Jon McGovern is the current President of the National Wrestling Coaches Association for NCAA III Wrestling and the current Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Dubuque.
He competed with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club under legendary Coach Dan Gable, placing 2nd at the Sunkist International Open, 3rd at the Cerro Pelado Tournament and the Henri Deglane Cup twice each event, 2nd at the US World Team Trials in 1998 and 4th at the US final Olympic Trials in 2000. He was a full time Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete coached by USA National Team Coaches Bruce Burnett & Mike Duroe.
He was a member of the USA 1998 World Team Duals Team and was a USA National Freestyle Team member in 1998 /1999 and placed 5th at the 1997 US Nationals, 3rd in the 1998 US Nationals, and 2nd at the US World Team Trials.
McGovern completed his wrestling career posting a win over Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Jackson in the final match of his career and finished 4th at the Final 2000 US Olympic Trials in Dallas Texas. He trained full time as the US Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete during the 2000 Olympic Games. Coach McGovern was the US Olympic Festival Gold Medalist in 1994 and a former NWCA Coach of the year and is in the NCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Coach McGovern has coached 34 NWCA Academic All-Americans, 4 NCAA Champions, 14 NCAA All-Americans and is married to Lis McGovern, developer of the National Wrestling Advancement Association (NWAA).
Coached 2 USA Veterans Nationals Teams in the World Championships (2019 - Skopje, Macedonia & 2020 - Tblisi, Georgia)
Director of the NWAA WREST "Wrestling Reflection Education Skills Training" program with teams and at summer camps since 2007. Worked with Olympic Athletes like Dennis Hall and NCAA Champions and All-Americans as well as State Championship programs like Bettendorf High School and 4X State Champion Danny Knight.
NWCA National Duals Host Coordinator (2011 & 2012) - promoting and advancing Womens, Mens, NCAA, NJCAA, and NAIA College Wrestling programs throughout the US. Working alongside Mike Moyer and the National Wrestling Coaches Association to keep the "TEAM" duals aspect of college wrestling a marquee event to promote the sport of wrestling.
Robbins-Madanes Training Center
Strategic Intervention Coach, Total Breakthrough Specialist
University of Dubuque Thelogical Seminary
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Trinity International University
Master of Arts, Religion, Bioethics, & Missions
Trinity Christian College
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & Theology
Dennis Hall, NWAA Clinician & WREST Process Educator/...
Dennis Hall is one of few wrestlers to hold the title of a Three-Time Olympian.
In 1992, Dennis Hall won the Olympic Team Trials and entered into his first Olympic Games competition in Barcelona, Spain. At Barcelona, he finished eighth. Again, in 1996 he claimed the championship at the Olympic Team Trials. Hall continued to wrestle to success at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where he took home the silver medal. Hall made a third trip to the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004.
Halls prominent achievements include:
Two-Time Champion at the 1995 and 1999 Pan American Games
2000 Pan American Champion which qualified for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney
2nd in the 1999 Nordvest Cup in Norway
Seven-Time World Team Trials Championships (1990, 1993-95, 1997-99)
Ten-Time U.S. National Champion (1992-2001)
Greco-Roman World Champion (1995), (Hall is the second U.S. wrestler ever to win a Greco-Roman World Championship, having to beat five former World Champions to claim that title.)
Two-Time Champion of the Sunkist International Tournament in 2001 and 2002
Outstanding Wrestler of the 2001 Sunkist International Tournament
Barry Davis, Coach
Barry Davis serves as a guest clinician and was an Olympic silver medalist, a World bronze and silver medalist, and a Pan American Games gold medalist in freestyle wrestling. From 1994 until 2018, he served as head wrestling coach at the University of Wisconsin.
Nate Hansen, Coach
Nate was an USA Veterans National Champion wrestling for the National Wrestling Advancement Associaion and competed in the 2020 World Veterans Championships for USA in Tiblisi, Georgia. A native of Gregory, South Dakota, Hansen was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American and the 2007 national champion at 125 lbs. for the Luther College Norse. He also won the Iowa Conference Championship at 125 lbs. in 2007 and was a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American. In high school, Hansen was a three-time high school state champion in South Dakota, He is an Assistant Wrestling Coach at the University of Dubuque.