Carafano in 2008-09 (Jr.): Competed in three tournaments for the Midshipmen, including the West Virginia Open where he placed fourth ... also saw action at the Nittany Lion Open and the Southern Scuffle ... claimed a win at each of the tournaments.
2007-08 (So.): Turned in a 1-2 record at the Navy Classic, his lone varsity action of the year ... earned a 10-2 major decision over Liberty's Joe Collella in the first round.
2006-07 (Fr.): Saw his only varsity action as a rookie at the Navy Classic, where he picked up his first collegiate win against Bucknell's Sean Locurto ... both of his wins were by fall.
High School: Home schooled, Carafano wrestled at Progressive Christian Academy and played football for four years at Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro ... garnered all-county honors in wrestling as a junior and was a two-time team captain ... high school team claimed the 2002 and `04 state titles ... two-time placewinner at the state tournament, including a third-place finish his junior year served as team captain of the football team his last two years and was named the team's defensive MVP his senior year ... a National-Merit semifinalist and member of the Debate Club.
Personal: Full name is Charles Rocko Carafano ... son of Charlie and Brenda Carafano ... born Feb. 7, 2987, in Ocala, Fla. ... mother played volleyball at Illinois State ... uncle, James Carafano, is a graduate of Army and was a member of the wrestling program ... majoring in International Relations ... has been named to the Commandant's List once ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.