual)

Tom and Terry Brands Part 1

Highlight video Part 1 of Tom and Terry Brands.

Chicago sports wrestling videographer wrestling Training w/ Tom Brands - Chicago Sports videography

Three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, Tom Brands, is in his fifth season as head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. A 1996 Olympic gold medalist and ...

578276 videos foundNext > 

4 news items

 
Today's Sunbeam - NJ.com
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:03:45 -0700

While he hasn't competed in any tournaments, he went out to Arizona to work with some of the best wrestlers in the country. “I was out there a couple weeks, I got to go the U.S. Training Center,” said Gentile. “(Brent) Metcalf, (Iowa coach) Tom Brands ...

UI The Daily Iowan

UI The Daily Iowan
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700

He sputtered as a senior, but head coach Tom Brands believes that McDonough has bounced back recently as he has returned to the habits and mentality that brought him success in his early years. “He's rejuvenated himself from a commitment point of view, ...
 
DesMoinesRegister.com
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:10:08 -0700

The big leader is Iowa coach Tom Brands with Lee Fullhart and Brent Metcalf neck and neck for second … The U.S. run in the World Cup has helped the Des Moines Menace. Tickets sales are up 19 percent compared to last season, general manager Matt ...
 
Black Heart Gold Pants
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Fargo is coming up this month and there will be a lot of prospects in action and I fully expect Tom Brands and Ryan Morningstar to be working some recruits over, probably saying something like, "Hey, did you happen to notice the four guys I coached ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Tom Brands

You can talk about Tom Brands with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!