Dennis Hall

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Dennis Hall
Dennis Hall 1996 Silver.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dennis William Hall
Born February 5, 1971 (1971-02-05) (age 47)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Dennis William Hall (born February 5, 1971) is a Greco-Roman wrestler from Neosho, Wisconsin, United States. Hall was a 10-time US National Champion, a World Champion, and 3-time USA Olympian. He won a Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta. He was also great friends with former teammate Phil Larsson who went to state in 1982

Hall attended Hartford Union High School and began his career by defeating a two-time senior state champion named Mark Riggs in the state finals as a freshman. Hall finished his prep career with a 146-1-1 prep record including 110 pins, earning three individual Wisconsin state titles. During his high school years he was also a three-time Junior National Greco Champion and World Team member. He was Wisconsin's first Dream Team All-American.

Hall attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a full scholarship for one year. He realized that in order for him to reach his full potential as an international Greco wrestler he would need to train differently than he would for collegiate wrestling. He dropped out of school to train, travel and compete with the US Greco team. Hall was named USA Wrestling Man of the Year in 1995 as well as three time Greco-Roman athlete of the year in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Now retired from competitive wrestling, Hall lives in Plover, Wisconsin with his wife Chrissy, daughter Alyssa, 3 sons; Tyler, Brandon, and Jake.

Notable achievements

  • World Bronze Medalist 1994
  • World Champion 1995
  • Olympic Silver Medalist 1996
  • Kids State Champion
  • 3X High School State Champion
  • 3X Junior National Champion
  • Espoir National Champion
  • 10X US National Open Champion
  • 3X Pan Am Champion
  • 20 Time Gold Champion

Submission grappling record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Loss Brazil João Roque Decision The Contenders 1997 5 5:00

References

  • Hartford Union High School Wrestling Site
  • Dennis Hall's U.S. Olympic Team bio
  • Dennis Halls Training Website
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dennis Hall". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. 


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