Maryland 165-pound sophomore Josh Asper has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after capturing the title in his weight class at the Brockport Invitational and defeating a fellow nationally-ranked wrestler in the title match. Asper, who was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament, is 7-0 so far this season with his wins coming via four major decisions, two technical falls and a pin.
Duke 174-pound redshirt freshman Bret Klopp captured his first tournament title, winning four matches at the NC State Wolfpack Open. The native of Lander, Wyo., registered a pair of falls in his four wins. He is now 11-1 overall on the year with two top-three finishes. He leads the team with seven falls on the year, with four of them coming under two minutes.
In his first-ever action at 141 pound, NC State’s Darrius Little swept through five matches to take the championship at his new weight in the Wolfpack Open. A 133-pounder his entire career at NC State, Little moved up to 141 for the 2010-11 season. His five victories at the Open included three vs. fellow ACC wrestlers – Duke’s Riley Adamson and Mike Bell, and Virginia Tech’s Zach Neibert. Five Virginia Tech wrestlers also took part in the annual Wolfpack Open. Taylor Knapp, wrestling unattached, took the title at 157 pounds to highlight the Hokies’ day. One day earlier, on Saturday, Virginia Tech picked up four dual wins at the Duals at Hershey to improve to 4-1 on the season. Freshman Devin Carter led the way at 133 pounds with a 4-0 record, picking up a decision, a major decision and two pins. Pete Yates also went 4-0 at 157 pounds with three decisions and a major decision.
Virginia 174-pound All-American Chris Henrich swept his three matches at The Duals at Hershey. Against Edinboro, Henrich scored a big first-period pin which completely turned the momentum of the match, pulling UVa even in the dual, 13-13, after trailing 13-7. Henrich cruised in his other bouts, winning by major decision over The Citadel’s James Oddo and notching a 10-3 decision against Kent State’s Brandon Johnson as UVa defeated its highest ranked opponent in school history, No. 14 Kent State.
Thomas Scotton went undefeated in his three matches at 165 as North Carolina opened it season with dual season with wins against Drexel and Lock Haven at Saturday's Duals at Hershey before dropping a 25-10 decision to No. 14 Kent State.