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Wrestling Hosts Campbell on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/16/2011
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DURHAM, N.C.-The Duke University wrestling team returns home for the first time in a month on Wednesday, Feb. 16 to host Campbell University. The Blue Devils and Fighting Camels will wrestle in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7 p.m.

Duke (1-5-1) last competed at home against ACC rival North Carolina on Jan. 18. The Blue Devils are coming off of a pair of conference setbacks to Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Redshirt sophomore Diego Bencomo looks to continue his winning ways after he posted a 9-3 decision at Virginia Tech. The Phoenix native sports a 23-12 record at 184 pounds and a 4-3 mark in dual matches. He has won eight of his 10 previous bouts.

At 174 pounds, redshirt freshman Bret Klopp paces Duke with a 26-9 overall record. He sports a team-high 17 pins on the year and looks to get back on track after a pair of losses over the weekend. Senior captain Mike Bell owns a career-best record of 16-15 and is 2-5 in dual bouts at 141 pounds. He registered his second pin of the year in his last home match and looks to rebound after two tough losses over the weekend.

Lining up at 149 pounds will be redshirt junior A.J. Guardado with a 9-11 record. Freshman Ryan Harding has lined up at 157 pounds in all but one dual match this season and is 12-16 overall on the year. Rounding out the lineup at 165 pounds and heavyweight are Willy Mello and Andrew Fulk, respectively.

Campbell 4-16 overall on the year and have won three straight duals. Campbell most recently defeated Davidson 30-18.  The Camels are led by Parker Burns at heavyweight with a 15-11 overall record. He is 13-7 in dual matches and owns a team-best four pins.  Tanner Bidelspach and John Merickel both are 8-12 in dual matches with one fall apiece.

Duke closes out its regular season on Feb. 19 against Maryland. The Blue Devils welcome the Terrapins to Cameron Indoor Stadium at 1 p.m.

Duke Probables

125 - Open

133 - Open

141 - Mike Bell, Sr. (16-15)

149 - A.J. Guardado, R-Jr. (9-11)

157 - Ryan Harding, Fr. (12-16)

165 - Willy Mello, Sr. (7-14)

174 - Bret Klopp, R-Fr. (26-9)

184 - Diego Bencomo, R-So. (23-12)

197 -  Brian Self, Fr. (17-12) or Open

285 - Andrew Fulk, R-So. (6-16)