COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After placing eighth at the NCAA Championships and becoming the 20th All-American in program history, Maryland wrestler Youssif Hemida has been named the Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week.
Hemida knocked off two nationally ranked opponents over the weekend, including a victory over fifth-seeded Sam Stoll of Iowa. The junior also bested tenth-seeded Jordan Wood of Lehigh in the Blood Round to secure his All-American status. Hemida became the first Maryland wrestler to be an All-American since assistant coach Jimmy Sheptock in 2014.
The 2018 NCAA Championships concluded the most successful season of Hemida's career. He ended the year with 30 wins, good for most on the Terrapin roster and the most single-season wins in his career. The Mamaroneck, New York, native beat seven ranked wrestlers during the season and had a team-best 15 dual wins to go along with a team-high eight conference dual victories. He also finished third at the prestigious Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in December.