Coach Brands has coached 3 NCAA and 4 Big Ten team titles
crowned 11 NCAA champions, 15 Big Ten champions and 66 All-Americans in his 13 seasons as head coach at Iowa.
As a post-collegiate competitor Brands' accolades include:
1996 Olympic freestyle gold medal
1993 World Freestyle Championship gold medal in Toronto
1994 & 1995 World Cup gold medals
1995 Pan American Games champion
1993-1996 4 U.S. National titles
1993 USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year
1993 John Smith Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler
1993 Amateur Wrestling News Man of the Year
2001 inducted into wrestling's Hall of Fame \
In his time wrestling for the university of Iowa Brands was a 4 time All-American (1989-92), 3 time NCAA champion, 1992 NCAA Outstanding Wrestler and a 3 time Big Ten champion.