#24 Terps Celebrate Senior Night Thursday

Feb. 20, 2013

Tickets Now Available for the 2013 ACC Championships

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 24 Maryland wrestling team (13-8, 3-2 ACC) wraps up its home dual schedule on Thursday, Feb. 21 against George Mason with the meet schedule to start at 7 p.m. at Comcast Pavilion.

Thursday's dual will serve as Senior Night for the Terps. Maryland will honor six wrestlers: Josh Asper, Domenic DeRobertis, Brad Molina, Aaron Norris, Danny O'Malley and Ian Squires. In addition, the program will honor team manager Marie Hutton.

Event Multimedia

TerpsTV will broadcast Thursday night's dual against the Patriots.

Live stats will be available beginning at 7 p.m. through

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On Twitter, follow the action by searching hashtag #BeatMason.

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Mark Your Calendar

The 2013 ACC Championships return to Comcast Center for the first time since 2008 on Saturday, March 9. Maryland will be looking to win its third consecutive conference title and fifth in the past six years.

Tickets can be purchased online through or by calling the Maryland ticket office at 301-314-4920.

Last Time Out

The Terps split a pair of matches in the Columbia Regional in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Sunday. Maryland defeated then-No. 20 Wyoming, 20-12, after falling to sixth-ranked Missouri in the opening round.

Next Up

Maryland plays host to the 2013 ACC Championships on Saturday, March 9 at Comcast Center.

Tickets can be purchased online through or by calling the Maryland ticket office at 301-314-4920.

Maryland's Probable Starters
Wt. Wrestler Yr. Hometown W-L MD TF Falls
125 Paul O'Neill R Fr. Bethesda, Md. 5-5 0-1 0-0 2-1
133 Geoffrey Alexander So. Pittsburgh, Pa. 20-7 3-1 0-0 8-1
141 Shane Arechiga So. Silver Spring, Md. 17-14 3-1 0-2 4-4
141 Brad Molina Sr. Annapolis, Md. 0-5 0-3 0-0 0-0
149 Lou Mascola So. East Hanover, N.J. 9-10 0-1 0-0 4-0
149 Danny O'Malley Jr. Holbrook, N.Y. 3-10 0-2 0-0 0-2
149 Ian Squires Jr. Stafford, Va. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0
157 Danny Orem Jr. Glen Burnie, Md. 4-12 0-6 0-0 1-0
165 Domenic DeRobertis Jr. Malvern, Pa. 4-8 0-2 1-1 0-0
174 Josh Asper Sr. Parkton, Md. 16-1 3-0 0-0 2-0
184 Aaron Norris Sr. Bethesda, Md. 3-13 0-2 0-1 1-6
184 Jimmy Sheptock Jr. Northampton, Pa. 34-3 9-0 5-0 4-0
197 Christian Boley Jr. Brockport, N.Y. 21-6 4-0 1-0 5-0
197 Ty Snook Jr. Bear, Del. 8-9 1-0 2-0 3-2
285 Carl Buchholz R Jr. Malvern, Pa. 6-11 0-1 0-1 2-0

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Scouting The Terps

2012-13 Maryland Terrapins: 13-8, 3-2 ACC (NWCA #24, InterMat #19, WIN #19)
Roster Schedule Statistics Digital Media Guide

The Terps picked up a big win over then-No. 20 Wyoming on Sunday in the third-place match of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

Since the turn of the year, Christian Boley has won nine straight matches with four wins via fall. The junior is tied for third on the team with five pins and is ranked third in dual points scored (54). Boley has scored bonus points in four consecutive matches.

Josh Asper knocked off his third nationally-ranked opponent of the season with a 3-1 decision over then-No. 13 Todd Porter of Missouri on Sunday.

Entering action this weekend, Jimmy Sheptock was tied for seventh nationally with five technical falls. The junior continued to score bonus points on Sunday with two major decisions.

Geoffrey Alexander has excelled at 133 this season. Alexander leads the team in dual pins (5) and is second in dual bonus points scored (54).

2012-13 Preseason Preview
· Lower Weights: Plenty of Experience For Terps
· Middle Weights: Spots Up For Grabs
· Upper Weights: Title Contenders

Scouting The Patriots

2012-13 George Mason Patriots: 4-15, 0-6 CAA
Roster Schedule Statistics

The Patriots are coming off a 25-6 loss to CAA-rival Old Dominion on Thursday.

Heavyweight Jake Kettler leads the team in wins (19), but freshman Sahid Kargbo has been the team's top dual performer. Kargbo is 10-6 in duals this season.

Kettler has a team-best nine pins, while Kargbo leads the team with four major decisions.

Thursday's Probables:

125: Rich Lavorato (10-17)
133: Zach Isenhour (6-19)
141: Sahid Kargbo (18-12)
149: Greg Flournoy (13-14)
157: Jaaziah Bethea (14-14)
165: Ty Knepp (8-14)
174: Seth Robertson (3-12)
184: Derek Dwyer (0-5)/Ryan Hembury (5-14)
197: Matt Meadows (15-16)
285: Jake Kettler (19-14)

Poll Central

Follow the Terps and their opponents during the 2012-13 season via these national polls:
USA Today/NWCA/AWN Coaches Poll
WIN Magazine

Terps In The Polls
Wt. Wrestler Yr. Hometown AWN InterMat WIN D1CW
125 Shane Gentry Jr. Stafford, Va. - - 16 23
133 Geoffrey Alexander So. Pittsburgh, Pa. 14 12 13 14
174 Josh Asper Sr. Parkton, Md. 5 5 5 5
184 Jimmy Sheptock Jr. Northampton, Pa. 6 7 8 7
197 Christian Boley Jr. Brockport, N.Y. 12 13 12 13

Series History

The Terps and Patriots have met every season since 2001 with Maryland winning 10 of 12 matchups. Last season, Maryland closed its dual schedule with a 30-10 victory at Mason (2/16/12).

The two squads last met in College Park on Feb. 20, 2011, with the Terps winning 42-3.

Surging at 197

After going 7-5 in December, Boley has won nine consecutive matches with four pins including a fall over then-No. 11 Brent Haynes of Missouri at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Sunday.

After falling out of the rankings to start the year, the junior has surged to No. 13.

Rock Solid

Jimmy Sheptock is a perfect 21-0 in duals this season and is 34-0 for his career. In addition, the junior leads the team in dual points scored (81), dual major decisions (5), dual tech falls (3), dual takedowns (67), dual 2-point near falls (9) and dual 3-point near falls (8).

While taking his opponent to the mat 67 times this season, Sheptock has only been taken down once in dual competition.

Career 100

With the Terps victory over Duke on Saturday, Feb. 9, head coach Kerry McCoy reached 100 career victories. In five seasons in College Park, McCoy is 73-25-1. His .742 winning percentage is currently the highest of any Terrapin head coach in program history.

McCoy spent three seasons at Stanford prior to coming to Maryland and finished with a record of 29-19.

Finish Him

Geoffrey Alexander notched his eighth pin of the season and team-best fifth in dual action when he took Virginia's 14th-ranked George DiCamillo to the mat for the fall 31 seconds into the match against Cavs on Feb.1. The pin is the fastest in the sophomore's career as a Terp.

Welcome Back

Since returning from injury on Jan. 12, Josh Asper has solidified the 174-pound position in the lineup for the Terps.

Asper is 10-0 with one major decision. The Parkton, Md., native also holds three victories over nationally-ranked wrestlers (No. 12 Mat Miller, Navy; No. 16 Jon Fausey, Virginia, No. 13 Todd Porter, Missouri).

Hudson Taylor Award

After each home dual meet this season, the Maryland coaching staff will select a deserving wrestler as the recipient of the Hudson Taylor Award. The award is given to the most outstanding Terrapin wrestler during the dual.

Geoffrey Alexander won the award for the sixth time this season with a 31-second pin of Virginia's George DiCamillo on Feb 1.

Chrisitan Boley took home the honor following the UNC dual with his third-period pin. The night before against Virginia Tech, Jimmy Sheptock received the award for the first time this season.

Shane Arechiga won the honor in the Terps' dual against Stanford. Arechiga earned a vital major decision against the Cardinal wrestling up a weight class at 149.

Sheptock Fifth at Midlands

Jimmy Sheptock went 5-2 at the 50th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships to take fifth place at the prestigious tournament. The 184-pounder improved on his 2011 performance after finishing seventh last year.

Sheptock joined Steve Bell, Phil Brown, David Land,Mike Letts, Tom Reese andHudson Tayloras the only Maryland wrestlers to finish in the top eight twice at the Midlands Championships.

Title Town

Four Terrapins won individual titles at the Brockport/Oklahoma Classic: Josh Asper (174), Christian Boley (197), Shane Gentry (125) and Jimmy Sheptock (184).

For Asper, it was his third consecutive title at Brockport with his first two coming at 165 pounds. Boley has won the 197-pound title the past two years.

Welcome To 174

Josh Asper made his debut at 174 pounds Saturday, Nov. 3 at the NWCA All-Star Classic. The Parkton, Md., native was pitted against two-time All-American Jordan Blanton of Illinois, who began the season ranked No. 2.

Asper made a statement. After three periods could not separate the two wrestlers, Asper scored a takedown in overtime to win 3-1.

With the win, Asper remained undefeated in the annual showcase. He is 3-0 and has appeared in this event more than any other Maryland wrestler in program history.

Movin' On Up

During the offseason, several wrestlers made the move to a higher weight class.

Lou Mascola defeated Danny Orem at the Red & Black Wrestle-Offs to earn the starting nod at 149. Mascola wrestled at 141 last season and finished with a record of 10-12.

Ben Dorsay, who started for the Terps last season at 149, makes the jump to 157 this season. Dorsay is expected to redshirt this year.

After placing sixth at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season in 2012, Josh Asper climbs to 174. Asper has compiled a record of 63-9 over the past two seasons.

At 184, Jimmy Sheptock slides up from 174 where he went 27-6 last season en route to his first ACC Championship.

Ty Snook moves up from 184 to 197 following a 14-15 campaign in 2012 where he will compete with Christian Boley.

In The Hunt

The Terps placed seven wrestlers in the finals of last season's ACC Championships. Six of the seven wrestlers return for Maryland including three conference champions.

Christian Boley and Jimmy Sheptock will be looking for their second ACC title in as many seasons. Josh Asper will be looking to regain the crown after losing in the 165-pound final.

Geoffrey Alexander and Shane Gentry will both be looking for their first titles after falling in last season's championship round.

Head Coach Kerry McCoy

Beginning his fifth season at Maryland, head coach Kerry McCoy has compiled a record of 60-17-2, which is the highest winning percentage in program history (.772). McCoy, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year honoree, led the Terps to their second consecutive ACC crown in 2012. McCoy's accomplishments are numerous and include:

-22 All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorees
-15 ACC Champions
-Six All-Americans
-Three ACC Championships
-Three top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships
-Two ACC Wrestler of the Year honorees
-Two ACC Tournament MVP honorees

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