2016-17 (Sophomore): 3-10 record wrestling exclusively in tournaments ... all 13 matches were at 157 pounds ... competed in five tournaments ... won twice at the Clarion Open and once at the Cleveland State Open.
2015-16 (Freshman): 3-10 record wrestling exclusively in tournaments ... all 13 matches were at 149 pounds ... competed in five different tournaments ... wins came at the Bearcat Open (2) and Navy Classic (1).
Before Bucknell: Won four letters in wrestling and three in football at Hanover Park High School … wrestling team captain as a senior … three-time state qualifier … named first-team all-conference (NJAC) … placed eighth at Beast of the East Tournament and seventh at Escape the Rocker … earned Ernie Eveland Scholar-Athlete Award two times … helped lead the team to its first-ever state group championship … in football, earned many awards, including 2014 MVP award, 2014 NJ Mini Max Award, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award, NJFCA Super 100 All-State Team award and 2014 Mugs Media Morris County Football Player of the Year award … named first-team all-conference and Freedom Division first team in Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference … named Daily Record First Team All-County in 2014 … named first-team offense by Morris County Football Coaches Association … USA Heart of a Giant Recipient … named NJ.com 2014 All-Group Second Team … voted into No. 2 spot of top QB poll on NJ.com with 47,282 votes … named to Sideline Chatter All-Morris-County First Team … won All-Unruly Most Versatile Player of the Year by Morris County Football.
Personal: Christian R. Bassolino … born March 20, 1997 in Livingston, New Jersey … son of Sam and Donna Bassolino … has one brother, Sebastian ... majoring in civil engineering.