No. 10 Wrestling Second At Body Bar

Nov. 21, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. - Josh Asper and No. 3 Hudson Taylor won individual titles as the No. 10 University of Maryland wrestling team tied for second place at the Body Bar Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday.

Asper went 4-0 to claim the championship at 165 pounds. He opened with a 16-1 technical fall over Sli Bostelman of Kent State, followed that with a 14-3 major decision in his second match, then took 4-1 and 4-2 decisions to win the title.

Taylor, who had a crucial pinfall in the win over No. 4 Cornell on Friday, continued his dominance on the mat Saturday. Taylor won his first four matches by pinfall to cruise into the finals for a rematch against No. 5 Cam Simaz. Although he didn't get the pin this time, Taylor dispatched Simaz with a 7-2 decision for the title. With five pins this weekend, Taylor now has 66 in his career. The school record is 69 by Jake Stork (1999-2003).

"It was a good weekend, obviously there are errors we can fix but it's great to come out of here with a couple championships and a dual meet win," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "I'm looking forward to the matches tomorrow and to getting back to work this week in preparation for the Northeast Duals."

Mike Letts (174) and Patrick Gilmore (HWT) both finished second in their divisions. Gilmore avenged an earlier loss to Kyle Frey of Drexel, taking a 7-4 decision to reach the finals.

Body Bar Invitational Team Results
Place Points Team
1 147.5 Kent State
2 109 Maryland
2 109 Cornell
4 92 Wyoming
5 61.5 Binghamton
6 54 Buffalo
7 51.5 Clarion
8 49 Columbia
9 45 Drexel
10 39.5 Army
11 32.5 Ithaca
12 16 Sacred Heart

Sheptock wins title at East Stroudsburg Open

Freshman Jimmy Sheptock won the first title of his collegiate career Saturday at the East Stroudsburg Open. The Northampton, Pa. native went 4-0 at 165 pounds en route to the title. Christian Boley finished second at 197 pounds.

Bell, Krom in All-Star Classic Tomorrow

No. 8 Steven Bell and No. 4 Alex Krom are set to compete in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic on the campus of Cal-State Fullerton tomorrow.

Bell will take on No. 4 Daniel Dennis of Iowa, while Krom will go against No. 2 Nick Gallick of Iowa State.

Fans can purchase live video of the event by going here and clicking "NWCA All Star Classic 2009. Matches begin at 2 p.m.