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2011

Kevin Black

Kevin Black graduated from River Falls High School in 1998 and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003.  He earned his teaching certification from Concordia University in 2005.

As an athlete, Black won four individual high school state titles at River Falls High School with a 160-0 career record and 102 pins.  During high school, he also won four freestyle state titles and three Greco-Roman titles.  In 1998, he was named to the prestigious ASICS Tiger All-American list and was an Amateur Wrestling News and Wrestling USA All-American.  While in high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society and completed his academic career (K-12) with perfect attendance.  Black attended the University of Wisconsin and was an All-American for the Badgers, placing 4th at the NCAA tournament as a junior in 2002.  His senior season was cut short due to injury.  He wrestled internationally representing Dave Schultz Wrestling Club.

Black has extensive coaching experience at every level.  He began his coaching career with his brother Tony during college.  Together, they ran the Black Bros Wrestling Camps.  Kevin and Tony were the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Co-State Coaches in 2003-05.  Black also spent one season as an assistant high school wrestling coach in Lodi, WI.  After spending two years on the coaching staff at Wisconsin, he started Victory School of Wrestling in River Falls.

In 2010, Black was named USA Wrestling Women’s Coach of the Year.  He has been a World Team coach in 2007 (Baku, Azerbaijan), 2009 (Herning, Denmark) and 2011 (Istanbul, Turkey) and has led on many international tours with USA Wrestling.  He has also been a part of the Olympic Development Program since 2007.

At Victory School of Wrestling, Black has been a part of developing over 30 high school state champions, 39 USAW All-Americans and 7 World Team/US National Team members.

Black is married to Liz (Reusser), a standout athlete in high school and college with 16 high school state titles and several All-American honors and Big Ten titles.  Together, they reside in River Falls and have two children, Isaiah and Micaiah.

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