This kid will be a Maryland superstar wrestler for the next 4 years. “[Redshirting] has allowed him to get solidified with his position of being a Division I wrestler and understand the rigors of balancing wrestling and school,” coach Kerry McCoy said. “He continues to improve, and once we get him in the spotlight and starting, the sky will be the limit.”
According to NCAA wrestling rules, a redshirt may wrestle an unlimited number of times throughout the course of the season as long as he wrestles unattached to a school. In open tournaments, there are no team scores, thus Asper is able to compete.
If Asper were able to compete for the Terps, he would be in the 165-pound weight class, along with current starter Brian Letters. While Letters has done respectably this year at 17-10, Asper would have certainly given him some competition.
“[Letters] is a great wrestler, and I love going up against him during practice,” Asper said. “We go back and forth, so it is great practice and makes me get better.” (excerpt from the Diamondback)
#10 Hudson Taylor has been named ACC Wrestler of the Week as he completed his ACC season at 5-0. Maryland will defend its ACC Championship at Virginia Tech next weekend.
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