Nov. 3, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 2011-12 season begins for the Maryland wrestling team Sunday as the Terps play host to Bloomsburg, Franklin & Marshall, Johns Hopkins and West Virginia as part of the Terrapin Duals. The event will take place on the main floor of Comcast Center. It marks the first time the Terps have wrestled on the main floor for a regular season event, and head coach Kerry McCoy believes the team is ready for the challenge.
"I want to see a lot of fight this weekend," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "I want to see the guys go out there and fight hard and take confidence in their preparation. There is no team in the country in as good of shape as us. They need to go out there and push the pace and believe in their conditioning."
The first round of matches begins at 10 a.m. between West Virginia and Johns Hopkins on the first mat, and Bloomsburg and Franklin & Marshall on the second mat. The Terrapins take the floor at 11:30 a.m. for the second round of matches as the Terps face Johns Hopkins on the first mat. The complete schedule is listed below.
The Terps will feature an expanded lineup for the Terrapin Duals. At 125 pounds, sophomores Shane Gentry and Jenkins Monzey, and junior Brian Marcoux may all see action. Freshman Geoffrey Alexander and Kenneth Collado will be available at 133 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Danny O'Malley and sophomore Frank Goodwin will compete at 141. At 149, sophomore Ben Dorsay has solidified his spot and will wrestle all three matches.
At 157 pounds, senior Kyle John will see most of the action, but redshirt sophomore Domenic DeRobertis will factor into the rotation. Junior All-American Josh Asper is the primary option at 165 pounds, but junior Shawn Mazzarone may rotate into a match.
Redshirt sophomore Jimmy Sheptock, and seniors Corey Peltier and Owen Smith are all available to wrestle at 174. A pair of redshirt sophomores, Alex Pagnotta and Ty Snook, will see action at 184, and redshirt sophomores Christian Boley and Dallas Brown will wrestle at 197. Sophomore All-American Spencer Myers will participate in all three duals at 285 pounds.
Last season, Maryland won three of four matches at the Terrapin Duals. The Terps will also be competing in the Clarion Open Sunday in Clarion, Pa.
Schedule of Matches:
10 a.m. - West Virginia vs. Johns Hopkins (Mat 1)
Bloomsburg vs. Franklin & Marshall (Mat 2)
11:30 a.m. - Maryland vs. Johns Hopkins (Mat 1)
West Virginia vs. Franklin & Marshall (Mat 2)
1 p.m. - Maryland vs. Bloomsburg (Mat 1)
Johns Hopkins vs. Franklin & Marshall (Mat 2)
2:30 p.m. - Maryland vs. Franklin & Marshall (Mat 1)
Bloomsburg vs. Johns Hopkins (Mat 2)
|2011-12 Bloomsburg Huskies|
125 - Sean Boylan
133 - Nick Wilcox or Craig Barker
141 - Matt Rappo or Kurtis Becker
149 - Bryce Busler or Josh Roosa
157 - Frank Hickman or Mike Testen
165 - Kevin Hartnett or Chris Smith
174 - Mike Dessino or Sam Shirey
184 - Mike Mirra
197 - Richard Perry
285 - Zac Walsh
Notes: Bolan was named Pennsylvania State Athletic (PSAC) Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010 at 125, and finished third at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships (EWL). At 157, Hickman took second at the 2011 EWL Championships and placed third at the PSAC Wrestling Championships. Dessino won the EWL and PSAC championships at 174, and at 285, Walsh placed second at the EWL Championships and finished sixth at the PSAC Wrestling Championships.
Franklin & Marshall
|2011-12 Franklin & Marshall Diplomats|
125 - David Hershberger
133 - Kenny Knapp or Robert Ruiz
141 - Richard Durso
149 - Andrew Murano or Chris Bucha
157 - Eric Norgard or Dave Pucci
165 - Colin Lahiff, Adam Schroeder or Austin Glessner
174 - Matt Fullowan or Brad Bailey
184 - Matt Latessa or Paul Alessandrini
197 - Colin Ely or Isaiah Cromwell
285 - Alex Henry
Notes: Fullowan posted a 27-15 record at 174 in 2010-11 and finished fifth at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships. Fullowan earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships becoming the first Franklin & Marshall wrestler to accomplish the feat since 1998.
|2011-12 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays|
125 - Paul Bewak
133 - Ray Yagloski or Adam Stevens
141 - Stephen Pagliuca, Duncan Crystal or Paul Marcello
149 - Henry Stauber, Christian Salera or Evan Rodbell
157 - Matt Fusaro or Michael Rizzo
165 - Jody Gowen or Walt Mayfield
174 - Evan Johnson
184 - Ben Finelli or Travis Laska
197 - Reid Mosquera or Kyle Stauffer
285 - Rick Danilkowicz
Notes: Crystal placed third at 141 at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships. Marcello wrestled at 133 last season won the CC championship. At 157, Fusaro finished third at the CC Championships. Mosquera finished 20-8 at 197 and won the CC championship.
|2011-12 West Virginia Mountaineers|
125 - Shane Young
133 - Colin Johnston
141 - Nathan Pennesi
149 - Brutus Scheffel
157 - Dominic Prezzia
165 - Kyle Eason
174 - Lance Bryson
184 - Matt Ryan
197 - Mac Mancuso
285 - Brandon Williamson
Notes: Young finished with a team-high 28 wins in 2010-11, and placed second at the EWL Championships. Johnston went 21-4 in 2009-10 and spent most of the season ranked No.18 at 133 after missing all of last season due to injury. Pennesi finished second at the EWL Championships and completed the season with a 24-8 record. Ryan qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing third at the EWL Championships, and recorded a 22-9 record in 2011.