Josh Weidman
Josh Weidman

Player Profile

Hershey, Pa.

High School:

165 pounds


Career Record:
92-43 (22-11 in duals)



On Weidman: Maryland's giant killer who raises his game to the highest level when going head-to-head against the nation's best ... along with Brandon York, is one of the team's best tournament wrestlers ... loves to compete in crunch time ... known as one of the most technically-sound grapplers in the ACC ... a vocal leader ... expected to vie for an ACC title in 2001-02.

As a Junior: Recorded a career best 29-9 record in the 2000-2001 season, including a 10-2 dual meet record … NCAA Qualifier … one of four Terps to reach the 2001 nationals in Iowa City … joins teammate Brandon York in making his second consecutive trip to nationals … earned his second straight wildcard bid to nationals … lost to the No. 11 seed Ben Boozer of Edinboro, 15-1 in the first round … captured third place in the ACC Championships by defeating Jason Wilson of North Carolina, 14-1 after losing to Tim Marcantonio of Duke by a close 7-5 decision in the pigtail round of the ACC Championships after beating Marcantonio in the regular season, 3-0 … recorded seven pins on the year, good for second most on the team behind Jake Stork (12) … won eight consecutive matches from Dec. 9-Jan. 16, good for second best on the team behind Brandon York (12) … named co-captain of team …10 dual meet victories tied him with Brandon York for second on the team in dual meet wins in the season ... Sunshine Open Champion … won four matches to capture title at Sunshine Open, helping the Terps place third at the tournament … East Stroudsburg Open Runner-up … won three matches before falling to Hofstra’s Noel Thompson by a close 6-5 decision … captured third place at the Millersville-Belles Invitational after beating Ryan Buterbaugh of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 3-2… he won five matches in the tournament including three falls … also appeared in West Virginia Open and Penn State Open … one of seven Terps to compete in all twelve dual matches … went 3-1 in ACC regular season competition … finished in the top three in all four tournaments he wrestled in … placed in the top three in the ACC Championships for the second consecutive year … beat Old Dominion’s Dan Martin, 11-2, for his 90th career victory … compiled a 17-4 tournament record.

As a Sophomore: Compiled a 28-9 record ... NCAA qualifier ... one of four Terps to make the trip to the 2000 nationals in St. Louis ... lost to Iowa's Matt Anderson by technical fall, 26-10 (7:00), in a pigtail match for the first round ... he faced another Big 10 opponent in the consolation bracket, losing to Peter Rogers of Ohio State, 5-2 ... ACC Runner-up ... lost to NC State's Joel Dramis, 5-2, in the finals after a remarkable run in earlier matches ... defeated North Carolina's Jamie Groudle, 3-2, in the semifinals for the second time during the season ... Groudle was the defending ACC champion at 174 pounds and a multiple-NCAA qualifier ... outlasted Duke's Mike Mitchell, 3-2, in the opening round ... ranked as high as No. 19 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll on Dec. 2 ... named as the University of Maryland student-athlete of the week on Feb. 28 along with track star Candyce DeLoatch for extending his win streak to eight matches ... he defeated No. 20 Denis Alampiev of American, 5-4, in the regular season finale to reach the mark ... earned the ACC's Performer of the Week award on Jan. 21 after leading the Terps to a 21-19 victory over North Carolina with a deciding win over Groudle in the final match ... Weidman's performance also helped head coach John McHugh reach his 50th ACC victory ... finished 9-1 in dual matches, the second-best record on the team behind Mark Mansueto (10-1) ... totals 63 career wins, second to Brandon York's 67, and has appeared in more matches than any other Terp (97), despite only finishing his sophomore year ... won five consecutive matches at the West Virginia Open to finish in fifth place ... beat West Virginia's Tom McMath in the fifth-place match, 5-4 ... won four of five matches at the Millersville-Belles tournament to claim third place ... won his dual opener on Jan. 11 at Navy against James Griffin, 7-2 ... took third at the Congressional Cup, only losing to Noel Thompson of Hofstra, 8-5, in the second round ... won 10 straight matches from Feb. 6 - March 4, tying York for the longest streak of the season ... went 3-1 during the ACC regular season.

Redshirted in 1998-99: Compiled a 20-4 overall record … decided to redshirt to prepare for the 1999-2000 season … competed in only four tournaments, yet he appeared in 24 matches … three of his four losses on the year came to All-Americans … finished second at the West Virginia Open after notching four straight wins to start the season … his loss in the finals came to two-time ACC champ Jim Harshaw of Virginia … third-place finish at Wilkes Holiday Tournament … recorded five wins at the East Stroudsburg Open on his way to a fifth-place finish … topped Princeton's Ryan Bonfiglio in the final consolation match … cruised through the opening five rounds of the Penn State Open … was defeated by Penn's Rick Springman in the finals.

As a Freshman: A regular starter for the Terps at 158 pounds … competed in all 11 dual meets … had 3-8 dual record … gained a top eight finish at the East Strousburg Open after winning four matches … two victories in dual doubleheader against Coppin State and Howard … won 14-4 against Coppin and pinned his Howard opponent … won six of first eight matches … overall record of 15-19.

Before Maryland: A four-time letterwinner at Hershey … three-time state place-winner in Pennsylvania (sixth, fourth and third) … 1996 Mid-Pennsylvania first team selection in football.

Personal: Joshua James Weidman … son of Susan and James Weidman … born on Oct. 25, 1978 … graduated from high school with a 3.4 GPA … majoring in writing and english literature.

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2000-2001 SEASON (junior): 29-9
WVO	W	Orlando Ricco (West Virginia)   F6:02
WVO	W	Denis Alampiev (American)       3-2
ESO	W	John Eddis (Gloucester County College)5-2
ESO	W	Jeremy Sauve (Unattached-PSU)	2-0
ESO	W	Derek Michalowski (F & M)	3-0
ESO	L	Noel Thompson (Hofstra)		6-5
****Second Place****
PSO 	W	Scott Roth (Cornell)		F5:27
PSO	W	Josh Roe (Unattached)		F3:52
PSO	W	Greg Hallahan (Pennsylvania)	6-4
PSO	L 	Seth Cameron (Unattached)	F0:34
PSO	L	Tim Ortman (Pennsylvania)	9-2
*CSC	W	Vince Harris 			F6:18
SO      W       Mike Bergeron (Norwich)         12-3
SO      W       Brad Tupa (Augsburg)            Inj. Def.
SO      W       John Severe (High Voltage)      13-4
SO      W       Tony Abbott (Augsburg)          6-5
****First Place****
MI      W       Matt Martin (James Madison)     F3:23
MI      W       Todd Buzby (Western Maryland)   F1:33
MI      W       Ryan Buterbaugh (Pitt-Johnstown) 7-2
MI      L       Doug Cieleski (Slippery Rock)   3-1
MI      W       Andy Cote (Millersville)        F5:14
MI      W       Ryan Buterbaugh (Pitt-Johnstown) 3-2
****Third Place****
*Navy   W       Andrew Hemminger                3-2
*NCS    W       Scott Garren                    7-2
*GMU    L       Tony Howard                     16-6
*BU     W       Ryan Fasnacht                   5-1
*RU     W       Bryon Lauer                     5-1
*AU     W       Denis Alampiev                  8-6
*DU     W       Tim Marcantonio                 3-0
*UNC    W       Jason Wilson                    4-3
*VA     L       Greg Francesca                  8-5
*HU     W       Ephraim Walker                  8-2
*ODU    W       Dan Martin                      11-2
ACC     L       Tim Marcantonio (Duke)          7-5
ACC     W       Phil Davanzo (NC State)         14-2
ACC     W       Jason Wilson (North Carolina)   14-1
****Third Place****
NCAA    L       Ben Boozer (Edinboro)           15-1
NCAA    L       Nate Lawrenz (N. Iowa)          12-4

1999-2000 SEASON (sophomore): 28-9 WVO L Jason Ward (West Virginia) 5-3 WVO W Joe Benham (John Carroll) 10-1 WVO W Matt King (Edinboro) 10-5 WVO W Paul Wyka (Seton Hall) 9-4 WVO W Chris Vecchio (Penn State) NA WVO W Andy Cote (Unattached) 5-3 WVO L Richard Taylor (West Virginia) 10-5 WVO W Tom McMath (West Virginia) 5-4 **FIFTH PLACE** WO W David Eckley (Army) 3-2 WO W Brian Weida (Unattached) 4-0 WO W Ryan Butterbaugh (U.P.J.) 7-3 WO L Matt King (Edinboro) 2-1 MBT W Kenn Caudell (Slippery Rock) 8-2 MBT W Gabe Higley (George Mason) 7-3 MBT W Rich Murray (Stevens Trade) 3-2 MBT L Andy Cote (Millersville) 4-3 MBT W John Leone (Wagner) Def. **THIRD PLACE** *NA W James Griffin (Navy) 7-2 *NC W Jamie Groudle (North Carolina) 3-0 *NCS L Joel Dramis (NC State) 14-3 *BU W Forfeit (Bucknell) --- CC W Chad Scheidegger (George Mason) 12-2 CC L Noel Thompson (Hofstra) 8-5 CC W Nathan Moorman (Carson-Newman) 11-0 CC W Brian Muir (Virginia) 6-1 **THIRD PLACE** *DU W Mike Mitchell (Duke) 7-0 *VA W Brian Muir (Virginia) 4-2 *DS W Forfeit (Delaware State) --- *OD W George Sable (Old Dominion) 11-4 *HU W Ephraim Walker (Howard) 10-4 *AU W Denis Alampiev (American) 5-4 ACC W Mike Mitchell (Duke) 3-2 ACC W Jamie Groudle (North Carolina) 3-2 ACC L Joel Dramis (NC State) 5-2 NCAA L Matt Anderson (Iowa) 26-10 (7:00) NCAA L Peter Rogers (Ohio State) 5-2

1998-1999 SEASON (redshirt): 20-4 WVO W Chris Haines (Lock Haven) 5-0 WVO W Jim Gilleband (Clarion) 4-2 WVO W Mike Dixon (Pittsburgh) 1-0 WVO W Teo Rakar (Pitt-Johnstown) 4-3 WVO L Jim Harshaw (Virginia) 13-4 **SECOND PLACE** ESO W Junior Cotto (Grove City College) 5-1 ESO W Jaret Hoff (E. Stroudsburg) 3-1 ESO L Joey Killar (Harvard) 6-4 ESO W Eric O'Connor (Unattached) 15-4 ESO W Kevin Brandon (Unattached) Forfeit ESO W Ryan Bonfiglio (Princeton) 4-2; sv **FIFTH PLACE** PSO W Luke Moore (Unattached) 4-3 PSO W Mike Dmoch (Duquesne) 4-0 PSO W Vernon Cannon (Central Michigan) 7-2 PSO W Alex Leykikh (Penn St.) 5-4 PSO W Yanni Diamond (Unattached) F2:24 PSO L Rick Springman (U. Penn) 12-2 **SECOND PLACE** WBO W Bryon Nelson (Boston U.) TF, 15-0 WBO W Mike Amoroso (Hofstra) DE, 4:00 WBO W Joe Wysocki (Rutgers) F1:46 WBO W Gary Cooper (Buffalo) 5-4 WBO L Audrey Brener (W. Maryland) 5-3 WBO W Sal Aquia (Maryland) 6-5 WBO W Jim Stanec (Cornell) 13-9

1997-1998 SEASON (freshman): 16-21 WVO W Jose Martinez (W. Liberty St. F2:32 WVO W Mike Schrader (Lock Haven 11-4 WVO L Troy Barbush (Pitt-Johnstown) 9-5 ESO W John Sayers (Rutgers) 9-1 ESO L Travis Doto (Unattached) 10-0 ESO W Shawn McEntire (Lock Haven) 8-2 ESO W Mike Severo (Drexel) 5-0 ESO W Scott Pressman (C.N.J.) 3-2 ESO L Mike Garcia (Lock Haven) F1:38 **TOP EIGHT FINISH** PSO W Kirk Fullerton (Drexel) 3-0 PSO L Rick Springman (U.Penn) 15-4 PSO L Andy Butville (Penn St.) 4-2 *CSC W Edward Sauls (Coppin St.) 14-4 *HU W Ephram Walker (Howard) F4:55 MC L Jarrod Fitzpatrick (VMI) 8-1 MC W Ben Schwab (Iowa State) 9-0 MC L Sean Morgan (Oregon State) 5-0 *JM L Chad Kuhn (James Madison) 8-6 MI L Scott Pressman (C.N.J) 3-1 sd MI W Chad Kuhn (James Madison) Def. MI W Sean Groszkduski (F&M) 12-7 MI W Anthony Helm (Messiah) 4-2 MI L Brendan James (F&M) 6-0 *NA L Mark Newman (Navy) 10-5 *NCS L Kevin Farnham (NC State) 2-1 *OD L Jamie Kelly (Old Dominion) 7-3 *GM L Neil Johnson (George Mason) 8-7 *NC L Jamie Groudle (North Carolina) 9-6 *VA L Alex Leykikh (Virginia) 9-2 CC L Temeor Terry (Nebraska) 9-3 CC W Mark Newman (Navy) 2-1 CC L Sam Kline (West Virginia) 14-6 *DU W Bill Morris (Duke) 7-5, sd *AU L Denis Alampiev (American) 7-5 ACC L Alex Leykikh (Virginia) 13-6 ACC W Bill Morris (Duke) 11-4 ACC L Kevin Farnham (NC State) 10-5