BIOGRAPHY - BRAD VERING

2007-2008 Team USA Ranking No. 1 at 84K

Years on Team USA:  6 (2002-08)
Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Club: NYAC
Coach: Momir Petkovic
College: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
High School: Howells Public School, Howells, NE
Born: August 21, 1977 in Schulyer, NE
Height: 5' 9"

2007: Third in Ion Cornianu Memorial Tournament (Romania)
Pan American Games gold medalist
U.S. Workd Team Trials Champion
Pan American Championships gold medalist
U.S. Nationals Champion
Dave Schultz Memorial International Champion
Gedz Tournament Champion (Serbia)
2006:Haparanda Cup Champion
Second in Vantaa Cup
Second in New York AC Holiday Internaitonal Open
Third in U.S. World Team Trials
Second in U.S. Nationals
Third in Dave Schultz Memorial International
Third in Poland Open
2005: DNP in World Championships
Fifth in Pytlasinski Tournament (Poland)
U.S. World Team Trials Champioin
U.S. Nationals Champion
O.Karavaev Memorial International champion (Belarus)
Fifth in Poland Open
Second in Granma Cup (Cuba)
2004: New York AC Christmas International champion
World Cup Champion
DNP in Olympic Games
10th in Pytlasinski Tournament (Poland)
Participated in Titan Games
U.S. Olympic Team Trials Champion
U.S. Nationals Champion
Dave Schultz Memorial International Champion
10th in Ivan Poddoubny Tournament (Russia)
2003: Fifth in World Champsionships
Second in Pan American Games
U.S. World Team Trials Champion
U.S. Nationals Champion
Second in Pan American Champioinships
Fourth in Dave Schultz Memorial International
Second in Concord Cup
2002: Second in New York AC Christmas International
Fifth in World Championships
U.S. World Team Trials Champion
Second in U.S. Nationals
Third in World Cup
Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International
2001: Sunkist Kids International Open Champion
Fourth in U.S. World Team Trials
Fifth in U.S. Nationals
1998: Fifth in U.S. World Team Trials
Fifth in U.S. Nationals
Fifth in Concord Cup

USA Age-Group: 1998 University Nationals Champion
DNP in 1997 Junior World Championships
1996 Junior Nationals Champion (Freestyle and Greco-Roman)
1995 Junior Nationals Champion
College: Attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he was coached by Tim Neumann
2000 NCAA Champion
Fourth in 1999 NCAA Tournament
Seventh in 2001 NCAA Tournament
DEGREE: Earned in Diversified Agriculture HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Howells High School, where he was coached by Lee Schroeder
Three-time State Champion (1994-1995-1996)
Also lettered in football.

Personal: Son of Reynold and Rose Marie Vering
Has one brother Russ, and three sisters, Rhonda, Lori and Kristyn
Russ wrested at the University of Nebraska
U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete
Volunteer assistant coach at American University where he coached Joss Glenn to 2007 NCAA title
Formerly a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Northern Iowa
HOBBIES: fishing, boating, backpacking and snowboarding.

CARRER NOTES:
2004 U.S. Olympic Team member
Four-time U.S. World Team member (2002-03, 2005, 2007)
Fifth in 2002-03 World Championships
Four-time U.S. Nationals Champion (2003-05, 2007)
2000 NCAA Champion at the University of Nebraska

Other accomplishments of Brad's: 3 Time Howells High School State Champion; 1996, 1997 Freestyle National Champion; 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Greco Roman National Champion, 1998 NCAA Qualifier (177); 1999, 1998 Second-team NWCA Academic All American; 1998 Big 12 Champion (177), 1998 Amateur Wrestling News Freshman of the year (177); 1998 First-team, 1999 Second Team Academic All Big 12; 1999 All American 4th Place (184); 1999 Big 12 Runner-up (184); 2000 Big 12 Runner-up (197), NCAA National Collegiate Champion (197)as a member of the Nebraska Cornhusker Team.  Fifth at 47th Senior Greco Roman Wrestling World Championship at Moscow, Russia in Sept 2002. 2004 Senior Nationals for Greco Roman Freestyle Wrestling Champion. Winner in May 2004 of USA Olympic team. Brad represented the USA in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greco Roman Freestyle Wrestling at 85 kg at Athens, Greece. May 2007 Brad won Championship Greco-Roman title at 84 kg/185 lbs. in San Salvador/El Salvador. 2007 Championship at World Team Championships in Las Vegas, NV.