First year Sam Epstein, a graduate of Walt Whitman High School, is from Bethesda, Maryland. Epstein is a mid-distance/distance runner for the Bears, specializing in the longer distances. In the fall Epstein runs cross-country. Epstein also enjoys playing basketball, soccer and skiing for fun. The lead guitarist for a bank back in Bethesda, Epstein hopes to form another band at Bowdoin.