Jan. 25, 1997
Maryland Beats N.C. State, 32-6, For First Conference Win
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland wrestling team improved itsrecord to 5-0 and won its first conference match of the year today bybeating N.C. State 32-6 at Cole Field House. After losing the first twomatches, the Terps came back to win the final eight.
Winners included All- America candidate James "The Guzzler" Guzzio(Sr; Norwich, CT); Shane Mack (Jr; Ithaca, NY); Jeff Whalen (Sr; CampHill, PA); Arash Alizadeh (Sr; Herndon, VA); Damon Stephens (Sr; UpperMarloboro, MD); Craig Garrison(Jr; Pompton Lakes, NJ); Brian Layman (Sr;Millersville, MD), and Dave Vernier (Sr; Gaithersburg, MD).
Guzzio improves his record to 24-0. He remains the only wrestler inthe Atlantic Coast Conference who is undefeated.
The Terps will try for win number six of Wednesday night, when theytravel to George Mason for a match that will begin at 7:30.
Match Results118 lbs. Lee Carrol (NCSU) (16-9) d. Lee Chernett (MD) (4-10) 8-4126 lbs. Greg Bauer (NCSU) (7-8) d. Zack Fowl (MD) (4-5) 3-2134 lbs. James Guzzio (MD) (24-0) d. Jelani Chase (NCSU) (16-5) 8-0142 lbs. Shane Mack (MD) (26-5) d. James Kocher (NCSU) (7-5) 3-2150 lbs. Jeff Whalen (MD) (22-6) d. Joel Dramis (NCSU) (11-13) 10-6158 lbs. Arash Alizadeh (MD) (22-9) d. John Grochowski (NCSU) (2-5)F, 2:58167 lbs. Damon Stephens (MD) (17-7) d. Jon Fowler (NCSU) (0-4) 16-2177 lbs. Craig Garrison (MD) (19-5) d. Jeff Green (NCSU) (5-8) 7-2190 lbs. Brian Layman (MD) won by forfeit. fft. HWT Dave Vernier (MD) (16-6) d. Bill Blunt (NCST) (14-11) 7-1Final ScoreMaryland 32N.C. State 6