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Maryland wrestling upsets No. 21 Stanford, places 4th overall in Road Runner Open

The Terps have won three straight duals for the first time in four seasons.

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Over the weekend, Maryland wrestling traveled to California to face No. 21 Stanford outdoors, and sent wrestlers to the Road Runner Open at CSU Bakersfield.

In the Terps’ second outdoor dual of the season, the Terps (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) upset the Cardinal (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12) in a dramatic 18-15 victory decided in the last match of the dual.

The dual came down a sudden victory period in the heavyweight match between No. 15 Youssif Hemida and No. 12 Nathan Butler. Hemida got the takedown in sudden victory to get the 3-1 win and to secure the overall dual victory for Maryland.

Maryland won six out of the 10 matches in the dual, including an upset 8-7 decision for Brandon Cray over No. 9 Connor Schram in the 125-pound class and Hemida’s ranked victory in the heavyweight class.


On Sunday, the Terps traveled to CSU Bakersfield to participate in the Road Runner Open along with fellow Big Ten rival, No. 15 Illinois. Overall, the Terps placed fourth as a team, including several outstanding individual performances.

Hemida took first place in the heavyweight bracket, Brendan Burnham placed third at 165 pounds, Spencer Woods placed fourth at 184, and Justin Alexander and Josh Ugalde placed sixth for the 157- and 174-pound classes, respectively.

Maryland’s next dual isn’t until Dec. 2 against Northwestern, but coach Kerry McCoy will send some wrestlers next weekend to the Mat Town Open in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania.