Wrestlers Defeat Local Rival

Jan. 22, 2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland Terrapins, powered by senior Jake Stork's 20th pin fall of the season, earned their first home dual meet win of the season over the George Mason Patriots by a score of 31-17.

The Terps started off slow out of the gate falling down 7-0 early after a decision by George Mason's Sean Early over Jason Kiessling, and a major decision by Richard Appau over Jason Ellis.

Patrick Cissne then defeated J.C. Cuffie 11-3 to put the Terps right back in the match. Then Jake Stork felled Nate Webster with just over 1:00 minute remaining in the first period to run his nation's best pin total to 20 on the season. With Stork's pin and then Sal Aquia earning a forfeit, the Terps took a 16-7 lead and never looked back.

The Patriots tried to make it close with a pin fall in the next match, the heavyweight division, but another two forfeits and a decision by Mike Lupa over Liam DeRenzis sealed the deal as the Terps went on to win.

The Terps improved to 3-3 overall while the Patriots fell to 1-5. Maryland will be in action next Sat. Jan. 25th in Westminster, Md. against Ursinus and McDaniel.

RESULTS MD GM 157 Sean Early [GM] Dec. Jason Kiessling [MD] 11-4 0 3 165 Richard Appau [GM] Maj. Dec. Jason Ellis [MD] 10-2 0 7 174 Patrick Cissne [MD] Maj. Dec. J.C. Cuffie [GM] 11-3 4 7 184 Jake Stork [MD] Fall Nate Webster [GM] F2:03 10 7 197 Sal Aquia [MD] Forfeit 16 7 HWT Sandy Ailor [GM] Fall Eric Fehnel [MD] F2:42 16 13 125 Matt Pandullo [MD] Forfeit 22 13 133 Mike Lupa [MD] Dec. Liam DeRenzis [GM] 4-3 25 13 141 John-Henry Zarzycki [MD] Forfeit 31 13 149 Rob Becker [GM] Maj. Dec. Adam James [MD] 15-2 31 17