No. 22 Maryland wrestling has had historical success this season, but in its first Big Ten conference dual, it fell to Indiana, 17-16.
Maryland started off the event with a loss at 157 pounds, with No. 33 Michael North dropping the first match to No. 20 Derek Giltcher, 7-3. The Terps answered back at 165 pounds, with John Martin Best beating Tyler Lillard, 4-2, tying Indiana at three.
JOHN MARTIN BEST ENDS IT!!— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) January 9, 2023
The Pav is poppin
We are tied 3-3. #TurtlePower x #TFIN pic.twitter.com/vS8McbXf6G
Indiana’s No. 18 DJ Washington beat Maryland’s Dom Solis at 174 pounds, followed by another win by the Hoosiers at 184 pounds to make the Indiana lead 9-3 at intermission.
But the Terps battled back with three consecutive wins. No. 11 Jaxon Smith beat Nick Willham, 5-3, at 197 pounds, Jaron Smith upset No. 31 Jacob Bullock, 3-2, in the heavyweight division and No. 26 Braxton Brown defeated Jacob Moran, 9-0, at 125 pounds in a major decision, pulling the Terps ahead 13-9.
JARON WITH A HUGE WIN!— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) January 10, 2023
This third period takedown gets him over the line in a 3-2 win. We are tied 9-9#TurtlePower x #TFIN pic.twitter.com/lpowzFJu6W
But at 133 pounds, Conner Quinn dropped to No. 32 Henry Porter, 15-4, in a major decision, evening the score again at 13. With two matches left, Kal Miller brought the Terps to the brink of victory with a thrilling upset over No. 33 Cayden Rooks at 141 pounds.
MILLER TIME IS KAL'S TIME!!!— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) January 10, 2023
A gigantic dub at 141!
We lead 16-13! #TurtlePower x #TFIN pic.twitter.com/pqMXppqcAZ
But the Terps fell just short. No. 33 Graham Rooks upset Maryland’s No. 22 Ethen Miller, 5-3, and with the score tied at 16, Maryland wrestling took its first dual loss due to criteria, being outscored by Indiana in total points, 57-46.
Maryland will head to Hampton, Virginia, this weekend in the Virginia duals, facing Oklahoma and Ohio State on Friday and Campbell and Virginia on Saturday.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball leapt into the Top 10 of the AP poll for the first time this season.
Maryland men’s basketball received votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll but is still far from being ranked in the AP poll. Despite this, Maryland rose in several rankings, including the NET, after its win over Ohio State.
Maryland men’s basketball is No. 39 in this morning’s NET, a nine-spot rise from yesterday.— Ben Dickson (@bendickson__) January 9, 2023
The team also announced that its game at Iowa next Sunday will tip off at 4:30 p.m.
Our tip time is set for Sunday!— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 9, 2023
See you in Iowa pic.twitter.com/WS2q4B12R6
Maryland women’s soccer head coach Meghan Ryan Nemzer was inducted into the St. Mary’s High School Athletics Hall of Fame, where she graduated from in 2003.
Congratulations to @MegNemzer on the amazing accomplishment of being inducted into the St. Mary's Athletics Hall of Fame! We are so proud of you!— Maryland W. Soccer (@TerpsWSoccer) January 9, 2023
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Maryland Athletics announced the establishment of a new page for its NIL program, organizing the various ways to contribute to athletes at the university.
Gaining MOMENTUM— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) January 9, 2023
The new page for our NIL program is live!
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