DURHAM, N.C.-Duke University redshirt freshman Brandon Gambucci has been named the final Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Wrestler of the Week after his 3-0 performance over the weekend. Gambucci picks up his first ACC Wrestler of the Week award and is the first Blue Devil to capture the honor this season.
Anchoring Duke's lineup at 133 pounds, Gambucci improved to a team-best 21-9 overall with a 3-0 record over the weekend. The Mansfield, Ohio native started the weekend with his first ACC victory, pinning NC State's Ben Elliott in 3:32. In a second match that evening, Gambucci dominated Andrew Hammer of Ohio with a 10-5 decision. He closed out the regular season at Appalachian State with a thrilling 8-6 come from behind decision over Brett Boston.
Gambucci's 21 victories are tied for the most on the team this season, while his 6-4 dual match record ranks fourth among Blue Devils.
Duke begins postseason action at the ACC Championships March 3 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The tournament will be broadcast live on ESPN3.