Andy Hrovat

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Andy Hrovat at a golf outing.

Andy Hrovat (born January 21, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio[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.

High school career[edit]

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

College career[edit]

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 degree in General Studies.[1]

Internationally[edit]

He came in 2nd in the 2008 national tournament, losing to Mo Lawal.[11] He avenged the loss to Mo Lawal to make the Olympic Team.

Select international results include

2008 Olympics[edit]

For more information see Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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[edit]

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]

Coaching[edit]

In June 2011, Andy announced his retirement from wrestling.[15] Andy then joined the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club as a coach.[16]

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