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
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, N.J. ... son of Silvana and Joe Stolfi ... has two brothers, Philip and Bruno ... majoring in civil engineering.