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No. 22 Wrestling Handles George Mason, 36-4
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/21/2008

Feb. 21, 2008

FAIRFAX, Va. - The No. 22 Maryland wrestling team dominated George Mason, 36-4, in non-conference action on February 21 at the Fieldhouse. The Terrapins won the first nine matches which included five major decisions and a fall.

Sophomores Brendan Byrne and Steven Bell started things off with a pair of major decisions at 125 and 133 pounds, respectively, to jump start Maryland's night. Byrne won by a score of 15-3 while Bell handled his opponent, 16-8.

Sophomore Jon Kohler recorded a 7-3 decision at 141 pounds to extend the lead even more before freshman Eric Medina pinned Brandon Bucher in the first period to make it 17-0. Classmate Brian Letters added three more points for the Terps with a decision at 157.

The Terps rattled off four-straight major victories between 165-197 pounds. Sophomore Mike McGill led the streak off with a 16-2 win at 165 and then Mike Letts followed suit with a 15-6 win at 174.

Junior Josh Haines tacked on four more points with a 11-2 win at 184 and sophomore Hudson Taylor handled Cayle Byers, ranked No. 12 at 197 pounds, with a 8-0 shutout to give Maryland its 36-0 lead. The Patriots would pick up a major decision at heavyweight in their only win of the night.

Maryland (15-4) will conclude its regular season when it travels to Charlottesville to take on Virginia on Sunday, February 24.

MARYLAND 36, GEORGE MASON 4
125 - Brendan Byrne (MD) major dec. Brian Wright, 15-3 (4-0)
133 - Steven Bell (MD) major dec. Joe Coughlin, 16-8 (8-0)
141 - Jon Kohler (MD) dec. Will Powars, 7-3 (11-0)
149 - Eric Medina (MD) pinned Brandon Bucher, 2:17 (17-0)
157 - Brian Letters (MD) dec. Aaron Keeton, 8-3 (20-0)
165 - Mike McGill (MD) major dec. Jimym Kaden, 16-2 (24-0)
174 - No. 9 Mike Letts (MD) major dec. Randy Oates, 15-6 (28-0)
184 - No. 19 Josh Haines (MD) major dec. Bill Widener, 11-2 (32-0)
197 - No. 5 Hudson Taylor (MD) major dec. No. 12 Cayle Byers, 8-0 (36-0)
HWT - Harry Zander (GMU) major dec. Patrick Gilmore, 19-9 (36-4)



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