Terps Host Penn Friday

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland wrestling team looks to rebound from a loss to Stanford when Penn comes to town Friday at the Comcast Center. Action is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Dual Details

Who: Penn (0-0, 0-0 Ivy League)
Where: College Park, Md.
When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Venue: Comcast Center (main floor)

Maryland's Probable Starters
Wt. Wrestler Yr. Hometown W-L MD TF Falls
125 Paul O'Neill  So. Bethesda, Md. 6-2 0-0 0-0 0-0
125 Billy Rappo So. Holland, Pa. 8-3 0-0 0-0 1-0
133 Tyler Goodwin  Fr. Gambrills, Md. 7-3 0-0 0-0 2-0
141 Shyheim Brown So. Harrisburg, Pa. 7-0 0-0 1-0 1-0
149 Frank Goodwin  Sr. Gambrills, Md. 4-1 1-0 0-0 0-0
157 Danny Orem Sr. Glen Burnie, Md. 5-3 0-0 0-0 0-0
157 Ben Dorsay Sr. Virginia Beach, Va. 2-2 1-0 0-0 0-0
165 Josh Snook So. Bear, Del. 3-3 1-0 0-0 0-0
165 Tyler Manion So. McDonald, Pa. 5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0
174 Tony Gardner Sr. Reisterstown, Md. 5-1 0-0 0-0 2-0
184 Jimmy Sheptock Sr. Northampton, Pa. 8-0 0-0 1-0 2-0
197 Christian Boley Sr. Brockport, N.Y. 8-0 0-0 1-0 0-0
285 Spencer Myers Sr. Selinsgrove, Pa. 7-0 0-0 0-0 2-0

Penn Probables:

125 - Caleb Richardson / Jeremy Schwartz
133 - Ken Bade
141 - Jeff Canfora
149 - Andrew Lenzi
157 - Stephen Robertson / Ra Bethea
165 - Casey Kent
174 - Brad Wukie
184 - Canaan Bethea / Lorenzo Thomas
197 - Frank Mattiace / Harrison Cook
285 - Steven Graziano

 Last Time Out:

Friday's dual will be the Quakers first of the season. Select wrestlers competed in the ESU Open. The squad went 10-3 last year. 

Series History 

The Terps defeated the Quakers, 21-15, at the Palestra in the last meeting between the two teams.

Highly Rated 

Terps in the Polls

NWCA/AWN Intermat WIN Flowrestling
Team RV 15 t-18 NR
Geoffrey Alexander NR 15 12 13
Jimmy Sheptock 2 3 3  2
Christian Boley 10 8 9  8
Spencer Myers 7 7 12  10

Hall of Fame Credentials 

Maryland head coach Kerry McCoy was named to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's class of 2014, as announced by the organization. 

McCoy finished his college career at Penn State University with an overall record of 115-18. A three-time All-American, he won the NCAA Heavyweight Title in 1994 and 1997

Following his college career, McCoy starred for his United States, earning a sliver medal at the 2003 World Championships and winning five straight U.S Open Freestyle Championships from 2000-2004. McCoy twice represented the U.S. at the Olympic Games, finishing fifth in 2000 and seventh in 2004.

McCoy was named Maryland head coach in 2008 and has accumulated a 77-25-1 record over five years. A three-time ACC Coach of the Year, McCoy has won three ACC titles and coached seven All-Americans since he arrived in College Park.

“I’m truly honored and humbled by this,” McCoy said. “I’ve seen so many greats get into the hall and knowing my name will be listed with them is unbelievable. I’m so happy.”

All Star Status 

Jimmy Sheptock began his season with an exhibition win over No. 6 Jake Swartz of Boise State in the featured 184-pound bout at the NWCA All-Star Classic at George Mason University.

An All-American last season, Sheptock will look to improve on his finish at the NCAA Championship last season and defend his ACC tittle. The senior is 8-0 in his campaign this season, with three dominating victories at the Terrapin Duals, a victory against Stanford and a tournament title at the Roadrunner Open.  His final victory over of Kutztown put him over 100 victories for his Maryland career.

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