Steve Fittery
Steve Fittery
Weight: 157
Year: Senior
Hometown: Denver, Pa.
High School: Shippensburg University
Major: Secondary Education & Mathematics


    

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2010-11: Placed third at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America status for a second straight year … also named an NWCA Academic All-American and the 2010-11 American University Male Student-Athlete of the Year … defeated Navy’s Bryce Saddoris 6-1 to capture the 157 lbs. EIWA Championship … finished his career with a 67-5 overall record, including 54 bonus point wins, and a 32-1 dual meet record … ranks first in school history with 13 career tech-falls, second with 19 major decisions and third with 22 falls … led the team with 33 wins in 2010-11, 14 falls and seven tech-falls … also ranked third with five major decisions … his 33 wins rank second on American’s single-season list … won 31 consecutive matches to begin the year including three streaks of at least five bonus point wins … defeated nine ranked opponents … won the Keystone Classic for a second straight year with three falls and one major decision … fastest fall came in 0:57 seconds.

2009-10: Earned NCAA All-America status after placing fifth at the NCAA Championships … named an Academic All-American ... named 2009 Midlands Champion of Champions after winning the 157 lbs. title … became one of only three American wrestlers to win the Midlands Championships … placed third at the EIWA Championships … recorded 22 consecutive wins between November 15 and March 5 with 20 bonus point victories … led the team in wins (30), tech-falls (6), and major decisions (12) while ranking second in falls (8) … posted a record of 33-4 and a dual meet record of 12-1 … earned an EIWA victory over Rutger’s Daryl Cocozzo, 2-1 … defeated Jake Patacsil of the Boiler Elite Wrestling Club in the Midlands Championships final by fall at the 2:52 marker … placed first at the Keystone Classic with a major decision over Liberty’s Shaun Smith, 18-5 … defeated then No. 7 Kurt Kinser of Indiana by tech-fall, 17-1, at the Indiana Duals … recorded fastest fall (0:43) against Isaac Fagbuyi of American International at the Clarion Open … started 14 duals for American and scored 56 points.

Before American: Two-time NCAA Division II runner-up … two-time NCAA Division II East Regional Champion … 2007 PSAC Champion … two-time first team Academic All-Star ... Central PA Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athlete of the Year … two-time Pennsylvania state place-winner in high school … earned four varsity letters in wrestling during high school … also named to the Dean’s List three times at Shippensburg … member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2009-10

34-4

12-1

8

14

6

2010-11

33-1

20-0

14

5

7

Total

67-5

32-1

22

19

13