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Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Jack Reinwand


Every day this week leading up to the induction ceremony, one of the eight members of the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be celebrated. The Hall of Fame induction is Friday, Aug. 30 outside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center. The 5 p.m. ceremony is open to the public. Today's honoree is former Wisconsin wrestler Jack Reinwand

Aug. 26, 2013

MADISON, Wis.-- An NCAA champion and two-time All-America selection, Jack Reinwand left his mark in the UW wrestling record book and in the state of Wisconsin. Reinwand accumulated a career record of 91-21-1 as a Badger, while setting a program record with 380 takedowns in his three-year career.

Jack Reinwand

Wrestling at 126 lbs., Reinwand earned the 1976 national title, marking his second All-America honor at the weight. 

He built on his collegiate success on the national and international levels, winning the bronze medal at the 1977 World Championships at 125.5 lbs. and earning three medals at the World Cup of Freestyle (1977, 78, 79). In addition, Reinwand was a three-time USWF national champion and a 1976 NWCA All-Star.

Reinwand’s passion for the sport continued beyond the university. From 1977-2005 he served as the head coach at Lodi High School where he coached 153 individual conference champions, 21 conference team titles, 11 individual WIAA state champions, two WIAA team second-place finishes and two WIAA state team titles. He complied a dual meet record of 371-57-2 while at the helm of the Blue Devils’ program.

He also served as a member of the Wisconsin State Freestyle team coaching staff from 1980-2000 and was the assistant coach of the Junior World Wrestling team in 1983. Reinwand was inducted into the Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1985.

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