Lehigh Wrestling - NCAA All American
 

Ryan Bernholz, Class of 2001
Mt. Sinai, NY
Mt. Sinai High School

Career Record: 94-25

Missed entire 2000 season
with severe knee injury
All American:
1999 - 6th at 149

EIWA Tournament:
2001 - 5th at 149
1999 - 3rd at 149
1998 - 1st at 142

1998 EIWA Freshman of the Year

Bernholz Bout Results

Much tougher than he looked, Ryan remains a true leader, serving as a rare three-time Lehigh team captain (Darryl Burley and Steve Cassidy the others).  He’ll be remembered most for his huge tiebreaker Grace Hall upset of number one ranked Yoshi Nakamura of Penn in his last career dual, which raised the roof to unbelievable decibel levels. He also beat Northern Iowa’s Tony Davis at the Virginia Duals, two months before the Panther placed 2nd at NCAAs. But he’d rather be known for being an All American, earning a remarkable 6th place as a sophomore, going 5-3 from an 11th seed; with two wins over the #3 and 4 seeds (including defending NCAA 3rd  Oscar Wood, Oregon St)ate by a combined score of 22-5, plus a win over two-time All American Schmiesing, Hofstra.  He was 9-7 at three NCAAs, with six of the losses to top two seeds. He was also a freshman EIWA Champ Lehigh’s first since 1983, the EIWA Freshman-of-the-Year and won more bouts in his first  year (35) and in his first two years (72) than any Lehigh wrestler ever.

Career Record 1998 - 2001
 
Season Bouts Wins Losses Falls Major Dec Bonus Wins Win Pct.
1998 43 35 8 4 3 10 81.4%
1999 46 37 9 5 9 16 80.4%
2001 30 22 8 4 4 10 73.3%
Total 119 94 25 13 16 36 79.0%


Dual Meet Record
 

Season Bouts Wins Losses Falls Major Dec Bonus Wins Win Pct. Points
1998 20 17 3 1 2 4 85.0% 58
1999 14 13 1 3 4 7 92.9% 52
2001 18 15 3 3 3 6 83.3% 57
Total 52 45 7 7 9 17 86.5% 167