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.
Maryland will travel to Evanston, Ill. for the 54th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships December 29-30 hosted by Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Maryland gymnastics and wrestling teams will host their third annual Beauty and the Beast event on Sunday, January 8 at 1 p.m.
Each week during the 2016-17 season a Maryland student-athlete, who has shown excellence on and off the playing field, will be selected as the Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week.