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Digest: Terps wrestler Hemida earns spot on U-23 world team

Digest: Terps wrestler Hemida earns spot on U-23 world team

Maryland senior wrestler Youssif Hemida earned a spot on the Under-23 World Team after winning the 125-kilogram bracket at the U23 World Team Trials on Sunday in Akron, Ohio. Hemida picked up a pair of wins over Matt Stencel in the best-of-three championship round to clinch a spot on the squad, which will head to Romania for the world championships in November. The 2018 NCAA All-American posted a 7-0 record in the event, including an 11-0 technical fall victory in his second championship bout. Hemida outscored his opponents 79-19 over the course of the tournament. "I'm very proud of how Youssif is wrestling," head coach Kerry McCoy...

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