Joe Guzzio
Joe Guzzio

Player Profile
RS Senior

Greensboro, N.C.

High School:

125 pounds


Career Record:
69-49 (17-15 in duals)

As a Junior: Regular starter at 125 pounds … compiled a 19-14 record including a 6-4 record in dual meets … recorded six pins on the season … captured fourth place at the East Stroudsburg Open, winning four matches … pinned P. Rodriguez in 1:06 as the first of three victories at the Sunshine Open to capture fourth place … won three matches at the Millersville-Belles Invitational including one pin against Karl Baum of Syracuse in 2:53 … pinned ACC foe Ryan Stewart of Virginia in 2:04 … reached semifinal round at ACC Championships ... six dual wins ranks fifth on the team in dual meet victories in the season.

Redshirted in 1999-2000: Chose to sit out after his sophomore season to build his strength for his final two years of eligibility ... began the season with three straight wins at the West Virginia Open ... won his second match by pinning Anthony Spalinzino of Seton Hall in 1:50 ... an injury forced him out of the tournament in the late rounds and he defaulted in the consolation match ... returned to action the following week at the East Stroudsburg Open and won two matches, both by pin ... also appeared at the Penn State Open.

As a Sophomore: A regular starter (second year) for the Terps at 125 pounds ... competed in all 11 duals for Maryland … compiled a 21-16 overall record … finished 6-5 in duals after wrestling in one of the most competitive weight classes … finished second on the team with 10 pins … opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the East Stroudsburg Open … notched four wins during the stretch including a pin of the College of New Jersey's Joel Lim in only 58 seconds … followed up the performance with sixth place at the Penn State Open … took the 125-pound title at the Millersville Belles Tournament after dominating his opponents throughout the tourney … recorded a pin in 1:14 in the first round ... notched back-to-back technical falls of 24-8 scores in the following rounds ... defeated Wagner's Kam Chang, 5-3, in the championship … won his second career ACC Performer of the Week award on Jan. 26 after defeating No. 16 Lee Carroll of NC State … his 6-4 decision set the early tone for the Terps, who defeated the Wolfpack in the ACC opener … won final two regular season matches … pinned Howard's Camilo Martinez at 3:37 to lead the Terps to a 25-16 win over the Bison … finished fourth in the ACC Tournament.

As a Freshman: A regular starter for the Terps at 118 pounds … competed in all 11 dual meets for Maryland … compiled a 5-6 dual record … overall record was 22-13 after winning 12 of first 14 official matches ... opened his Maryland career with a top eight finish at East Stroudsburg Open and sixth place at Penn State … held team-highs of seven pins, including two in the final week of the regular season … final week performance earned him ACC Performer of the Week honors … held fastest pin of 51 seconds … took third at Millersville .

Before Maryland: Two-time state champ at 119 … runner-up once before … USA All-American team … fourth at Junior Nationals (greco).

Personal: Joseph Paul Guzzio … son of Dolores and James Guzzio … born July 21, 1978 … graduated from high school with a 3.0 GPA … plans to major in government and politics … also recruited by NC State and West Virginia … brother Jim was an ACC champ his final two seasons for Maryland and an All-American in 1997.

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2000-2001 SEASON (junior):  19-14
ESO	W	Justin Kast (Unattached - PSU)	8-7
ESO	W	Dan Green (Columbia)		7-4
ESO	W	Dave Peredko (Lock Haven)	12-5
ESO     L       Tom Noto (Hofstra)              1-0
ESO	L	Josh Moore (Penn State)		13-2
****Fourth Place****
PSO	W	Sean Carroll (Syracuse)		F1:06
PSO	W	James Thornton (Unattached-Pitt)F0:52
PSO	L	Ricky Laforge (Unattached)      6-5
PSO	W	Doug Jesse (Cornell)		3-2
PSO	L	Ron Thompson (Unattached-E. Mich)F5:26
*CSC	W	Forfeit
SO      W       P. Rodriguez (Unattached)       F1:08
SO      W       Brandon Gates (Citadel)         5-2
SO      L       Darin Bertram (Augsburg)        5-0
SO      W       Peter Derstine (Unattached-Clarion)13-9
SO      L       Andy Medders (Cumberland College)F3:40
****Fourth Place****
MI      W       Karl Baum (Syracuse)            F2:53
MI      W       Andy Bricker (Campbel)          7-3
MI      L       Omar Porrata (Millersville)     7-2
MI      W       Adam Remer (Slippery Rock)      19-6
MI      L       Andy Bricker (Campbell)         5-1
****Fourth Place****
*Navy   W       Jonathan Padgett                12-6
*NCS    L       George Cintron                  4-2
*BU     W       Forfeit
*RU     L       Andrew Uhrlass                  12-7
*DU     L       Tommy Hoang                     13-2
*UNC    L       Chris Collins                   17-2, 6:27
*VA     W       Ryan Stewart                    18-5
*HU     W       Forfeit
*ODU    W       Paul Jimenez                    F1:56
ACC     L       George Cintron (NC State)       20-3
ACC     W       Ryan Stewart (Virginia)         F2:04
ACC     L       Chris Collins (North Carolina)  9-4

1999-2000 SEASON (redshirt): 6-5 WVO W Mike Caruso (Ohio University) 7-5 WVO W Anthony Spalinzino (Seton Hall) F1:50 WVO W Chris Rodrigues (Unattached) 6-5 WVO L Justin Owens (Lock Haven) 7-6 ESO L Tom Noto (Unattached) 11-4 ESO W James Marrero (T.C.N.J.) F1:20 ESO W Dave Salmond (Hofstra) F2:28 ESO L Anthony Conte (T.C.N.J.) F0:50 PSO W Mike Caruso (Ohio) 3-1 PSO L Chip Reyes (Old Dominion) 4-3 PSO L Brian Burzynski (Kutztown) 4-2

1998-99 SEASON (sophomore): 21-15 ESO W Joel Lim (College of New Jersey) F0:58 ESO L Skylar Holman (North Carolina) 5-0 ESO W Todd Trampe (Grove City College) 13-4 ESO W Brian Burzynski (Kutztown) 2-1 ESO W Kevin El-Hayek (Harvard) 8-3 PSO W Bob Seidel (Virginia) 6-5 PSO W Brock Hite (Bloomsburg) 3-3; tb PSO L Jeremy Hunter (Penn State) F3:45 PSO W Chad Henderly (Findlay) F3:10 PSO W Dave Ilaria (Seton Hall) 10-8 PSO L Chuckie Connors (North Carolina) 14-1 PSO L Davon Gray (Central Michigan) 9-4 *CSC L Marty Kusick (Coppin State) 4-2 WBO W Jon Gondol (Cleveland State) 10-3 WBO W Tai Kikuchi (Buffalo) TF, 25-10 WBO L Marty Kusick (Coppin State) 4-1 WBO L Ramon Gardenhire (Slippery Rock) 11-7 MBT W Courtney Grow (U. Penn) F1:14 MBT W Joel Lim (College of New Jersey) TF, 24-8 (4:28) MBT W V.J. Castro (College of New Jersey) TF, 24-8 (4:10) MBT W Kam Chang (Wagner) 5-3 **FIRST PLACE** *NA W Jason Homestead (Navy) 6-3 *JM W Jonathan Hursdash (James Madison) F4:19 *NCS W Lee Carroll (NC State) 6-4 *GM L Steven Daggett (George Mason) F4:00 *UNC L Chuckie Connor (North Carolina) TF, 18-2 CC L Moses Delfin (Cal State-Bakersfield) F2:16 CC W Willie Harris (American) F3:39 CC L Bruce Kelly (Lehigh) F3:25 *AU L Willie Harris (American) 2-1; tb *DU W Brijal Padja (Duke) F2:07 *VA L Matt Roth (Virginia) 6-2 *HU W Camilo Martinez (Howard) F3:37 *OD W Paul Jimenez (Old Dominion) 3-2 ACC L Matt Roth (Virginia) F6:48 ACC L Lee Carroll (NC State) 8-4

1997-98 SEASON (freshman): 23-15 WVO W Chris Light (UT-Chatanooga) 9-5 WVO W Ibin Latlef (West Virginia) 14-4 WVO W Drew Smith (Navy) 5-2 WVO W Chris Mattarese (Slippery Rock) F0:51 WVO W Jason Gabrielson (Unattached) WBF ESO W Jon Breslin (B.C.) F1:09 ESO W Tony Perea (Drexel) 6-5 ESO L Trap McCormack (Unattached) 7-3 ESO W Mike Blanchard (T.C.N.J.) 6-1 ESO W Mike Kahn (Lock Haven) 6-3 ESO L Marty Kusick (Coppin St.) 7-5 PSO W Juan Venturi (Princeton) 4-3 PSO W Luke McConn (Unattached) F5:19 *CSC W Forfeit (Coppin St.) WBF *HU W Dwayne St. Hill (Howard) 10-0 MC W Anaj Maniar (Illinois) 10-6 MC L Lee Pritts (Clarion) 14-1 MC L Randall Braunfield (U.Penn) 12-4 *JM W Maakan Taghizadeh (JMU) 8-3 MI W Scott Kellen (Seton Hall) F3:09 MI W Steve Daggett (George Mason) 11-7 MI L Mike Walker (T.C.N.J.) 5-2 MI W Chris Mattarese (Slippery Rock) 7-2 MI W Mike Settimbrino (Seton Hall) 2-1 **THIRD PLACE** *NA L Zane Stickel (Navy) 6-1 *NCS L Lee Caroll (NC State) 3-2 *OD L Paul Jimenez (Old Dominion) 4-3 *GM L Chris Mansueto (George Mason) 2-1 *NC L Chuckie Connor (North Carolina) 16-2 *VA L Steve Garland (Virginia) 16-4 CC L Zane Stickel (Navy) 8-1 CC W Victor Acquaah-Harrison (American) F5:17 CC L Roman Fleazar (Hofstra) 12-2 *DU W Steve Sentner (Duke) F1:29 *AU W Victor Acquaah-Harrison (American) F6:41 ACC W Steve Senter (Duke) 13-10 ACC L Chuckie Connor (North Carolina) F0:36 ACC L Lee Carroll (NC State) 12-3