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Jake Keating

Fifth Year
Naperville, Ill.
Naperville Central
High School
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• 2x NCAA Qualifier (2021, 2022)
• 2021 ACC Runner Up
• 2021 All-ACC
• 2021 ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team

• NCAA qualifier at 157 pounds for his second straight NCAA appearance
• Third-place finish at the ACC Championship to earn his NCAA bid
• Posted a 17-7 record with a 3-2 mark in dual action – all of them in ACC duals
• Took a third-place finish at the MatMen Open (12/29) with a 5-1 record
• Defeated No. 10 Ed Scott in dual action against No. 4 NC State (2/4)
• Defeated No. 28 Connor Brady in dual action against No. 7 Virginia Tech (2/18)
• Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships with wins over Kendall Coleman (Purdue) and Elijah Clearuy (Pitt)
• Posted one bonus-point victory with a tech fall of Robert Pryhocki (Kent State) at the Virginia Duals

• NCAA qualifier at 165 pounds
• Runner-up at the ACC Championships at 165 pounds
• All-ACC honoree by virtue of his runner-up finish
• Posted a 10-5 record on the season with a 4-2 mark in dual matches
• Went 4-0 at the Appalachian State Individual Quad (1/2) to open the season
• Posted six straight wins to open the season
• Named ACC Wrestler of the Week following decision over No. 10 Thomas Bullard of NC State (1/15)
• Named ACC Wrestler of the Week a second time after decision over No. 11 Kennedy Monday of UNC (2/13)
• Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships in his first appearance at the tournament
• Posted five bonus-point wins including a pin, three tech falls and a major decision
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team

• Competed in two open tournaments at 165 pounds as part of his redshirt season
• Placed in both tournaments, posting a 5-3 record on the season
• Finished sixth at the Midlands Championship (12/29-30) in an unattached capacity
• Defeated No. 11 Cael McCormick of Army in the second round at Midlands
• Finished fourth at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open (1/11) with a 3-2 record

• Posted a 17-13 record wrestling at 157 pounds
• Went 13-9 in dual matches, including a 2-3 mark in ACC duals
• Led the team in wins by technical fall with six on the season
• Had 10 bonus-point victories with three wins by pinfall, six tech falls and a major decision
• Second on the team with 59 dual points tallied
• Posted wins by technical fall in matches vs. West Virginia, No. 22 Utah Valley and No. 21 Lehigh at the South Beach Duals (12/29-30)
• Defeated eventual All-American No. 11 Christian Pagdilao (Arizona State) by pinfall at Virginia Duals (1/12)
• First-place finish at the Wolfpack Open (11/18)

• Posted a 25-15 record while wrestling at 149 and 157 pounds
• Tallied a team-leading 10 wins by fall, going 10-4 in matches decided by fall
• Posted a fourth-place finish at the Clarion Open (11/5) to start the season
• Pulled his redshirt to see first dual action at the Journeymen Duals vs. Kent State (11/11)
• The match against No. 18 Casey Sparkman (Kent State) was his only at 157 pounds
• Turned in a second-place finish at the Mat Town Open (11/17)
• Sixth-place finish at the Cleveland State Open (12/16) with a 5-1 record
• Claimed the championship at the Mat Town Open II (2/17)
• Turned in a fourth-place finish at the National Collegiate Open (2/25)

• Four-year letterwinner at Naperville Central under head coaches Rob Porter and Noah
• Two-time team captain, serving as a junior and a senior
• All-State selection
• Named Team Most Valuable Wrestler
• Place-winner at Illinois State Championships
• DVC Champion
• Illinois Freestyle National Team Member

• Son of John and Ann Keating
• Has three brothers: Nick, Leo and Owen
• Major: Economics and Cognitive Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship
• Recipient of the 2022-23 Dr. Colin G. Steele Bicentennial Scholarship