Walter grew up in Harrisburg, PA and began wrestling at the age of 7. He was a PA state champion and a 3x finalist for District III powerhouse Central Dauphin High School. As a two-year team captain, he led CDHS to its first state title at the individual tournament in 2007 and its first state title at the dual meet tournament in 2008. Upon graduation, Walter continued his wrestling career at Harvard University where he was a 2x NCAA Div. I All-American, placing 8th in 2011 and 8th in 2012. He was a three-time Academic All-American and is one of the few three-time team captains in program history. In 2013, Walter graduated from Harvard with a BA in Government and a minor in Spanish. He now works as an investment banking analyst in the cross rates sales group at Deutsche Bank. Walter is the oldest of four boys, and his three younger brothers went on to win a combined total of 5 state titles and continued their wrestling careers at Harvard, Cornell, Lehigh and UVA. Walter volunteers 4 days a week as an assistant coach at Beat the Streets.
"I would love the opportunity to help BTS grow as organization and further aid in the development of its student-athletes, on the mat, in the classroom, and within the community. My time spent over the last year as a volunteer coach at BTS has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I know that lessons I've learned and the relationships that I've developed through BTS will last a lifetime. I believe in our mission, our staff, and most importantly our student athletes. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute my time, energy, and ideas to help this program continue to strive for excellence."