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Jan. 10, 2010
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - After winning two of three matches on Saturday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the seventh-ranked University of Maryland wrestling team won one of two on Sunday to finish seventh in their first ever appearance at the tournament.
Maryland started the day with a rematch against No. 8 Cornell at 9 a.m. local time. The Terps were unable to duplicate previous success against Cornell, having beaten the Big Red when they were ranked No. 4 on Nov. 21. Cornell won the first four matches against Maryland en route to a 19-15 victory.
Maryland was able to bounce back against No. 22 Wisconsin, coming back from a 15-7 deficit to win 21-18 and earn a seventh place finish. Trailing by eight points heading into the match at 174 pounds, No. 6 Mike Letts got a technical fall over Jimmy Duffy to bring the team score to 12-15. Corey Peltier dropped an 8-7 decision to Travis Rutt at 184, but the Terps won the final two matches to overcome the Badgers.