Purdue won eight bouts, including seven straight from 141-197 pounds as the Boilermakers handed Maryland a 29-6 defeat Friday evening at the XFINITY Center Pavilion.
Three Maryland wrestlers were ranked in their respective weight classes in the first NCAA coaches' panel rankings for the 2016-17 season released Friday.
Maryland (2-9, 0-4 B1G) will be back in action this weekend for a set of Big Ten dual matches vs. Purdue (7-2, 2-1 B1G) and #4 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 B1G).
Maryland won five bouts Sunday against Michigan State, including a pin for redshirt sophomore Patrick Gerish (165), but it was not enough as the Spartans secured the team decision, 19-17.
Redshirt sophomore Adam Whitesell turned in an impressive day at the Shorty Hitchcock Open, winning five matches en route to the 149-pound title Saturday afternoon.
Redshirt sophomore Alfred Bannnister (149) and sophomore Youssif Hemida (285) both picked up bonus point victories for the Terps, but it was not enough as #16 Michigan secured a 25-16 team victory Friday evening.
Maryland (2-7, 0-2 B1G) will head west for a pair of Big Ten road duals January 13 and 15 when the team faces #16 Michigan (3-2, 0-2 B1G) and Michigan State (2-5, 0-2 B1G).
Redshirt sophomore Alfred Bannister and sophomore Youssif Hemida both finished with two-win days for the Terps Sunday afternoon as the team hosted its third annual Beauty and the Beast dual match with gymnastics.
Freshman Brandon Cray shined for the Terps at the Franklin & Marshall Open Saturday, winning all five of his matches en route to the 125-pound title.
Maryland (2-5, 0-1 B1G) will return to dual match competition this Sunday, January 8 in its first matches of the New Year.
Redshirt sophomore Alfred Bannister (149) took eighth in the 149-pound bracket as Maryland wrapped up competition at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships Friday afternoon.
Redshirt senior Billy Rappo (133), redshirt sophomore Alfred Bannister (149) and redshirt freshman Josh Ugalde (165) all advanced to day two of the 54th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Thursday.