Bucknell Wrestling BIO
Career: One-time EIWA placewinner (8th in 2018) ... one win over a nationally-ranked opponent.
2017-18 (Sophomore): Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, posting a 22-12 record with two pins, two technical falls and five major decisions ... went 11-5 in duals, including a 7-1 mark against EIWA opponents ... took eighth at his first EIWA Championships with a 2-3 record ... two of his five EIWA Championships foes were nationally ranked ... placed third at the Navy Classic (Nov. 18) and Lock Haven Classic (Dec. 29) ... captured first career Bison Athlete of the Week award (Jan. 22) after going 2-0 during Bucknell's duals against Harvard and Brown ... upset No. 16 C.J. LaFragola of Brown in sudden victory overtime, 6-4, to earn his first career win over a ranked opponent ... strung together a six-bout winning streak and two three-bout winning streaks over the course of the season ... all but second bout of the season came at 184 pounds ... one of two Bison to start all but one dual ... ranked behind only NCAA qualifier Tyler Smith in overall victories, dual victories, EIWA dual victories and technical falls ... third among Bison in wins by major decision ... one of his pins came at 184 pounds, the other came at 197 pounds ... ranked 29th in the final NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings and NCAA rating percentage index ... rose as high as 27th in the RPI (first iteration) and 29th in the NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings (final iteration) ... named to NWCA All-Academic Team ... earned EIWA Academic Achievement Award.
2016-17 (Freshman): Went 13-11 with one pin, one tech. fall, and two major decisions at 184 and 197 pounds ... placed second at the Cleveland State Open and at the Navy Classic, both with 3-1 records ... made collegiate debut and went 4-2 on his way to a fifth-place finish at the Clarion Open ... picked up first career win with a 6-0 decision in his opening match at the Clarion Open ... had two three-match winning streaks.
Before Bucknell: Four-year wrestling letterwinner at Norwin High School … also earned a football letter … wrestling team captain … four-time state qualifier, finishing as high as second in 2016 … two-time WPIAL champion … finished in top three at WPIALs four times … four-time first-place finisher at sectionals … 145-14 career record to break school wins record … three-time Powerade placewinner … four-time NHSCA All-American … three-time state champion in both Greco and Freestyle … Fargo All-American … two-time Super 32 fourth-place finisher … selected to Dapper Dan WPIAL wrestling team … Cadet National Team member … Schoolboy National Team member … Fargo National Team member … member of Young Guns Wrestling Club, which was NHSCA national champion and Disney Duals national champion … Judge Driscol Norwin Male Scholar-Athlete recipient … KDKA Extra Effort award recipient … American Legion Award Winner.
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