Tomorrow we take on the Maryland Terrapins at 5PM in Reynolds Coliseum. The match will also be on ESPN3. Maryland is 10-7 as a team this season and is receiving votes (top thirty) in the USA Today Coaches Poll. They are led by fifth-year head coach, Kerry McCoy. Under his tutelage, the Terrapins have won three ACC Championships and finished in the top twenty in the country on three occasions. He has been named the ACC Coach of the year three times as well. They are the reigning ACC Champions. McCoy is assisted by Todd Beckerman, Mike Catullo, and Chris Vitale. Here is a look at the UMD line-up…
125 Pounds – Shane Gentry is having a very good season as a junior. He is a three year-starter that was an ACC Runner-up last season and finished third in the conference as a freshman. He is a returning national qualifier that finished 14-8 last season. Gentry is currently 15-8 on the season with a 10-6 dual meet record. He won the Oklahoma Gold Classic earlier this season. He is ranked twenty-seventh in the country by the NCAA Coaches Panel.
133 Pounds – Geoff Alexander is a sophomore that qualified for the NCAA Championships. He finished last season 22-12 and as the ACC Runner-Up. This season, he is 17-6 and finished second at the Oklahoma Gold Classic. He leads the team in falls and is second on the team in dual meet wins (13-2). He is ranked sixteenth in the country by the NCAA Coaches Poll.
141 Pounds – Shane Arechiga is a sophomore with a 16-11 record. He finished fifth at the Wilkes Open and third at the East Stroudsburg Open this season. Last season, he finished with a 17-13 record.
149 Pounds – Lou Mascola is a sophomore with an 8-9 record. He won ten matches last season. He finished third earlier this season at the Oklahoma Gold Classic and won the most falls award at that tournament.
157 pounds – UMC could start either Brady Massaro or TJ Guidice, both are redshirt freshmen. Guidice has 11 wins so far this season while Massaro has three. Both have started in four dual meets this season. Guidice recently placed in the Messiah Open.
165 Pounds – Junior, Domenic DeRobertis, is expected to start for Maryland. He finished with a 10-6 and 10-8 record each of the last two seasons. He has seen limited time this season as he has only wrestled in six dual meets and eight total matches.
174 Pounds – Josh Asper is the lone senior in the Terrapin line-up this season. He is Maryland’s best wrestler as he finished sixth in the country each of the last two seasons after finishing in the top twelve at the national tournament as a freshman. He is 12-1 on the season and 109-19 in his career. He won the Oklahoma Gold Classic earlier this season. He is currently ranked sixth in the country by the NCAA Coaches Poll.
184 Pounds – Jimmy Sheptock is a redshirt junior and team leader in many categories. He leads the team in wins (thirty), major decisions (seven), and dual meet wins (seventeen). He is also second on the team in technical falls (three) and third on the team in pins (four). He is 30-3 on the season with a championship at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, a second place finish at the Penn State Open, and a fifth place finish at Midlands. He is currently ranked seventh in the country by the NCAA Coaches Poll. Last season, he was an ACC Champion and a national qualifier.
197 pounds – Christian Boley is a redshirt junior with an 18-6 record. He won the ACC’s last year and was seeded fourth at the NCAA Championships with a 31-3 season record. As a freshman, he took third at the ACC Tournament. This season, he won the Oklahoma Gold Classic and finished third at the Penn State Open. He already has eighty-seven career wins and is ranked sixteenth in the country by the NCAA Coaches Poll.
285 Pounds – Dallas Brown is a redshirt junior in his first season as a full-time starter after spot-starting the last two seasons. He is 8-6 on the season with five dual meet wins. He placed earlier this season at the Oklahoma Gold Classic