Cole Painter
Cole Painter
Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Pottsville, Pa.
High School: Pottsville Area

BEFORE AU - Wrestled at Pottsville HS... Second all-time at Pottsville in wins with 129... Qualified for PIAA state tournament... Two-time regional placer and two-time district place-winner... Schuylkill League champion for Crimson Tide... Graduated with a 3.3 GPA... Four-year honor student... PFC John J. Wojicik Wrestling Scholar-Athlete.

PERSONAL - Parents are Kelly and Rick Painter... Father played baseball at Mansfield University... Brother, Ty, plays baseball at Shippensburg University... Plans to major in accounting with an eye on forensic accounting for the FBI after college... Led his Little League in home runs as a youngster... Sports hero is J.J. Watt, but pretended to be Chase Utley when playing sports as a kid... Enjoys kayaking, golfing and fishing.