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Fleetwood joins Maryland coaching staff

Brent Fleetwood (Photo/Xavier Bonner)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland wrestling head coach Alex Clemsen has announced the addition of Brent Fleetwood, who will serve as the program's volunteer assistant.

"When I was at Mizzou I got to prepare for and compete against Brent, and he was just flat out tough," said Clemsen. "I am excited to add him to our staff and have him bring an edge and grit to our room that can impact not only our lightweights, but our entire roster. Brent is originally from Delaware, so it is great having a guy from the immediate region join us in College Park. I know the guys are pumped to have him and I look forward to working with him and watching the mark he makes on our program."

Fleetwood, who competed for both North Dakota State and Central Michigan, had a decorated collegiate career, qualifying for the NCAA Championships on three occasions. As a senior, Fleetwood was the runner-up at 125 pounds in the Big 12 Championships and missed the medal round at NCAA's by one match after capturing three wins at the championships.

A winner of 86 career collegiate matches, Fleetwood spent his first three seasons at Central Michigan, where he qualified for the NCAA Championships twice. A native of Smyrna, Delaware, Fleetwood was a four-time state champion at Smyrna High School, becoming just the 10th wrestler in history to capture four Delaware state titles.

Fleetwood has also competed in freestyle, going 5-3 at the 2018 US Open to place sixth at 57K. He then went 1-2 at the 2018 World Team Trials. Fleetwood had been training at the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center.

Maryland begins its first season under the helm of Clemsen with its intersquad Red-Black Wrestle-Offs on Oct. 26 before traveling to the Cavalier Duals on Nov. 2 in Charlottesville, Va.

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