Jan. 19, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 13 Maryland wrestling team (10-0, 1-0 ACC) is back in action this weekend against in-state rival Navy and NC State. The Terps travel to Annapolis Friday for a 7:30 p.m. meet, and play host to NC State Sunday at 2 p.m. at Comcast Pavilion.
Last time out, the Terps won 7-of-10 matches against No. 23 Virginia Tech to earn their first conference dual victory of the season.
Six Maryland grapplers earned spots in InterMat's recent national rankings led by second-ranked Josh Asper. The Parkton, Md., native is 18-0 and leads the team in technical falls (5) which is tied for 10th among Division I wrestlers.
The meet against the Midshipmen will be streamed live via Navy All-Access free of charge. For fans attending the meet, it will be held at Alumni Hall. All fans need to park either at the football stadium and ride the shuttle over to Alumni Hall, or park outside of the Naval Academy grounds and walk onto the Yard with a photo I.D. Only those vehicles with a DoD (Department of Defense) or handicapped sticker will be allowed to drive onto the grounds.
125: No. 20 Shane Gentry (10-3)
133: Geoffrey Alexander (17-7)
141: Frank Goodwin (9-7)
149: Ben Dorsay (11-7)
157: No. 12 Kyle John (16-7)
165: No. 2 Josh Asper (18-0)
174: No. 15 Jimmy Sheptock (18-4) or Corey Peltier (5-5)
184: Ty Snook (13-9)
197: No. 5 Christian Boley (23-1)
285: No. 11 Spencer Myers (16-5) or Dallas Brown (2-4)
|Navy Midshipmen (3-4, 1-1 EIWA)|
The Midshipmen fell to No. 15 Lehigh, 28-6, last weekend to drop their record to 3-4.
Navy is led by seniors Aaron Kalil and Luke Rebertus who are tied for the team lead in wins (18). Kalil, a two-time NCAA Tournament participant, is tied for the team lead with three pins.
Rebertus, also a two-time NCAA participant, went 31-11 in 2011 and is only the 13th wrestler in program history to reach 30 wins twice in a career. The Gloucester, Va., native has won six matches this season by technical fall or major decision.
125: Tyler Sackett (3-2) or Patrick Prada (3-12)
133: Aaron Kalil (19-8) or Colton Rasche (3-1)
141: Raymond Borja (7-9) or Dustin Haislip (0-1)
149: Peyton Walsh (8-7) or Joe Locksmith (7-9)
157: Bobby Barnhisel (9-7) or Zach Basich (10-4)
165: Mike Brant (3-3), Matt Jackson (5-6 at 165) or Mason Bailey (11-3)
174: Oscar Huntley (14-7) or James Mannier (13-8)
184: Luke Rebertus (18-9)
197: Paul Rands (10-13)
285: Dan Miller (8-8)
|NC State Wolfpack (3-4, 0-2 ACC)|
The Wolfpack fell to Virginia and Virginia Tech last weekend for their third straight dual-meet loss.
Darrius Little is ranked 13th by InterMat and leads NC State in wins (25) and has totaled six pins this season. The Thomasville, N.C., native is undefeated in ACC duals.
Coltin Fought is the 20th-ranked wrestling at 125 according to Amateur Wrestling News. Fought is second on the team in falls (7) and is 1-1 in ACC duals.
125: Coltin Fought (20-5)
133: Ben Elliott (1-11)
141: No. 13 Darrius Little (25-9)
149: Thomas Gantt (12-12) or Matt Nereim (12-9)
157: Colton Palmer (12-8)
165: Nijel Jones (17-12)
174: Quinton Godley (23-9)
184: Robert O'Neill (14-11)
197: KaRonne Jones (14-15) or Harrison Honeycutt (0-4)
285: Josh Davis (10-14)