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Hemida Earns Spot on U23 World Team

Maryland Athletics
6-3-2018
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AKRON, Ohio -- Senior Youssif Hemida earned a spot on the U23 World Team after winning the 125 KG bracket at the U23 World Team Trials on Sunday. 

Hemida picked up a pair of wins over Matt Stencel in the best-of-three championship round to clinch a spot on the squad, which will head to Romania for the world championships in November. 

The 2018 NCAA All-American posted a 7-0 record in the event, including an 11-0 technical fall victory in his second championship bout. Hemida outscored his opponents 79-19 over the course of the tournament. 

"I'm very proud of how Youssif is wrestling," head coach Kerry McCoy said. "He is setting goals for himself, making a plan, and executing. It's good to see him enjoy the fruits of his labor." 

Redshirt senior Alfred Bannister also impressed for the Terrapins, earning All-American honors at 70 KG after his sixth-place finish.

Sophomore Kyle Cochran and redshirt junior David-Brian Whisler tallied three wins in the tournament, while Jahi Jones added a pair of victories. Josh Ugalde and Peter Tedesco each earned a win in the tournament. 

For full results from the U23 World Team Trials, please see below.

-TERPS-

65 KG 

Danny Bertoni

Round of 128 -- Bye

Round of 64 -- D. Fehlman def. Danny Bertoni, 5-4 VPO1

Consi. of 64 -- L. Williams def. Danny Bertoni, fall (5:12)

70 KG

Peter Tedesco 

Round of 256 -- Bye

Round of 128 -- Peter Tedesco def. D. Roark, 13-2 VSU1

Round of 64 -- K. Shaw def. Peter Tedesco, 8-6 VPO1

Consi. of 64 #2 -- N. Newberry def. Peter Tedesco, 10-0 VSU

Alfred Bannister 

Round of 256 -- Bye

Round of 128 -- Alfred Bannister def. J. Wright, 8-2 VPO1

Round of 64 -- Alfred Bannister def. J. Hinkson, 10-0 VSU

Round of 32 -- Alfred Bannister def. N. Widmann, VIN

Round of 16 -- Alfred Bannister def. Z. Baptista, 4-3 VPO1

Quarterfinals -- Alfred Bannister def. P. Lugo, 9-9 VPO1

Semifinals -- H. Hidlay def. Alfred Bannister, 11-0 VSU

Consi. Semi -- P. Fox def. Alfred Bannister, 8-1 VPO1

5th Place -- P. Lugo def. Alfred Bannister, 13-3 VSU1

74 KG

Jahi Jones 

Round of 128 -- Bye

Round of 64 -- Jahi Jones def. E. Fajardo, 12-0 VSU

Round of 32 -- Jahi Jones def. F. Stroker, 6-3 VPO1

Round of 16 -- K. Young def. Jahi Jones, 10-0 VSU

Consi. of 16 -- A. Wokasch def. Jahi Jones, 10-0 VSU

Idris White

Round of 128 -- A. Wokasch def. Idris White, 13-2 VSU1

Consi. of 64 #1 -- Bye

Consi. of 64 #2 -- E. Hong def. Idris White, 11-0 VSU

79 KG

Josh Ugalde 

Round of 128 -- Bye

Round of 64 -- D. Lydy def. Josh Ugalde, 11-1 VSU1

Consi. of 64 #2 -- Josh Ugalde def. A. Orozco, 12-9 VPO1

Consi. of 32 #1 -- I. Bast def. Josh Ugalde, 11-1 VSU1

Kyle Cochran 

Round of 128 -- Bye

Round of 64 -- Kyle Cochran def. T. Morland, 12-2 VSU1

Round of 32 -- Kyle Cochran def. J. Accousti, 10-0 VSU

Round of 16 -- D. Lewis def. Kyle Cochran, 10-0 VSU

Consi. of 16 #2 -- Kyle Cochran def. B. Wilson, 10-0 VSU

Consi. Quarterfinal #1 -- Kyle Cochran def. L. Kosoy, 10-0 VSU

Consi. Quarterfinal #2 -- J. Smith def. Kyle Cochran, 14-14 VPO1

97 KG

David-Brian Whisler

Round of 32 -- K. Gentile def. David-Brian Whisler, 5-4 VPO1

Consi. of 16 #1 -- David-Brian Whisler def. J. Linker, 12-2 VSU1

Consi. of 16 #2 -- David-Brian Whisler def. S. Sheppard, 11-1 VFA

Consi. Quarterfinal #1 -- David-Brian Whisler def. K. Woods, 13-6 VPO1

Consi. Quarterfinal #2 -- B. Honis def. David-Brian Whisler, 8-5 VPO1

125 KG

Mansur Abdul-Malik

Round of 64 -- Bye

Round of 32 -- M. Stencel def. Mansur Abdul-Malik, 4-0 VFA

Consi. of 32 #2 -- N. Jenkins def. Mansur Abdul-Malik, 6-4 VFA

Youssif Hemida

Round of 64 -- Youssif Hemida def. A. Costello, 5-4 VPO1

Round of 32 -- Youssif Hemida def. T. Helton, 10-0 VSU

Round of 16 -- Youssif Hemida def. S. Janney, 16-6 VSU1

Quarterfinal -- Youssif Hemida def. Matthew Voss, 11-0 VSU

Semifinal -- Youssif Hemida def. M. Hughes, 12-2 VSU1

Championship #1 -- Youssif Hemida def. M. Stencel, 14-7 VPO1

Championship #2 -- Youssif Hemida def. M. Stencel, 11-0 VSU

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