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 Rory Bonner

Career: Two-year captain ... 28-49 overall record ... 8-19 dual record ... 2-9 EIWA dual record ... two pins, one tech. fall, and five major decisions.

2016-17 (Senior): Team captain ... 2-4 record at 285 pounds while competing in two tournaments ... won one match at the Navy Classic and one match at the Cleveland State Open.

2015-16 (Junior): First year as a team captain ... 9-9 overall record ... competed solely at 197 after wrestling at 184 the previous two years ... wrestled primarily in tournaments, posting a 9-8 record ... wrestled one dual (vs. Kent State at Virginia Duals) ... four different winning streaks of at least two bouts ... won five out of six bouts at one point, spanning the Navy Classic and Lock Haven Classic.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Wrestled at 184 pounds for first 13 bouts through Nov. 22 ... moved to 174 for final 11 bouts ... was 5-8 at 184 ... posted 1-10 mark at 174 ... 6-18 overall record ... five of six wins came during tournaments ... earned a team Big Win Award for his 7-2 decision over Greg Bacci of Virginia in Dec. 20 dual.

2013-14 (Freshman): Opened season wrestling at 197 pounds (1-2 record) ... competed mainly at 184 (10-16 record) ... wrestled at EIWA Championships at 184 and posted 0-2 record ... moved into regular starting lineup in mid-January and was 7-10 in dual competition ... one of six Bison freshmen to be regular members of the starting lineup ... above .500 (9-8) in bouts decided by decision.

Before Bucknell: Posted 108-20 record during high school career, including 40-4 as a junior and 36-1 as a senior ... 40 wins were a West Deptford single-season record ... finished third (2013) and fifth (2012) at the NJSIAA State Tournament ... wrestled at 182 as a junior and 195 as a senior ... two-time All-South Jersey ... two-time all-conference ... team captain ... finished eighth at NHSCA Junior Nationals ... placed eighth at 2010 NHSCA Freshman Nationals ... Greco-Roman 182-pound state champion (2012) ... member of National Honor Society ... earned South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame Spencer Van Maussner Scholarship.

Personal: Rory McIntyre Bonner ... born Sept. 17, 1994 in Abington, Pennsylvania ... son of Sean and Mary Bonner ... has two brothers, Sean and Griffin ... mother played basketball at Lafayette College (1982-86) ... father wrestled collegiately (1982-84) ... majoring in managing for sustainability.


Position: 285
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Deptford, N.J.
High School: West Deptford
Graduating Year: 2017
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