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Patrick

Gerish

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165 pounds
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Fairfield, N.J.
High School: Newark Academy

Bio

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016-17): Won 10 matches on the season at 165 pounds…wrestled in nine duals and at the Big Ten Tournament for the Terps at 165…won twice at the Southeast Open (11/6)…won two matches by bonus points at the Bearcat Open, including a pin over Sacred Heart’s Matt Fallon (11/13)…won first career dual against Lock Haven’s Jared Siegrist (11/20)…took out Garrett Tingen of George Mason by major decision (12/9)…won twice at Midlands, including a fall over SDSU’s Kasey Klapprodt (12/29)…pinned Clarion’s Ethan Okunas at F&M Open (1/7)…locked up fall over Michigan State’s Drew Hughes (1/15).  

As a Redshirt Freshman (2015-16): Wrestled at 157 pounds…went 2-2 to start the season at the Bearcat Open (11/8)…knocked off Nigel Ruiz (Davidson) by tech fall (11/8)…won first two matches at Wolfpack Open, including a fall over North Carolina’s Bryan Halsch (11/22)…won three matches at the Nittany Lion Open, including two pins over Penn’s Joe Olivia and Army’s Donovan Peek (12/6)…won three matches at the Franklin & Marshall Open, including a major decision over Drexel’s Ryan O’Connor (12/30)…went 4-1 at the Messiah Open to finish second in the 157-pound bracket. 

As a Freshman (2014-15): Served a redshirt season and won nine times in open competition at 157 pounds…notched his first collegiate win against Ben Cournoyer of North Carolina at the Wolfpack Open (11/16)…defeated Carter Page of Virginia Tech at the Nittany Lion Open (12/7)…earned a fall over Rory Gulak of Temple at the F&M Open (1/3)…won three matches at the Messiah Open (2/7).

Before Maryland: Accumulated an 143-30 career record with 80 career pins…holds Newark Academy wins record…a three-time district champion…a county champion and regional runner-up...a state qualifier… four consecutive first team all-conference selection…captained his high school team for three seasons…a Gene Mills Eastern Nationals champion…also played football and soccer.

Personal: biggest sports thrill is the Devils winning the 2013 Stanley Cup...sports hero is Conor McGregor...came to Maryland for the coaches and great academics...hobbies include fishing...great grandpa Josh Oriolo created Casper the Ghost...hero is his grandfather Jay...plans to go to law school and become a sports agent...majoring in letters and sciences 

Gerish's Career Statistics
Year W-L Dual Record Falls Tech Falls Major Decisions
2014-15* 9-15 0-0 3 0 2
2015-16 14-8 0-0 4 1 2
2016-17 10-16 3-6 4 0 2
Total 33-39 3-6 11 1 6
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