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


 Career Statistics   2017-18   2018-19   

2018-19: Starter at 141 pounds … NCAA qualifier … Compiled a 22-13 overall record … Went 15-9 in tournament action and 7-4 in dual matches … Posted a 3-2 mark in ACC action … Totaled a career-best six falls … Finished fifth at the Hokie Open, second at the Keystone Classic and third at the ACC Championships … Went 3-2 at the Southern Scuffle … Earned ACC victories against Scott Kiyono of Virginia, LJ Bentley of Pittsburgh and A.C. Headlee from North Carolina … Also defeated Headlee in the third-place match at the ACC Championships to earn a spot on the podium … NWCA Scholar All-America … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2017-18: Competed at 133 pounds … NCAA qualifier … Posted a 20-19 overall record ... Went 6-8 in duals … Took second in the freshman and sophomore division of the Hokie Open … Finished third at the Keystone Classic … Registered his first career fall at the Hokie Open … Posted a hard-fought 5-4 decision against Cody Trybus of Navy to help Duke upend the Midshipmen in criteria … Went 2-0 in the duals when he returned to his home state … Also posted dual victories over Appalachian State and Old Dominion to guide Duke to wins … Ten of his 19 losses came to top 20 opponents Became the fifth Duke true freshman to qualify for the NCAA Championships, joining his brother, Matt and Mitch … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Before Duke: A four-year letterwinner at Cherry Creek High School … A three-time all-league honoree and three-time state qualifier … Finished as the state runner-up his senior season at 126 pounds … Posted a career-best 53-5 record as a junior at 106 pounds … Captured the regional title and took third at the state championships in 2015 … Regional runner-up and state qualifier at 106 pounds as a sophomore … Voted first team all-league as a junior and senior and garnered second-team recognition his sophomore season … Garnered Centennial Athlete of the Month honors as a junior and was an Aspire Athlete of the Month finalist as a senior.

Personal: Son of Brenda and Steve Finesilver … Twin brother Matt and older twin brothers Mitch and Zach also are members of the Duke wrestling team … Mitch is a two-time NCAA qualifier and Zach a 2016 NCAA qualifier … Born April 15, 1998.

Year Weight Tournament Dual ACC Overall
2017-18 133 14-11 6-8 0-5 20-19
2018-19 141 15-9 7-4 3-2 22-13
Total 29-20 13-12 3-7 42-32
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