Dec. 2, 2001
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- The Maryland wrestling team completed competition at the Penn State Open on Sunday with senior Josh Weidman (Hershey, Pa.) placing second at 165 in his first tournament of the season. The Pennsylvania native won five matches, recording three pins on his way to the finals where he lost to Josh Henson of the University of Pennsylvania by a 6-1 decision.
Three-time ACC champion Brandon York (Gaithersburg, Md.) won his first round match, decisioning Jason Nestor of Pitt.-Johnstown 9-4 at 141. The senior ran into trouble in the second round, losing to Mathew Storniolo, wrestling unattached, by a close 5-4 decision. York bounced back, ripping off three victories in the consolation bracket, before losing to Pittsburgh's Ron Tarquinio, wrestling unattached, 5-4 in a tiebreaker to finish sixth.
At 125, redshirt senior Joe Guzzio (Greensboro, N.C.) notched three victories to reach the quarterfinal round before losing to the eventual runner-up Josh Moore of Penn State, 5-0. Freshman Jason Gribschaw (Horsham, Pa.) won two matches before coming up short against the eventual tournament champion Marat Tomaev of Penn State by an 18-8 major decision.
Freshman Adam James (Silver Spring, Md.) continued his hot start at 149, pinning Sacred Heart's Rob Belville in 3:34 in the opening round for his third fall of the season. In the second round, the Silver Spring native beat Steve Fox of Appalachian State by a 6-4 sudden victory to reach the quarterfinals. James lost in the quarterfinals to Adrian Austin of George Mason by a 7-4 decision. Matt Kenny (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) won his seventh and eighth match of the season before losing in the second round.
At 184, redshirt junior Jake Stork (Mohrsville, Pa.) notched his team-high fifth and sixth falls of the season on Sunday against Matt Paris, wrestling unattached, of East Stroudsburg in 3:36 in the first round and Navy's Keith Collins in 2:48 in the second round. Stork's hopes for a third straight title were dashed when he lost to Brian Neuman of Bucknell by a 5-2 decision in the quarterfinals. Freshman Dan Scheets (Collingswood, N.J.) competed in his first collegiate tournament on Sunday notching his first collegiate pin against Dave Bubar, wrestling unattached, of Edinboro in 50 seconds. Scheets, wrestling unattached, won two of four matches at the Penn State Open.
Junior Bob Vorhies (Morris Knolls, N.J.) notched his first pin of the season against Travis Craft of Eastern Michigan in 5:50 in the first round at 197. He compiled a 3-2 record on the day.
With three tournaments complete in the 2001-02 season, Maryland will take some time off before hitting the mats again at the Midlands Invitational and Wilkes Open Dec. 28-31.