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Dan Henderson

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Dan Henderson

Team: Greco-Roman
Weight Class: 181 lbs.
Team USA Ranking: No. 3
Years on Team USA: 3 1/2 (1992-94, 1995-96)
Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Club: California Jets
College: Arizona State Univ.
High School: Victor Valley, Calif.
Born: August 24, 1970 in Downey, Calif.
Height: 5' 10"

Career Highlights
International:

  • 1995 Sunkist International Open champion
  • Third in 1995 Pan American Games
  • Second in 1994 Pan American Championships
  • Second in 1994 World Cup
  • 1994 U.S. World team member
  • Fourth in 1994 German Grand Prix
  • Seventh in 1993 German Grand Prix
  • Tenth in 1992 Olympics
  • Third in 1991 Concord Cup

U.S.:

  • Sixth in 1996 U.S. Nationals
  • 1996 West Regional Olympic Trials champion
  • Third in 1995 World Team Trials
  • 1993-94 World Team Trials champion
  • 1993-94 U.S. Nationals champion
  • 1992 Final Olympic Wrestle-off champion
  • 1992 Olympic Team Trials champion
  • Fifth in 1992 U.S. Nationals
  • 1992 Western Regional Olympic Trials champion
  • Third in 1991 U.S. Nationals
  • 1991 & 1993-94 University Nationals champion
  • 1990-91 U.S. Olympic Festival champion
  • Seventh in 1990 U.S. Nationals
  • Fourth in 1990 University Nationals
  • 1990 Espoir Nationals champion
  • Fifth in 1989 Espoir Nationals
  • Second in 1988 Espoir Nationals
  • 1988 Junior Nationals double champion

College:
Competed in 1992-93 for Lee Roy Smith at Arizona State
Competed in 1989-90 for Dan Lewis at Cal. State Fullerton
1990 Amateur Wrestling News Freshman All-American

High School:
Competed for Sam Gollmeyer and Bill Henderson at Victor Valley High School in California Fifth in 1988 state meet as a senior
1987 state runner-up as a junior
Father, Bill, was one of his high school coaches

Personal:
Hobbies include water skiing, windsurfing and going to the beach
Plans to attend chiropractic school

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