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Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorkville, Ill.
High School: Yorkville


 Career Statistics   2013-14   2014-15 (RS)   2015-16   2016-17

Career: Wrestled at three different weights during his career – 149, 157 and 174 … Finished his career with a 51-44 overall record … 2017 NCAA qualifier … 2017 ACC third place … Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17: Duke’s starter at 174 pounds … 2017 NCAA qualifier … Compiled a career-best 22-13 overall record … Went 5-6 in duals and 2-2 in ACC competition … Won the Southeast Open and took second at the Wolfpack Open … Finished sixth at the Southern Scuffle … Recorded a 4-8 record against top 20 foes … Beat No. 13 John Schleifer of Princeton 9-7 in overtime to win the Southeast Open … Also earned ranked victories over No. 16 Jim Wilson and No. 17 Jadaen Bernstein en route to a podium finish at the Southern Scuffle … Took third at the ACC Championships to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships … Beat Tyler Askey of Virginia 9-4 to clinch a spot in the NCAA Championships … Earned ACC victories over Donovan McAfee of Pittsburgh and Garrett Peppelman from Virginia … Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships with his win coming over Christopher Pfarr of Minnesota.

2015-16: Duke’s starter for much of the season at 157 pounds … Finished the year 17-14 overall and 7-8 in duals … Went 2-3 in conference duals … Won the Hokie Open and took sixth at the Wolfpack Open … Posted three falls … Pinned Jack Clark of North Carolina in the final second of the second period to help Duke upset the No. 13 Tar Heels 13-11 … Also registered a fall against Ronnie Garbinsky of Pittsburgh … Recorded a major decision at Northwestern … All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15: Redshirt season ... Competed unattached at 157 pounds for the Blue Devils … Finished the year with a 10-3 overall record … Won the Appalachian Open and finished third at the Wolfpack Open … Registered two falls and two major decisions … His three losses came by a total of 11 points.

2013-14: A starter at 149 pounds in 15 duals … Went 12-17 overall in his rookie campaign … Was 5-10 in duals and 1-4 against ACC foes … Defeated Virginia’s Chris Yankowich in a 7-1 decision for his first career ACC victory … Took third at the Hokie Open with a 3-1 record … Tied for the team lead with three falls … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Shane Darnell  at Yorkville High School … A three-time state qualifier and two-time regional and sectional champion … Finished as the state runner-up as a junior and took third-place honors as a senior … Won regional and sectional titles as a sophomore and senior … Holds the school’s all-time wins record with 154 career victories … Placed fourth in the Dvorak Tournament as a freshman … Garnered runner-up honors in the Dvorak Tournament his junior and senior campaigns … Also took fourth at the Cheesehead Tournament as a junior … Selected as an all-state scholar.

Personal: Born Connor Benjamin Bass on March 6, 1994 in Aurora, Illinois … Son of Michael and Amy Bass … Has three brothers, Clayton, Joe and Michael and a sister, Courtney.

Year Weight Tournament Dual ACC Overall
2013-14 149 7-7 5-10 1-4 12-17
2015-16 157 10-6 7-8 2-3 17-14
2016-17 174 17-7 5-6 2-2 22-13
Total - 34-20 17-24 5-9 51-44
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