#13 Terps to Face Mids and Wolfpack
Jan. 19, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 13 Maryland wrestling team (10-0, 1-0 ACC) is back in action this weekend against in-state rival Navy and NC State. The Terps travel to Annapolis Friday for a 7:30 p.m. meet, and play host to NC State Sunday at 2 p.m. at Comcast Pavilion.
Last time out, the Terps won 7-of-10 matches against No. 23 Virginia Tech to earn their first conference dual victory of the season.
Six Maryland grapplers earned spots in InterMat's recent national rankings led by second-ranked Josh Asper. The Parkton, Md., native is 18-0 and leads the team in technical falls (5) which is tied for 10th among Division I wrestlers.
The meet against the Midshipmen will be streamed live via Navy All-Access free of charge. For fans attending the meet, it will be held at Alumni Hall. All fans need to park either at the football stadium and ride the shuttle over to Alumni Hall, or park outside of the Naval Academy grounds and walk onto the Yard with a photo I.D. Only those vehicles with a DoD (Department of Defense) or handicapped sticker will be allowed to drive onto the grounds.
The Midshipmen fell to No. 15 Lehigh, 28-6, last weekend to drop their record to 3-4.
Navy is led by seniors Aaron Kalil and Luke Rebertus who are tied for the team lead in wins (18). Kalil, a two-time NCAA Tournament participant, is tied for the team lead with three pins.
Rebertus, also a two-time NCAA participant, went 31-11 in 2011 and is only the 13th wrestler in program history to reach 30 wins twice in a career. The Gloucester, Va., native has won six matches this season by technical fall or major decision.
The Wolfpack fell to Virginia and Virginia Tech last weekend for their third straight dual-meet loss.
Darrius Little is ranked 13th by InterMat and leads NC State in wins (25) and has totaled six pins this season. The Thomasville, N.C., native is undefeated in ACC duals.
Coltin Fought is the 20th-ranked wrestling at 125 according to Amateur Wrestling News. Fought is second on the team in falls (7) and is 1-1 in ACC duals.