Duke Wrestling BIO
2012-13: Compiled a 19-20 record at 141 pounds … went 9-10 in duals … posted 3-2 marks at the Hokie Open, Keystone Classic and Southern Scuffle … 19 of his 20 losses came by decision with nine of those coming by two points or less … was 0-2 in overtime matches … registered two falls ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12: Duke's top wrestler with a 23-13 overall record at 141 pounds ... became just the second Duke true freshman to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... led all Blue Devils with nine pins ... selected as Duke's Most Valuable Wrestler ... competed unattached for the first half of the season ... registered four top-four tournament finishes, including a fourth-place showing at ACC Championships to earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships field ... won The Citadel Open to begin his collegiate wrestling career ... took second at the Wolfpack Open and the Pembroke Open ... went 8-5 in dual mataches and 2-3 against ACC foes ... earned ACC victories over Lou Mascola of Maryland and Nick Nelson from Virginia ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Matthew Beaujon at Westmont Hilltop ... compiled a scholastic career record of 143-31 ... registered 71 falls in his career ... holds the school record for career victories ... a four-time PIAA state qualifier ... finishes as the runner-up in the state tournament his senior season ... took fourth in the AA state tournament as a junior and sixth his first season ... captured the District 6 AAA title three times (2009-11) ... captured the title at the Northwest AAA Regional Championship as a senior ... was the runner-up at the Southwest AA Regional Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... took fourth at the NHSCA junior nationals in 2010 and was fourth in 2009 at the sophomore nationals ... earned all-conference nod as a senior ... compiled a career-best 39-3 record his senior season with 23 falls ... won the Mount Mat Madness Tournament as a senior and finished fourth his junior year ... also letters in track, soccer and cross country ... was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Tanner Matthew Hough was born on Sept. 25, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... son of Robert and Jodi Hough ... has one brother, Nathaniel, and two sisters Mackenzie and Whitney.