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Mayer heads to Duke

Bethlehem Catholic’ Matt Mayer announced last week that he’ll be continuing his wrestling career at Duke.

Mayer is a three-time PIAA qualifier and two-time medalist, taking home fourth place finishes his freshman and sophomore years.

He enters his senior season with an 82-23 career mark.

Duke went 0-17 last season, as Mayer, who wrestled at 120-pounds last season, figures to be a factor in their lineup as a 133 or 141-pounder.

“I’m very humbled and proud to announce that I have committed to continue my academic and athletic career at Duke University,” Mayer said on his Twitter account last week. “I’d like to thank my coaches, family, teammates, and everyone who helped along the way.”

Last season marked the first time Mayer left Hershey without a medal, as he took silver medals at both district and regionals, falling to Nazareth’s Andrew Smith in both tournament finals.

Becahi's Matt Mayer will head to Duke this fall. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_