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Luke Vaith
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Luke Vaith 692360
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 141
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Hastings, MN
High School: Hastings


Fifth-year senior...Two-time NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds.

2012-13: NCAA qualifier… Posted a 22-14 overall record including a 13-8 mark in duals and a 4-2 slate in the CAA…Was 1-2 at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines with a win over West Virginia’s Nathan Pennesi…Placed third, as the third seed, at 141 pounds in the 2013 CAA Championship…Was 2-1 in the CAA Championships and defeated Rider’s Vinny Fava in the third-place match…Placed third in the New York State Collegiate Championships…Had a season-best five-match winning streak in January/February…Entered the 2012-13 season as 14th-ranked wrestler in the country at 141 pounds by InterMat and the top-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds in the CAA preseason poll.

2011-12: NCAA qualifier and CAA champion…Was 1-2 in his first NCAA Championship appearance and defeated Duke’s Tanner Hough in his first match…Posted a career-best 23-10 record including a 12-3 mark in duals and a 5-1 record in CAA duals…Was second on the team in tech falls with three and tied for third with 45 team dual points…Defeated Old Dominion’s Justin LaValle, 3-1 in the CAA championship match…Posted a 3-2 record in both the Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Invitational and the Southern Scuffle…Was 2-1 at the Binghamton Open…Recorded a season-best eight match winning streak in February and March and a five-match streak in January.

2010-11: Wrestled in 23 matches at 141 and 149 pounds as a red-shirt…Posted an overall mark of 15-8 including a 9-5 record at 141 pounds…Posted five wins by decision, five tech falls and four major decisions…Placed fifth with a 4-1 record at 149 pounds at the New York State Championships…Also finished fifth with a 7-2 mark at the Binghamton Open…Tallied a 2-2 slate at both the Southern Scuffle and the Hitchcock Memorial

2009-10: All-CAA Rookie Team selection…Wrestled in 34 matches at 133 and 141 pounds…Tallied a 16-18 overall mark…Started the season at 141 and wrestled the last eight matches at 133…Recorded a 13-13 record at 141 pounds including a 5-8 mark in duals and a 3-1 record in the CAA…Was 3-5 overall at 133 including 2-4 in duals and 2-1 in conference action…Finished second in the CAA at 133, losing to Drexel’s Steve Mytych, 2-1, in the final…Had a season-best four-match winning streak in January…Placed fourth at the East Stroudsburg Open.

High School: Was a member of the wrestling and cross country at Hastings (MN) High School...Three-time Freestyle All-American and two-time Greco All-American...Four-time Minnesota State place winner...Captured the state title as a senior in 2009 and posted a 46-4 record...Also named to the all-state academic team...Placed second in Minnesota, recorded a 38-3 mark, was selected to the all-state academic team and earned USA Folkstyle and Freestyle Junior All-American honors as a junior in 2008...Was a third place finisher in the state, posted a 40-8 record, was named to the Sectional All-Academic Team and was an All-American in Greco-Fila, Freestyle and Greco Cadet as a sophomore in 2007 as the Raiders of Hastings placed second in Minnesota...Placed third in the state, recorded a 43-5 mark, and earned all-conference and sectional all-academic honors as a freshman as Hastings placed fifth...Tallied a 198-19 record in high school...

Personal: Born March 6, 1991...Has two brothers and three sisters...Enjoys wakeboarding and fishing in his free time...Aspires to a career in sports medicine...Marketing and Management double major.

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