Feb. 10, 2012
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
The Maryland wrestling team completes its Atlantic Coast Conference dual schedule on Sunday, Feb. 12, when the Terps (13-1, 3-1 ACC) take on Duke at 1 p.m. in Comcast Pavilion. With a win, the Terps would clinch a share of the conference regular season title.
The Terps will honor eight seniors before the start of the meet. On Sunday, the Terps will celebrate the careers of Matt Bogusz, Joey Boone, Ryan Gray, Kyle John, Brian Marcoux, Shawn Mazzarone, Corey Peltier and Owen Smith.
Maryland features five wrestlers currently ranked in InterMat's top-20 led by second-ranked Josh Asper (165). The Parkton, Md., native is 22-0 with five technical fall victories which leads the team.
At 197, fifth-ranked Christian Boley leads the Terps with 27 victories including 13 dual wins. Boley has only dropped one match this season. It came against top-ranked Byron Tate of Division III Wartburg College at the Midlands Championships.
Spencer Myers, ranked eighth at 285, recently returned to action for Maryland. Myers is 18-5 and 5-1 in dual competition.
Jimmy Sheptock has risen to 13th in country at 174. Sheptock is 4-0 in ACC matches and with a victory will most likely clinch the top seed at next month's ACC Championships.
At 157, 19th-ranked Kyle John has recorded a pin in two of his last four dual victories.
Last Time Out
Maryland lost its first meet of the year at 20th-ranked Virginia, 22-14, on Jan. 29. The Terps won four matches in Charlottesville as Asper, Boley, Myers and Sheptock extended their conference unbeaten streaks.
The Terps own a 56-9-1 record against the Blue Devils all-time. Maryland has won six straight in the series including a 48-0 victory in Durham last season.
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125: Jenkins Monzey (3-5)
133: Geoffrey Alexander (19-9), Joey Boone (0-0) or Brian Marcoux (1-2)
141: Frank Goodwin (10-10) or Lou Mascola (8-9)
149: Ben Dorsay (13-9)
157: No. 19 Kyle John (18-9)
165: No. 2 Josh Asper (22-0) or Shawn Mazzarone (2-2)
174: No. 13 Jimmy Sheptock (22-4) or Corey Peltier (5-5)
184: Ty Snook (13-13) or Owen Smith (2-2)
197: No. 5 Christian Boley (27-1), Tony Gardner (17-6) or Owen Smith (2-2)
285: No. 8 Spencer Myers (18-5) or Ryan Gray (0-3)
The Blue Devils opened the season with six straight dual losses, but have won three in a row.
Duke's strength lies at 141, 149 and 184. Tanner Hough is 20-6 and 7-2 in duals at 141. Hough leads the team with nine pins.
At 149, AJ Guardado is 18-7 with eight dual wins including two conference wins. Diego Bencomo has only been beaten once this season at 184 with a 7-1 record.
125: Peter Terrezza (16-11)
133: Brandon Gambucci (18-8)
141: Tanner Hough (20-6)
149: A.J. Guardado (18-7)
157: Immanuel Kerr-Brown (19-14)
165: Ryan Harding (18-14)
174: Randy Roden (13-15)
184: Diego Bencomo (7-1)
197: Brian Self (7-12)
285: Robert Mello (3-6)