As a Junior: Did not wrestle.
Redshirted in 1999-2000: Began his collegiate career with five wins at the Coppin Open to finish second ... three of his five wins came aginst Maryland regular season opponents ... his first match in his Maryland career was by pin of Sam Johnson of Delaware State in 50 seconds ... recorded two more pins in the open, including against Western Maryland's Chris McNalley in 2:59 for third place ... also appeared in the East Stroudsburg and Penn State opens for the Terps.
Before Maryland: Earned two varsity letters for wrestling at Schuylkill Valley High School in Leesport, Pa. … captain his senior year … finished fourth in Pennsylvania state tournament … set both school and county records for wins … 43 wins as a senior … compiled 70 wins in his final two seasons … two-year letterwinner for football as a running back and linebacker … captain of football for two years … school record 1,104 rushing yards.
Personal: Eric Stephen Fehnel … son of Deborah and Stephen Fehnel … born July 4, 1981 … majoring in life sciences … also recruited by Franklin & Marshall … former high school teammate of Jake Stork … another Schuylkill graduate, Brad Kreps, wrestles for Old Dominion … vice-president of class as a senior and junior.
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Eric Fehnel (197) Redshirted in 1999-2000: 5-4 CSO W Sam Johnson (Delaware State) F0:50 CSO L Earl Crawford (Navy) F0:59 CSO W Chris March (Unattached) F3:59 CSO W Ken Stewart (Howard) 14-2 CSO W Rashaan Torian (Delaware State) 4-2 CSO W Chris McNalley (Western Maryland) F2:59 **THIRD PLACE** ESO L Mark Zitzler (T.C.N.J.) 10-2 PSO L James Vanni (Unattached) 6-3 PSO L Pete Mielnik (Unattached) 10-4