Duke University head wrestling coach Clar Anderson announced Friday the addition of Mark Becks to the Blue Devils coaching staff.
Senior Levi Craig, junior Daniel Shvartsman, sophomores Aaron Glover and Kellan McKeon and freshman Wade Van Sickle were all named to the inaugural All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team announced by league officials on Thursday.
Duke University head wrestling coach Clar Anderson announced on Thursday the signing of 10 student-athletes who will join the Blue Devil wrestling program in 2006. The 10-member class will bring strength and depth to the lineup and will look to be a key building block as the program continues to grow.
Continuing in their adventurous style, members of the Duke wrestling team will be taking this upcoming summer and fall to pursue grand opportunities offered by the university. Several wrestlers will be studying and training abroad over the coming months, giving them a chance to fill out their experience during their time at Duke.
The Duke wrestling team finished second in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic Team award for highest team GPA with a cumulative mark of 3.327. The Blue Devils were edged by Brown University, who won the award for the second straight season.
Former Duke Blue Devil standout and two-time ACC Champion Frank Cornely continued his budding career as a freestyle wrestler with a strong performance at the US Senior Nationals held April 15-16 in Las Vegas, Nev. Representing the New York Athletic Club, Cornely went on a five-match winning streak to qualify for the second tournament, placing him among the top-16 wrestlers in his weight class for the United States.
The Duke wrestling team is up for the NWCA All-Academic Team award for highest team GPA. The team is comprised of the ten wrestlers who competed for the Blue Devils at the ACC Tournament and two alternates who competed in at least one match during the season.
New York is known as a cosmopolitan city but the Duke wrestling team went through an international experience of their own just across the Hudson River in Bayonne, N.J. On a Sunday morning after wrestling against fellow top academic institutions Columbia University and Harvard University and enjoying the city that never sleeps, the Duke wrestling team found themselves preparing for an authentic Polish breakfast.
The Duke wrestling team placed sixth at the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on Saturday, finishing with 14.0 team points. North Carolina won its second consecutive title, finishing with 90.5 team points. N.C. State would finish second with 64.0 team points, Virginia was third with 61.0 team points, Maryland placed fourth with 48.0 team points and Virginia Tech finished fifth with 44.5 team points.
The Duke wrestling team will compete at the ACC Tournament today in Lexington, Va. The Blue Devils enter the conference tournament 4-11 overall and 0-5 in the ACC.
The Duke wrestling team wrapped up their regular season Friday night, defeating Princeton, 27-12, in Dillon Gymnasium. The Blue Devils improve to 4-11 overall while the Tigers fall to 5-10.
The Duke wrestling team will wrap up the 2005-06 regular season tonight, squaring off against Princeton at 7 p.m. in Dillon Gymnasium. The Blue Devils enter tonight’s dual meet 3-11 overall.