No. 32 Jaron Smith wins, Terps falls to Michigan

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Maryland Wrestling Team won a fight in a 40-2 loss to the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines on Sunday afternoon inside the XFINITY Center Pavilion. The Terps earned a team point in the 197-pound fight for mat control.

No. 32 ranked 197 pounds Jaron Smith was behind in regulation against No. 6 Patrick Brucki, but the senior scored a late withdrawal to force an outright win. In the extra session, Smith exploded through his opponent, sending him to the mat for a decisive takedown, giving the Terps their only win of the day.

At 149 pounds Michael North relentlessly fought Pat Nolan. After dropping the first two takedowns of the fight, North rallied but would eventually go down due to Nolan’s lead time advantage.

No. 12 Kyle Cochran took on one of the toughest wrestlers in the world, No. 2 ranked 184-pounder and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist, Myles Amine. Cochran held off, but ultimately fell 6-2.

Several Terps also participated in the Mat-Town Open, hosted by Lock Haven University, on Saturday afternoon. Freshmen in red shirts Ethen Miller and Jaxon Smith both won home titles while Jackson Cockrel and Jordan Gabriel finished fourth on the podium.

FULL RESULTS vs. Michigan

125: Fall of Jack Medley (2:31) Zack Spence (Wolverines 6-0)
133: No. 8 Dylan Ragusin tech. fall (16-1) King Sandoval (Wolverines lead 11-0)
141: No. 4 Stevan Micic major dec. (16-3) Danny Bertoni (Wolverines lead 15-0)
149: Pat Nolan Dec. (9-8) Michael North (Wolverines lead 18-0)
157: No. 14 Will Lewan major Dec. (18-5) Conner Decker (Wolverines lead 22-0)
165: No. 12 Cam Amine major Dec. (16-3) Gaven’s Bell (Wolverines lead 26-0)
174: Logan Massa n°6 by forfeit (Wolverines leads (32-0)
184: No. 2 Myles Amine Dec. (6-2) #12 Kyle Cochran (Wolverines lead 35-0)
197:32 Jaron Smith SV(11-9) #6 Patrick Brucki (Wolverines lead 35-2)
HWT: No. 2 Mason Parris TF (21-4) Zach Schrader (Wolverines 40-2)

Following

  • The Terps will host the Michigan State Spartans at the XFINITY Center Pavilion on Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m.
  • The duo will be broadcast on B1G+.

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