Ophir Bernstein
Ophir Bernstein
Year: Junior
Hometown: Allen, TX
High School: Allen
Position: 184 lbs

2013-14: Earned All-America honors after finishing in eighth place at the NCAA Wrestling Championships… Finished the season with a 36-11 record, one win shy of the Brown single-season record… Garnered a third place finish at the EIWA Championships to earn a spot in the NCAA Championships… Gained Honorable Mention All-Ivy League honors… Took home his first collegiate championship at the Navy Open in the second tournament of the season… Finished in third place at the East Stroudsburg Open… Placed fourth in both the Cliff Keen Invitational and the Midlands Championships… Went 3-0 in the opening season duals against Army, Binghamton, and American.

2012-13: Competed for the Bears at 184 lbs., compiling an impressive 26-10 record… Recorded key dual meet victories against Stanford, Princeton, Penn, and Boston University… Placed fourth at the Keystone Classic… Placed third at the EIWA Championships to earn his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships where he picked up a win in the Consolation Round…Named Second Team All-Ivy. 

2011-12: Competed as the starter at 184 pounds for the Bears...Earned an impressive 27-15 record...Picked up critical duel meet victories against Harvard, Princeton and Penn...Placed third at the Keystone Classic and seventh at the Cliff Keen Invitational...Placed fourth at the EIWA Championship, earning a trip to the NCAA Championship in St. Louis, MO...Named Brown University's Freshman Male Varsity Athlete of the Year...Ranked fourth amongst rookie wrestlers at 187 by Amateur Wrestling News...Named All-Ivy Honorable Mention.

Before Brown: Ranked eighth nationally at 189 pounds as a senior at Allen High School...A two-time state finalist, placing second in 2010 and first in 2011...Voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Texas State tournament as a senior...Finished his high school career with a record of 147-19, including an undefeated 44-0 his senior year...A two-time All-American at USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa.  

Personal: Ophir Bernstein is the son of Evan and Ora Bernstein of Allen, TX...He has two siblings, Hadar and Eden ... Political Science concentrator.