Catching up with the Class of 2008

From L to R: Zak Niazi ’08, Dave Rice ’08, Coach Pete Jacobson ’96,
Alex Kaminstein ’08, Coach George DiChiara. Missing: Stephen Braunstein ’08

It’s been four years since the Class of 2008 left Edgemont and went out into the world. Let’s find out what they’ve been up to…

Stephen Braunstein

“This May I graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in Government. ?Majoring in Government, I was a member of F&M’s Ultimate Frisbee team and Chabad House. ?During the Fall semester of 2011, I studied abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel. ?Currently, I am an intern with the Obama campaign in Reading, PA.”

Alex Kaminstein

“Since graduating EHS, I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where I majored in International Business and minored in Politics and Government and just graduated in 2012. ?At UPS I continued my sporting career playing rugby, which has many of the same skills as wrestling for all four years I was there. During my Junior year I became president of the club, and after a trip to the sweet 16 round in Nebraska, we are now ranked 10th in the country among small colleges.”

“After graduation I’m moving up to Seattle for the time being working for a growing company called Prodigy Resources in IT recruiting. ?I will continue playing rugby and also go camping, hiking, and fishing until the rain starts (once it starts, it doesn’t stop). ?I wish Edgemont Wrestling all the best and can safely say I would not be the person I am today if I didn’t wrestle.”

Zak Niazi

“I just graduated from the University of Rochester. I’m working at Harvard Medical School over the summer designing an endoscope, and then I’m heading to Sydney late July for grad school in Computer Science. (My girlfriend is still there so I want to see her) I will be at the University of Sydney for 1 to 2 years.”

Dave Rice

“I’ve just finished up my 4th year at NYU, going on to my 5th as a super senior, finishing up my requirements for my double major in economics and computer science. And because I was injured for most of my sophomore season, I have another year of eligibility and plan to keep wrestling this upcoming season in order to fulfill my goal of being a national champion.”

“In my free time, I like to play and practice the guitar and vocals, and also like to program small things for fun, for example a poker game in java. After I graduate, I plan to travel around the world as much as I can, which includes a possible Europe or Asia trip immediately after graduation. I’ll likely be looking for IT/Technology analyst positions after college, and would like to go to graduate school for economics at some point after working.”