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Rich Wenner Profile - Arizona State University Official Athletic Site
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Release: 04/17/2013
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Sports Performance Associate Head Coach

Rich Wenner, a 1986 ASU alumnus with a bachelor of science in Physical Education, has been a sports performance coach for more than two decades at ASU. After serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1987- 1985, he was the head strength coach (Olympic Sports) from 2000 until 2003 when he took the title of Associate Head Sports Performance Coach in 2003. Wenner has received many awards, as he was named Pac-10 Strength Coach of the Year in 1996. In 2005, the National Strength and Conditioning Association named Wenner as an Elite Strength and Conditioning Coach through its Coach Practitioner Program, a list of only 32 from across the country and the world. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through NSCA and also a Certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Wenner has authored a half dozen strength training articles and was a guest speaker at the 1988 NSCA National Conference. A 13-time national power lifting champion, Wenner was the 1986 junior world power lifting champion and a bronze medalist in the 2004 master's bench press world championship. He has a established 15 national power lifting records and including his 1986 Collegiate National power lifting record which stood for 18 years.

During his two-plus decades at ASU, Wenner has worked with four NCAA Championship teams, 13 individual NCAA Champions, 19 Pac-10 team champions, 11 Pac-10 individual champions and All-Pac-10 first team selections and 158 All-Americans. Some of these teams include the 1997 Rose Bowl team, the 1988 and 1998 College Baseball World Series Championship game teams and the NCAA men and women's basketball Sweet Sixteen teams. Wenner has been married to wife Pauley for 17 years. He is currently working on his master's degree in Health and Wellness.

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