Joe Umlauf is a graduate of NDSU where he was a four-year scholarship wrestler. He was a Big 12 starting wrestler his final year with the Bison.
In high school, Umlauf was a two-time Wisconsin state finalist and a four-time state qualifier. He was a multiple-time Border War and Pre-Season national champion and place winner and was an undefeated Clash National Duals tournament competitor in Rochester, Minn.
Umlauf graduated from NDSU with a double major in Physical Education and Health Education and a minor in Psychology. He is currently a Physical Ed and Health Teacher at Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minnesota.