285 pounds
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mamaroneck, N.Y.
High School: Mamaroneck
Experience: High School


• NCAA Qualifier (2017, 2018 

• Big Ten Placer (2017-7th, 2018-6th)

As a Junior (2017-18): Big Ten Placer (6th) in heavyweight captain...earned the 12th seed at the NCAA Championships following three wins at the Big Ten Championships...entered the season ranked 13th in the InterMat rankings...ranked as high as sixth by InterMat...began season 13-0 before losing to No. 4 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) at the Midlands Championships...after losing to Hall, ran off seven-consecutive wins to go 20-1 through first 21 matches...won four-consecutive matches via pinfall, including a pin over No. 19 Conan Jennings in Maryland's dual against Northwestern...placed third at the 55th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships after posting a 5-1 record in the event...beat No. 9 Billy Miller en route to his third-place finish...ended Midlands by winning consecutive matches by fall...tied for a team-best nine wins by 15 dual wins and a team-best eight Big Ten dual victories...beat four ranked opponents over the course of the season...stuck Nebraska's David Jensen 45 seconds into B1G consolation match (3/3).

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: biggest sports thrill is winning a N.Y. state title...sports hero is Muhammad Ali...hobbies include trying new food...non sports hero is Malcolm plans include being a physician...advice to youngsters is to have fun with what you are doing and to never quit because something is difficult...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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