Dennis Hall

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Dennis Hall
Dennis Hall 1996 Silver.jpg
Medal record
Men's Wrestling
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 1996 Atlanta – 57 kg
Pan American Games
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata – 57 kg

Dennis Hall (born February 5, 1971) is a Greco-Roman wrestler from Hartford, Wisconsin, United States. Hall was a 10-time US National Champion, a World Champion, and 3-time USA Olympian. He won a Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta.

Hall attended Hartford Union High School and began his career by defeating a two-time senior state champion named Craig Becker in the state finals as a freshman. Hall finished his prep career with a 146-1-1 prep record including 110 pins, earning three individual Wisconsin state titles. During his high school years he was also a three-time Junior National Greco Champion and World Team member. He was Wisconsin's first Dream Team All-American.

Hall attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a full scholarship for one year. He realized that in order for him to reach his full potential as an international Greco wrestler he would need to train differently than he would for collegiate wrestling. He dropped out of school to train, travel and compete with the US Greco team. Hall was named USA Wrestling Man of the Year in 1995 as well as three time Greco-Roman athlete of the year in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Now retired from competitive wrestling, Hall lives in Plover, Wisconsin with his wife Chrissy, daughter Alyssa, 3 sons; Tyler, Brandon, and Jake.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • World Bronze Medalist 1994
  • World Champion 1995
  • Olympic Silver Medalist 1996
  • Kids State Champion
  • 3X High School State Champion
  • 3X Junior National Champion
  • Espoir National Champion
  • 10X US National Open Champion
  • 3X Pan Am Champion

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