Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Wrestling

 
Bret Corner
Bret Corner
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: bret.corner@cuw.edu

Brett Corner founded the Concordia University Wisconsin Wrestling program in 1991 and directed hundreds of student-athletes during his 20 years at the helm. Following the 2011-12 season he was once again named Northern Wrestling Association Coach of the Year for his efforts.

During his tenure Corner's teams won seven Northern Wrestling Association titles and produced one All-American, along with 17 NAIA and four NCAA National Qualifiers. He was voted conference coach of the year eight times and Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association District 8 Coach of the Year twice (2006 and 2012).

Following 20 years as Falcon head coach, Corner stepped down to concentrate on his full-time job as a rubber product salesman. He will remain with the program as an assistant coach.

Corner currently lives in Grafton, Wis., with wife Brenda, and daughters Monica and Sarah. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from UW-La Crosse in 1986. 

Wrestling Career: A three-time NAIA All-American at UW-La Crosse, Corner was 111-21-1 while competing at 142 lbs. He was sixth in 1984, fifth in 1985, and second in 1986 at the NAIA National Championships. Corner was selected to the NAIA/USA National Team that toured China in June, 1986, the first collegiate team to tour China in any sport. He was inducted into the UW-La Crosse Athletic Wall of Fame in 1998. 

In 1982 at the AAU National Championships in Lincoln, Neb., Corner was fifth in Greco-Roman and seventh in Freestyle at 143 lbs.

Heading into his 21st season at CUW, Corner has guided the Falcons to seven conference titles with the most recent coming in 2006. His current career dual meet mark is 98-117-1. 

Corner has produded one All-American (Edwin Allen) in 1997 and five NWCA Scholar All-Americans. He was voted the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association District 8 Coach of the Year in 2005. 

In addition, he has produced 17 National qualifiers; (14 NAIA and three NCAA) and has been voted conference Coach of the Year six times. He is currently the WWCA District 8 Representative for Wisconsin college coaches. 

Corner's teams have twice received NWCA Scholar All-America status at the NCAA Division III level. CUW's highest national finish was 16th in the NAIA national Championships in 1997. 

Dual record: 
1991-92 1-0
1992-93 1-1
1993-94 3-4-1
1994-95 2-5
1995-96 6-7
1996-97 4-6
1997-98 5-4
1998-99 9-5
1999-00 9-13
2000-01 4-9
2001-02 7-7
2002-03 8-4-1
2003-04 5-9
2004-05 10-6
2005-06 4-5
2006-07 4-7
2007-08 6-4
2008-09 4-9
2009-10 2-3
2010-11 4-9
2011-12 4-10
Total: 102-127-1