Jan. 17, 2010
ASHLAND, Ohio - The ninth-ranked University of Maryland wrestling team went 3-0 Sunday at the Wendy's Duals in Ashland, Ohio, defeating Purdue, Ashland and No. 14 Kent State. The win against Kent State marked the fourth time this season Maryland (13-3) defeated a ranked opponent.
"Anytime you can go undefeated it's a good weekend," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "We had some big individual performances in each match which made it possible for the team to win. We started a little slow against Purdue, but got better as the day went on. Our guys are getting better every day and are ahead of schedule."
The Terps found themselves in a tight match against Purdue, holding a slim 13-10 lead heading into the match at 184 pounds. Corey Peltier extended Maryland's lead by taking a 2-1 decision over Nick Corpe, and No. 3 Hudson Taylor earned another close victory, 4-3 over No. 11 Logan Brown, to put the match out of reach. Patrick Gilmore defeated Adam Walls 6-0 in the heavyweight match to bring the final score to 22-10.
In the next match, Maryland easily dispatched an outmanned Ashland team. The Terps won nine of ten matches, four of them by pinfall, en route to a 45-6 victory. Matt Bogusz, Kyle John, Peltier and Taylor got pins for Maryland, while No. 10 Steven Bell won by a technical fall and No. 15 Josh Asper won by major decision.
The finale with Kent State was much closer, but the Terps won six of 10 matches to win 24-16 and finish the day undefeated. Pat Strizki got Maryland ahead early with a 9-6 decision over Troy Opfer in the match at 125 pounds. After falling behind 4-3 when No. 13 Danny Mitcheff took a major decision over Bell at 133 pounds, the Terps won the next four matches to reclaim control. No. 8 Alex Krom took a 3-0 decision over Chase Skonieczny, Jon Kohler pinned Tommy Sasfy, Kyle John had a 4-0 decision over Mallie Shuster and Asper took a 9-4 decision over Obie Simpson to give Maryland an 18-4 lead. At 197 pounds, Taylor pinned Casey Newburg, bringing his pin total to 19 this season.
Maryland is next in action on Friday night, when it travels to Annapolis, Md., to take on Navy at 7 p.m. The following day, the Terps have a home meet with North Carolina State at noon and Duke at 3 p.m.
Boley Finishes Third At Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Classic
Freshman Christian Boley finished third in the 197-pound division at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Classic in Millersville, Pa., on Sunday.
No. 9 Maryland 22, Purdue 10
125 - Cashe Quiroga (PU) major dec. Pat Strizki, 14-5 (0-4)
133 - No. 10 Steven Bell (MD) dec. Akif Eren, 7-5 (3-4)
141 - No. 8 Alex Krom (MD) dec. Juan Archuleta, 3-2 (6-4)
149 - Jon Kohler (MD) dec. Sam Patacsil, 7-6 (9-4)
157 - Colton Salazar (PU) dec. Kyle John, 5-3 (9-7)
165 - No. 15 Josh Asper (MD) major dec. Jason Martin, 12-3 (13-7)
174 - No. 6 Luke Manuel (PU) dec. Owen Smith, 5-1 (13-10)
184 - Corey Peltier (MD) dec. Nick Corpe, 2-1 (16-10)
197 - No. 3 Hudson Taylor (MD) dec. No. 11 Logan Brown, 4-3 (19-10)
285 - Patrick Gilmore (MD) dec. Adam Walls, 6-0 (22-10)
No. 9 Maryland 45, Ashland 6
125 - Pat Strizki (MD) wins by forfeit (6-0)
133 - No. 10 Steven Bell (MD) tech. fall Jacob Garringer, 4:49 (11-0)
141 - Matt Bogusz (MD) pins Dan Genetin, 1:13 (17-0)
149 - T.J. Riegel (AU) pins Jon Kohler, 1:09 (17-6)
157 - Kyle John (MD) pins Hunter Pool, 4:13 (23-6)
165 - No. 15 Josh Asper (MD) major dec. Tony Bradberry, 16-5 (27-6)
174 - Owen Smith (MD) dec. Tom Graszl, 2-0 (30-6)
184 - Corey Peltier (MD) pins Justin Cheesman, 6:58 (36-6)
197 - No. 3 Hudson Taylor (MD) pins Jake Ewing, 1:07 (42-6)
285 - Patrick Gilmore (MD) dec. Jacob Southwick, 1-0 (45-6)
No. 9 Maryland 24, No. 14 Kent State 16
125 - Pat Strizki (MD) dec. Troy Opfer, 9-6 (3-0)
133 - No. 13 Danny Mitcheff (KS) major dec. No. 10 Steven Bell, 11-3 (3-4)
141 - No. 8 Alex Krom (MD) dec. Chase Skonieczny, 3-0 (6-4)
149 - Jon Kohler (MD) pins Tommy Sasfy, 3:52 (12-4)
157 - Kyle John (MD) dec. Mallie Shuster, 4-0 (15-4)
165 - No. 15 Josh Asper (MD) dec. Obie Simpson, 9-4 (18-4)
174 - Keith Witt (KS) pins Owen Smith, 4:59 (18-10)
184 - No. 5 Dustin Kilgore (KS) dec. Corey Peltier, 7-2 (18-13)
197 - No. 3 Hudson Taylor (MD) pins Casey Newburg, 2:10 (24-13)
285 - Brendan Barlow (KS) dec. Patrick Gilmore, 5-2 (24-16)