Jack Mueller, a three-time All-American and 2019 NCAA finalist for Virginia, returns to Charlottesville for his first season on the coaching staff with the Cavalier wrestling program.
Mueller wrestled for the Cavaliers from 2017-2020, turning in a stellar career that saw him become the first Virginia wrestler to earn All-America honors as a freshman when he advanced to the semifinals at the 2017 NCAA Championships before taking a sixth-place finish. That season, Mueller was named the ACC Freshman of the Year.
He claimed his second All-America honor as a junior when he advanced to the finals at the 2019 NCAA Championships and became the fourth finalist in program history. Mueller also claimed the ACC Championship at 125 pounds that season. He also claimed the 125-pound title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational that season.
He capped his career claiming All-America honors from the NWCA in 2020 as a senior and finishing as runner-up in the ACC Championship at 125 pounds.
In all, Mueller garnered three All-ACC honors and was a four-time NCAA qualifier – the 12th wrestler in Virginia history to qualify four times. He posted an 85-14 record in his time at Virginia
Following graduation from the program, Mueller went to train with the NYCRTC and took third at the 2020 UWW Senior Nationals.