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Stork Breaks Into Top 15 Nationally
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 10/03/2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Redshirt junior Jake Stork, who last year went 11-1 in dual meets as a regular starter in the 184 lb. weight class, is ranked 13th in the country, according to amateurwrestlingnews.com. Wrestlingmall.com ranks Stork 14th in the country.

Last season, Stork compiled an overall record of 25-9, and was the runner-up in the ACC tournament. He lost to University of Virginia's Jimi Massey in the ACC finals, but still was one of four Terps that qualified for nationals in Iowa City. At nationals, Stork made it to the second round of the tournament, defeating Seton Hall's John Garriques, 8-3. In the second round he met No. 3 seed Daniel Cormier of Oklahoma State and lost by technical fall.

He led the Terrapin team in total pins with 12, and total dual meet wins with 11. He was elected to the 2001 All-ACC team along with teammates Brandon York and Mark Mansueto. The week on Feb. 19th, he was voted ACC Wrestler of the Week, after pinning two opponents in 5:16 of total time. He was the runner-up of the Millersville- Belles Invitational where he lost to Rutgers' Tom Tanis, who is the same wrestler who kept Stork from having a perfect dual meet record when he defeated Stork 8-6 in January of last year.

Stork will have an opportunity to get even with Tanis, who is ranked as high as 18th in W.I.N Magazine, as Rutgers will host Maryland on January 29th in New Brunswick, NJ.



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