2017-18 (Junior): Wrestled at two tournaments in the 141-pound weight class ... went 4-3 on the year, scoring two of his wins by major decision ... took third at the Lock Haven Classic (Dec. 29).
2016-17 (Sophomore): 1-7 record at 133 pounds while wrestling in three tournaments and one dual ... win came by tech. fall at the Navy Classic.
2015-16 (Freshman): 5-15 record wrestling at 125, 133 and 141 ... posted 2-4 record at 125, 3-10 at 133 and 0-1 at 141 ... competed at five tournaments and posted a 4-10 record ... won at least one bout in four of the five tournaments in which he competed ... won team's 11th Man Award at conclusion of season.
Before Bucknell: Four-time wrestling letterwinner at Mount Mansfield Union … three-year team captain … three-time Vermont state finalist … earned third place at Vermont State Championships as a freshman and second place as a junior … state champion as a sophomore as a 106-pounder … as a senior, was both state champion and New England champion at 120 pounds … all-time high school wins leader with a career record of 182-15 … led team to two divisional championships and four top-three finishes at the state tournament.
Personal: Benjamin Roger Bliss … born May 16, 1997 in Burlington, Vermont … son of Doug and Lolly Bliss … has four brothers, Tad, Avery, Daniel, and Luke, and one sister, Allie... majoring in environmental geosciences.