Gunnar Olson

Qualifications

Certificates and Degrees

Gunnar Olson

  • Inducted into the Harwood Union High School Hall of Fame
  • Owner and Head Coach of the Vermont Wrestling Academy
  • Former Head Coach of the Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Norwich University Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Norwich University NCAA Qualifier
  • Norwich University 3x All New England Place Winner

Background

History

  • Began wrestling at 8 years old
  • 1992-1996 Harwood Union High School wrestling career record 121-13
  • 1996 Vermont State Champion, 135#
  • 1996 New England Champion, 135#
  • 1996 High School Senior Nationals, 135# Top 12 Finisher
  • High School senior year, no opponent scored a point in 45 consecutive matches
  • Northeast and East Coast Greco Roman Regional Championships, Fifth Place Finisher
  • 1996-2000 Norwich University wrestling team, full academic scholarship for Civil Engineering
  • Norwich University 3x All New England Place Winner
  • Norwich University NCAA Qualifier
  • NCAA Wrestling, Top 12 Finisher
  • 2000 NCAA National Takedown Leader
  • Defeated 11 NCAA All American wrestlers throughout college career
  • Norwich University Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Competed in more than 800 career matches in Freestyle, Greco Roman and Folk-Style wrestling combined
  • Trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Julio Fernandez and Cleve Worthington
  • MMA competitor, training partner of Mike Brown, former WEC World Champion
  • Head Coach of the Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Owner and Head Coach of the Vermont Wrestling Academy