1996 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBER AT 125.5 LBS./57 KG
KENDALL CROSS


1996-97 Team USA Ranking: No. 1
Years on Team USA: 6 (1990-94, 1995-97)
Residence: Raleigh, N.C.
Club: Sunkist Kids
College: Oklahoma State
High School: Mustang, Okla.
Born: February 24, 1968 in Hardin, Mont.
Height: 5-7


International Competition: 1996 Roger Coulon Tournament champion (France)... Four-time Sunkist International Open champion (1990-91 and 1994-95)... 1995 Michigan International Open champion... Third in 1993 Sunkist International Open...Third in 1993 World Cup... Fourth in 1993 Krasnoyarsk Tournament in Russia... Second in 1993 Medved Tournament (Belarus)... Third in 1993 Dan Kolov Tournament (Bulgaria)... Sixth in 1992 Olympics... 1992 Krasnoyarsk Tournament champion (Russia)... Third in 1992 Pan American Championships... Second in 1991 U.S. Open International... 1988 Espoir World Cup champion...Third in 1986 Junior World Championships...

U.S. Competition: 1996 U.S. Olympic Team Trals Champion... Three-time U.S. Nationals champion (1992, 1995-96)... Second in 1990 and 1995 World Team Trials... 1994 NYAC Christmas Open champion... Fifth in 1994 World Team Trials... Eighth in 1994 U.S. Nationals... Third in 1993 World Team Trials... Third in 1993 U.S. Nationals... 1992 Final Olympic Wrestle-off champion... 1992 Olympic Team Trials champion... Third in 1991 World Team Trials... Second in 1991 U.S. Nationals... 1991 NYAC Tournament champion... Fifth in 1990 U.S. Nationals... 1988 Espoir Nationals champion... Third in 1987 Espoir Nationals... Fourth in 1985 Junior Nationals...

College: Competed for Joe Seay at Oklahoma State Univ... Third in 1990 NCAA Championships as a senior... 1989 NCAA Champion as a junior... Sixth in 1988 NCAA meet as a sophomore... Graduated in 1992 with degree in business economics...

High School: Competed for Don Langham at Mustang HS in Oklahoma... Third in 1986 Oklahoma state meet as a senior... 1985 state champion as a junior... 1984 state runner-up as a sophomore...

Personal: Works as an assistant coach at Univ. of North Carolina.. . His wife is Rona, an attorney... He works with youth wrestling programs, and conducts goal-setting speeches and programs for various school districts... Hobbies include the internet, mountain biking, rollerblading, reading and yoga...

Awards: Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler at 1992 and 1995 U.S. Nationals...


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