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Zach

Finesilver

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Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek

Bio

 Career Statistics   2014-15   2015-16   2016-17   2017-18

2017-18: Competed at 165 pounds … NCAA Qualifier … Posted a 12-13 overall record … Went 6-8 in duals … All-ACC … Took third at the Wolfpack Open and second at the ACC Championships … Turned a memorable run at the ACC Championships, upsetting Brian Hamann and Andrew Atkinson to clinch a spot in the ACC title match and a spot in the NCAA Championships … Defeated Hamann 12-6 in sudden victory overtime and was outstanding in 8-3 decision over Atkinson … Won one match at the NCAA Championships, besting May Bethea of Penn, 11-4 … Scored a 16-1 technical fall over Laken Cook of Appalachian State to help Duke to the team win … Registered two falls … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17: Duke’s starter 141 pounds … Recorded a 15-12 overall record ... Went 8-5 in duals and 2-3 in ACC matches … Finished fourth at the Southeast Open and fifth in the Wolfpack Open … Garnered ACC victories over Brendan Ryan of Virginia Tech and Nick Zanetta of Pittsburgh … Win over Ryan came by fall in 4:02 … Six of his 12 losses came versus top 20 foes … Led all Blue Devils with six technical falls … All-ACC Academic Team.

2015-16: NCAA qualifier in his first season in a Duke singlet … Duke’s starter at 141 pounds … Finished the year with a 24-14 overall record  and 9-6 mark in duals … Ranked third on the team in wins … Voted the team’s Most Valuable Freshman … Finished fifth at the Hokie Open and second at the Wolfpack Open … Went 2-3 against ACC foes … Captured ACC victories over Pittsburgh and Virginia … Finished fourth at the ACC Championships to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships … Upset No. 19 Jameson Oster of Northwestern by 9-0 major decision … Eight of 14 losses came against top 15 opponents … Tied for second on the team in pins with five … Also had four technical falls ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15: Redshirt season … Competed at 149 pounds … Posted an 11-4 record while competing unattached … Won the freshman and sophomore division of the Hokie Open … Registered three falls on the year.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Mike Luhring at Cherry Creek High School … A three-time place-winner at the Colorado State Championships … Captured the Colorado State Championship at 138 pounds his senior year … Took fourth at 126 pounds the state championships his junior campaign and third as a sophomore … A finalist in the Top of the Rockies and Arvada West Invitational tournaments in 2014.

Personal:Son of Steve and Brenda Finesilver … Born March 20, 1996 … Twin brother Mitch Finesilver also is a member of the Duke wrestling team.

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