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Indiana Welcomes Maryland for Sunday Match
« on: February 12, 2021, 03:58:40 PM »
Indiana Welcomes Maryland for Sunday Match
 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The Indiana wrestling team is back at home this Sunday as they host Maryland at 11:00 a.m. ET.
 Indiana vs. Maryland
Sunday February 14, 2021 11:00 a.m. ET
Bloomington, Ind. | Wilkinson Hall
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Live Stats: Track Wrestling
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 ABOUT MARYLAND
Maryland comes in with an 0-6 mark on the season.
Kyle Cochran (184 lbs) leading Maryland individually with three wins on the season.
The Terps have had wins at four different weight classes this season (141, 157, 165 and 184).
Maryland is coached by Alex Clemsen, in his second season with the Terps. Clemsen came to Maryland after four seasons as the associate head coach at Missouri.
 SERIES HISTORY
Indiana is 4-0 in the all-time series against Maryland. Last year in College Park, it came down to the final match, with Indiana pulling out a 19-16 victory.
 NOTES
Donnell Washington was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 2. Washington went 2-0 in wins against No. 5 Carter Starocci of Penn State and Troy Fisher of Northwestern. Washington pinned Fisher to help the Hoosiers win the dual vs. Northwestern. Washington has a 4-2 record on the season.
The first NCAA DI Coaches Rankings came out this week. Donnell Washington is ranked 8, Graham Rooks 17, Brock Hudkins 20 and Nick South 25.
Against Michigan State Washington defeated No. 17 Drew Hughes in a 16-3 major decision.
Nick South beat his first ranked opponent of the season against Michigan State with a 5-0 victory over No. 17 Jake Tucker.
Graham Rooks returned to action for the first time this season on Jan. 30. Rooks went 1-1, including a win over No. 10 Jarod Verkleeren of Penn State.
The Hoosiers have 23 freshmen/sophomores on their 2021 roster.
Indiana returns three NCAA qualifiers in Brock Hudkins, Graham Rooks and Garrett Hoffman.
Indiana opened the season with a 39-3 defeat against Illinois. Donnell Washington provided the Hoosiers a 6-3 victory.
Indiana has six wrestlers that are ranked this week. Donnell Washington is ranked No. 6. Nick South made a jump up to No. 19 this week.
The Hoosiers have had back-to-back recruiting classes ranked in the top-25. Their 2019 class was ranked 16 and their 2020 class was ranked 25.
Indiana set an attendance record for average fans per match in the 2019-20 season.
Cayden Rooks finished the 2020 season with a 21-13 record as a true freshman. He wrestled in eight Big Ten dual matched and finished with a 4-4 record.
Graham Rooks was an NCAA qualifier a season ago. Rooks beat five ranked opponents last season. Rooks makes his 2021 season debut on Saturday.
Indiana has three sets of brothers on their team (Graham Rooks and Cayden Rooks, Nico Bolivar and Eddie Bolivar and Jonathan Moran and Jacob Moran)
IU head coach Angel Escobedo is in his third season with the team. Escobedo wrestled at Indiana from 2007-10 and won the national championship at 125 lb. in 2008. Escobedo is the only four-time All-American in Indiana wrestling program history.
In extra matches against Michigan, Jacob Moran beat former cadet world champion and No. 1 recruit Kurt McHenry.
The Hoosiers will honor seniors Kyle Luigs and Dillon Hoey this weekend.
 Indiana Probable Lineup
125: Jacob Moran or #15 Brock Hudkins
133: Kyle Luigs
141: Cayden Rooks
149: #15 Graham Rooks
157: Matt Ortiz
165: #19 Nick South
174: #6 Donnell Washington
184: Drayton Harris
197: #30 Nick Willham
285: Rudy Streck
Maryland Probable Lineup
125: Zach Spence or Dainon Kappes
133: Jackson Cockrell or Nathan Porter
141: Danny Berton
149: Michael North or Hunter Baxter
157: Michael Doetsch or Lucas Cordio or Garrett Fisk
165: Jonathan Spadafora
174: Philip Spadafora or Dominic Solis
184: Kyle Cochran
197: Jaron Smith or Kevin Makosy
285: Garrett Kappes or Connor Bowes
UP NEXT
Indiana travels to Purdue for a match on Monday Feb. 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET, televised on the Big Ten Network.

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Indiana Welcomes Maryland for Sunday Match
« on: February 12, 2021, 03:58:40 PM »