Andy Hrovat

Andy Hrovat ( born January 21, 1980 in Cleveland ( Ohio)) is an American professional wrestler. He won several medals at the Pan American Games in free style at middleweight.


Andy Hrovat attended St. Edward High School in Cleveland. There he also began wrestling where he focused on the free style. He was trained there by Greg Urbas. In 1996 he won at the U.S. Junior Championships ( Cadets ) 2nd place ( weight category to 70 kg body weight). He repeated this success in 2000 at the espoir at middleweight. As a high school wrestler, he was in 1997 and 1998 champion of Ohio. From 1999, he attended the University of Michigan, but could not occupy top spots at the NCAA Championships (Student Championships of high school sports association ). The best result that he achieved in three appearances, was a 4th place in 2001. His coach at the University of Michigan were Dale Bahr and Joe McFarland.

For this was Andy Hrovat 2001 American students master the AAU (Amateur Athlete Union). He was also a member of the New York Athletic Club and trained there by Sean Bormet. Due to this success, he was at the Pan American Championship 2001 in Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep., used and occupied there in Middleweight 2nd place behind world champion Yoel Romero Palacio from Cuba.

2002 Andy Hrovat again U.S. american. Students master (AAU ) and launched at the Universities World Cup in Edmonton. Here he faced a welterweight behind Fahrettin Ozata from Turkey, Mehdi Baraati from Iran and Xu Xuangchong from China the 4th Place. In the years 2003 to 2005, he placed himself at the U.S. Championships and in the elimination rounds for the World Championships ( World Championship Trials ), although a few times in front of the field, but could not win a tournament victory. He had in those years in the United States in his weight class, the Middleweight, Olympic champion in Cael Sanderson, Lee and Brandon Eggum Full hard, a very severe competition.

In 2004 he was again employed in the Pan American Championships, which were held in Guatemala City and arrived there behind Daniel Gonzalez from Cuba and Matthew White from Guatemala to 3rd place. 2006 Andy Hrovat came true in the U.S. american. Middleweight championship only to 5th place, but surprisingly won at the World Championship Trials before Clint Wattenberg and Muhammed Lawal. He was then employed at the World Championships in Guangzhou / China in the middleweight division, where they lost like his first fight against Vadim Lalijew, a starting Armenia Russians, just on points ( 5:7 techn. Dots). Since Lalijew not reached the final, Andy Hrovat did not come in the consolation round, was eliminated and finished in 18th place.

2008 Andy Hrovat behind Muhammed Lawal U.S. american. Vice - champion in the middleweight division and achieved the best result in his career he succeeded in this championship. Then he managed to qualify for the Olympic Trials for the Olympic Games in Beijing. He defeated it in the decisive battles Muhammed Lawal 2-1 victories. In Beijing, he met in his first fight on the Cuban Reineri Sala and lost this battle after a hard fight with 1:2 and 5:6 rounds techn. Points. It happened to him then, as in the 2006 World Cup, because Sala also retired soon, so that for Andy Hrovat with this defeat, the Olympics were finished. He reached the 12th place with the five technical points made ​​by him.

Since 2004, Andy Hrovat is strength and fitness coach for the Michigan wrestling team.

International success

Note: all the competitions in free style, OS = Olympic Games, WM = World Championship, welterweight until 2001-76 kg from 2002-74 kg middleweight, to 2001 kg and 85 kg, from 2002-84 kg light heavyweight, to 2001 to 97 kg from 2002-96 kg body weight

National success


  • Database of the Institute for Applied Training Science at the University of Leipzig,
  • Journal The Ringer,
  • Website of the U.S. Ringer Association
  • Website " "


Battle of Andy Hrovat against Muhammed Lawal to the U.S. Championship in 2008

  • Ringer (United States)
  • Olympian (United States)
  • Born in 1980
  • Man