2004-05: Brought stability and leadership to the upper weights in his first year at Tech ... The 2005 Atlantic Coast Champion at heavyweight, earning his first NCAA Championship bid ... Tied the school's all-time record for dual wins in a season with 19-1 overall record ... Finished third on the team with a 30-5 overall record ... Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Men's At-Large Second-Team, as well as to the National Wrestling Coaches Association's 2005 All-Academic Team ... Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships ... Scored 72 team points in dual matches, third-highest total on the team ... Finished the ACC regular season with an undefeated 5-0 record, totaling 18 team points ... During the regular season, was 7-0 against all ACC competition in duals and tournaments ... Won 20 out of his first 21 matches in his first season at Tech ... Wrestled nine matches to extra periods, winning seven ... His four major decision victories ranked third on the team ... Also recorded two falls ... Fastest fall was 1:22 overall Josh Pnebe of Navy, in the first round of the Navy Classic, where he took third place ... Claimed the title at the Carolina-Irwin Open and sixth place at the Southern Scuffle.
2003-04: Did not compete, taking an Olympic redshirt to train for the Athens Games ... Qualified for the trials by winning the Central Regional Qualifier in Laramie, WY ... Defeated Jason Still of Wyoming, 3-1, in the gold medal match at 120 kgs (264.5 lbs.).
2002-03: Did not compete, taking a leave of absence from the University of Pennsylvania.
2001-02: Improved career record at the University of Pennsylvania to 33-28 after finishing sophomore season at 19-14 ... Dropped down to wrestle at 197 pounds ... Won the Cowboy Open and placed second at the Penn State Open ... Finished sixth at the EIWA's ... Received honorable mention All-Ivy.
2000-01: Went 13-14 overall, wrestling at the heavyweight spot for the Quakers ... Placed fifth at the EIWA Championships ... Finished second at the Keystone Classic ... Named first-team All-Ivy ... Was an Academic All-America honorable mention selection, with an impressive GPA in the prestigious Wharton business school.
International: Placed sixth at the U.S. Open and fifth at the 2004 U.S. World team trials ... Was an All-American (sixth) at University Nationals in Freestyle ... Was a double All-American at Junior world team trials (second in Greco) and a member of the All-American tour that wrestled in Bulgaria and France ... 2000 Junior National Greco Roman and Freestyle National Champion.
High School: A four-year letterwinner in both football and wrestling ... Was a two-time national prep school champion ... Was a two-time Winter Nationals champion ... Received All-Metro (three times), all-city, and all-state honors ... Ranked as No. 1 senior heavyweight in the country in 1999 ... Was a first-team All-American at heavyweight as a senior in 2000 after winning two National Prep championships and both the Junior National Freestyle and Greco-Roman titles ... Was 92-1 with 62 falls in his last two years at Gilman Prep and 136-4 overall as a prep heavyweight, winning two Beast of the East titles ... Won three state titles and two ASICS Juniors titles ... Was also first-team all-state in football ... Club team was DSWC, where he was coached by Chris Horpel ... Went undefeated his senior year of high school in wrestling, football and lacrosse.
Personal: Michael John Faust was born November 15, 1981 in Baltimore, MD ... The son of Cheryl and Mike Faust ... Enrolled in management.
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