Nov. 15, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Third-ranked junior Josh Asper has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after earning co-Most Outstanding Wrestler honors and capturing the 165-pound championship at the Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational.
Asper, a four-time recipient of the award, improved to 7-0 after posting four wins in the event including a 6-0 decision over sixth-ranked Scott Winston of Rutgers in the 165-pound final. The Parkton, Md., native opened the draw with 17-0 technical fall over Rutgers' Doug Hamann and followed the victory with two more by decision before defeating Winston in the final.
Asper opened the season on Nov. 6 with three victories including a pin of Johns Hopkins' Walt Mayfield 1:13 into the match. Of Asper's seven wins, two are by technical fall along with one major decision and one pin.
The Terps are back in action on Nov. 26 at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. Eleventh-ranked Maryland will take on Bucknell, 23rd-ranked Central Michigan and Northern Iowa.