Joe Stolfi Named William A. Graham IV Most Outstanding Wrestler
Sophomore Posted 3-2 Record at NCAAs and Came One Win Shy of All-America Honors
Bucknell's Joe Stolfi Wins Two More Bouts at NCAA Wrestling Championships, Comes One Victory Shy of All-America Honors
Sophomore 285-Pounder Wraps Up Campaign with 26-16 Record
Sophomore Earns First Career NCAA Win Over Bloomsburg's Justin Grant
Three-Day Event Begins Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
2012-13 team co-captain.
2011-12: Earned first career NCAA berth ... one of two Bison to advance to NCAA Championships along with Austin Miller ... posted 2-2 record with one pin at NCAAs ... earned at-large bid to NCAAs ... first Bison to earn at-large berth since 2009 ... posted 3-2 record at EIWA Championships to finish fifth at 165 pounds ... extended winning streak in bouts decided by major decision to seven ... 13-1 career record in matches decided by major decision ... 7-3 record in bonus point bouts ... opened season with 6-1 record ... finished with 18-11 mark, including 10-5 in duals ... fourth on team in victories ... tied for third on squad in dual wins ... beat No. 3 Ganbayar Sanjaa of American in dual for second career win over ranked opponent ... faced seven nationally ranked opponents ... recorded two different four-match winning streaks ... tied for team lead with five pins ... wrestled exclusively at 165 pounds ... missed first semester of competition ... re-joined team prior to Dec. 17 Bison Duals ... earned team's William A. Graham IV Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.
2010-11: Wrestled all 37 matches at 165 pounds ... second on team with 24 wins ... finished seventh at 165 pounds at EIWA Championships ... posted 3-2 record at EIWAs ... never lost more than two consecutive bouts ... three winning streaks of at least four ... began season with nine wins in first 10 bouts ... 5-0 record in major decisions ... posted first career win over a ranked opponent with 1-0 decision over No. 13 Brandon Hatchett in dual vs. Lehigh ... faced nine ranked opponents overall ... finished second at season-opening Michigan State Open and first at the Navy Classic ... 14-5 record in tournament competition ... 10-8 in duals and 16-9 in bouts decided by decision.
2009-10: Began season at 157 pounds, but moved up to 165 ... posted a 20-11 overall record ... was 13-8 at 157 and 7-3 at 165 ... posted a 4-3 record in dual matches filling in for injured All-American Andy Rendos at 165 ... won the 165-pound bracket at the Shorty Hitchcock Classic ... finished sixth at the Binghamton Open and eighth at the Nittany Lion Open at 157 pounds ... posted a season-best six-match winning streak in January ... lost back-to-back bouts just once all season ... posted an 11-4 mark over final 15 matches ... went 5-0 in matches decided by fall and 6-1 in bouts decided by major decision ... earned team's 11th Man Award following season.
Before Bucknell: Member of wrestling team for four years and football team for three at Benton Area High School ... PIAA individual state champion ... named to Pennsylvania All-Academic Wrestling First Team ... high school's all-time winningest wrestler ... NHSCA Senior National All-American ... Junior Freestyle National All-American ... 154-17 career high school record ... 69 pins over final three seasons ... participated in Dapper Dan Classic.
Personal: Corey William Lear ... born April 2, 1990 in Bloomsburg, Pa. ... son of Chuck and Stacey Lear ... has two siblings, Nolan and Makayla ... majoring in computer science.