1997-EIWA 3rd, 150 lb (Soph)
Lehigh's first recruit of Russian background, Marat brought an incredible array of takedown skills from his freestyle origins. However, lumbar problems prematurely ended his collegiate eligibility.
With a career W/L pct of .671 in just two seasons, he had the ability to mix it up with top wrestlers. In the '97 EIWAs, he upended defending league champion Mike Francesca of Brown; earlier in the year in a Grace dual, he lost 12-10 to that year's NCAA 3rd, Oscar Wood, Oregon St. He also took NCAA runner-up Russ Hughes, Penn St, into overtime of their Grace dual before losing, 5-3