Alumni Updates Penn State's Ryan Fritz competed at the Virginia Tech Elite meet last week, taking home second place honors in Men's High Jump.The former Braves' star cleared 6-8.5 to finish behind Miami's Elan Daviglus, who cleared the same height, but took top honors on the criteria of fewer misses.
The Lions will be on the road again next weekend, traveling to the Tyson Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. Action is set for Feb. 15-16.
From the University of Maryland website: NEW YORK, N.Y. - The No. 21 Maryland wrestling team bounced back from its setback on Saturday with a 22-12 win against Columbia on Feb. 3 at University Gym. Six wrestlers were victorious for the Terrapins on the day with sophomores Hudson Taylor (NJ, Blair Academy) and Mike Letts (PA, Octorara) leading the way.
Taylor earned his team-leading 15th pin of the season in the second period against Nick Sommerfeld. Going into the weekend, he was tied for the ACC lead and tied for sixth in the nation with his 14 falls. Letts, who wrestled at 184 pounds for the first time this season, won by decision against Kenji Porter, 5-2. Letts is currently ranked No. 9 in the nation at 174.
Sophomores Mookie Golden and Jon Kohler kicked things off for the Terps with a pair of wins to give Maryland a 7-0 lead. Golden opened the day with a 4-1 decision against Jerome Greco in his first dual competition of the season. Kohler tacked on four more points with a 12-2 major decision against Nick Standish.
The Lions cut the lead to one for the first time, the closest they would get, with a pair of decisions at 149 and 157 pounds. Sophomore Mike McGill pushed the lead back to four with a 4-3 decision at 165 pounds but Columbia took the three points back with a decision of its own at 174.
Letts and Taylor sealed the win with their combined nine points in their two wins, giving the Terps a 19-9 lead. Sophomore Brendan Byrne finished the day with a 4-1 decision at 125 pounds.
Maryland (13-4) will take 10 days off and then host its last dual meet of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 13 when American visits Comcast Pavilion.
The Octorara Middle School team had a nice showing at this past week-end's Southern Chester County Middle School League (SCCMSL) Tournament. The Braves' took 10 wrestlers to the league championships at Oxford, and eight finished in the top four, including five finalists.
This week, the Braves will head to Quakertown for the middle school District Tournament.
Look for more details on these events and the season as a whole in next week's Post Ledger.
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