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Brendan Walsh
Player Profile:
Brendan Walsh 768016
Position: HWT
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Garnet Valley, Pa.
High School: Garnet Valley

Career: Four-year letterwinner … Compiled a 33-53 overall record at heavyweight …  Went 3-10 in ACC duals … Two-time full-time starter … Four-time ACC Honor Roll member.

2015-16: Duke’s starter at heavyweight … Posted a career best 12-16 overall record … Went 3-10 in duals … Scored a thrilling final-second 3-2 win over North Carolina’s Cory Daniel to ice Duke’s victory over the No. 13 Tar Heels … Defeated American’s Jake Scanlan in overtime … Competed unattached the first part of the season … Won the Pembroke Classic and took third at the Wolfpack Open.

2014-15: Duke’s starter at heavyweight … Posted a 9-18 overall record and was 6-12 in duals … Took fourth at the Appalachian Open … Earned an ACC victory over Frank Abbondanza of North Carolina … Grabbed an overtime victory over George Mason at the Grapple at the Garden … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14: Started for the Blue Devils at heavyweight the second half of the season … Went 8-8 overall and 3-3 in duals … Posted an ACC victory with a 4-1 decision over Bob Coe of North Carolina … Also earned dual victories over Gardner-Webb and The Citadel .. Posted two falls.

2012-13: Competed at heavyweight … compiled a 4-11 overall record … earned three starts in dual matches, going 0-3 … started the season by going 3-2 at the Hokie Open ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12: Redshirt year ... posted a 3-2 overall record at heavyweight before suffering an injury ... took home runner-up honors at The Citadel Open.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Rocco Fantazzi at Garnet Valley High School ... Compiled a 101-31 career record ... A two-time All-Central League first team selection ... Voted to the All-Delco first team as a senior and second team in junior season ... A two-time Section VI and District I South winner ... Took fourth a junior nationals as a junior ... Brought home top honors at Junior Olympics in 2010 ... Finished third in the region as a senior and fifth as a junior ... Earned a third-place finish at prestigious Beast of the East tournament in 2011 ... Finished fourth at Escape the Rock tournament as a junior ... Posted a career-best record of 41-4 as a senior ... Went 74-10 in his final two seasons, wrestling at 285 pounds ... Garnered third place in Section VI tournament as a sophomore ... Also earned three letters in football ... Named first team All-Delco and second team all-Southeast State ... Named to the All-State Academic Wrestling squad.
Personal: Born Brendan Joseph Walsh on Feb. 23, 1993 in Glen Mills, Pa. ... son of Joseph and Janet Walsh ... has one brother, Conner, and one sister, Olivia.
Year Weight Tournament Dual ACC Overall
2012-13 HWT 4-8 0-3 0-1 4-11
2013-14 HWT 5-5 3-3 1-2 8-8
Total   9-13 3-6 1-3 12-19
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