Stanford hosts Maryland outside at Football Fan Fest on Saturday, second road outdoor dual for Terps this month

By Stanford Athletics and Maryland Athletics | Nov. 17, 2017, 12:38 p.m. (ET)
Editor's Note: For the second time this fall, the Maryland Terrapins take to the road to face a top Div. I team at an outdoor dual meet. Kerry McCoy's squad flies to California to battle Jason Borrelli's Cardinal during their Football Fan Fest, prior to Stanford's football game against rival California. This is the third time that Stanford has wrestled a major dual meet in an outdoor location. It is a bit of a homecoming for McCoy, who was a head coach at Stanford before taking the Maryland job.

On Nov. 4, Maryland fell to No. 12 Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium, Rutgers football home, by a 27-9 margin. It was Rutgers' second straight year competing in the stadium, after facing Princeton there in 2016.

The Fan Fest gates will open to the public at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Stanford Wrestling is encouraging people to be sure to arrive early to accommodate for football traffic.

STANFORD PRESS RELEASE
Takedowns and Touchdowns


STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford wrestling team hosts Maryland, Saturday at 3 p.m., for an outdoor dual at Football Fan Fest prior to the Cardinal's football game versus California. It will be the third outdoor dual in program history.

Stanford (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) returns five NCAA qualifiers and two All-Americans to its roster for head coach Jason Borrelli, who is now in his 10th season at the helm of the program. The Cardinal is coming off home wins over Cal Baptist (20-15) and CSU Bakersfield (18-16) last weekend. Maryland (2-1, 0-1 Big Ten) picked up wins over Campbell (20-19) and George Mason (28-9) last week.

Redshirt senior Connor Schram, who is the highest-ranked Cardinal at No. 9, has gone back down to 125 pounds this season, where he was an All-American at the weight in 2016. Redshirt senior Keaton Subjeck, a two-time NCAA qualifier and ranked No. 16 nationally, has moved up to 174 pounds this season after competing at 165 in 2016-17.

Redshirt senior Nathan Butler (285 pounds), who was a Pac-12 Champion as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and is a three-time NCAA qualifier, is ranked 12th nationally and sealed the dual win over the Roadrunners with a fall in 32 seconds against Jarrod Snyder.

Maryland is led by former Cardinal head coach Kerry McCoy, who coached the Cardinal from 2005-08. The Terrapins have two ranked wrestlers, 141-pounder Ryan Diehl and heavyweight Youssif Heida, both coming in at No. 15 in the InterMat polls.

The Cardinal closes out the weekend at the Roadrunner Open on Sunday in Bakersfield, California. FloWrestling will be providing coverage of the tournament.

Maryland vs. Stanford
Weight/Matchup

125 Brandon Cray (MD) vs. #9 Connor Schram OR Brian Rossi (STAN)
133 Michael Doetsch OR Jhared Simmons (MD) vs. Gabriel Townsell (STAN)
141 #15 Ryan Diehl (MD) vs. Brandon Kier OR Isaiah Locsin (STAN)
149 Adam Whitesell (MD) vs. Requir van der Merwe (STAN)
157 Kyle Cochran OR Justin Alexander (MD) vs. Walker Dempsey (STAN)
165 Brendan Burnham OR Patrick Gerish (MD) vs. Brandon Dallavia OR Jared Hill (STAN)
174 Josh Ugalde OR Spencer Woods (MD) vs. #16 Keaton Subjeck (STAN)
184 Jaron Smith (MD) vs. Austin Flores OR Judah Duhm (STAN)
197 Niko Cappello (MD) vs. Nathan Traxler (STAN)
285 #15 Youssif Heida (MD) vs. #12 Nathan Butler (STAN)

MARYLAND PRESS RELEASE
Terps head to Stanford, Road Runner Open


COLLEGE PARK, Md. --The Maryland wrestling team (2-1, 0-1 B1G) will travel to Palo Alto, California, to square off with Stanford (2-1, 1-0 PAC12). The match will take place outdoors at the Stanford Football Fan Fest before Stanford's football game. It is Maryland's second outdoor match of the season, previously meeting No. 12 Rutgers outdoors at High Point Solutions Stadium on Nov. 4.

Maryland will also participate in the Road Runner Open on Nov. 19 in Bakersfield, Calif. The event will be streamed on flowrestling.com.

LAST TIME OUT

Maryland swept its doubleheader against Campbell and George Mason, defeating the Camels, 20-19, and the Patriots, 28-9. Brandon Cray led the way for the Terrapins, picking up a pin in his first match against Campbell and then earning another victory against George Mason.

Three other Terps went 2-0 on the day. No. 15 Ryan Diehl, freshman Kyle Cochran and Jaron Smith all were victorious in both of their matches.

The Terps knocked off Campbell to earn their first win of the season, and then matched their 2016-17 season win total with the victory over George Mason.

A LOOK AT STANFORD

Stanford comes into its match against Maryland winners of back-to-back matches. After dropping their first dual of the season against No. 8 Virginia Tech, the Cardinal knocked off California Baptist and CSU Bakersfield in consecutive outings. They also earned a third place finish at the Hoakie Open.

The Cardinal will likely send out three wrestlers who have cracked the national rankings. No. 9 Connor Schram will wrestle at 125 pounds, No. 16 Keaton Subjeck will compete at 174 pounds, and No. 12 Nathan Butler will anchor the Stanford lineup in the heavyweight spot. This will be the second time in three-consecutive matches that Maryland will face a ranked opponent at heavyweight.

AN EXPERIENCED BUNCH

The Terps return 11 wrestlers who started last season.Headlined by three who qualified for the NCAA Tournament, Maryland returns Alex Vargas, Jhared Simmons, Adam Whitesell, Justin Alexander, Patrick Gerish, Josh Ugalde, Idris White and David-Brian Whisler.

In addition to participating in the NCAA Championships, Bannister, Diehl and Hemida all placed at the Big Ten Championships. The three placers are the most ever for Maryland since joining the Big Ten.