Andy Hrovat

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Andy Hrovat
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]


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.


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]


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

Personal life[edit]

In April 2016, Andy became engaged to Miss Brittany Richardson.


  1. ^ a b c USA Wrestling. "USA Wrestling - Features, Events, Results | Team USA". Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  2. ^ Real Pro Wrestling News Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Andy Hrovat Bio". 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.
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  14. ^ USA Wrestling. "Features, Events, Results | Team USA". USA Wrestling. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  15. ^ "InterMat Wrestling - Hrovat retires from wrestling competition". 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  16. ^ "Andy Hrovat". Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. 1980-01-21. Retrieved 2015-11-23.