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Bruce Robert Baumgartner
 (born November 2, 1960) Haledon, New Jersey.

Dominate super-heavyweight freestyle wrestler, between 1983 and 1996, he won 13 World or Olympic medals, the most World and Olympic medals among American wrestlers.

During high school, 23–0, defeated in the NJ State Championship match.

Bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN

44–0. 1982 NCAA National Champion his senior year. Collegiate record was 134–12 with 73 falls.

4 Olympic medals (2-Gold, 1-Silver, 1-Bronze),

9 World Championship medals (3-Gold, 3-Silver, 3-Bronze)

4 Pan-American medals (3-Gold, 1-Silver,);

12 World Cup medals (7-Gold, 5-Silver),

4 Olympic Festival titles,

2 AAU National titles and a Junior National title.

NCAA title (and 2 Runner-Up finishes),

1995, he was presented the James E. Sullivan Award by the Amateur Athletic Union as the outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S.

1998, inducted Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame;

2003, named him an ‘Institutional Great’ and inducted him into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame

2008  inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

2002 Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

2003 International Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame (FILA).

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