ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Todd Preston
Todd Preston
Height: 5-7
Weight: 141
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hampton, N.J.
High School: Blair Academy
Position: 141
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior (2015-16)
Team co-captain ... NCAA qualifier ... Named unanimously to the All-Ivy League first team ... Recipient of Harvard's Hardest Worker Award and Richard Sullivan '59 Award for giving the most back to Harvard Wrestling ... Owned 31-7 overall record, tied for 12th in school history for a single season, and was 11-1 in dual meets ... Boasted a career record of 83-30, tied for 14th in school history in career victories ... Has five pins, 12 decisions and eight major decisions on the year ... Finished second at EIWA Championships ... Reached the semifinals at the Binghamton Open, posting a 3-1 record ... Placed second at Keystone Classic, going 4-1 ... Finished second at the Cliff Keen Invitational, earning a 4-1 mark at the tournament ... Won the Franklin & Marshall Open, going 5-0 with three pins ... Earned a decision against NC State's Will Clark, 8-7, and Duke's Zach Finesilver, 7-5 ... Defeated Cornell's Mark Grey, 2-0 ... Pinned Tyler Smith of Bucknell at 6:50 ... Picked up a 15-2 major decision against Columbia's Sam Ward ... Scored a major decision against Princeton's Jordan Laster, 9-1 ... Defeated Penn' Marc Mastropietro, 3-1 ... Collected a major decision vs. Brown's Charles Banaszak, 17-4 ... Pinned Tom Sewell of Roger Williams at 1:49 ... Picked up a 13-4 major decision against Columbia's Joe Moita at EIWAs ... Topped Penn's Marc Mastropietro, 12-2, in the EIWA quarterfinals ... Reached the EIWA final with a 4-2 win against No. 17 Randy Cruz of Lehigh ... Earned a major decision against Duke's Zach Finesilver in consolation bracket.

Junior (2014-15)
Team captain ... Named to All-Ivy League first team unanimously ... Winner of Harvard's Richard Glover Ames Award and Hardest Worker Award ... Owned a 25-7 overall mark with 18 decisions, four major decisions and one pin ... Finished dual season 11-0 ... Advanced to the finals at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, posting a 4-1 record ... Won the crown at Keystone Classic, going 4-0 with a fall, a major decision and two decisions ... Advanced to the round of 12, winning two matches, at the Cliff Keen Invitational ... Had three wins and reached round of 12 at Midlands Championships ... Earned a 4-0 decision vs. Maryland's Shyheim Brown ... Had a 6-2 decision vs. VMI's Emmitt Kelly and a 6-1 decision against Michael Sprague of American ... Earned a tech-fall against Cornell's Ryan Dunphy, 20-3 ... Held off Bucknell's Tyler Smith, 4-3 ... Defeated Princeton's Jordan Laster, 5-0, and Penn's Jeff Canfora, 4-2, in a sudden victory ... Topped Lehigh's Randy Cruz, 2-0 ... Earned a major decision, 17-5, vs. Brown's Anthony Finocchiaro ... Had a major decision against Michael Ferinde of Johnson & Wales, 10-2 ... Defeated Columbia's Matt Leshinger, 5-2 ... Had a major decision vs. Kyle Brady of Sacred Heart, 13-3, in first round of EIWAs.

Sophomore (2013-14)
EIWA Champion at 141lbs. … Named EIWA Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler … Also named All-Ivy League second team … Placed second at the Keystone Classic with a 3-1 record … Reached the round of 12 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Also went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships … Recorded his second career fall against Rider’s John Gentile … Registered four straight wins against John Gentile of Rider with a fall at the 4:34 mark, Tom Page of American, 5-0, Nicholas Tige of Binghamton, 4-3, and Tyler Rauenzahn of Army, 5-3 in sudden victory … Registered 12 consecutive wins with ten decisions, one fall, and one technical … Recorded three consequtive decisions against Tyler Scotton of Boston University, 3-1, Jeff Canfora of Penn, 6-2, and Jordan Laster of Princeton, 3-1 in a sudden victory ... Defeated Zachary Tanenbaum of Brown with a technical fall, 22-5 ... Registered back-to-back decisions against Matt Nystel of Columbia, 2-1 in a tie breaker, and Laike Gardner of Lehigh, 9-4 ...  Placed first at the EIWA Championships with one fall against Andrew Polidore of Sacred Heart at the 5:29 mark and two decisions against Laike Gardner of Lehigh, 6-1, and Luke Vaith of Hofstra, 8-6, in sudden victory … Reached the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships with two decisions against Daniel Neff of Lehigh, 7-4 TB1 and Zach Horan of Central Michigan University, 6-2.

Freshman (2012-13)
Recorded his first career win for the Crimson with a 10-1 major decision against Colton Dempsey of Stanford ... Picked up a 3-1 win over Rutgers' Ken Theobold ... Registered a 2-1 decision over John Belanger of Army ... Won back-to-back bouts aginst Brown's Zach Rees, 11-5, and Boston University's Nick Tourville, 8-6.

Before Harvard
Selected as captain senior year and earned four varsity letters in wrestling … Blair Academy finished the 2011-12 season ranked No. 1 in the country … Led Blair to a National Championship his senior and freshman year, as well as a runner-up finish as a junior and a third place finish as a sophomore … Three-time national prep champion … As a junior was Beast of the East Champion, POWERADE champion and placed third at Ironman … Three-time Fargo Junior Nationals All-American … Made the Commended list for academics all four years at Blair … Volunteered at Flemington Food Pantry as a junior and sophomore.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS