GopherSports will be doing a series of Q&As with incoming freshmen wrestlers to lead into the season.
2012-13 FRESHMAN: Overall Record:18-5 Dual Meet Record:N/A Big Ten Record:N/A Pins:7 Major Decisions:3 Technical Falls:1
Finished season with 18-5 overall record in open competition Earned fifth place victory at Dakronics Open Took second at the Bison Open defeating teammate No. 10 Cody Yohn in a 3-2 decision during semifinals Took title at the MSU Moorhead Open (12/1) and the North Country Open (2/2) Saw 14-6 major decision over Peyton Walsh at the Southern Scufflle won six matches by falls.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time State Champion Two-time Greco-Roman National Champion Named USA Wrestling All-American for both Freestyle and Greco-Roman six times (2008-2012) Earned All-Conference, All-Area, and All-State accolades all four years of high school for wrestling Also lettered in football and track Two-time All-Conference, All-Area, and All-State selection for football.
PERSONAL: Born December 13, 1993 Son of Mike and Malissa Baker Has five siblings; Britt (22), Austin (17), Ethan (14), Hayley (11), andBraden (6) Lists most memorable sports thrill as winning the national title in Fargo, N.D. by scoring a last second takedown in the third period Also enjoys juggling, ninja tumbling, fishing, and hunting Planning to major in communications and business.