2008-2009 (JUNIOR, 285)
Went 19-16 in his junior season, including a 2-6 Big Ten dual record ... placed fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/1) with a 3-2 performance ... split matches at the Boilermaker Challenge (11/15) ... went 3-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/5-6), finishing one round shy of placing and earning his first career technical fall ... swept dual matches at Mount Saint Joseph and Notre Dame College (12/21) without surrendering a point ... posted a 1-2 mark at the Midlands Championships (12/29) ... reeled off six straight wins at the Old Dominion Duals (1/4) and Wendy's Duals (1/17) ... opened the Big Ten dual slate with a 6-2 win over NCAA qualifier Cameron Wade of Penn State (1/24) ... secured his other Big Ten win over Steve Andrus of Michigan State (2/19), blanking the Spartan 2-0 ... finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships on the strength of a 5-0 victory over Paul Ranks of Northwestern ... ranked fifth on the team with 19 wins and fourth on the squad with 35 back points.
2007-2008 (SOPHOMORE, 285)
Finished 15-12 as a sophomore, with a 4-4 mark in conference duals ... scored a 3-2 record at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3), including a pin of Big Ten foe Alan O'Donnell of Michigan State ... won the Midwest Open (12/29) with a 3-0 mark, including a fall and a major decision ... swept a pair of Big Ten dual matches in Michigan (1/25-27), topping Michigan's Matt Guhn and Michigan State's Fred DeRamos ... pinned Indiana's Nate Everhart to lead the Boilermakers to an 18-16 win over the Hoosiers (2/8) ... stuck 16th-ranked John Laboranti of Penn State in 6:29 (2/17) ... placed eighth at the Big Ten Tournament ... tied for second on the team with five falls.
2006-2007 (FRESHMAN, 285)
Season record of 16-6 overall ... earned fifth place by going 4-1 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/4), including a fall over Jeff Schuller of Cleveland State in 3:23 ... went 2-1 at the ACC/Big Ten Clash (11/18), including a fall over Dan Goetter of UNC in 4:39 ... went 3-2 at the Midlands (12/29-30), including a fall over Chris Schiewe of Triton in 6:21 ... defended Purdue's home turf by going undefeated at both the Purdue Duals (12/17) and Boilermaker Duals (1/6), ending at 3-0 on both days ... ranked second on the team for falls on the season with five and fourth on the team for reversals on the season with 10.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-time letterwinner at Winamac High School ... finished career with a four-year record of 178-8 ... was a state qualifier as a freshman ... placed third in the state at 215 during his sophomore year ... claimed the state championship as a junior with a perfect record of 48-0 at 215 ... jumped to 275 as a senior, winning a second state title with a record of 46-1 ... coached on the mat by Maury Kasten.
Born on July 13, 1986, in Winamac, Ind. ... full name is Christopher Shane Kasten ... son of Craig and Carrie Kasten ... has one brother, Steve ... was a member of 4-H ... majoring in animal production.