Trevor Brandvold is in his second year as an assistant coach at Wisconsin in 2013-14. He served as a volunteer assistant coach in 2011-12.
Brandvold specializes in leg riding, leg defense, low level attacks, and finishes. The Badgers have improved their team record, overall GPA and increased their involvement within the community each of Brandvold's three seasons on staff.
A two-time Big Ten champion and two-time All-American at 197 lbs., Brandvold has wrestled in the finals of the Olympic Trials and made the both the finals and semifinals of the U.S. Open in Freestyle at 96 k.g.
As a member of the Badgers' squad, Brandvold was named Most Outstanding Wrestler and team captain his senior year.
In high school, Brandvold was rated No. 1 at 189 lbs. by InterMat, The Mat and USA Wrestling. He posted a 46-0 record and Wisconsin State title at 189 lbs. his senior season, earning him first-team Asics All-America honors.
Honors and Awards: 2011 All-American at 197 lbs. (fourth place) ... 2010 All-American at 197 lbs. (sixth place) ... 2010 and 2011 Big Ten Champion at 197 lbs.
2010-11: Wisconsin's starter at 197 lbs. (ranked No. 2 all season except one week) ... 18-2 record on the season ... had three pins and six major decisions ... won the Big Ten Championships at 197 lbs. with a 3-0 record ... went 4-2 to take fourthplace at the NCAA Division I Championships, earning All-America honors
2009-10: Wisconsin's starter at 197 lbs (ranked in the top seven all season and as high as fifth) ... had a 24-6 record on the season ... 8-0 record in the Big Ten ... had two wins by pin and two by major decision ... took third place at the Midlands Championship at 197 lbs. with a 6-2 record ... went 2-1 at the NWCA National Duals ... won the Big Ten Championships at 197 lbs. with a 3-0 record ... went 4-3 to take sixth place at the NCAA Division I Championships, earning All-America honors
2008-09: Redshirt season ... wrestled unattached for Wisconsin at 197 lbs. ... compiled an 18-5 record in open tournaments including two major decisions, four tech falls and six pins ... first place at UNI and Stevens Point Opens ... placed second at the Cyclone Open ... took third at Kaufman-Brand Open ... finished sixth at the prestigious Midlands Championships as an unattached competitor
2007-08: Qualified for his second NCAA Championships ... did not place at NCAAs but finished 2-2 at the championship ... finished fourth at the 2008 Big Ten Championships ... it was his second fourth place finish at 184 lbs. in as many years ... placed seventh at the Cliff Keen Invite and third at the Body Bar Invite ... started at 184 lbs. for most of the season but a knee injury kept him out of two Big Ten duals ... finished the season 21-14 overall, 7-7 in duals and 1-4 in Big Ten duals.
2006-07: Competed at the 2007 NCAA Championships at 184 lbs. ... finished fourth at Big Tens after being seeded eighth ... went 7-0 early in the season, including four wins at the Lonestar Duals ... recorded two conference wins against Penn State and Iowa ... scored 40 team points, had five major decision victories and three pins ... finished 19-9 overall and 10-3 in dual action
High School: State champion his senior season with a 46-0 overall record ... won the senior national championship in 2006 ... placed second at state his junior year with a 44-1 overall record ... also captured the Junior National Championship that season ... was a four-time conference champion ... three-time regional and sectional champion ... named first team Asics All-American ... rated No. 1 at 189 lbs. by Intermat, The Mat and USA Wrestling ... named Wisconsin wrestler of the year as a senior ... concluded his high school career with a 151-11 overall record, including 11 pins ... earned Crossface Academic All State three times ... also lettered in football and baseball.
Personal: Major is life sciences communication-business ... parents are David and Karen ... David was a two-time wrestling national champion for UW-River Falls ... has two younger siblings, Craig and Alyssa ... brother Craig wrestled at UW-Stevens Point ... is a leader for Athletes in Action college ministry ... volunteers as a student venture at Verona High School
Why Wisconsin? To excel at wrestling and school and grow as a person