Coach Dennis Hall
In 1992, Dennis Hall won the Olympic Team Trials and entered into his first Olympic Games competition in Barcelona, Spain. At Barcelona, he finished eighth. Again, in 1996 he claimed the championship at the Olympic Team Trials. Hall continued to wrestle to success at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where he took home the silver medal. Hall made a third trip to the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004.
Halls prominent achievements include:
Two-Time Champion at the 1995 and 1999 Pan American Games
- 2000 Pan American Champion which qualified for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney
- 2nd in the 1999 Nordvest Cup in Norway
- Seven-Time World Team Trials Championships (1990, 1993-95, 1997-99)
- Ten-Time U.S. National Champion (1992-2001)
- Greco-Roman World Champion (1995), (Hall is the second U.S. wrestler ever to win a Greco-Roman World Championship, having to beat five former World Champions to claim that title.)
- Two-Time Champion of the Sunkist International Tournament in 2001 and 2002
- Outstanding Wrestler of the 2001 Sunkist International Tournament
Dennis is married to Chrissy and they have four children together; Tyler, Brandon, Jake and Alyssa.
Dennis is the Head Greco-Roman Wrestling Coach for United States Olympic Education Center at the University of Northern Michigan.
Dennis also speaks to youth about the life-threatening issues of drinking and driving.