Bernardino, of New York City, was one of Franklin &
Marshall’s most accomplished wrestlers. He posted an 83-21-3
record, winning 79 percent of the matches he wrestled and finishing
his career third on the all-time wins list. He is currently fourth
in career wins at F&M.
Bernardino was a three-time placewinner at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships. He is also Franklin & Marshall’s most recent champion, winning the 158-pound weight class in 1994. That season, Bernardino went 26-6 recording the best season in F&M’s history. He took fourth at 167-pounds in his junior year, and sixth at 150 as a freshman.
Bernardino was a two-time NCAA Qualifier, team captain, team MVP and a winner of the Edward Garrigues ‘25 Outstanding Senior Athlete Award at F&M. He also earned the Charlie Mayser Wrestling Award.