2017-18 (Junior): Recognized as the Bison Athlete of the Week (Dec. 18) for his role in the team's 20-16 victory over Pitt ... defeated Austin Bell by an 8-5 decision to stake the Bison a 14-10 lead in that dual.
2016-17 (Sophomore): Went 4-5 with one pin while competing exclusively in tournaments at 174 pounds ... wrestling in three tournaments ... had two wins at the Clarion Open and two wins at the Cleveland State Open.
2015-16 (Freshman): Posted a 7-11 record ... was 7-9 at 174 pounds and 0-2 at 184 pounds ... wrestled at 184 in duals vs. Lehigh and at Franklin & Marshall ... faced two nationally ranked opponents ... finished in second place at Michigan State Open with a 3-1 performance ... recorded at least one victory at each of the five tournaments he competed.
Before Bucknell: Won letters in wrestling, football and baseball at Troy Senior High School … for football, was named WNEP Dream Team member in 2014 … was named NTL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 … school's all-time leading tackler … wrestling career record of 138-21 … 2015 PIAA state runner-up … 2015 Northeast regional champion … 2015 District IV champion … three-time North Sectional champion … finished fourth at Northeast Regional championship two times … received PIAA District IV Outstanding Sportsmanship Award … Max Snyder District IV wrestling scholarship recipient … named to state all-academic first team … was 2015 NTL Wrestler of the Year … named to first all-region team.
Personal: Nicholas Ryan Stephani … born July 18, 1996 in Elmira, Pennsylvania … son of Kevin and Glenda Stephani … has one older sister, Kayla … sister is a former member of the Misercordia softball team... majoring in civil engineering.