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Maryland Wrestling BIO
Ryan Diehl
Player Profile:
Ryan Diehl 2406147
Position: 141 pounds
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Berkeley Springs, W.V.
High School: Liberty University
Experience: Transfer

• NCAA Qualifier (2017) 

• Big Ten Placer (2017-5th)

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016-17): Big Ten Placer (5th) at 141 pounds…Upset three ranked opponents at Big Ten Championships to qualify for first-ever NCAA Tournament…entered NCAAs as the #19-ranked wrestler in the country via InterMat Wrestling…finished season with 10-7 record, with four wins coming by bonus points…knocked off #13 Christopher Carton (Iowa) 11-9 in B1G consolation round…recorded third fastest fall at Big Ten Tournament with 46-second pin over #10 Jimmy Gulibon to finish day one of B1Gs (3/4)…earned 12-2 major decision over Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) to place fifth in the Big Ten (3/5)…started year with two wins at the Mat Town Open at 149 pounds (11/27)…Returned to competition after missing time and posted fall over Cole Weaver (Indiana) to earn first career Big Ten dual win (3:19)…pinned Evan Fidelibus (Rider) and beat Drexel’s David Pearce 6-1 to wrap up regular season. 

As a Redshirt Freshman (2015-16): Compiled solid first season in Division I competition as a transfer…finished with a team-high 18 victories…third on the team in falls (7)…won Franklin & Marshall Open title…wrestled primarily at 149 pounds…finished 4-2 at Nittany Lion Open with two wins by fall and two by technical fall (12/6)…went 5-0 at the Franklin & Marshall Open, posting two pins and a major decision en route to the 149-pound crown…also finished undefeated at Shorty Hitchcock Open with four straight wins (1/16)…opened tournament with tech fall over Chris Schoenherr (Finger Lakes) before posting three consecutive decision victories (1/16)…made dual match debut against Rutgers (1/29)…took third at Messiah Open, finishing 4-1 overall with three pins and a technical fall (2/6)…secured win at National Collegiate Open (3/5). 

At Liberty University: Won the NCWA National Championship (2015-141lbs, 2014-133lbs) at Liberty University…named Outstanding Wrestler both years.

High School: A four-time state champion capturing two Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association AA titles at Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pa and two West Virginia AA/A championships at Berkeley Springs High School…represented the Pennsylvania All-Stars against the U.S. All-Stars in the 2013 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic … 2011 Super 32 Challenge champion at 120 pounds and placed 3rd at 126 in 2012…2012 Beast of the East finalist…recorded 174 career high school victories.

Personal: Majoring in family science. 

 

Diehl's Career Statistics
Year W-L Dual Record Falls Tech Falls Major Decisions
2015-16* 18-8 0-2 7 3 1
2016-17 10-7  3-2 
Total 28-15 3-4 10 3 2
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