Maryland Wrestling BIO
Youssif Hemida
Player Profile:
Youssif Hemida 2406240
Position: 285 pounds
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mamaroneck, N.Y.
High School: Mamaroneck
Experience: High School

• NCAA Qualifier (2017) 

• Big Ten Placer (2017-7th)

As a Sophomore (2016-17): Big Ten Placer (7th) in heavyweight class…Academic All-Big Ten…team captain…received at-large bid to NCAA Championships after going 20-11 between regular season and conference tournament…defeated three opponents at NCAAs to advance to Friday’s Blood Round session…finished the season 23-11 and 10-6 in duals…went 15-6 from January-March, pinning three opponents…placed second at the Southeast Open, winning three matches to start the year (11/6)…beat Chuck Boddy (Virginia) in sudden victory at Cavalier Duals (11/20)…picked up first Big Ten dual win of the season over Marc McDonald (Rutgers), 9-3 (12/11)…won two matches in sudden victory at Midlands Championships (12/29)…pinned Navy’s Ethan Stanley (1/8)…posted fall in 52 seconds over Michigan’s Dan Perry (1/13)…shutout Michigan State’s Jacob Cooper, 5-0 (1/15)…pinned Indiana’s Fletcher Miller (2/3)…took out Northwestern’s Conan Jennings, 5-3 (2/10)…beat #17 Joey Goodhart (Drexel) in sudden victory, 6-4 (2/19)…won opening match at Big Ten Championships over MSU’s Jacob Cooper, 6-0 (3/4)…beat Iowa’s Steven Halloway, 6-2 to guarantee spot in placing rounds at B1Gs (3/4)…beat Conan Jennings (Northwestern) 4-1 to finish seventh in the Big Ten (3/5)…after losing opening round NCAA match, rattled off three straight wins in wrestle backs…defeated NDSU’s Benjamin Tynan 10-4 (3/16)…won two matches in Saturday morning NCAA session, beating NC State’s Mike Kosoy in tiebreaker and Campbell’s Jere Heino 3-2 (3/17).  

As a Freshman (2015-16): Finished 12-14 overall in first collegiate season…saw action in nine dual matches at heavyweight…captured the Messiah open heavyweight title…notched first collegiate win by fall at Bearcat Open, pinning Josh Harnett (Sacred Heart) at 2:55 (11/8)…went 2-1 overall at Bearcat Open (11/8)…went 2-2 at Wolfpack Open (11/22)…posted technical fall over Princeton’s Jake Moore (12/29) at Midlands Championships (12/29)…notched first career Big Ten win by fall over Michigan State’s Dimitrus Renfroe (1/10)…finished 4-0 to win Messiah Open heavyweight bracket, with two wins by major decision (2/6)…beat Mauro Correnti (Rider) by decision (2/20)…secured first career Big Ten Tournament win over Purdue’s Tyler Kral (3/5). 

Before Maryland: Won the New York state championship in 2015…the 2014 Super 32 Challenge runner up…placed seventh at 2014 NHSCA Nationals…finished second at 2014 FloNationals…notched a fifth place finish at 2014 Junior Freestyle Nationals…placed seventh at the 2013 Cadet Freestyle Nationals…holds career high school record of 70-16.

Personal: Majoring in kinesiology. 


Hemida's Career Statistics
Year W-L Dual Record Falls Tech Falls Major Dec.
2015-16 12-14 2-7 2 1 2
2016-17 23-13  12-6 
Total 35-27 14-13 5 1 3
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