As a Junior: Finished the season with a 7-8 overall record … took second place in the Coppin Open, losing only to fellow Terp Brandon York in the tournament finals, 8-5 … appeared in five tournaments for Maryland … won two matches in the East Stroudsburg Open ... also traveled to West Virginia, Wilkes-Barre and Millersville.
As a Sophomore: Compiled a 4-10 record … competed in the West Virginia, East Stroudsburg, Penn State and Edinboro opens as well as the Millersville Invitational … started against Navy, but lost tough 8-2 decision.
As a Freshman: A regular starter for Maryland at 126 pounds … had a 5-12 record.
Before Maryland: Earned four varsity letters for wrestling at Seaford High School in Seaford, N.Y. … captain of team as a senior … all-county selection … also played outfield for the baseball team where he was a two-time letterman.
Personal: Robert Francis Takseraas … son of Virginia and Erik Takseraas … born Dec. 6, 1977 … twin brother David wrestles for the University of Virginia … graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA … mechanical engineering major … member of National Honor Society … lists Jesus Christ as role model.