Maryland captures its fourth ACC title in five years; Asper earns All-America status once again
John is a three-time honoree
Kyle John is a two-time member of the All-Academic Team
Men's tennis, volleyball earn President's Cup Team GPA Awards
John, Peltier and Reyes recognized at ACC Postgraduate Awards Luncheon
As a Senior (2011-12): ACC champion at 157 pounds...qualified for the NCAA Championships...earned All-ACC honors...named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I Individual All-Academic team...named to the All-ACC Academic team...went 23-11 at 157, including 12-4 in dual meets...led the team with eight major decisions and tied for the team lead with eight falls...pinned North Carolina's Corey Mock to win his first ACC title (3/3)...registered the 11th fastest pin in Maryland history over Rutgers' Joe McCauley in 21 seconds in the opening round of the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Invitational (11/12)...placed second at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Invitational (11/12)...finished eighth at the Nittany Lion Open (12/4)...won the Kevin R. Kearns Award for the senior who contributed the most to Maryland wrestling and the Tom Norris Award for the wrestler who puts the team ahead of himself.
As a Junior (2010-11): NCAA Qualifier...named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I Individual All-Academic team...named ACC Wrestling Scholar Athlete of the Year...runner-up at ACC Championship...earned All-ACC honors...went 31-11 at 157 pounds, including 15-4 record in dual meets...placed second at the prestigious Midlands Championship after topping No. 20 Daryl Cocozzo of Rutgers...undefeated in bouts decided by pinfall (6-0)...ranked as highly as No. 13 in the country...topped No. 20 Barrett Abel of Cal Poly in the NCAA Tournament.
As a Sophomore (2009-10): NCAA qualifier at 157 pounds ... runner-up at the ACC Championship ... finished the season 29-13 with a 17-6 record in dual meets ... ranked as high as No. 19 by Intermat ... finished a perfect 4-0 in regular season ACC competition, including a win over No. 12 Thomas Scotton of North Carolina on Dec. 4 ... won six matches by major decision ... had three pin-falls ... won his first nine matches of the season.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008-09): Worked way into starting role at 157 pounds in dual meets, winning several critical matches against ranked foes along the way ... finished 15-17 overall ... 9-10 in duals and 2-3 in ACC duals ... 5 wins by major decision ... decision against Navy's Joel Ahern was difference in victory against rival Midshipmen.
As a Freshman (2007-08): Redshirt Season.
Before Maryland: Finished sixth at the Pennsylvania State Championships ... two-time District 11 Champion ... two-time regional champion ... accumulated 130 wins for Bethlehem Catholic ... also starred for the football and track teams ... served as wrestling captain as a junior and senior ... Lehigh Valley Conference Scholar Athlete as a senior.
Personal: Kyle Joseph John ... son of Kevin and Pam John ... one of three children with younger brother Tyler and younger sister Leah ... chose Maryland because he enjoyed the wrestling team and the campus ... majoring in civil and environmental engineering.