As a Redshirt Junior (2006-07): Posted a 16-4 record, going 9-2 in duals ... earned five major decisions, three falls, and one technical fall ... pinned Kyle Borshoff of American in 6:40 (2/9/07) ... won by major decision against Rutgers' Kyle Milanese (12/9/06) ... beat Brandon Franklin of VMI by major decision (12/1/06) ... went 4-0 at the Body Bar Systems and beat teammate Alex Krom in the final to take the title ... won by major decision against Drexel's James Theirren (11/11/06) ... took down Bucknell's Zach Galiaghan (11/11/06) ... started the season 3-0 at the Avalon Duals.
As a Junior (2005-06): Served as team captain ... went 1-1 on the year ... redshirted after suffering a season-ending injury in the second match.
As a Sophomore (2004-05): Improved throughout the season culminating in the ACC title and a NCAA Tournament berth at 141 pounds ... earned the John McHugh Award as the team's most valuable wrestler ... posted a record of 26-11, including a 10-3 mark in dual action ... won five matches by fall and six by major decision ... hot down the stretch winning 11 of 13 matches ... opened the season with a third place finish at the Body Bar Invitational (11/20/04) ... defeated Army's Patrick Simpson 5-3 in overtime in the consolation finals ... lost first match at the Penn State Open (12/5/04) then rattled off four straight wins to finish fourth ... notched huge victory over nationally ranked Nate Gulosh of Navy (1/13/05), winning 8-5 ... closed the regular season with eight straight wins, including four major decisions, two falls and one forfeit ... defeated Duke's Wes Kuser 8-1 in ACC semifinals (3/5/05) ... knocked off top-seeded Isaiah Britton of North Carolina 7-4 in the finals to take the title ... earned a tough first round draw in the NCAA Tournament (3/18/05) and fell to third-seeded Mark Churella of Michigan in the first round ... recorded a win Northern Iowa's C.J. Ettelson, 4-1, before being eliminated by Ron Tarquinio of Pitt.
As a Freshman (2003-04): Posted a 7-9 record at 141 pounds in his first season, including one dual victory ... five of his seven wins came with bonus points ... picked up his dual victory with a 5-3 win over Cody Midlam of Duquesne (1/10/04) ... finished third at the Hitchcock Classic (1/4/04).
Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner for the Wallkill Valley Regional High School wrestling team ... all-area and All-West Jersey wrestler of the year in 2003 ... 2003 state runner-up ... MAWA select team national finalist ... two-time team captain and MVP ... three time all-area first team ... received recognition for his academic achievements as an athlete three times ... freestyle state champion ... qualified for districts three times, winning once ... placed in regionals two times, winning once ... finished his career with a record of 126-16 ... two-time all-star match participant ... placed fifth in the state in 2002 ... also lettered in football two years.
Personal: Charles Joseph Pinto ... son of Charles and Patricia Pinto ... born Oct. 3, 1984 ... two brothers, Tony and Phillip ... one sister, Tara ... chose Maryland because of the academics, team and location ... lists Hank and Keith Karsen and his parents as the people he most admires ... majoring in marketing and logistics.
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