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|Bormet named 2006 Terry McCann Award winner as USA Wrestling’s Freestyle Coach of the Year|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
Sean Bormet of Naperville, Ill. has been named 2006 Freestyle Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling. This is the first time that Bormet has received this prestigious award .
This year and in the future, this award will be named after the late wrestling legend Terry McCann, a 1960 Olympic champion wrestler. McCann was a long-time coach with the successful Mayor Daley Youth Foundation club, which won numerous national titles in freestyle and Greco-Roman and produced champion athletes for the United States. McCann also served as USA Wrestling President and a FILA Bureau member.
Bormet was a member of the coaching staff for the 2006 U.S. World Team, which placed third in the team standings and featured four individual medalists.
He is a club coach with the New York Athletic Club, and has worked directly with a number of the athletes on the U.S. World Team. World Team members Donny Pritzlaff (163 lbs.) and Andy Hrovat (185 lbs.), both members of the New York AC, made the team with outstanding performances at the World Team Trials. Pritzlaff went on to win a bronze medal at the World Championships.
Bormet also coached Clint Wattenberg of the New York AC, who made the World Team Trials finals against Hrovat at 185 pounds.
The New York Athletic Club placed second in Div. II at the U.S. National Championships. This year, six members of the New York AC freestyle team qualified for Freestyle Team USA, the U.S. national team.
Bormet owns and operates the Overtime School of Wrestling, a top training facility and wrestling club in Illinois. Since opening this program, Bormet has produced numerous champions and All-American on all of USA Wrestling's age levels. Also coaching with Overtime is Kerry Bowmans, a 2000 Olympic Trials runner-up in freestyle wrestling.
Bormet was named 2004 USA Wrestling Developmental Coach of the Year for his coaching achievements working with age-group wrestlers and programs. He has coached numerous age-group national champions and All-Americans as a coach for the Illinois Junior and Cadet freestyle national teams. He has also coached the Illinois Junior Duals freestyle team.
Prior to founding the Overtime School of Wrestling, Bormet served as an assistant coach at the Univ. of Wisconsin (1994-99) and the Univ. of Michigan (1999-2000).
Bormet placed second at the 1999 U.S. National Championships and third in 1999 as a Senior-level freestyle wrestler. He was third at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Bormet earned NCAA All-American status twice while competing for the Univ. of Michigan. In 1993, he placed third at the NCAA Tournament and in 1992, he placed second. He was a 1991 Espoir National champion in freestyle and competed in the 1991 Espoir World Championships. Bormet was also a three-time Junior freestyle All-American.
USA Wrestling will be announcing major award winners each day this week on TheMat.com.
PAST TERRY McCANN AWARD WINNERS AS FREESTYLE COACH OF THE YEAR
2006 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC
2005 - Mike Duroe, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye TC
2004 - Bobby Douglas, Ames, Iowa, Sunkist Kids
2003 - Tom Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC
2002 - Tom Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC
2001 - Zeke Jones, Morgantown, W.Va., Sunkist Kids
2000 - John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Sunkist Kids
1999 - Greg Strobel, Bethlehem, Pa., New York Athletic Club
1998 - John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Sunkist Kids
1997 - Greg Strobel, Bethlehem, Pa., New York Athletic Club
1996 - Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo., National Freestyle Coach
1995 - Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo., National Freestyle Coach
1994 - Gene Davis, Colorado Springs, Colo., Athletes In Action
1993 - Joe Seay, Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunkist Kids
1992 - Bobby Douglas, Ames, Iowa, Sunkist Kids