Bucknell Wrestling BIO
Three-year team captain ... 120-41 career record to rank third on school's all-time wins list at time of graduation ... third four-time NCAA qualifier in program history ... six career wins at NCAA Championships ... one win shy of All-America recognition as a sophomore ... four-time EIWA placewinner - 3rd (2013), 1st (2014), 2nd (2015), 2nd (2105) ... graduated with Bucknell's career pins record (65) ... previous record was 50 ... three-time winner of William A. Graham IV Most Outstanding Wrestler Award ... eight career wins vs. nationally ranked opponents ... 86-11 career record in bonus-point bouts ... 29-2 career record in EIWA duals.
2015-16: Team captain ... 21-4 record at 285 ... did not begin competing until Dec. 29 due to injury ... 13 of 21 wins were by fall ... among nation's leaders in pins ... placed second in 285 bracket at EIWA Championships ... earned fourth consecutive NCAA berth ... posted 1-2 record at NCAAs ... went 4-0 to win Lock Haven Classic in first competition back from injury ... 13-1 in duals ... 6-0 in EIWA duals ... winner ot team's Class of 2010 Leadership Award ... earned team Big Win Award for victories against George Mason's Gary Miltenberger at Lock Haven Classic and Oklahoma's Ross Larson in a January dual ... the win over Miltenberger was the 100th of Stolfi's career ... won Bison Club Award, which is presented to the senior athletes who best exemplify the winning spirit of the University’s athletic program, at the athletic department's annual Senior Recognition Dinner.
2014-15: NCAA qualifier at 285 pounds ... earned automatic NCAA bid after finishing in second place at EIWA Championships ... 1-1 record at NCAAs before withdrawing due to an injury ... win was over South Dakota State’s J.J. Everard by fall ... led nation in pins (20) ... 37-8 overall record to rank second on Bucknell’s single-season wins list ... one of four Bison to start all 19 duals ... named Bison Athlete of the Week Jan. 12 after posting 4-0 record at Virginia Duals ... won 20 bouts in a row from Dec. 20 to Feb. 14 ... won December’s Lock Haven Invitational ... placewinner at Clarion Open, Navy Classic and Cliff Keen Invitational ... 30-5 in bonus-point matches ... second straight year with 18 dual wins (18-1) ... 19-7 in tournament competition ... named team’s William A. Graham IV Most Outstanding Wrestler at conclusion of season.
2013-14: NCAA qualifier at 285 pounds for the second straight year ... earned automatic bid to NCAAs after winning EIWA Championship title ... became third Bison to win an EIWA individual title, claiming crown with 9-7 decision over Rutgers’ Billy Smith ... was No. 2 seed at EIWAs ... posted 1-2 record at NCAA Championships ... entered NCAAs on 18-bout winning streak ... 23-0 in bouts decided by pin ... tied for national lead in pins entering NCAA Championships ... broke program’s 15-year-old record for most pins in a season with 23 ... tied for second on Bucknell’s single-season wins list (34) ... third on program’s single-season dual wins list (18) ... one of two Bison, along with Tyler Lyster, to start all 21 duals ... 28-1 in bonus-point matches ... 16-5 in tournament competition ... finished in first place at Mat Town Open and third place at Navy Classic ... named Bison Athlete of the Week March 10 after winning EIWA title ... named EIWA Wrestler of the Week Jan. 20 after posting 3-0 record with two pins in duals against Brown, Clarion and Penn ... team captain ... shared team’s William A. Graham IV Most Outstanding Wrestler Award with Paul Petrov.
2012-13: NCAA qualifier at 285 pounds ... earned automatic bid to NCAAs after third-place finish at EIWA Championships ... posted 5-1 record at EIWAs ... became first Bison heavyweight to qualify for NCAA Championships since Tim Pangonas in 1984 ... posted 3-2 record at NCAAs and was one win shy of becoming sixth different All-American in program history ... faced three seeded opponents at NCAAs ... seeded No. 5 at EIWA Championships ... tied Corey Lear for team lead in victories (26) ... posted an eight-match winning streak midseason ... did not lose back-to-back matches after Jan. 6 ... team-high eight wins by fall ... team-best 3-8 record vs. ranked opponents ... all three wins over ranked foes came at NCAA Championships ... team-best 6-1 record in EIWA duals ... finished fifth at the Mat Town Open in November ... 12-4 in bonus-point matches ... earned team’s William A. Graham IV Outstanding Wrestler Award as the squad’s MVP.
2011-12: Showed promise on the mat during early season ... posted 2-5 record before suffering season-ending injury at late-November Northeast Duals ... finished in third place at Navy Classic in 285-pound bracket ... won back-to-back matches at Navy Classic ... four of five losses were by decision ... first career win by fall came over Navy’s Brendan Kahle.
Before Bucknell: Four-year varsity wrestling letterwinner at Souderton High School ... three-year team captain ... three-time PIAA state qualifier, finishing fourth as a junior and third as a senior ... holds school records for career (140) and single-season (45) wins ... 2010 NHSCA Junior National Champion at 215 pounds ... two-time All-American ... three-time sectional and district champion ... three-year team MVP ... three-year starter on football team ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... three-time first-team all-league selection in wrestling and a two-time choice in football ... earned Mini Maxwell Award for football based on academics and contributions to school and community ... named Second Team Pennsylvania All-Academic High School Wrestling Team ... volunteer wrestling and football coach in hometown ... earned Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Student Community Service Award.
Personal: Joseph Stolfi III ... born in 1993 in Parsippany, New Jersey ... son of Silvana and Joe Stolfi ... has two brothers, Philip and Bruno ... majoring in civil engineering and Spanish.
Wrestling at No. 1 Penn State
Wrestling vs. No. 10 Lehigh
Wrestling vs. EIWA Championships (Saturday)
Wrestling vs. EIWA Championships
Wrestling vs. Columbia
Wrestling vs. Binghamton
Wrestling vs. American
Wrestling vs. Sacred Heart
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