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James R. Baumgardner

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Jim Baumgardner
Personal information
Born(1962-10-23)October 23, 1962
Roseburg, Oregon
EducationRoseburg High School - 1980
Oregon State University - 1980-84 Bachelor of Science; 1986-88 Master of Business Administration
WeightWrestling Weight Class: 177-Hwt
Sport
College teamOregon State Beavers

James R. (Jim) Baumgardner is an American collegiate wrestler.

Baumgardner wrestled at Oregon State University from 1980-1984 after graduating from Roseburg High School in Roseburg, Oregon in 1980. At Roseburg High School, Baumgardner wrestled under National Wrestling Hall of Fame wrestler & Coach Greg Strobel.

Under Oregon State University Head Coach Dale O. Thomas and Assistant Coach Strobel, Baumgardner is the third winningest wrestler in Oregon State history (155) behind Howard Harris (169) and Larry Bielenberg (165). His overall record is 155-40-0 in the 177-Hwt weight categories.[1];[2][3]

With Strobel's influence, partially detailed in the book Strobel: Stories From A Life With Wrestling by James V Moffatt[4], Baumgardner went on to become a driven, successful wrestler. Of the top 26 wrestlers (based on wins) in NCAA history, Jim is tied at 16th place with 155 wins, behind other Oregon Staters Harris (4rth) and Bielenberg (5th). [5]

Freshman Statistics 1981 - 190 lbs[edit | edit source]
  • Season wins = 26
  • Season pins = 7
  • PAC-10 3rd Place 190 lbs
  • NCAA qaulifier
Sophomore Statistics 1982 - 177 lbs[edit | edit source]
  • Season wins - 32
  • Season pins - 5
  • Pac-10 Conference Champion 177 lbs
  • NCAA qualifier
Junior Statistics 1983 - 190 lbs[edit | edit source]
  • Season wins - 52; the most in OSU history;
  • Season pins - 13; 8th in OSU history;
  • Season winning percentage - 190 lbs - 89.7%;
  • Pac-10 Conference Champion 190 lbs
  • NCAA qaulifier
  • All-American - 4th[6] [7]
Senior Statistics 1984 - 190-Hwt[edit | edit source]
  • Season wins - 45; tied, 4th in OSU history;
  • Season pins - 17; tied, 10th in OSU history;
  • Season winning percentage - Hwt - 93.8%, 19th in OSU History;
  • Pac-10 Conference Champion 190 lbs
  • Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year
  • NCAA qualifier
  • All-American - 2nd[8] [9] [10] [11]
Other statistics:[edit | edit source]
  • Career Pins - 42;
  • Career winning percentage - 155-40-0; 79.5%;
  • Longest winning streak - 1982-83; 190 lbs - 39;
Other Honors:[edit | edit source]
  • 1984 NWCA All-Star Meet - 190 lb (alternate)
  • 1984 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship winner

In 1986, Baumgardner returned to Oregon State University as a Graduate Assistant Coach with the wrestling program while studying for his Master of Business Administration while continuing to wrestle with the Sunkist Kids.

In 2006, Baumgardner was inducted into the Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame.[12]

Baumgardner resides in Pullman, Washington with his wife, Kristin.


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  1. "2005-2006 Oregon State Wrestling Guide" (PDF). Oregon State Wrestling. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  2. "2011-12 Oregon State Wrestling Media Supplement" (PDF). 2011-12 Oregon State Wrestling Media Supplement. Oregon State University. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  3. "2012-13 Wrestling History_Records" (PDF). OSUBeavers.com. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. Moffatt, James V (2009). Strobel: Stories From a Life With Wrestling. Exit Zero Publishing, Inc. p. 30-40. ISBN 978-0-9799051-7-9.
  5. Rowe, Reginald E. (2016). The Golden Era of Amateur Wrestling: 1980s. Bloomington, IN: Archway Publishing. p. 21, 138. ISBN 978-1-4808-2962-6.
  6. "1983 53rd NCAA Wrestling Tournament" (PDF). 1983 53rd NCAA Wrestling Tournament. NCAA. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. Steen, Alex. "The Greatest Seasons in Division I Wrestling History by Win Total (51-55)". The Open Mat. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  8. "1984 54th NCAA Wrestling Tournament" (PDF). 1984 54th NCAA Wrestling Tournament. NCAA. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  9. Yannis, Alex (March 11, 1984). "Iowa Takes Wrestling Title". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  10. Hammond, Jairus K. (2006). The History of Collegiate Wrestling. Stillwater, OK: National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. p. 246. ISBN 0-9765064-0-8.
  11. Rowe, Reginald E (2016). The Golden Era of Amateur Wrestling: 1980s. p. 27.
  12. "OSUAA Stater Winter 2007" (PDF). OSU Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 August 2017.


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