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Josh Asper
Position: Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Parkton, Md.
High School: Hereford
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  • Maryland Watch Award 2012 (Best Male Athlete of the Year from Maryland)


  • As a Junior (2011-12): Spent the majority of the season ranked No. 2 at 165 pounds...earned All-America status for the second consecutive season with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships...finished the year 28-4 and a perfect 15-0 in dual competition...won 24 consecutive matches to open the season...runner-up at the ACC Championships...earned All-ACC honors for the third time...defeated second-seeded Shane Onufer of Wyoming, 5-3, to clinch All-America status at the NCAA Tournament...earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Invitational after winning the title at 165 with a 6-0 decision over then-No. 6 Scott Winston of Rutgers...finished second at the Nittany Lion Open (12/4)...earned the John C. McHugh Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Year award and the Curt Callahan Award for mental toughness at the team banquet.

    As a Sophomore (2010-11): One of the nation's most dominant performers at 165 pounds...placed sixth at NCAA Championships, reaching All-American status for the first time in his career after shutting out Lehigh's Brandon Hatchett, 4-0...topped #20 Pete Yates of Virginia Tech to clinch ACC title at 165...ranked as highly as No. 4 in the country within his weight class...won individual title at Nittany Lion Open...finished season at 35-5, the most victories on the team...went 19-0 in dual meets...named ACC Wrestler of the Year...earned Most Valuable Wrestler at team banquet...pinned Harvard's Andrew Hogue in just 1:02.

    As a Redshirt Freshman (2009-10): Had a dominant season at 165 pounds, finishing 34-9, including 23-5 in dual meets ... just missed out on All-American status at the NCAA Championships, losing at the last-second in a consolation match that would have guaranteed him an eighth-place finish ... was ranked as high as No. 14 by Intermat, holding that spot from Feb. 12 through the end of the season ... took home the 165-pound title at the Body Bar Invitational on Nov. 21 ... defeated No. 12 Justin Kerber of Cornell at the NWCA National Duals on Jan. 10 by a 9-4 decision ... reeled off 11 straight wins between Jan. 17 and Feb. 20 ...defeated No. 17 P.J. Gillespie of Hofstra during that stretch ... runner-up at the ACC Championship.

    As a Freshman (2008-09): Had excellent redshirt season, dominating open competition ... finished 34-7 ... won 25 of final 27 matches, including 17 in a row to close season ... claimed open championships at the Nittany Lion Open, "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Classic, Messiah Open, Simonson Construction Open and Edinboro Open ... won two matches at the Midlands Championships ... recorded four pins and 10 major decisions, went 18-5 in decisions.

    Before Maryland: Lettered four years in wrestling and two in football for the Bulls ... won four state championships in wrestling in four different weight classes ... was also all-district linebacker two years in football.

    Personal: Joshua Paul Asper ... son of Jeffery and Glenda Asper ... has one brother, Ryan, and sister, Megan ... enjoys snowboarding and reading ... favorite athlete is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike Alstott ... also recruited by North Carolina Greensboro, Clarion and Missouri ... chose Maryland for the location and wrestling environment ... enrolled in college of Letters and Sciences.

    Asper's Career Statistics
    Year W-L Dual Record Falls Tech Falls Major Decisions
    2008-09 34-7 0-0 4 1 10
    2009-10 34-9 23-5 1 2 11
    2010-11 35-5 19-0 7 4 11
    2011-12 28-4 15-0 5 6 3
    Total 131-25 57-5 17 13 35

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