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Derrick Waldroup

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Derrick Waldroup

Team: Greco-Roman
Weight Class: 198.5 lbs.
1995-96 Team USA Ranking: No. 3
Years on Team USA: 6 (1989-92, 93-96)
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Club: U.S. Army
College: Triton Junior College
High School: Midlothian, Ill. (Bremen HS)
Born: October 22, 1962 in Chicago, Ill.
Height: 6' 3"

Career Highlights
International:

  • Eighth in 1995 Concord Cup
  • Fourth in 1995 Granma Cup (Cuba)
  • Fourth in 1994 World Cup
  • Third in 1994 Spring Cup (Israel)
  • Fifth in 1994 Petrov Cup (Bulgaria)
  • Fourth in 1993 Concord Cup
  • Third in 1992 Andre Guerin Tournament (France)
  • Third in 1991 World Cup
  • Third in 1991 Trophe Milone Tournament (Italy)
  • Second in 1990-91 World Military Games
  • 1988 World Military Games champion
  • 1987 U.S. World Cup team member
  • 1986-87 U.S. World team member
  • Second in 1987 Pan American Games
  • Second in 1987 & 1990 Concord Cup
  • 1986 & 1989 Concord Cup champion

U.S.:

  • Third in 1989 and 1996 U.S. Nationals
  • Third in 1995 World Team Trials
  • Second in 1995 U.S. Nationals
  • 1994 Winter Classic champion
  • Second in 1990-91 & 1993-94 World Team Trials
  • Four-time U.S. Nationals champion (1986-87, 90, 94)
  • Second in 1991 and 1993 U.S. Nationals
  • Seventh in 1992 U.S. Nationals
  • Second in 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival
  • Sixth in 1988 Olympic Team Trials
  • Fourth in 1988 Final Olympic Qualifier
  • 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival champion
  • Owns 15 Armed Forces titles, eight in Greco-Roman (1986-88 & 1990-95) and six in freestyle (1987 & 1990-94)

College:
Competed for Art Kraft at Triton Junior College
1984-85 NJCAA champion
1984 championship was his first major wrestling tournament title ever

High School:
Competed for John D'Ambrosi at Bremen High School in Illinois

Personal:
Stationed at Fort Benning, Ga
Works as an assistant coach with the All-Army team
He and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children, Reginald, Tiara and Tenika
Hobbies include fishing, bowling and playing cards
Last name pronounced WALL-drup

Awards:
Outstanding Greco-Roman Wrestler at 1987 U.S. Nationals

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