Andy Rein

March 11, 1958 - Present

Andy Rein was a silver medalist at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 after being an alternate in 1980.

He captured a gold medal at the prestigious Tbilisi International Tournament in 1983 and was a silver medalist at the Super Champion Title Tournament in Tokyo in 1985.

A four-time National Freestyle champion, Andy won a gold medal at the Pan American Championships in 1979 while finishing fourth at the World Championships in 1981 and earning a silver medal at the World Cup in 1982.

At the University of Wisconsin, he was an undefeated NCAA champion in 1980 at 150 pounds with a 40-0 record and runner-up in 1978 at 142.

Andy was a three-time All-American and a two-time Big Ten champion while also winning three Midlands Tournament titles.

He was a two-time East-West All-Star Meet champion and had a career record of 119-13-1.

At Stoughton High School, he was a two-time Wisconsin high school state champion while also capturing state and national AAU titles in Greco-Roman and freestyle.

Andy was head coach at Wisconsin for seven seasons, leading the Badgers to Top 15 finishes at the NCAA Division I Championships six times.

Andy coached three national champions and 14 All-Americans while compiling a career record of 81-41-3.

He was NCAA Rookie Coach of the Year in 1987 and Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1992.

He was a National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Team coach in 1993 and was a member of USA Wrestling’s national freestyle coaching staff.

He was named University of Wisconsin Athlete of the Century and was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

He received the Area Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1976 and 1980 from the Madison Sports Hall of Fame.

Andy is a member of the Midlands Hall of Fame, the George Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame and received the Badger Legend Award.

For an outstanding career as a high school, college and international wrestling star and successful collegiate coach, Andy Rein is inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member.

Awards:

Year
2022
Award
Distinguished Member
Chapter/Region
National

All American Awards:

Season
1980
School
Wisconsin
Tournament
Division I
Weight
150
Place
1
Season
1979
School
Wisconsin
Tournament
Division I
Weight
142
Place
6
Season
1978
School
Wisconsin
Tournament
Division I
Weight
142
Place
2

College Season Records:

Season
1980
School
Wisconsin
Class
Senior
Bouts
40
Wins
40
Losses
0
Ties
0
Falls
14
Win PCT.
100
Place
1st
Season
1979
School
Wisconsin
Class
Junior
Bouts
33
Wins
29
Losses
4
Ties
0
Falls
0
Win PCT.
87.88
Place
6th
Season
1978
School
Wisconsin
Class
Sophomore
Bouts
35
Wins
31
Losses
4
Ties
0
Falls
0
Win PCT.
88.57
Place
2nd
Season
1977
School
Wisconsin
Class
Freshman
Bouts
25
Wins
13
Losses
11
Ties
1
Falls
0
Win PCT.
52
Place
2nd
Season
Career
Bouts
133
Wins
113
Losses
19
Ties
1
Falls
14
Win PCT.
84.96

All Coaching Dual Records:

Season
1993
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
18
Wins
12
Losses
6
Ties
0
Win PCT.
66.67
Season
1992
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
19
Wins
14
Losses
5
Ties
0
Win PCT.
73.68
Season
1991
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
17
Wins
12
Losses
4
Ties
1
Win PCT.
70.59
Season
1990
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
19
Wins
10
Losses
8
Ties
1
Win PCT.
52.63
Season
1989
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
14
Wins
8
Losses
5
Ties
1
Win PCT.
57.14
Season
1988
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
17
Wins
10
Losses
7
Ties
0
Win PCT.
58.82
Season
1987
School
Wisconsin
Division
Division I
Duals
21
Wins
15
Losses
6
Ties
0
Win PCT.
71.43
Season
Career
Duals
125
Wins
81
Losses
41
Ties
3
Win PCT.
64.8

All Rankings:

Season
1980
Rank Date
12/24/1979
Weight
150
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1980
Rank Date
01/14/1980
Weight
150
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1980
Rank Date
01/28/1980
Weight
150
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1980
Rank Date
02/11/1980
Weight
150
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1980
Rank Date
02/25/1980
Weight
150
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1980
Rank Date
03/15/1980
Weight
150
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1979
Rank Date
02/24/1979
Weight
142
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1979
Rank Date
12/09/1978
Weight
142
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1979
Rank Date
12/23/1978
Weight
142
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1979
Rank Date
01/13/1979
Weight
142
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin
Season
1979
Rank Date
01/27/1979
Weight
142
Rank
1
School
Wisconsin

Our Mission: To honor the sport of wrestling by preserving its history, recognizing extraordinary individual achievements, and inspiring future generations