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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland 197-pound sophomore Christian Boley has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after sweeping six matches - three against fellow nationally-ranked opponents - and capturing his weight class title at the Penn State Nittany Lion Open.
Boley posted a 7-6 decision over eighth-ranked Daniel Mitchell in Friday night's dual meet vs. No. 24 American, clinching a 23-14 team victory for the No. 13 Terrapins.
Boley followed up with a 5-0 showing at the Nittany Lion Open that included a 7-3 win in a rematch with Mitchell in the semifinals and a 12-9 decision over Penn State's 10th-ranked Morgan McIntosh in the finals.
The wins pushed Boley's record for the season to 15-0. The Brockport, N.Y., native entered the weekend ranked 20th nationally at 197 but moved up to No. 9 in the InterMatWrestle.com rankings released on Tuesday.