As a Sophomore: Appeared in all four preseason tournaments (West Virginia, East Stroudsburg, Penn State and Millersville) ... defeated Travis Kimmel of Seton Hall, 3-2, in the opening round of the Millersville Belles Tournament ... topped another Big East wrestler as he decisioned Syracuse's Mike Neenan, 7-3.
As a Freshman: Compiled a 2-4 overall record … topped Bobby Crick of Franklin & Marshall in sudden death in the Millersville Invitational … also appeared in both the East Stroudsburg and Penn State opens.
Redshirted 1997-98: Compiled a 2-6 overall record … defeated Steve Daggett of George Mason, 4-3, in the West Virginia Open … won an opening round match against Gary Whitehouse of Boston College, 7-3, at East Stroudsburg … competed in three tournaments during the year.
Before Maryland: Earned three varsity letters for wrestling at Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn. … captain senior year … team MVP … state prep champ … finished third in New England … record was 26-2 … as a junior, was runner-up in state preps and fourth in New England … captain of football team senior year … lettered three times in football and once each in lacrosse and baseball.
Personal: Daniel Finkelstein … son of Mitsuko and Mark Finkelstein … born July 15, 1978 … majoring in communication … also recruited by Syracuse and Norwich … wrote for school newspaper at Suffield … father Mark wrestled for Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1967-69.
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1999-2000 SEASON (sophomore): 2-7 WVO L Brad Wright (Ohio University) 18-0 WVO L Ron Tarquino (Unattached) 5-3 ESO L Chris Spealler (Lock Haven) F5:00 ESO L Matt Picarsic (Harvard) 7-1 PSO L Phil McNaughton (Navy) 5-2 MBT W Travis Kimmel (Seton Hall) 3-2 MBT L Chris Matarrese (Slippery Rock) 14-4 MBT W Mike Neenan (Syracuse) 7-3 MBT L Derek Butts (Howard) F3:17
1998-99 SEASON (freshman): 1-4 ESO L Ryan Normandin (T.C.N.J.) 7-1 PSO L Zane Stickel (Navy) 10-3 MBT L Jon Kumfert (T.C.N.J.) F2:28 MBT W Bobby Crick (Franklin & Marshall) 3-1; sd MBT L Mike Macey (Western Maryland) 8-5
1997-98 SEASON (redshirt): 2-6 WVO L Chris Mattarese (Slippery Rock) 6-0 WVO W Steve Daggett (George Mason) 4-3 WVO L John Weible (Clarion) 4-2 ESO W Gary Whitehouse (B.C.) 7-3 ESO L Brad Byers (N. Carolina) T16-0; 4:15 ESO L Steve Felder (Kutztown) 5-2 PSO L Mike Zechman (T.C.N.J.) F1:28 PSO L Randy Fabian (Binghampton) 3-2