149 pounds
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
High School: Good Counsel


As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016-2017): Won 23 matches at 149 pounds…23 wins on the season tied for third most on the team…led the team in pins with 11…got seven dual meet starts at 149 pounds...won Shorty Hitchcock Open Title (1/14)…started year with three wins all by bonus points at the Southeast Open (11/6)…picked up two wins at Bearcat Open (11/13)…picked up five wins at the Wilkes Open (12/22)…won four matches at the F&M Open, beating Virginia Tech’s Matthoes Lozier twice and Millersville’s David Charles (1/7)…picked up three pins and a major decision en route to Shorty Hitchcock Open crown (1/14)…defeated Lehigh’s David Pipa by decision in Shorty Hitchcock final…won first career dual in front of alma mater at Good Counsel High School, pinning Ohio State’s Blake Riley-Hawkins (1/22)…earned fall over Rider’s Gino Fluri (2/18)…won lone match at the National Collegiate Open, pinning Clarion’s Taylor Ortiz (2/26).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2015-16): Compiled solid second-year campaign at 141 pounds in open tournament action…finished 14-9 overall with a team-best nine pins…won eight of his final 11 matches, with seven victories coming by pin…defeated Zak Evans (Sacred Heart) in first match of the year at Bearcat Open (11/8)…went 3-2 at the Wolfpack Open with two bonus point wins (11/22)…finished 2-2 at Nittany Lion Open (12/6)…took third place at the Franklin & Marshall Open, posting three pins including a fall over Patrick Quinian (Franklin & Marshall) in the third place match (12/30)…notched four pins at the Messiah Open, securing a fifth place finish (2/6).   

As a Freshman (2014-15): Served a redshirt season and won seven matches at 133 and 141 pounds…won a pair of matches at the Mat Town Open (11/30)…recorded two victories by fall at the Nittany Lion Open (12/7)…pinned JP Ascolese of Columbia at the Wilkes Open (12/28)…won once at the F&M Open (1/3) and the Shorty Hitchcock Open (1/18).

Before Maryland: A two-time Fargo All-American…a two-time National Prep All-American…a Beast of the East place winner…a Powerade Tournament place winner…a four-time state placer who recorded 100-plus pins in high school.

Personal: Majoring in operations management and supply chain. 

Whitesell's Career Statistics
Year W-L Dual Record Falls Tech Falls Major Dec.
2014-15* 7-13 0-0 4 0 0
2015-16 14-9 0-0 9 1 0
2016-17 23-15 2-5 11 1 2
Total 44-37 2-5 24 2 2
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