Feb. 11, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland senior Joe Guzzio (Greensboro,N.C.) was named ACC Wrestler of the Week Monday after earning three victories, including two pins this past week.
The 133-pound grappler pinned Matthew Pelligrino of American in 1:15 in the Terrapins victory over the Eagles Wednesday night. Later in the evening, Guzzio pinned Howard's Derek Butts in 4:28 in a 39-9 victory over the Bison. Saturday, in a 20-16 win over ACC rival Duke, he earned a 2-1 decision over Stuart Holzer.
Guzzio's two falls Wednesday give him nine for the season, good for second on the team. He boasts a 21-10 overall record including a 10-2 dual mark.
Guzzio is the fourth Maryland wrestler to be awarded ACC honors this season, joining senior Brandon York (Gaithersburg, Md.) junior Jake Stork (Mohrsville, Pa.) and senior Josh Weidman (Hershey, Pa.).
Guzzio and the Terps are looking for their ninth non-conference win of the season when they hit the mats against Old Dominion Thursday at 7 p.m.