2010: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll...did not see action as a junior.
2009: Appeared in 27 bouts, finishing 11-16 in his first full season of competition...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll...finished 25th out of 88 entries at the Temple Open...opened the regular season by going 4-2 at the Penn Invitational...advanced to the Atlantic/South Regionals where he finished 20th...also went 5-5 at the MIT Duals.
2008: Did not see action as a freshman ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner at Great Neck South High School ... went undefeated as a sophomore at 30-0 ... compiled a 26-4 record as a freshman ... received All-Long Island and all-county first team honors for his sophomore campaign ... medaled at the North American Cup ... nationally ranked for four years ... received the Congressional Medal of Merit ... selected for the Community Service and Academic Excellence Award.
Personal: Born March 12, 1989...son of Adam Bender and Cindy Horowitz Bender...has a brother, David and three sisters, Keri, Shira and Melissa...enjoys playing the guitar and song writing.