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Steve Bonanno
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Steve Bonanno 446661
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 125
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Wantagh, NY
High School: Wantagh


2012 NCAA All-American at 125, placing eighth...Three-time NCAA qualifier...Fifth year on the Pride roster...Enters the 2012-13 season ranked fourth in the country by InterMat and first in the Colonial Athletic Association in their preseason polls.

2011-12: NCAA All-American at 125 pounds by placing eighth...CAA champion and NCAA qualifier...Was the 12th-seed at the NCAA Championships and posted a 4-3 record...Posted a career-best 31-9 overall record including a 14-1 mark in dual matches and a 6-0 record in CAA duals...Led the team in major decisions with 10, tech falls with six and team dual points with 54...Defeated George Mason's Vince Rodrigues,  9-0, for the CAA championship...Placed second at the Binghamton Open in November, falling to Cornell's Frank Perelli in the final...Placed third at the Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Invitational with a 5-1 record...Finished sixth at the Southern Scuffle with a 4-3 record...Had an eight-match winning streak in January and a seven-match streak in February and March...2012 Capital One-CoSIDA Academic All-American At-Large second team selection...CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large first team selection...Voted 2012 CAA Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Also named to National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team selection.

2010-11: NCAA qualifier and CAA finalist...Posted a 1-2 record at Nationals in Philadelphia...Ranked 15th at 125 pounds by InterMat in the final poll...Ranked 17th in the final RPI and 23rd in the final Coaches Panel rankings...Posted a 24-13 overall record including a 12-5 mark in duals and a 3-2 record in CAA duals...Tallied 11 victories by decision, eight by major decision and added three tech falls and one pin...Placed second in the CAA Championships, losing to nationally-ranked James Nicholson from Old Dominion in the championship match, 5-3...Captured the 125-pound title at the New York State Collegiate Championships...Posted a 3-3 record to place eighth at the Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Invitational...Recorded a 4-2 record at the Southern Scuffle...Had a season-best six-match winning streak in February and March...Entered the 2010-11 season ranked 16th by InterMat and 20th by Amateur Wrestling News in their preseason polls...Ranked third at 125 pounds in the CAA preseason coaches poll... National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team selection...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient.

2009-10: Red-shirted with knee and elbow injuries...Wrestled in just one match (Lock Haven) before suffering the season-ending elbow injury...Entered the season ranked 11th by W.I.N., 12th by the Wrestling Report, and 15th by InterMat, Amateur Wrestling News and Division I College Wrestling in the preseason polls...Ranked third at 125 pounds in the CAA preseason poll...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient.

2008-09: NCAA qualifier and CAA finalist at 125 pounds...Was not seeded in the NCAA Championships and posted a 1-2 record at nationals in St. Louis...Posted a 29-15 record on the season including a 12-4 dual mark and a 5-1 record in CAA matches...Tallied a team-high four tech falls, was tied for team honors with 13 decisions, and was second with eight major decisions...Recorded a season-best six-match winning streak in November...Placed third at the Mat Town Open, fifth in the Southern Scuffle and Missouri Open, and sixth in the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic...Dropped two matches to national champion Troy Nickerson from Cornell, two to national finalist Paul Donahoe from Edinboro, and two to All-American Nicholas Bedelyon from Kent State...Dean's List student and Hofstra Athletics Academic Honor Roll selection...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient.

High School: Was a member of the wrestling and soccer teams for four years, and played lacrosse for two seasons at Wantagh High School...New York State Champion in 2008...Honorable mention All-American who was ranked 21st in the nation as a senior...Nassau County Champion who placed fifth in the New York State Championships in 2007...Honorable mention All-American as a junior...All-county selection as a sophomore.

Personal: Born May 11, 1990...Has one brother...Enjoys surfing, skating and skiing in his free time...Has volunteered at a soup kitchen...Aspires to a career on Wall Street...Accounting major.

Year    Overall    CAA    Duals    Falls    T-Falls

2008-09    29-15    5-1    12-4    1-0    4-0
2009-10 (RS)    0-1    0-0    0-1    0-0    0-0
2010-11    24-13    3-2    12-5    1-0    3-0
2011-12    31-9    6-0    14-1    1-0    6-0
Career    84-38    14-3    38-11    3-0    13-0


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