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Jake Faust
Player Profile:
Jake Faust 931897
Position: 165
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Bellville, Ohio
High School: Lexington

2015-16: NCAA qualifier at 165 pounds … Finished the year with a 19-10 overall record and 11-4 mark in duals … Went 5-2 against top-20 opponents during the year … Won the Hokie Open with a 6-2 decision over No. 4 Jim Wilson of Stanford … Also defeated a top-15 Wilson two more times during the year … Went 4-1 against ACC foes … Upset No. 9 John Michael Staudenmayer of North Carolina to help the Blue Devils upset the No. 13 Tar Heels … Also defeated No. 12 David McFadden of Virginia Tech … Also grabbed conference victories over Virginia and NC State … Garnered the team’s Academic Achievement award … All-ACC Academic Team … NWCA Scholar All-American.

2014-15: Wrestled at 165 pounds … Posted a 13-9 overall record and 5-2 in duals … Took second at the Wolfpack Open and sixth at the Hokie Open … Finished fourth at the ACC Championship … Went 2-2 at the Southern Scuffle … Was a perfect 2-0 in ACC competition … Upset No. 15 Max Rohskopf of NC State 3-2 to help Duke to the 18-17 victory over the Wolfpack … Also posted an overtime victory over ACC foe Pitt … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14: Wrestled at 149 pounds … Posted a 17-8 overall record … Went 3-2 in duals … Took first place at the Newberry Open … Grabbed fourth place honors at the Wolfpack Open … Garnered dual wins over Eastern Michigan, Buffalo and Appalachian State.

2012-13: Did not compete ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Brent Rastetter at Lexington High School ... graduated as Lexington all-time wins leader with a 168-25 scholastic record ... earned All-American honors in 2012 ... captured the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) State title at 145 pounds as a senior ... ranked 12th nationally his senior campaign and took fourth at the Ironman in 2012 ... registered a career-high 54 wins with a 54-3 mark as a junior ... took fifth at the OHSAA State Tournament in 2010 and 2011 ... was a district qualifier as a freshman ... competed at 135 pounds both his sophomore and junior seasons before moving up to 145 for his senior campaign ... took third at the Super 32 Challenge ... garnered All-Ohio honors his final three seasons at Lexington ... a three-time Academic All-Ohio selection.

Personal: Born Brian Jacob Faust on January 27, 1994 in Mansfield, Ohio ... son of Brian and Beth Faust ... has two brothers, Brandon and Bailey.

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