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Three Terps Place at "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Classic

Maryland Athletics
1-13-2018
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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Garrett Burnham, Michael Doetsch and Idris White all placed for the Maryland wrestling team at the "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Classic on Saturday. 

White led the way with a fourth place finish in the 165-pound bracket, followed by Doetsch who finished fifth at 141. Burnham rounded out the trio with a seventh place finish at 149. 

White kickstarted his day with a win by fall in the opening round. He then followed it up with a 10-0 major decision, but dropped a tight, 10-6 decision to Milik Dawkins of Cornell in his next bout. The redshirt sophomore responded with a 4-3 win over teammate Philip Spadafora and then earned another win with a 47-second fall. White then picked up his second decision of the day, 8-6 over Shane Ruhnke, and won his fourth-place match via medical forfeit. 

Doetsch began his day with a 15-0 technical fall win over Brandon Ramos of Old Dominion. He won his second match of the day as well, taking an 8-2 decision over Robert Cleary of Rutgers. Doetsch lost for the first time in his third match of the tournament, falling 3-1 to Julian Flores of Drexel. He then took a medical forfeit against Paddy Quinlan of Franklin and Marshall, resulting in a fifth-place finish. 

After dropping his opening match of the day, Burnham was forced to battle back in the consolation bracket. He began by winning a close, 7-6 decision over Eric Fuentes of Millersville, followed by a 14-3 major decision over Nitchell Camp of Kutztown. The freshman then defeated Mark McCormick of Rider, 3-2 by decision before taking a medical forfeit and a seventh-place finish. 

This was a team-high fourth placing for White, who previously placed at the Princeton Open, Cleveland State Open and the ESU Open. This was the first time in his collegiate career that Burnham placed in a tournament and was the first time Doetsch placed this season. 

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