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Duke Wrestling BIO
 Ben Wales

Career: Closed out his career with a 40-39 overall record.

2009-10: Wrestled at both 165 pounds and 174 pounds ... finished the season with a 9-10 overall record ... missed middle part of the season due to injury ... went 2-2 in dual matches ... registered two falls.

2008-09: Competed at 184 pounds ... Put together a 3-4 record before suffering a season-ending injury in the first week of the season.

2007-08: Posted a 20-16 record on the season ... one of seven Duke wrestlers to earn at least 20 victories ... competed at 174 pounds ... was 10-10 in tournament action ... won his division at the Davidson Open ... went 10-6 in dual matches and was 1-5 against ACC foes ... registered three falls. 

2006-07: Accumulated an 8-7 record ... was 7-7 in tournaments and 1-0 in the ACC ... had two pins.

2005-06: Registered an 0-2 record as a freshman at 149 pounds ... competed in the Carolina Open.

Prep: Four-year letterman and two-year team captain at Otsego High School ... garnered all-state honors during junior and senior campaigns ... three-time conference champion, three-time all-county selection and three-time all-district selection ... all-region selection as a sophomore and senior ... district champion as a sophomore and regional champion as a junior ... compiled a 165-34 career record ... also lettered in track and field, cross country and baseball.

Personal: Born January 11, 1987 ... son of Gary and Cindy Wales ... class valedictorian in high school ... Academic All-America selection in wrestling. 

 

Ben Wales

Year

Weight

Tourn.

Dual

ACC

Overall

2006-07

157

7-7

1-0

1-0

8-7

2007-08

174

10-10

10-6

1-3

20-16

2008-09

174

3-4

0-0

0-0

3-4

2009-10

165

7-8

2-2

0-2

9-10

Total

 

27-29

13-8

2-5

40-37

Position: 174
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Otsego, Mich.
High School: Otsego
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