Maryland wrestling picked up two more losses over the weekend, losing to two top-20 teams and falling to 3-6 on the season and 0-6 in Big Ten play.
The Terps were given a rude home welcome Friday night as No. 2 Ohio State (7-0, 2-0 Big Ten) dominated Maryland, winning 45-3. The Buckeyes came out swinging early and fast, winning the first nine matches of the dual.
The Terps’ only bright spot was No. 10 heavyweight Youssif Hemida, who picked up his 16th win of the season in an 8-1 decision over Kevin Snyder, the brother of Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Kyle Snyder, who didn’t wrestle on Friday. Maryland also lost two matches due to injury default, Justin Alexander (157) and Josh Ugalde (174), two by technical fall, and two fall.
Maryland went back on the road Sunday hoping to avenge the lopsided loss, but instead received another. In the way was No. 20 Nebraska, who defended its home turf, defeating the Terps (3-6, 0-6 Big Ten), 48-3.
Hemida continued his success this season, winning his 17th match of the year by a 7-4 decision. The Huskers racked up four pins, and benefitted from two forfeits by the Terps. Maryland hasn’t won an individual dual since November.
Maryland will take a break from conference play, as the Terps have three straight non-conference road duals ahead of them in the next two weeks or so. Their next match is on Jan. 12 against Navy. The Terps don’t return home until Jan. 21, when they take on No. 1 Penn State.