|Born||April 9, 1968 (age 51)|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Terry Brands (born April 9, 1968) is an American Olympic wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, after losing the semi-final match to the Iranian wrestler, Alireza Dabir. While wrestling at the University of Iowa, Brands won NCAA titles in 1990 and 1992, both at 126 pounds. He was a two-time world freestyle champion at 58 kg, winning titles in 1993 and 1995. Terry became the head wrestling coach at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the spring of 2002 where he coached the likes of Christopher Bird and Matthew Wilbanks.
His twin brother, Tom Brands, a fellow wrestler, won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Brands grew up in Sheldon, Iowa. After serving as resident coach for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he currently is Associate Head Coach for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, serving under his twin brother, head coach Tom Brands.
Terry Brands now serves as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Iowa. Since coaching at Iowa he has set school records for the longest dual unbeaten (84), longest winning streak (69), and most dual shutouts (8). He also coaches the Hawkeye Wrestling Club and was named the 2014 Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year.
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