No. 21 Navy Tops Maryland Wrestlers, 33-9

Jan. 11, 2006

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy won seven of 10 bouts as the 21st-ranked Midshipmen defeated Maryland, 33-9, Wednesday night in Annapolis, Md. Brendan Byrne, Alex Krom and Adam DeCosmo picked up wins for the Terps. Maryland will return to action Friday night at 7:30 in Comcast Pavilion against NC State.

The dual started at 157 pounds where the Middies picked up a major decision to take the early lead. DeCosmo countered with a 9-4 win over Craig Dziewiatkowski. DeCosmo used a strong first period in which he scored a pair of takedowns to set the tone in the match. Leading 4-2 heading into the third period, DeCosmo scored four points in the decisive third period and racked up 1:09 of riding time to earn the decision.

In the next bout, Navy's Matt Stolpinski slipped past Dominic Buckman, 3-2. Navy then pulled away in the next four bouts recording a major decision, a technical fall and two pins to take command of the dual, 28-3.

Byrne got the Terps back in the win column with a 9-4 decision over Sean Knapp at 133 pounds. Byrne scored three takedowns -- including two in the first period -- and a reversal in the win. Krom also picked up a win in the dual, defeating Spencer Manley, 8-2. Krom controlled the match allowing no offensive points and amassing nearly three minutes of riding time in the dual.

With the loss, Maryland moves to 1-7 on the year. Navy improved to 8-1.

Wt. - Outcome                                               N     MD
157 - John Jarred (N) maj. dec. Adam James (MD), 17-7       4      0
165 - Adam DeCosmo (MD) dec. Craig Dziewiatkowski (N), 9-4  4      3
174 - Matt Stolpinski (N) dec. Dominic Buckman (MD), 3-2    7      3
184 - Johnny Kane (N) tech. fall Luke Stauffer (MD), 21-6 (5:19)
                                                            12     3
197 - Chris Pogue (N) maj. dec. Jerry Afari (MD), 14-5      16     3
285 - #7 Tanner Garrett (N) pins Bryan Reiss (MD), 5:58     22     3
125 - Alex Usztics (N) pins James Knox (MD), 2:31           28     3
133 - Brendan Byrne (MD) dec. Sean Knapp (N), 9-4           28     6
141 - Alex Krom (MD) dec. Spencer Manley (N), 8-2           28     9
149 - #19 John Cox (N) tech. fall Andrew Schlaffer (MD), 22-7 (7:00)
                                                            33     9