After posting his 16th and 17th wins of the season on the first day of wrestling, redshirt freshman Klopp opened the second day against 13th-ranked Luke Manuel of Purdue. Klopp suffered just his fourth setback of the season in a 15-2 major decision to complete his run in the 174-pound bracket.
Competing at 184 pounds, Bencomo picked up another win to start the second day of bouts. The redshirt sophomore outlasted Ken Moenkedick of North Dakota state in a 10-6 decision. He faced his toughest match of the year in the next round, going up against 12th-ranked Luke Rebertus of Navy. Bencomo battled back and forth, losing a narrow 5-3 decision.
The Blue Devils will take some time off from competition as final exams near. Duke will be back in action at the Southern Scuffle on Dec. 29-30 in Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Devils make their home debut on Jan. 11 against The Citadel at 6 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium.