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12765 Forrest Drive 
Edinboro, PA 16412  
FAX: (814) 734-4475   


Age: 47
Birth date: 11/2/60
Appearance: 6' 2" - 295 lbs.
Health: Excellent
Martial Status: Married, wife, Linda Baumgartner
Three Children: Bryan, Zachary, and Dylan


1978  --

1982  --

1984  --

High School Diploma, Manchester Regional High School,
Haledon, New Jersey.

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Arts Education, Indiana State University, 
Terre Haute, Indiana.

Master of Science, Industrial Arts Education, Oklahoma State University, 
Stillwater, Oklahoma.


New York Athletic Club wrestler
Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges
President's Honor Roll, OSU and ISU
Dean's Honor Roll, OSU and ISU
Kappa Delta Pi (Educational Honorary)
Epsilon Pi Tau (Industrial Arts Honorary)
Graduated Cum Laude, ISU
Member Indiana State Industrial Arts Club, 1979-82
Selected one of NCAA's Top Five Award Winners
1982 NCAA Wrestling Champion, heavyweight
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist
1986 World Champion
1988 Olympic Silver Medalist
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist
1993 World Champion
1995 World Champion
1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Southland Olympia Award Winner
President's Award from Indiana State University
1986 USA Wrestler of the Year
Pennsylvania and Erie (PA) County Athlete Halls of Fame
Sports Fitness "Person of the Year" - Erie County Jaycees
1995 James E. Sullivan Award Winner-U.S. Top Amateur Athlete
One of 10 finalists for Sullivan Award -1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Amateur Male Athlete of April 1989 - United States Sports Academy
1989  Outstanding Young Men of America
Appointed to the Governor's Council for Sport and Physical Fitness
1990  Rave Award - Junior League of Erie
New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame
Amateur Male Athlete of April 1990 - United States Sports Academy
Merit Award 1989 - Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
1992 USA Wrestler of the Year
1992 USA Wrestling Man of the Year
1992, 1993 and 1994 US Olympic Committee Wrestler of the Year
1993 USA Wrestler of the Year
1997 EWL Wrestling Coach of the Year
1997 PSAC Wrestling Coach of the Year
1998 -2002 President of USAW
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
Charter Member of the International Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame (FILA)


May 1982 thru June 1984

Oklahoma State University, Graduate AssistantWrestling Coach

May 1982 thru June 1984

Oklahoma State University, Graduate Assistant Industrial Arts Instructor

June 1982 thru present

Camp Clinician - Instructor at various wrestling camps across the United States

1984 thru 1991

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Assistant  Wrestling Coach

1984-85 Team finish -  5th NCAA Division II
1985-86 Team finish -  2nd NCAA Division II
1986-87 Team finish -  8th NCAA Division I
1987-88 Team finish -  7th NCAA Division I
1988-89 Team finish -  9th NCAA Division I
       (highest finish by any team in the Eastern U.S.)
1989-90 Team finish - 43rd NCAA Division I

1991 thru 1997 

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Head Wrestling Coach
1990-91 Team finish - 25th NCAA Division I
1991-92 Team finish - 30th NCAA Division I
1992-93 Team finish - 15th NCAA Division I
1993-94 Team finish - 37th NCAA Division I
1994-95 Team finish - 11th NCAA Division I
1995-96 Team finish - 35th NCAA Division I
1996-97 Team Finish - 6th  NCAA Division

1989 thru 2003  

Member of HighMark Blue Cross Speaker's Bureau

19961997 thru present

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,  Director of Athletics

1984 thru present 

Motivational Speaker at Various Corporations and Organizations across the Country

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