ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Walter Peppelman
Walter Peppelman
Year: Senior
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
High School: Central Dauphin
Position: 157
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Leverett

111 career wins rank tied for fifth in Harvard history
31 career falls rank third in Harvard history
33 wins in 2010-11 rank eighth on Harvard's single-season list
11 falls in 2011-12 rank ninth on Harvard's single-season list.


Senior (2012-13)
Earned Capital One Academic All-District 1 first team and Winter Academic All-Ivy League honors ... Named First Team All-Ivy ... Co-captain ... Opened the year going 2-2 at the Midlands Championships ... Recorded a 10-second pin of Rider's Patrick Sabatini in the team's first dual meet ... Earned an 18-0 tech-fall over American's Mark Cirello ... Posted back-to-back major decisions against Maryland's Danny Orem, 10-0, and Stanford's Kyle Meyer, 11-2 ... Became the seventh member of Harvard's 100-win club with a 4-2 decision over No. 17 Scott Winston of Rutgers in sudden victory ... Knocked off Army's Brian Harvey via an 11-2 major decision ... Earned a 16-0 tech-fall against Princeton's Brandon Rolnick ... Pinned Albert Woody of Lehigh at the 0:48 mark ... Picked up his third first-period fall of the year over Boston University's Nestor Taffur at 2:14 ... Registered a 3-0 decision over Columbia University’s Jake O’Hara to complete an undefeated dual meet record ... Placed second at the EIWA Championships and posted a 3-1 record with one fall (March 8-9) ... Posted a 1-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 21-22).

Junior (2011-12)
Earned All-America status for the second straight year with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Placed second at the EIWA Championships after advancing to the finals by pinning American's Ganbayar Sanjaa, then ranked No. 3 in the nation, at the 4:07 mark ... Named to the NWCA All-Academic Team and to the All-Ivy League second team ... Also named to the Winter Academic All-Ivy League Team ... Team captain ... Ranked as high as No. 4 in the InterMat rankings ... Finished the season with a 29-8 record and 11 falls, ranking him ninth on Harvard's single-season falls list ... Placed third at the Binghamton Open with a 4-1 record including one major decision ... Won the Keystone Classic for the first tournament title of his career with a 4-0 decision over Princeton's Daniel Kolodzok ... Won his first two matches at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational as the No. 2 seed before having to withdraw due to injury ... Recorded six consecutive first-period falls to open the dual meet schedule, with the fastest coming at 0:29 against Air Force's Joshua Kreimier ... Named the EIWA Wrestler of the Week Jan. 16 after going 3-0 at the Lone Star Duals, including a 2-0 decision over No. 14 Matt Lester from Oklahoma ... Won 10 straight matches to open the dual-meet portion of Harvard's schedule, including a total of eight wins with bonus points.

Sophomore (2010-11)
Co-captain ... All-American ... Finished eighth at the 2011 NCAA Championships at 157 pounds ... Placed fifth at the EIWA Championships ... Named first-team All-Ivy ... Finished second at the Binghamton Open and fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... Went 16-1 in dual action and ended the season with a 33-9 mark ... Recorded 10 pins this season, which ranks 10th on the single season pins list.

Freshman (2009-10)  
Compiled a 21-13 record at 149 pounds ... Went 9-6 in dual action ... Won seven straight dual matches ... Went five matches without allowing a point and recorded four technical falls (68-0) and one by fall (nine seconds) ... Finished second at the Brute/Binghamton Open.

Before Harvard
Four-year starter and letterwinner ... Two-time team captain ... Finished third at the PIAA state championships as a freshman, second as sophomore and senior and won as a junior ... Four-time sectional champion and four-time district finalist ... Won the Williamsport Top Hot Tournament four times ... Finished second at Beast of the East as a junior ... Junior National All-American as a junior ... Three-time Patriot News Big 14 team member ... Holds the school record for win at Central Dauphin high school and the PIAA District III ... Received the PA House of Representatives Citation for Excellence and the Dauphin's County Commissioner's Proclamation for Excellence as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Volunteered with the Special Olympics for track and field, the Four Diamonds Mini-thon Fundraiser and the Walk for Lymphoma.