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Bruce Baumgartner - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsWrestlingBruce Baumgartner Biography - Collegiate Wrestler, Perennial Champion, Athletic Honors, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - CONTACT INFORMATION


1960 Born November 2 in Haledon, New Jersey
1978 Graduates from Manchester Regional High School
1978 Enrolls at ISU at Terre Haute
1980 Is named as an alternate to the Olympic team
1980-81 Achieves runner-up at NCAA Division I heavyweight finals
1982 Concludes collegiate career with a 134-12 record and 73 pins;
is named to the World Team; earns a B.S. degree in industrial arts education; marries Linda Hochman on June 6.
1982-84 Attends Oklahoma State University as a graduate assistant wrestling coach
1984 Earns an M.S. degree in industrial arts education
1984-97 Serves as wrestling coach (later head wrestling coach) at Edinboro University
1996 Is named captain and flag bearer of U.S. Olympic team
1997 Retires from amateur competition
1998 Is named athletic director at Edinboro University

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