Terrapins Dominate Rider 42-6
Terrapin Eric Medina pinned Don Fisch during the Terrapins dual with Rider at the Comcast Pavilion in College Park MD on December 8, 2007. Christopher Blunck/DC Sports Box.
COLLEGE PARK, Md - The #23 ranked Maryland Terrapins wrestling team soundly defeated Rider 42-6 this afternoon at the Comcast Pavilion. The Terps cleaned house, dropping only 1 match in the dual while tacking on 2 falls and 1 technical fall.

Brendan Byrne got the Terps off on the right foot with a pin in the 3rd period of his match in the 125 pound weight class.  Bell continued the Terrapin momentum and scored a major decision over Dustin Renelt after scoring 16 points to put the Terrapins up 10-0 in the dual.

Kohler edged out Rodgers 4-2 in a nailbiting match in the 141 pound weight class.

Eric Medina and Don Fisch faced each other in the 149 pound weight class, and wrestled competitively through the first period.  Medina, ranked #17 in the nation, rode his #14th ranked competitor for part of the second half before getting Fisch rolled over.  Fisch resisted but Medina had the upper hand and was able to score the pinfall.  The Terps were up 19-0.

Rob Morrison from Rider countered the fall in the 157 pound class.  He faced Terrapin Brian Letters and scored the pin 1:43 into the second period.
In the 165 pound weight class Terrapin Mike McGill overpowered Mike Darling.  McGill recorded 4 near falls, 3 takedowns, and a reverse that led to a technical fall decision after a 19-3 lead early in the 3rd period.

Josh Haines from the 184 pound weight class, and Patrick Gilmore from the heavyweight class, rounded out the afternoon with decisions against their competitors.  Both Haines and Gilmore won by slim margins (2-1 and 4-0).  Haines win over Umbehauer was an upset as Haines is regarded as #20 in his weight class and Umbehauer is an impressive #10 rank.

The Terps closed out the match by 42-6 margin and headed to the locker room for 45 minutes to prepare for Rutgers.