Former UW wrestler returns to the program for the 2012-13 season
After competing for the Badgers from 2006-2011, Eric Bugenhagen returns to the program as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2012-13 campaign.
Bugenhagen Match-by-Match 2010-11:Wisconsin's starter at heavyweight (ranked in the top 19 all season and as high as ninth) ... 25-13 record on the season (excludes open tournaments) ... had one pin and four major decisions ... 12-6 record in duals ... won the Loras Open at heavyweight with a 4-0 record ... took fourth place at heavyweight at the Cliff Keen Invite with a 5-1 record ... finished 2-2 at the Midlands Championships ... took third at the Big Ten Championships at heavyweight with a 5-1 record ... went 1-2 at the NCAA Division I Championships
2009-10:Wisconsin's starter at heavyweight ... 17-20 record on the season ... 4-4 record in the Big Ten ... had one win by pin and one by major decision ... went 4-1 at the Loras Open to finish in fifth place ... went 2-2 at the Midlands Championship at hwt. ... finished in fourth place at the Big Ten Championships with a 2-2 record ... went 1-2 at the NCAA Division I Championships ... competed freestyle at the 2010 ASICS U.S. Open at 120 kg/264 lbs. but did not place
2008-09: Wisconsin's new starter at 184 lbs. ... went 8-18 overall, 5-11 in duals and 2-6 in Big Ten duals ... wrestled to a 1-3 record at the Big Tens to finish eighth ... registered a 5-9 overall record and 3-5 dual record before Big Ten season ... scored 18 dual points for Wisconsin on the season
2007-08: Wrestled at 184 lbs. ... started in three duals at 184 lbs., which included a dual against top-ranked Iowa ... finished second at the Pointer Open after going 2-1 ... also took second at the Dan Gable Open with a 3-1 record ... finished 6-4 overall.
2006-07: Redshirt season
High School: Won the state championship his senior year ... named first-team All-Area ... also was the team MVP and captain that season ... captured the confrence title his sophomore, junior and senior years ... earned second team-All-Area as a junior ... given the athletic directors award in 2005.
Personal: Major is history ... parents are Robert and Margaret ... has two siblings, Sarah (23) and Scott (21), who wrestled at Milwaukee School of Engineering