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Jerry Afari
Weight: 285
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, Pa.
High School: Columbia

As a Junior (2005-06): Went 16-13 on the year, including an 11-8 mark in duals ... went 3-2 in ACC action ... picked up a pair of wins at the Avalon Duals (11/12/05) and the Body Bar Classic (11/19/05) ... finished fifth at the Mat Town Invitational (11/26/05) ... won by fall against VMI (1/21/06) ... helped the Terps sweep Duke and North Carolina with a pair of wins (1/28/06) ... won by decision at George Mason (2/18/06).

As a Sophomore (2004-05): Battled injuries throughout the season ... went 7-11 on the year ... 3-4 in duals, including 1-0 in the ACC ... finished fourth at the ACC Tournament ... first win of the season came against Mike Hillman of Lock Haven at the Mat Town Invitational (11/27/04) ... picked up a pair of wins in first dual action of the season, including a pin of Darren Cooper from Utah Valley State (1/2/05) ... went 2-2 at the ACC Tournament (3/5/05) to finish fourth.

As a Freshman (2003-04): Posted a 10-19 record, including a 5-8 mark in duals ... picked up important bonus points with a major decision over Harry Zander in Maryland's 20-19 win over George Mason (2/21/04) ... major decision over Old Dominion's Rob Velentine (2/14/04) ... notched a dual victory over Adam Montgomery (12-5), in the team's victory over American (1/28/04) ... came up with a huge fall over Slippery Rock's Shawn Adams to help keep the Maryland rally going in a dual it would eventually win by just two points (1/10/04) ... also earned a 10-7 decision against Duquesne ... sixth-place finish at Hitchcock Classic (1/4/04) ... pinned Sacred Heart's Mike Ames in 1:20 at the Penn State Open (12/7/03) ... recorded the first fall of his career by pinning Virginia's Scott Smith in 2:46 at the Body Bar Classic (11/22/03).

Before Maryland: Set a school record with 117 takedowns at Columbia High School in 2002 ... finished with a record of 39-1 his senior year ... state runner-up at the 215 weight class with 33 pins ... NHCA National duals second team All-American in 2002 ... had a career-record of 105-16 as a three-year letterwinner ... third team All-State for football as a linebacker in 2003 ... lettered in football three years, and was a defensive captain for two ... also lettered in track three years.

Personal: Jerry F. Afari ... son of Paulyne and Seth Afari ... born Feb., 18, 1985 ... two brothers, Humphrey and Donald ... one sister, Gennifer ... chose Maryland for its academics and an up-and-coming wrestling program ... criminal justice major.

Afari's Career Statistics

Year W-L Dual Falls Tech. Falls Major Decisions
2004 10-19 5-8 3 0 3
2005 7-11 3-4 2 0 0
2006 16-13 11-8 2 1 1
TOTAL 33-43 19-20 7 1 4

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