Trevor Brandvold is in his fourth year as an assistant coach at Wisconsin in 2015-16.
Brandvold specializes in leg riding, leg defense, low level attacks, and finishes. Since Brandvold joined the staff, the Badgers have improved their team record along with NCAA placing. The team saw success off the mat as well, with the 2013-14 season marking UW's highest GPA in wrestling's history. The team also increased their involvement within the community in each of Brandvold's three seasons on staff.
Brandvold has helped five Badgers to earn All-America honors in three seasons with the program.
A two-time Big Ten champion and two-time All-American at 197 lbs., 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.
After college, Brandvold was named the 2012 champion of the Minnesota Storm Freestyle tournament. He also wrestled in the finals of the Olympic Trials and made both the finals and semifinals of the U.S. Open in Freestyle at 96 k.g. Brandvold got his start in international coaching when he helped coach the cadet world freestyle team and has since attended the FILA World Coaches Summit.
Brandvold, who graduated from Wisconsin in 2011 with a degree in life sciences communications, currently resides in Madison with his wife Ali and daughter Izraya. He enjoys golf, meeting with Life Group, watching the Packers and spending time up north.
Email Coach Brandvold: TB1@athletics.wisc.edu
Brandvold's accomplishments at Wisconsin:
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 ... won the Big Ten Championships at 197 lbs. with a 3-0 record ... went 4-2 to take fourth place 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 ... 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.
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 ... finished the season 21-14 overall.
2006-07: Competed at the 2007 NCAA Championships at 184 lbs. ... finished fourth at Big Ten Championship after being seeded eighth ... finished 19-9 overall and 10-3 in dual action.