Duke fielded a young team last season and experienced a lot of growing pains along the way. Hopefully, that experience will help the squad this year, with most starters seeing at least their second year in the lineup. It is well documented the challenges that Coach Lanham faces with building the program at Duke. It is an academically challenging institution and he has no scholarships to offer, which makes the success they have had throughout his tenure that much more impressive. It appeared as though Jonah Niesenbaum could be the next Blue Devil to make it onto the podium with the gains he had made in the past two years; however, Niesenbaum has chosen to forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue an opportunity outside of collegiate wrestling. The Blue Devils will look to a new crop of talent in Durham looking to make their mark in the ACC.
Jarred Papscy will step into the role of veteran leader for this young Blue Devil squad.
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