University of Maryland wrestling head coach Kerry McCoy announced Monday the signing of nine student-athletes for the 2013-14 season.
The class features multiple state champions including National High School Coaches Association and National Prep All-Americans.
"I am really excited about the incoming class,” said McCoy. “We have several solid wresters returning next season and we were looking to building upon that talent base. We were able to get some really good quality wrestlers who will challenge for starting positions right away."
Next season, the Terps expect to return seven of their 10 starters and will welcome back two-time heavyweight ACC champion Spencer Myers, who missed the 2012-13 season due to injury.
Name (Projected Weight Class | High School | Hometown) – Listed Alphabetically
Justin Alexander (149 | Pittsburgh Central Catholic | Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Prep: Placed fourth at the 2013 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic League (WPIAL) AAA Wrestling Championships … a four-time WPIAL qualifier … a four-time Allegheny County placer … placed fifth at the 2012 Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament.
Ryan Diehl (133 | Trinity | Berkeley Springs, W. Va.)
Prep: Touted as one of the top 100 wrestlers in the class of 2013 by Amateur Wrestling News … a four-time state champion capturing two Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association AA titles at Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pa., and two West Virginia AA/A championships at Berkeley Springs High School … represented the Pennsylvania All-Stars against the U.S. All-Stars in the 2013 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic … 2011 Super 32 champion at 120 pounds and placed third at 126 in 2012 … a finalist at the 2012 Beast of the East … recorded 174 career victories.
Arashdeep Gill (174 | Chaminade College Prep | Sylmar, Ca.)
Prep: Captured the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section title as a senior … a four-time CIF section placer and four-time Mission League champion … a CIF state championship qualifier … recorded 135 career victories … graduated with highest honors and a 4.2 weighted GPA.
Jesse Holton (133/141 | Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory | Windsor, N.Y.)
Prep: Earned All-American honors in the Greco-Roman division at the 2012 FILA Junior National Championships … a 2010 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman All-American … won the 2010 New York State Section IV Division II title.
Robert Janis (157 | St. Christopher’s School | Glen Allen, Va.)
Prep: Named the 2012-13 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Wrestler of the Year … a three-time VISAA champion winning at 152 in 2013, at 145 in 2012 and at 130 in 2011 … a three-time National Prep All-American … placed sixth at the 2011 Beast of the East.
Ryan Kail (285 | Stephen Decatur | Berlin, Md.)
Prep: A two-time Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) All-American … as a senior, won the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 3A/4A East Region title … won the Bayside Conference championship as a junior … 2012 War on the Shore champion … earned first team All-Bayside Conference honors in football as a senior and was selected for the Maryland Crab Bowl … a four-time honor roll student who also served as vice president of the student council.
Christopher Reilly (125 | Half Hollow Hills West | Wheatley Heights, N.Y.)
Prep: A three-time all-league selection and two-time league champion … also served as team captain for two seasons … a member of the National Honor Society … a high honor roll honoree all four years.
Daniel Sanchez (133/141 | Georgetown Prep | Silver Spring, Md.)
Prep: A NHSCA All-American and USAW Junior All-American … the 2012 Maryland Independent School (MIS) champion at 132 pounds and four-time finalist … a four-time Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) champion … a three-time National Prep medalist … placed seventh at the 2012 Beast of the East.
Sean Twigg (285 | Glenelg | Glenelg, Md.)
Prep: Won back-to-back MPSSAA 1A/2A titles as a junior and senior … two-time MPSSAA 1A/2A South Region champion … 2012 Mount Mat Madness champion.