Terps Complete Wrestle-Offs

Nov. 4, 2005

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - In front of a crowd of over 500 people at Comcast Pavilion, the 2005-06 Maryland Terrapin wrestling team took to the mat for the first time this season in the annual Red-Black Wrestle-Offs. The event featured nine bouts in eight weight classes and showed a glimpse of the upcoming season.

Winners on Thursday night were a mixture of freshmen and veterans. Kevin Vinh (133), Charlie Pinto (141), Andrew Schlaffer (149), Jerad Villecco (157), Eli Black (165) and Rob Parker (174) all posted wins. Newcomers that were victorious were James Knox (125), Brendan Byrne (133) and Hudson Taylor (197).

The Terps will open the regular season on Nov. 12 with three duals in Edinboro, Pa.

Below are the complete results:

125 - James Knox (Fr.) dec. Mike Moor (So.), 3-1
133 - Kevin Vinh (So.) pinned Ryan Brown (So.), 3rd Period
133 - Brendan Byrne (Fr.) dec. Sean Carr (So.), 6-4 (sv)
141 - Charlie Pinto (Jr.) dec. Alex Krom (Fr.), 12-6
149 - Andrew Schlaffer (So.) maj. dec. Keith Bernard (So.), 14-5
157 - Jerad Villecco (Jr.) dec. Mike McGill (Fr.), 5-0
165 - Eli Black (Fr.) dec. Adam James (Sr.), 9-2
174 - Rob Parker (So.) dec. Luke Stauffer (Sr.), 6-4
197 - Hudson Taylor (Fr.) dec. Jerry Afari (Jr.), 7-2