Dec. 30, 2011
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Maryland wrestling team (8-0) concluded the first day of competition at the 49th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Northwestern University Thursday evening and is tied for 14th with 28 points. Five Terrapins remain and are fighting for a spot on the medal stand in the consolation bracket.
"We had a bunch of guys with winnable matches this evening and we didn't get it done," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "Every year we've had four guys place. There is a chance that tomorrow could still be the best performance ever."
Fourth-seeded Christian Boley (197), fifth-seeded Spencer Myers (285), sixth-seeded Kyle John (157) and Jimmy Sheptock (174), and eighth-seeded Frank Goodwin (141) will compete for Maryland Friday in the consolation round.
The Terps entered session two Thursday evening in sixth place, but suffered several close defeats in the championship brackets. Boley, John, Myers and Sheptock all lost in the quarterfinals by one-point decisions.
John led third-seeded James Fleming of Clarion, 6-4, late in the third period, but Fleming scored a controversial takedown and went on to win the match based on riding time.
The third session of wrestling will begin at 1 p.m. Friday.
133: No. 10 Geoffrey Alexander (MD) tech. fall over Frankie Acosta (Chicago), 17-1 (6:18)
No. 10 Geoffrey Alexander (MD) major dec. Derek Malan (Utah Valley), 14-5
No. 7 Ryan Mango (Stanford) dec. No. 10 Geoffrey Alexander (MD), 5-2
No. 10 Geoffrey Alexander (MD) dec. Scott Chene (Oklahoma), 6-2
Mason Beckman (Lehigh) dec. No. 10 Geoffrey Alexander (MD), 6-4
141: No. 8 Frank Goodwin (MD) dec. Kevin Fanta (Northern Illinois), 8-6
Avery Garner (Utah Valley) dec. No. 8 Frank Goodwin (MD), 7-3
No. 8 Frank Goodwin (MD) major dec. Shawn Fayette (Northern Illinois), 9-1
No. 8 Frank Goodwin (MD) dec. Tyler Bedelyon (Clarion), 11-6
No. 7 Mitchell Port (Edinboro) major dec. Lou Mascola (MD), 13-2
Scott Mattingly (Central Michigan) dec. Lou Mascola (MD), 6-2
174: No. 6 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) fall over Deshoun White (SIU-Edwardsville), 3:45
No. 6 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) major dec. No. 11 Bryce Hammond (California), 9-0
No. 3 Jordan Blanton (Illinois) dec. No. 6 Jimmy Sheptock (MD), 5-4
No. 1 Chris Spangler (Iowa State) dec. Corey Peltier (MD), 5-2
Chris Moon (Virginia Tech) dec. Corey Peltier (MD), 7-2
No. 5 Spencer Myers (MD) dec. Wes Schroeder (E. Michigan), 2-0
No. 4 John Helgerson (Wartburg) dec. No. 5 Spencer Myers (MD), 3-2
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