Brandvold elevated to associate head coach, Eppert named volunteer assistant coach

TomM
September 19, 2016 17:37

Brandvold elevated to associate head coach, Eppert named volunteer assistant coach

Brandvold elevated to associate head coach, Eppert named volunteer assistant coach
Davis makes changes within wrestling coaching staff

MADISON, Wis. – After showing extreme dedication and helping progress the Wisconsin wrestling program, Trevor Brandvold has been elevated to the associate head coach position and Camden Eppert has been named the volunteer assistant coach, head coach Barry Davis announced Monday.

“There’s some changes within the coaching staff and I think these changes will help us move the program forward in the right direction,” Davis said.

The move for Brandvold comes after four years of hard work where he helped coach five Badgers to All-America honors, including two-time Big Ten champion and three-time All-American Isaac Jordan and 2015 All-American Connor Medbery, who finished fourth at the 2015 NCAA championships.

“It’s kind of surreal because I’ve always been a Badger since I was born, listening to Badger football, basketball and following wrestling. It’s a part of who I am so to be able to continue to coach here is so exciting, I feel like it’s the place I’ve been called to be,” Brandvold said. “There’s so much excitement around our program right now and I’m so proud to be from Wisconsin and be part of the coaching staff that’s going to help turn our wrestling program back into a perennial powerhouse.”

Since Brandvold joined the staff, the Badgers have improved their team record along with NCAA placing. The team saw success off the mat as well, with the 2013-14 season marking UW’s highest GPA in wrestling’s history. The team also increased their involvement within the community in each of Brandvold’s four seasons on staff.

In the room, Brandvold specializes in leg riding, leg defense, low level attacks and finishes.

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TomM
September 19, 2016 17:37