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Jacob Kasper
Player Profile:
Jacob Kasper 1748919
Position: HWT
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Lexington, Ohio
High School: Lexington

2015-16: Redshirt season … Went 3-1 in four matches … Trained in Colorado at the Olympic Training Center in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

2014-15: Duke’s starter at 184 pounds … NCAA qualifier after taking runner-up honors at the ACC Championship to earn All-ACC recognition … Finished third at the Wolfpack Open and fifth at the Hokie Open … Compiled a 24-12 overall record and 10-5 mark in duals … Put together a 3-2 record against ACC foes … Defeated Nicky Hall of NC State to help Duke upend the Wolfpack 18-17 … Also garnered wins over ACC foes Virginia and Virginia Tech … Defeated Big Ten foe Anthony Gardner of Maryland at the Grapple at the Garden … Defeated No. 3 seed Hall of NC State in the ACC Semifinal to land in the ACC title match and earn an automatic bid to NCAA Championships … NWCA All-Academic … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14: Duke’s starter at 184 pounds … Posted a 15-16 record as a true freshman … Went 8-12 in duals … Won the Hokie Open to kick off the season … Registered a fall in the Hokie Open final over Rider’s Ryan Wolfe … Captured a 9-6 decision over Michael Macchiavello of NC State for an ACC victory … Upset No. 18 Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma State at the Southern Scuffle … Pinned Kacee Hutchinson from Appalachian State to help Duke in a come-from-behind victory over the Mountaineers … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep:  A four-year letterwinner for Brent Rastetter at Lexington High School … A two-time state tournament qualifier … Took third at the Ohio High School State Championships as a senior at 182 pounds and finished fourth his junior season in the 170-pound division … Compiled a 147-44 scholastic record, including a 102-11 mark his final two seasons … Went 53-2 as a senior en route to take home the conference title … Also earned top honors in the conference at 170 pounds as a junior … Garnered all-conference third team honors as a freshman and sophomore … Broke the Lexington takedown record previously held by Duke redshirt freshman Jake Faust … Team captain as a senior … Voted into the Lexington High School Hall of Fame … A four-time national team member and was a two-time state runner-up in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling for his club program … AAU all-american and earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors at the Clyde Invite.

Personal: Born Jacob Andrew Kasper on October 3, 1994 in Wheeling, W.Va.  … Son of Brad and Angie Kasper … Has two brothers, Gregory and Drew.

Year Weight Tournament Dual ACC Overall
2013-14 184 7-4 8-12 1-4 15-16
2014-15 184 13-7 10-5 3-2 24-12
Total 184 20-11 18-17 4-6 39-28
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