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Asst. Columbia University & Team NY Coach, Carl Fronhofer to provide FS/GR Clinic at SWC on Wed, 5/11

Posted Sunday, May 08, 2011 by admin
Asst. Columbia University & Team NY Coach, Carl Fronhofer to provide FS/GR Clinic at SWC on Wed, 5/11 from 7PM til 9PM.

Coach Fronhofer is still active on the US National Team and is also one of the top FS/GR Coaches in the Northeast.

Take a look at bio:


Carl Fronhofer, a former All-American at the University of Pittsburgh, and current member of the US national team, joined the Columbia wrestling coaching staff in August 2008.

Fronhofer's presencse has been felt after just one season on the Lions' coaching staff. He worked primarily with heavyweight Ryan Flores, coaching him to his Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) title in 2009.  In doing so, Flores became the first Columbia wrestler to win a conference title since 1995.

Still competing himself, Fronhofer qualified for the World Team Trials after winning the Northeast Senior Regional Freestyle Championships in early April 2009.  He went on to place second at the trials, earning a spot on the US National Team at 85 kilograms.

Fronhofer comes to Columbia after spending the previous two seasons as the top assistant at Bloomsburg University. Prior to his time with the Huskies, Fronhofer spent three seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. During his coaching tenure, Fronhofer helped coach five of his student-athletes to All-American honors.

Fronhofer accumulated a record of 123-39 while wrestling for Pitt, ranking third in the Panthers' record book for wins. During that span, Fronhofer qualified for the NCAA's each of his four years.

He capped his illustrious career by earning All-America honors as a senior, after reaching the NCAA finals at 174 pounds. By doing so, he became the first All-American for the Panthers in three years, and was the first NCAA finalist for the program in 13 years. That same season, Fronhofer was named Academic All-American, and the 2003 Eastern Wrestling League Wrestler of the Year.

Fronhofer translated his collegiate success to the senior level as well, earning Greco-Roman All-American honors four times from 1999-2002 and Freestyle All-American honors in 2005. His placement at the US Open Championships qualified him for the US World Team Trials in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2009.

Fronhofer graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 with a degree in sociology. 

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