Joe Platania’s article in PressBox this week is a must read for all Terrapin fans. Joes presents all sides of the rebirth of Wrestling at College Park, with some great comments by Coach kerry Taylor. Maryland’s wrestling program is surging, led by a tremendous coaching staff and the following wrestlers: Brendan Byrne (125 pounds) posted 22 wins in 32 matches last season. Steven Bell (133) went 29-7 and earned a sixth-place national finish, while Alex Krom (25-6 at 141) won his final consolation match at St. Louis and was fifth-best in the country in his weight class. At 197 pounds, Hudson Taylor ripped off a 38-8 mark (including 19 pins) and a third-place NCAA showing. Taylor’s All-America berth was his second straight honor. In 2008, he became the Terps’ first wrestler to achieve that laurel in 11 years and his 37-3 sophomore season means he is now an amazing 75-11 over the past two winters.
Tune into segment 2 this week on Terp Talk as we will discuss the program with Joe Platania. Joe, who covers the Ravens for PressBox, also has sme strong opinions on the Derrick Mason retirement.