|Hometown:||Jefferson City, Mo.|
|High School:||Jefferson City|
Joined the Blue Devils for one season after three seasons at Missouri.
2016-17: Duke’s starter at 133 pounds … Went 18-12 overall … Posted an 8-5 dual record and 2-3 mark against ACC foes … Took third at the Wolfpack Open … Defeated Garrett Hancock of Gardner-Webb in the consolation final 4-0 to earn third … Recorded a 3-2 mark at the Southern Scuffle … Earned ACC wins over Dennis Gustafson of Virginia Tec and Nicolas Lirette of North Carolina … Defeated opponents from Navy, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech and Gardner-Webb on his four-match win streak nearing the end of the season … Just missed qualifying for NCAA Championships with a 4-3 setback to Virginia’s Will Mason … NWCA Scholar All-America … All-ACC Academic Team selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Redshirt Sophomore (2014-15): Accumulated a 22-13 overall record, including his first career dual start on Feb. 6, 2015: In his dual start at Buffalo, pinned Colt Cotton in 2:06 … Competed in seven tournaments, placing in four of those (4th - Cyclone Open, 4th - UCM Open, 3rd - Kaufman Brand Open, 5th - UNI Open) … His four tournament trophies ranked T-2nd most on the team … Finished the season with 11 falls, making him one of only six Tigers to gain double digit pins for the season … The 11 pins were responsible for exactly half of his season victories, and his fastest fall came in just 0:54 (vs. Kenneth Cowan - Navy - Edinboro Open) … His 22 season wins marked a new single season career high, upping his total from 16 a year ago.
Redshirt Freshman (2013-14): Competed in five tournaments at 133 pounds … Took seventh at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open … Finished in fifth place at the Joe Parisi Open on Nov. 23 … Took second at the Kaufman-Brand Open … Took sixth at the UNI Open, picking up decision wins against Kyle Larson (Iowa State) and Garth Yenter (Michigan State) … Finished second at the Roger Denker Open ... Overall season record was 16-9 with four wins coming by fall.
Freshman (2012-13): Redshirted during his freshman year … Competed in five tournaments at 141 pounds … Finished in fourth place at the UCM Open, picking up his first collegiate win against Garrett Matthews (Benedictine) by fall at :45 … Had two more pins on the day, plus one major decision win … Landed in fifth place at the Kaufman-Brand Open … Finished in third place at the Roger Denker Open … Had a season record of 20-10 with five wins by pin and one by technical fall.
Before Missouri: Finished second at state his sophomore and senior seasons, at 103 pounds and 126 pounds, respectively … Finished with a career record of 182-25, 100 of which came by fall … His senior year, the Jays finished fourth as a team at state … Lettered all four years in wrestling, as well as lettering all four years in soccer … Was a two-time All-State soccer athlete … Two-time Academic All-American, finishing second in his graduating class.
Personal: Cole Baumgartner was born to Danny and Kim Baumgartner on May 11, 1993, in Jefferson City, Mo. … He has one older sibling, Danielle, and a younger sibling, Jayme.