Terry Brands

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Terry Brands
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Born April 9, 1968 (1968-04-09) (age 48)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Terry Brands (born April 9, 1968 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American Olympic wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, after losing the semi-final match to the famous Iranian wrestler, Alireza Dabir. While wrestling at the University of Iowa, Brands won NCAA titles in 1990 and 1992, both at 126 pounds. He was a two-time world freestyle champion at 58 kg, winning titles in 1993 and 1995. Terry became the head wrestling coach at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the spring of 2002 where he coached the likes of Christopher Bird and Matthew Wilbanks.

His twin brother, Tom Brands, a fellow wrestler, won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Brands grew up in Sheldon, Iowa.[1] After serving as resident coach for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he currently is Associate Head Coach for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, serving under his twin brother, head coach Tom Brands.

Brands lost to Kendall Cross in the 1996 Olympic trials.[2] Cross went on to win the gold medal in Atlanta.[3] Brands reached the Olympics in 2000 and won a bronze medal.[4]


  1. ^ "Terry Brands Profile". hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  2. ^ "ATLANTA 96: 40 DAYS TO GO;Brands May Laugh Last At the Wrestling Trials". New York Times. June 9, 1996. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Robbins, Liz (June 24, 2000). "OLYMPICS; Wrestler Two Victories From Dream". New York Times. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sandomir, Richard (October 2, 2000). "Forget the Close Calls: The U.S. Team Finds It Hard to Be Gracious in Defeat". New York Times. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 

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