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Terps Place Three at Big Ten Championships

Maryland Athletics
3-4-2018
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Led by Alfred Bannister’s fifth-place finish, the Maryland wrestling team placed three wrestlers who also qualified for the 2018 NCAA Championships following the conclusion of the Big Ten Championships on Sunday afternoon.

Bannister’s fifth-place finish is the highest of his career, after previously finishing sixth last season. Youssif Hemida’s sixth-place finish is also the highest of his career. He earned a seventh-place finish last season. 

Ryan Diehl’s eighth-place finish came after dropping his opening round bout of the weekend and moving into the consolation bracket. He now has placed in the 141-pound class for the second-consecutive season.

As a team, Maryland finished in 12th place with 30.5 team points. 

“Overall I think we had a solid weekend,” head coach Kerry McCoy said. “We got a chance to come wrestle some of the best competition in the country, and coming out of it with three NCAA qualifiers is a good accomplishment for the group. We’re ready to get back in the room for a couple weeks of practice before heading to Cleveland for the NCAA Championships.”

Bannister dropped his lone match of the day to Ohio State’s Ke-Shawn Hayes. He then received a MFF victory over Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin to clinch the fifth-place spot.

Hemida dropped his pair of matches on the day, but secured his spot on the podium for the second-consecutive year.

Diehl wrestled Nebraska’s Chad Red in his only match on Sunday. Diehl nearly secured a takedown and near-fall late in the third period, but ultimately ran out of time and fell, 6-3.

Brendan Burnham was the fourth Terp to compete on Sunday, dropping a pair of matches and finishing 12th in the 165-pound bracket. Burnham outplaced his seeding, coming into the weekend seeded 13th.

Bannister, Diehl and Hemida will await their seeding at the NCAA Championships, which will be announced during a live bracket release show at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 7. Wrestling at the NCAA Championships will begin in Cleveland on Thursday, Mar. 15, and continue through Sunday, Mar. 17.

For a recap of Maryland’s first day at the Big Ten Championships, please click here. For full results from the Big Ten Championships, please see below. 

-TERPS-

125

  • Champ. Round 1 - Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern)  won by decision over Brandon Cray (Maryland)  (Dec 8-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Johnny Jimenez (Wisconsin)  won by decision over Brandon Cray (Maryland)  (Dec 7-4)

133

  • Champ. Round 1 - Stevan Micic (Michigan)  won by tech fall over Jhared Simmons (Maryland) (TF-1.5 3:43 (17-2))
  • Cons. Round 1 - Jhared Simmons (Maryland)  received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Duncan (Illinois)  won by fall over Jhared Simmons (Maryland)  (Fall 6:19)

141

  • Champ. Round 1 - Chad Red (Nebraska)  won by decision over Ryan Diehl (Maryland)  (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Ryan Diehl (Maryland) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Ryan Diehl (Maryland)  won by major decision over Tommy Thorn (Minnesota)  (MD 9-1)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Eli Stickley (Wisconsin)  won by decision over Ryan Diehl (Maryland)  (Dec 6-4)
  • 7th Place Match - Chad Red (Nebraska)  won by decision over Ryan Diehl (Maryland)  (Dec 6-3)

149

  • Champ. Round 1 - Alfred Bannister (Maryland)  won by major decision over Cole Martin (Wisconsin)  (MD 14-6)
  • Quarterfinal - Brandon Sorensen (Iowa)  won by decision over Alfred Bannister (Maryland)  (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Alfred Bannister (Maryland)  won in sudden victory - 1 over Malik Amine (Michigan)  (SV-1 7-5)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Alfred Bannister (Maryland)  won by decision over Eleazar Deluca (Rutgers)  (Dec 5-4)
  • Cons. Semi - Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State)  won by major decision over Alfred Bannister (Maryland)  (MD 9-1)
  • 5th Place Match - Alfred Bannister (Maryland)  won by injury default over Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)  (Inj. 0:00)

157

  • Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Crone (Wisconsin)  won by major decision over Justin Alexander (Maryland)  (MD 10-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Justin Alexander (Maryland) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Berger (Nebraska) won by decision over Justin Alexander (Maryland)  (Dec 7-2)

165

  • Champ. Round 1 - Richie Lewis (Rutgers)  won by major decision over Brendan Burnham (Maryland)  (MD 20-7)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Brendan Burnham (Maryland)  won by decision over Austin Hiles (Michigan State)  (Dec 11-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Nick Wanzek (Minnesota)  won by major decision over Brendan Burnham (Maryland)  (MD 11-2)

174

  • Champ. Round 1 - Bo Jordan (Ohio State)  won by fall over Josh Ugalde (Maryland)  (Fall 1:37)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Josh Ugalde (Maryland) won by fall over Beau Breske (Nebraska)(Fall 6:26)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) won by decision over Josh Ugalde (Maryland)  (Dec 6-0)

184

  • Champ. Round 1 - Ricky Robertson (Wisconsin)  won by tech fall over Niko Cappello (Maryland)  (TF-1.5 7:00 (16-1))
  • Cons. Round 1 - Max Lyon (Purdue)  won by major decision over Niko Cappello (Maryland)  (MD 12-2)

197

  • Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Ritter (Wisconsin)  won by decision over David-Brian Whisler (Maryland)  (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 - David-Brian Whisler (Maryland)  won by decision over Dylan Anderson (Minnesota)  (Dec 3-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Cash Wilcke (Iowa)  won by decision over David-Brian Whisler (Maryland)  (Dec 6-3)

285

  • Champ. Round 1 - Youssif Hemida (Maryland)  won by decision over Ben Stone (Wisconsin)  (Dec 8-3)
  • Quarterfinal - Sam Stoll (Iowa)  won by decision over Youssif Hemida (Maryland)  (Dec 8-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Youssif Hemida (Maryland)  won by fall over David Jensen (Nebraska)  (Fall 0:45)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Youssif Hemida (Maryland) won by decision over Rylee Streifel (Minnesota)  (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Semi - Nick Nevills (Penn State)  won by decision over Youssif Hemida (Maryland)  (Dec 6-1)
  • 5th Place Match - Conan Jennings (Northwestern)  won by decision over Youssif Hemida (Maryland)  (Dec 3-2)

125 (9th)

  • Quarterfinal - Johnny Jimenez (Wisconsin)  won by decision over Brandon Cray (Maryland)  (Dec 6-2)

157 (9th)

  • Quarterfinal - Griffin Parriott (Purdue)  won by decision over Justin Alexander (Maryland) (Dec 7-3)

165 (9th)

  • Quarterfinal - Brendan Burnham (Maryland)  won by decision over Austin Hiles (Michigan State)  (Dec 6-4)
  • Semifinal - Te`Shan Campbell (Ohio State) won by major decision over Brendan Burnham (Maryland) (MD 9-0)
  • 3rd Place Match - Jacob Morrissey (Purdue)  won by tech fall over Brendan Burnham (Maryland)  (TF-1.5 5:39 (20-2))

184 (9th)

  • Quarterfinal - Max Lyon (Purdue)  won by major decision over Niko Cappello (Maryland) (MD 17-5)

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