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  Bret Baumbach
Bret Baumbach

Player Profile

Council Bluffs, IA

High School:
Lewis Central



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Stanford vs. Michigan - Nov. 18, 2012

Stanford vs. Michigan - Nov. 18, 2012. Photos by Bob Drebin


Stanford vs. Utah Valley - Feb. 5, 2012

Stanford vs. Utah Valley - Feb. 5, 2012

Baumbach's Career Match-By-Match

2012-13 Season (Junior): Stanford's starter at 165 pounds ... captured first at the Pac-12 conference tournament in Tempe, Ariz. ... second most wins on team (23) ... second most wins and second most pins on team (3) .... posted a 23-12 overall record and a 15-6 dual mark in duals ... tallied second most points for the team (55) ... went 1-1 in NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... strung together eight straight wins from Jan.12 to Feb. 3 .... recorded a fall in 4:11 over Keithen Cast of American.

2011-12 Season (Redshirt Sophomore):Stanford's starter at 165 pounds ... finished second at the Pac-12 Championships in Boise, Idaho ... posted an 11-10 overall record and a 5-4 mark in duals ... tallied 19 dual points for the team ... went 1-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions and 2-2 at the Midlands Championships in late December ... strung together a season-high five straight wins from Jan. 8 to Jan. 29 ... recorded a fall in 4:02 over Adam Fierro of CSU Bakersfield in the semifinals of the conference tournament ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team.

2010-11 Season (Sophomore): Redshirted his second season on The Farm ... competed unattached at the Fullerton Open in late November, posting a 3-2 record ... registered a major decsion and a fall at the tournament.

2009-10 Season (Freshman):Earned the starting spot at 141 pounds as a true freshman ... posted a 10-22 overall record with a 6-13 dual record ... placed eighth at the Pac-10 Championships in Davis, Calif., at 141 pounds ... tallied three major decision and three falls on the season ... fastest fall came in 5:39 against Kiyoshi Kawano of Menlo College ... was seventh on the team with 23 dual points ... recorded a major decision (9-0) in his first collegiate dual against Purdue's Tommy Churchard at the Northwestern Duals.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... captained his team as a senior ... team was a three-time Hawkeye 10 Conference Champions and two-time district champs ... Team placed second at State in 2006, and third at State in 2008, including fourth at State Duals that year ... Baumbach is a two-time conference champion and four-time district champion ... record was 189- 20 with 104 pins ... finished his career with the third most wins in school history and the sixth most wins in the state of Iowa ... named the Fort Dodge Invite Outstanding Wrestler and the Boystown Invite Outstanding Wrestler in 2009 ... earned Lewis Central Wrestler of the Year honors as a senior ... at the state championships, placed second in 2006, third in 2007, second in 2008 and won the championship in 2009 ... 2007 Greco and Freestyle Cadet All-American and 2008 Greco and Freestyle Junior All-American ... a three-time first team all-state academic member from 2007-09.

Personal: Born in Iowa City ... son of Les and Cindy Baumbach ... has two younger sisters, Betsy and Bridget ... undecided on his major ... cousin, Jimmy Siemers, was a four-time National Champion for Arizona State in water skiing (Tricks).

Baumbach's Year-by-Year Statistics

Year Record Dual Record Falls Tech. Falls
2009-10 10-22 6-13 3 0
2010-11 Redshirted
2011-12 11-10 5-4 1 0
2012-13 23-12 15-6 3 2
Career Totals 44-33 26-23 7 2