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Feb. 23, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior Hudson Taylor has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Taylor, a senior from Pennington, N.J., scored a major decision over defending ACC champion Brent Jones in the 197-pound weight class in last Saturday’s regular-season finale at Virginia.
The third-ranked Taylor helped the 10th-ranked Terps overcome a five-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Virginia and finish the regular season unbeaten in ACC dual competition. In a rematch of last year’s 197-pound ACC Championship, won by Jones, Taylor defeated the 18th-ranked wrestler in the nation by a 13-5 score. The victory helped Maryland battle back for an eventual 22-11 team win.
Taylor is 36-2 on the season and is tied for the NCAA Division I lead in wins.
ACC teams are idle this week in preparation for the ACC Championships, which will be held at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum on Saturday, March 6. First-round matches begin at 11 a.m., followed by semifinals at 1 p.m., semifinals consolations at 3:30 p.m., consolation finals at 5 p.m. and the finals at 7 p.m.