Duke Wrestling BIO
Career: Four-year letterwinner … Wrestled at both 197 pounds and heavyweight … Finished his career with a 43-52 overall record.
2013-14: Missed much of the season to injury … Duke’s starter at heavyweight for early part of campaign … Went 6-12 overall and 3-8 in duals … Finished fourth at the Hokie Open … Went 2-1 in overtime matches.2012-13: Wrestled at both 197 and heavyweight … wrestled up a weight class the last half of the season … went 7-12 at heavyweight and 13-20 overall for the year … posted a 5-9 mark in duals at heavyweight … finished fifth at 197 pounds at the Keystone Classic … took fourth at the ACC Championships despite wrestling up a weight class … earned a big win over Joe Cummings of Appalachian State to seal the victory over the Mountaineers … captured an ACC victory over North Carolina … went 2-5 in overtime bouts … voted team’s Most Improved Wrestler … All-ACC Academic Team selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12: Competed at 197 pounds ... registered a 7-18 overall record ... went 4-8 in tournament action and 3-10 in duals ... earned dual victories versus Boston University, Bridgewater State and Davidson ... opened the season with a 2-2 record at the Hokie Open.
2010-11: Anchored Duke's lineup at 197 pounds ... Compiled a 15-12 overall record ... Garnered three top-four finishes ... Took third at both The Citadel Open and Appalachian State Open ... Finished fourth at NC State Open ... Posted a 12-10 record in tournament action and a 3-2 mark in dual matches ... Went 1-1 in ACC contests ... Selected as Duke's Most Outstanding Freshman wrestler ... Had dual match wins against The Citadel, Davidson and NC State.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Mark Peck at Westmoore High School ... posted a scholastic record of 103-30 ... broke the school record for single season wins with 41 as a senior ... competed at 189 pounds as a junior and senior ... placed fourth in the state his final two seasons ... qualified for the state tournament as a sophomore ... captured the Geary Invitational title his junior year and was the runner-up as a senior ... won the district title in both 2009 and 2010 and took home top honors at the 2009 Mid America Nationals tournament ... also won his conference and city title as a junior and senior ... lettered three times in football ... earned all-conference and all-district recognition on the gridiron.
Personal: Born August 18, 1990 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ... son of James and Teresa Self ... has one brother and one sister ... father wrestled at Glendale Community College from 1973-75 and at Arizona State for 75-76.