Biography - Sam Hazewinkel

2013-14 Team USA Ranking No. 3 at 55KG
Years on Team USA: 8 (2004-07, 2008-10, 2011-14)
Residence: Norman, OK
Club: Sunkist Kids
Coach: Rob Hermann
College: Oklahoma
HighSchool: Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Christian Academy)
Born: March 4, 1984 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Height: 5-4

FREESTYLE
2013: Third in U.S. World Team Trials…
2012: U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Pan American Championships gold medalist… Third in Cerro Pelado International…
2011: Second in Hargobind International… Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Second in Pan American Championships… U.S. Open champion… Second in Alexander Medved International… Third in Cerro Pelado International… Fourth in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2010: Second in Henri Deglane Challenge… Eighth in U.S. Open… Third in Cerro Pelado International…
2009: Third in New York AC International… Second in Hargobind International… Sunkist Kids International Open champion…
2007: Second in Sunkist Kids International Open…
GRECO-ROMAN
2009: Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Second in U.S. Nationals… Third in Granma Cup (Cuba)… Second in Dave Schulz Memorial International… Second in Vehbe Emri Grand Prix…
2008: Second in Henri Deglane Challenge… World University champion… Second in U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Fourth in U.S. Nationals… Second in Hungary Grand Prix… Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2007: Haparanda Cup champion… Third in Vantaa Cup… Third in New York AC Holiday International… Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Third in Pan American Championships… U.S. Nationals champion…
2006: Second in U.S. World Team Trials…Third in U.S. Nationals.
2005: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… U.S. Nationals champion.
2004: Third in U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Third in U.S. Nationals… Central Regional Olympic Team Trials Qualifier champion.
2003: Sixth in U.S. World Team Trials… Third in U.S. Nationals… Rocky Mountain Regional champion… Sixth in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2002: Fifth in U.S. World Team Trials.
USA Age-Group: 2001-02 Junior Greco-Roman national champion…
College: Four-time All-American for Oklahoma, where he was coached by Jack Spates… Second in 2007 NCAA Tournament… Third in 2004-06 NCAA Tournament... Compiled a 132-10 record… Earned a degree in Communications…
High School: Attended Pensacola Christian Academy, where he was coached by his father, Dave Hazewinkel... Recorded a perfect 140-0 record... Three-time Florida state champion (2000-02)... Also lettered in track and field, and cross country.
Personal: Son of Dave and Susan Hazewinkel... Wife’s name is Rachel… Father, Dave, and uncle, Jim Hazewinkel, both competed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games as members of the U.S. Greco-Roman team... Father is currently the head wrestling coach at Pensacola Christian College… Has three brothers, Jake, Zack and Zeke… He and his wife, Rachel, were married July 7, 2006…
Awards: Outstanding Wrestler at 2007 U.S. Nationals… 2001 Junior Greco-Roman National Championships Outstanding Wrestler…