As a Junior: Wrestled in the West Virginia Open, Penn State Open, Wilkes Open, and the Millersville Invitational … compiled a 2-9 record … pinned Marshall Maor of Hofstra in 3:30 in the first match of the Wilkes Open … in the West Virginia Open, he wrestled in three matches after his opponent forfeited in the first round … wrestled two matches in both the Penn State Open and the Millersville Invitational.
As a Sophomore: Competed in three open tournaments … earned his second collegiate pin against Maurice Ashe of Coppin State in 1:29 at the Penn State Open … wrestled in two matches at the Coppin State Open … competed in three matches at the West Virginia Open, beating Andy Greenless of the Citadel … also wrestled in the Millersville-Belles Invitational … finished the year with a 2-7 record overall.
As a Freshman: Won two matches at the Wilkes Open ... earned his first collegiate pin against Gard Lehmejian of Wilkes in 3:00 ... also defeated Blair's Scott McAdoo, 9-5 ... won two matches at the Millersville Belles Tournament ... also appeared at both the East Stroudsburg and Penn State opens.
Redshirted in 1998-99: Competed in four tournaments for Maryland last year … wrestled two matches at both the West Virginia and East Stroudsburg opens … also appeared at the Wilkes and Penn State opens.
Before Maryland: Earned two varsity letters for wrestling at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, Md. … wrestling captain as a senior … also played nose guard and defensive tackle for the football team … two year letterman who earned honorable mention all-county honors.
Personal: Lance Patrick Kearns … son of Nancy and Kevin Kearns … born Dec. 15, 1979 … graduated from high school with a 3.23 GPA … undecided major … father Kevin is an assistant coach for the Terps and former Maryland wrestler … mother Nancy was a gymnast at Towson State … lists former Maryland wrestler Steve Woods as his favorite athlete.
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2000-2001 SEASON (sophomore): 2-7 CSO L Jeff Rusak (Old Dominion) F3:36 CSO L Milton Yates (Howard) 4-3 WVO L Luke Lazzo (Navy) 14-6 WVO W Andy Greenless (Citadel) Inj. Def. WVO L Jim Laffin (Duquesne) 2-1, tb PSO L Mark Newman (Navy) 12-2 PSO W Maurice Ashe (Coppin State) F1:29 MI L Dan Degan (Boston College) F2:48 MI L Alan Grasso (Millersville) TF16-0, 5:46
1999-2000 SEASON (freshman): 4-6 ESO L Ryan Smircich (Kutztown) F1:42 PSO L Corey Bell (North Carolina) 9-0 WO L Frank Iakovidis (Cleveland State) 6-5 WO W Scott McAdoo (Blair) 9-5 WO W Gard Lehmejian (Wilkes) F3:00 WO L Ben Cooper (Buffalo) 5-1 MBT L Chris Pfeffer (Campbell) F1:19 MBT W Josh Stevens (Stevens Trade) Def. MBT W Craig Pequinot (Millersville) 9-3 MBT L Dan Degan (Boston College) 9-2
1998-99 SEASON (redshirt): 0-6 WVO L Dan Padron (Ohio U.) 9-5 WVO L Doug Cieleski (Slippery Rock) F3:18 ESO L Alex Leykikh (Penn State) 4-0 ESO L Christian Deval (George Mason) T18-2 PSO L Troy Barbush (Unattached) F3:41 WBO L Bob Pizzuto (Rider) F1:20