Last year, the Terps showed they could compete with Big Ten foes near the bottom of the standings. This season, the goal is to close the gap between them and the top.
The Terps leaned on a youthful core comprised of redshirt and true freshmen: Braxton Brown, Kal Miller, Ethen Miller and Jaxon Smith.
Jaxon Smith's loss late Friday night concluded the Terps' 2023 season.
The two heaviest wrestlers in the Terps' lineup will both compete in the NCAA championships.
Kal Miller, Ethen Miller and Jaxon Smith all earned automatic qualifications to the NCAA championships.
The Terps fell to 10-9 on the season.
The Terps secured a 10-win season for the first time since 2012-13.
“I can say that I’ve been a part of both Maryland’s Big Ten wins … it doesn’t get any less sweet,” Smith said.
The Terps snapped a streak that's spanned since 2016 against the Boilermakers.
Brown hasn't lost a bout in over a month for the Terps despite entering their tough conference schedule.