American Wrestling Struggles Against Maryland, Falls 42-8

COLLEGE PARK, MD.-- American wrestling struggled against local foe Maryland on Wednesday, falling 42-8 in a dual meet at Ritchie Coliseum. Nationally-ranked senior Marc Hoffer (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Central) added to his all-time career wins record at American, beating Adam James by a 16-7 major decision for his 114th career win at 149 lbs. At 174 lbs., sophomore Aaron Baker (Amarillo, Tex./Tacosa) also won by major decision (11-2) over Mark Reid.

The Eagles could not put away the remaining matches. Heavyweight Jared Hyman (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) fell by a 9-7 decision to Jeremy Duncan, and at 157 lbs., sophomore Aviv Bercovicz (Wauside, N.J./Cean Township) also fell by decision (6-2) to John Antonelli. The Eagles forfeited the 125 and 141 lbs. divisions while the remaing matches were decided by pins.

The Eagles are now 4-10 in dual meets this season. The Eagles will remain on the road for the weekend as they take on Ohio University this Sunday, February 10, starting at 12:00 p.m. American's next home meet will be on Sunday, February 17, versus Old Dominion and Buffalo starting at 12:00 p.m. in Bender Arena.

125: Mike Lupia (UMD) wins by forfeit
133: Joe Guzzio (UMD) pins Matthew Pelligrino (AU) at 1:15
141: Brandon York (UMD) wins by forfeit
149: Marc Hoffer (AU) wins by 16-7 major decision over Adam James (UMD)
157: John Antonelli (UMD) wins by 6-2 decision over Aviv Bercovicz (AU)
165: Josh Weidman (UMD) pins Eric Fantegrossi (AU) at 2:14
174: Aaron Baker (AU) wins by 11-2 major decision over Mark Reid (UMD)
184: Jason Stork (UMD) pins Kyle Mason (AU) at 3:55
197: Bob Vorbies (UMD) pins Adam Montgomery (AU) at 2:02
HWT: Jeremy Duncan (UMD) wins by 9-7 decision over Jared Hyman (AU)