ODU Wrestling BIO
Tanner Stephens
Player Profile:
Tanner Stephens 1891775
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 149
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Moyock, N.C.
High School: Currituck

Career Record: 17-28

2016-17: Went 8-14 while competing at 149 lbs... Earned one pin and one major decision... Went 2-2 at the Lock Haven Classic... Won matches at the NCO, App State Open, ESU Open, "Shorty" Hitchcock Open and Wolfpack Open. 

2015-16: Went 4-7 as a redshirt freshman competing at 141... Went 4-2 at the Clarion Open... Competed at the Midlands, Bearcat Open and Cleveland State Open. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2014-15: Holds a 6-11 overall record...Claimed second place at the Panther Open (1/24)...Also competed in The Citadel Open (11/1), the Hokie Open (11/9), Wolfpack Open (11/16), Franklin & Marshall Open (1/3) and the Shorty Hitchcock Open (1/18)...Has recorded two decisions, one major decision, two falls and one tech fall so far this season.

Prep: Wrestled at Currituck High School where he recorded the most wins in school history... Two-time 2A East Regional Champion and came in fifth place at the 3A State Championship twice... Came in 3rd place at North Carolina 2A State Championships in 2014... Named the 2013 East Coast National Champion... Named the 2012 Daily Advance Wrestler of the Year after he compiled a 46-6 record, was named the Outstanding Wrestler in two tournaments, win his second Northeastern Coastal Conference title, finished first in the 3A East Region tournament and took fifth in the state tournament as a sophomore.

Off the Mat: Born November 6, 1995... Son of Mark and Gina Stephens... Has two sisters, Mallory and Morgan... Majoring in oceanography.

Why ODU? "I chose ODU because I have been to their matches ever since I was little and I wanted to be a part of it."

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