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Brad Baus
Brad Baus, 2009.
Collegiate Career
Record 99–56
Weight classes 184 lbs. (2008–11)
197 lbs. (2011–12)

Brad Baus is a former 184- and 197-pound wrestler an Augsburg College. Baus was the starter at 184 pounds for much of his first three seasons. Following the graduation of Jared Massey, he was the starter at 197 pounds, earning All American honors as a senior in 2012.

Following his wrestling career, Baus assisted the Augsburg coaching staff.

College career

2008–09 season

Baus made his collegiate debut for Augsburg at the St. Cloud State Husky Open on December 13, 2008. He went to 1-2 at the meet.[1] Later that month, he went 2-2 at the Sunshine Open, sharing seventh place with teammate Garrett Long.[2] On January 3, Baus went 2-2 and finished fourth place at the Dickinson State (N.D.) Blue Hawk Classic.[3]

Baus made his varsity dual debut at the NCWA National Duals on January 10, 2009, when he pinned Buena Vista (Iowa) wrestler Austin Hayes 25 seconds into the second period. The same day, Baus pinned fourth-ranked (at 184 pounds) Bryan Lenhardt of Johnson and Wales in a 197-pound match; the pin came at 2:04 in the first period.[4] The next day, Baus lost twice, falling to Delaware Valley's top-ranked Mike Wilcox 5 seconds into the second period and then by technical fall to two-time defending national champion Romeo Djoumessi of Wartburg.[5]

Baus next competed for Augsburg at the University of Nebraska – Omaha dual meet, losing to UNO's Brent Pankoke by a 12-1 major decision.[6] Baus then faced seventh-ranked Josh Zabel of Wisconsin-La Crosse, losing to 12-2.[7] At the Battle of the Burgs that year, Baus faced now topped-ranked Romeo Djoumessi, losing by a 6-4 margin.[8]

Baus then pinned Minnesota State Moorhead's Dustin Nagel 33 seconds into the third period.[9] At the 2009 St. John's University North Country Open on February 7, Baus went 4-2, claiming fourth place.[10] On February 13, Baus closed out the regular season with a 14-4 major decision loss to sixth-ranked Ben Engelland.[11]


Baus competed for Augsburg at 184 pounds at the 2009 Great Lakes Regional, and was the only Augsburg wrestler to not merit a seed. Baus fell 9-2 to fourth-seeded Toby Boltz of Wheaton. Baus received a bye in the first round of the wrestlebacks, but lost in the second round to sixth-seeded Matthew Olsen of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Baus did not advance to Nationals, the only Augsburg wrestlers to do so.[12]

2009–10 season

Baus began his second season listed at 184 pounds.[13] At the Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open on November 21, Baus went 2-2 in the 184-pound gold division, claiming the sixth-place spot. In the first round, Baus pinned Todd Klems 1:42 into the third period. He then fell by 6-2 decision to third-ranked Andy Moore (Wisconsin-La Crosse). In the semifinals of the consolation round (fifth place), Baus pinned Tony Willaert of St. John's University 1:31 into the second period. In the fifth-place match, he lost an overtime 9-7 decision to Morningside's Joe Lockett.[14]

College record

Season Wins Losses
2008–09 16 17
2009–10 23 16
2010–11 30 12
2011–12 30 11
Total 99 56

Stats final.


  1. ^ "Augsburg claims 2 champs, 8 placewinners at St. Cloud State Husky Open". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). December 13, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Augsburg wins seven titles, claims 19 top-eight placewinners at Brute/Zac Jarzynka Sunshine Wrestling Classic!". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). December 29, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Augsburg claims 6 champs/co-champs to claim title at Dickinson State (N.D.) Blue Hawk Classic". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). January 3, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "Augsburg claims two shutout wins at NWCA Division III National Duals -- 54-0 over Buena Vista (Iowa) and 54-0 over Johnson and Wales (R.I.)". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). January 10, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "No. 2-ranked Augsburg wins NWCA Division III National Duals championship". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). January 11, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  6. ^ "Nebraska-Omaha tops Augsburg 28-9 in battle of top-ranked teams in Divisions II and III". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). January 23, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  7. ^ "No. 1 Augsburg wins 7 of 10, scores 29-12 triumph over No. 11 Wisconsin-La Crosse". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). January 25, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  8. ^ "No. 1 Augsburg claims 21-16 win over No. 2 Wartburg (Iowa) in Battle of the Burgs!". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). January 30, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  9. ^ "No. 1 Augsburg dominates in 41-7 win over Division II Minnesota State Moorhead". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). February 1, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  10. ^ "Augsburg nets 6 champions in split-squad action at St. John's North Country Open and Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational!". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). February 7, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  11. ^ "Top-ranked Augsburg dominates in 35-10 win at No. 10-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point!". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). February 13, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  12. ^ "Augsburg wins NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional, advances nine to national championships!". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). February 21, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  13. ^ "2009-10 Wrestling Roster". Wrestling. Augsburg Athletics. 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  14. ^ "Auggie Brute Adidas Open Augsburg College 11/21/09". Wrestling. November 21, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009.

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