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Jack Reinwand

Coach Jack Reinwand

Jack Reinwand has made his impact on wrestling in Wisconsin. His name will be remembered not only for his wrestling accomplishments, but also for his coaching. Duane Kleven as Jack's collegiate coach reflects. "Jack Reinwand has had a very positive influence on the sport of wrestling, both as a wrestler and a coach. His exciting style and exceptional ability on his feet did much to promote wrestling interest at Wisconsin in the mid-1970's." Mr. Hustle is the name given to Jack by Russ Hellickson. Russ relates this about Jack. "He was one of the most explosive wrestlers we have ever had at Wisconsin and he proved his great wrestling abilities by not only winning the national championship at the collegiate level but also in winning a number of freestyle championships as well." Jack is a fine individual and totally dedicated to wrestling.

In 1971, Jack placed third in the state tournament for Wisconsin Rapids High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 1973-74 Jack was the recipient of the George Martin Wrestling Scholarship. In 1975, Jack began to show what he could accomplish. He placed third in the Big Ten and fourth in the NCAA. He accumulated the most team points and a record for the most takedowns.

The year 1976 became a goal setting year for Jack. He had accomplished what so many wrestlers strive for and that is to become national champion. Jack was NCAA national champion at 126 pounds. He became Midlands champion, fourth in the Big Ten, and wrestled in the East-West dual. It was during this year that Jack accumulated most team points, most takedowns -- 209, was co-captain and selected most dedicated for the team.

At Wisconsin, Jack accumulated a career record of 91-21-1. He also set a career takedown record of 380 takedowns.

Jack consistently wrestled at 126 pounds; his freestyle weight was 125.5. After Wisconsin Jack continued to wrestle. Among his many achievements he was a member of the World cup teams in 1977-78-79. He placed second, third, and second respectively. He was a World Games Bronze medallist in 1977 and a USWF National Champion in 1979 and 1980.

Jack is currently coaching at Lodi High School leading them to five Capitol Conference championships and the coach of two-time state champion Kyle Richards.