Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Career: Holds the Duke career record for wins with 112 ... owns the top two single season performance in program with 36 wins in 2008-09 and 35 in 2007-08 ... NCAA qualifier in 2009 and owns the second fastest fall in Duke history at 11 seconds ... inducted into William Floyd High School Hall of Fame in September of 2010.
2009-10: Wrestled primarily at 197 pounds ... took fourth at the ACC Championship at 197 pounds ... finished the year with a 17-9 overall record and 8-3 mark in dual matches ... registered a 2-3 mark in ACC competition ... earned runner-up finishes at the Pembroke Classic and Keystone Classic ... posted five falls on the year ... voted to All-ACC Academic Team.
2008-09: A 2009 NCAA qualifier, earning an at-large berth ... ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year and NWCA All-Academic Team selection ... Led the Blue Devils at 184 pounds ... Broke the Duke single season wins record with a 36-8 overall mark ... Went undefeated in dual matches at 11-0... Opened the season with 21 consecutive victories ... Captured first-place honors four times and finished among the top eight in six tournaments ... Ranked as high as 18th during the season ... Took first place at the Wolfpack Open, Hokie Open, Navy Classic and Davidson Open ... Finished fourth at the prestigious Reno TOC and eighth at the Southern Scuffle ... Took third at the ACC Tournament ... Led the team in points scored ... Broke the Duke career wins record, moving to 106-32 for his career.
2007-08: Picked as the team’s Most Outstanding Athlete along with Kellan McKeon ... led the Blue Devils with 35 victories on the year ... finished with a 35-8 overall mark ...competed at both 184 and 197 ... captured victories at both the UNC Pembroke Classic and Davidson Open ... grabbed second place honors at the East Stroudsburg Open .. posted an 18-3 record in dual matches ... was 3-5 against ACC opponents ... had a team-best 13 falls.
2006-07: Recorded a team-high 24 wins and finished with a 24-11 record at 174 and 184 pounds ... posted the most falls on the team with seven ... was 7-2 in ACC matches and 11-5 overall in dual meets ... won The Citadel Open, placed third at the UPenn Invitational and finished third at the ACC Tournament, all at 174 pounds ... honored as the Blue Devils’ Most Outstanding Held-Back Freshman of the Year ... All-ACC Academic team member.
2005-06: Had a team-best overall record of 11-5 at 174 and 184 pounds as a freshman ... tied for second on the team in pins with three ... placed fourth at the Citadel Open and at the UNC Pembroke Open.
Prep: Four-time letterwinner in wrestling at William Floyd High School ... four-time all-county selection, four-time league champion, two-time section champion, two-time New York State runner up ... earned Honorable Mention Asics All-America honors as a senior ... placed fifth in high school nationals as a senior in the 171-pound weight class ... also lettered in football.
Personal: Born May 15, 1987 ... son of Joseph and Linda Barone ... National Honor Society member in high school.