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Jake Keating

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Position
Fifth Year
Class
Naperville, Ill.
Hometown
Naperville Central
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• 2x NCAA Qualifier (2021, 2022)
• 2021 ACC Runner Up
• 2021 All-ACC
• 2021 ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team

2021-22
• 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

2020-21
• 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

2019-20
• 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

2018-19
• 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)

2017-18
• 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)

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner at Naperville Central under head coaches Rob Porter and Noah
Fitzenreider
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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

Weight Class Overall Record Dual Record ACC Dual Record Dual Points
Scored
ACC Championship Record NCAA Championship Record Major Decisions Tech Falls Pins Fastest Pin
2017-18 149/157 25-15 0-4 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 5-2 4-1 10-4 0:40
2018-19 157 17-13 13-9 2-3 59 1-2 0-0 1-2 6-2 3-3 2:15
Career 42-28 13-13 2-4 59 1-2 0-0 6-4 10-3 13-7 0:40

*Denotes redshirt season which does not count in career records