Maryland Wrestlers Bedevil Duke 25-13
Feb. 14, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Terrapins started early and piled on the points as quickly as possible, as the they opened a commanding lead on their way to a 25-13 win over the Duke Blue Devils at Ritchie Coliseum. While all three seniors notched victories for Maryland, it was the freshmen who stepped up as Joe Guzzio (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley), at 118 pounds, started the match with a first period pin and Josh Weidman (Hershey, Pa./Hershey), at 158 lbs., won a crucial decision, 7-5 in overtime.
Once again, the Terrapin senior tri-captains each had strong performances. At 142 lbs., Shane Mack (Lancaster, Pa./Ithaca (NY)) posted a 14-2 major decision of Cameron Stock and Jeff Whalen (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) followed up with a 4-1 win over Deuce Harris at 150. Craig Garrison (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) clinched the match for the Terps at 177 lbs. with a pin of Dion Santo at 1:19.
For the Blue Devils, senior Chris Heckel defeated Mark Mansueto at 126 lbs., junior Matt Mapes improved his overall record to 13-1 with an 11-3 major decision of Chad Masemer, and Jesse Raia and Alex Hunt won their matches at 190 lbs. and the heavyweight division respectively.
The Terps even their overall record at 5-5 and improve their conference record to 1-3. Duke falls to 5-5 and remains winless in the ACC at 0-3.
Maryland closes out the regular season tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 15, versus American University at 1 p.m in Ritchie Coliseum. The Terrapins travel to Duke University for the ACC Championships on March 7.
Wt Result MD-DU 118 Joe Guzzio (MD) pinned Steve Sentner (DU), F1:29 6-0 126 Chris Heckel (DU) dec. Mark Mansueto (MD), 11-4 6-3 134 Ted Harlan (MD) dec. Sean Meakim (DU), 6-0 9-3 142 Shane Mack (MD) major dec. Cameron Stock (DU), 14-2 13-3 150 Jeff Whalen (MD) dec. Deuce Harris (DU), 4-1 16-3 158 Josh Weidman (MD) dec. Bill Morris (DU), 7-5 (OT) 19-3 167 Matt Mapes (DU) major dec. Chad Masemer (MD), 11-3 19-7 177 Craig Garrison (MD) pinned Dion Santo (DU), F1:19 25-7 190 Jesse Raia (DU) dec. Ben Tomaino (MD), 6-1 25-10 Hwt Alex Hunt (DU) dec. Paul Fitzmaurice (MD), 6-5 (OT) 25-13