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.
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