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Casey Kent
Position: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Norristown, Pa.
High School: La Salle College H.S.
Year Overall Duals MD TF Falls Fastest
2012-13 (165) 22-12 10-3 6 5 1 2:49
2013-14 (165) 19-9 10-2 3 3 0 -
2014-15 DNC          
2015-16 (174) 31-9 10-2 9 4 4 4:12
Overall 72-30 30-7 18 12 5 2:49

Honors
2015-16: NCAA All-American (Fourth Place)
2015-16: Second-Team All-Ivy
2015-16: NWCA All-Academic
2015-16: Academic All-Ivy
2015-16: Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year
2015-16 Southern Scuffle Third Place
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier
2013-14: EIWA Championships Fourth Place
2013-14: Second-Team All-Ivy
2013-14: Academic All-Ivy
2013-14: Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area
2012-13: Second-Team All-Ivy

2015-16: NCAA All-American (Fourth Place at 174 pounds) … Second-team All-Ivy … NWCA All-Academic Team … Academic All-Ivy … Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year … Third place at Southern Scuffle … Posted a 31-9 record … 10-2 in dual meets … 15-5 against EIWA opponents … Seven wins against Top-20 opponents … Second on team with nine major decisions … Scored 38 team points in dual meets … Became Penn’s 28th NCAA All-American with a fourth place finish at 174 pounds … Went 6-2 at the NCAA Championships … Finished as the highest unseeded All-American at the 2016 NCAAs … Tied Penn’s record for most wins by a wrestler at a NCAA Championships … Had three falls at NCAAs – tied for the most by a Penn wrestler … Defeated two returning All-Americans (No. 8 Zach Epperly of Virginia Tech and No. 7 Cody Walters of Ohio) en route to the podium … Pinned his way to the podium, with a fall over Oklahoma’s Matt Reed in the Round of 12 – the first Penn wrestler to earn his All-American honor with a fall … Started tournament with a 3-2 win over Epperly … Lost in second round to #9 Chandler Rogers (Oklahoma State) … Scored a major decision over South Dakota State’s David Kocer, 8-0 … Pinned Nebraska’s No. 6 Micah Barnes at 5:30 after trailing 10-3 … Pinned #7 Walters in consolation quarterfinals at 5:23 … Defeated Indiana’s No. 12 Nathan Jackson, 9-5, in consolation semifinals … Was defeated by No. 8 Epperly, 8-4, in Third Place Match … Started season with 3-1 effort at Binghamton Open (11/8) to reach the semifinals … Went 4-1 at Nittany Lion Open (12/6) to finish third … Only loss at NLO was to eventual national champion Myles Martin, 6-3 … Went 7-1 at Southern Scuffle (1/1-2) to finish third … Defeated No. 1 Brian Realbuto (Cornell), 8-5, at Scuffle … Defeated No. 14 Jonathan Schleifer (Princeton). 11-9, in comeback fashion in dual meet (1/30) … 4-1 in Ivy duals.

2014-15: Did not compete due to injury.

2013-14: NCAA Championships qualifier … Second-team All-Ivy … Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area … Academic All-Ivy … Team co-captain … Second on the team with 19 wins … 19-9 overall … 10-2 in dual meets … 10-5 against EIWA opponents … A team-high four wins against Top-20 opponents … Registered 36 team points in duals while conceding just six … Won his first five matches of the season, outscoring opponents, 39-1 … Had 10 total shutouts … 2-1 at Keystone Classic (11/24) including a 3-1 (SV) win over No. 18 Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana … Majored No. 7 Josh Veltre of Bloomsburg, 12-1, at Grapple at the Garden (12/1) … Defeated No. 17 Austin Wilson of Nebraska, 3-2, in dual meet (1/8) … Registered first-period technical fall (17-0) over Binghamton’s Colton Perry (1/17) … Did the same against Harvard’s Brennan Smith (2/7) … Defeated No. 20 Josh Houldsworth of Columbia, 4-2, in dual meet (2/16) … 3-2 at EIWA Championships (3/8-9) to finish fourth … 0-2 at NCAA Championships (3/20) … Lost to No. 4 Steven Monk of North Dakota State, 7-4, in first round and was defeated by North Carolina’s John Staudenmayer, 2-1, in wrestlebacks.

2012-13: Second-team All-Ivy …  Led all Penn freshmen with 22 wins … Third on team with 10 dual meet wins (10-3 overall) … Second on team with six wins by major decision … Led team with five technical falls … Runner-up at Binghamton Open (11/11) with a 4-1 record … Defeated No. 17 Eric Hess (Lehigh, 4-3, on a last-second takedown in Penn’s dual win (12/1) … 3-2 at Midlands (12/29-30) … Defeated Bucknell’s No. 9 Corey Lear, 5-3 (1/27) … Recorded two technical falls in back-to-back days, defeating Princeton’s Judd Ziegler, 15-0, and Drexel’s Connor Moran, 17-2 (2/23-24).

High School: Four-time letterwinner ... Served as team captain ... Four-time Pennsylvania State Tournament qualifier ... Finished third at PIAA states twice (2010 - 152 pounds; 2012 - 152 pounds) ... 2012 PIAA Southeast Regional champion ... Second at the Powerade Tournament ... Fourth at Beast of the East ... Four-time Philadelphia Public/Catholic League champion ... Fargo runner-up in Greco Roman ... Named PA Wrestling Coaches All-Academic three times.

Personal: Son of Gina and David Kent ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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