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Aug. 21, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia head wrestling coach Lenny Bernstein has announced the 2001-2002 Virginia wrestling schedule. The Cavaliers will host a total of nine events this season, nearly doubling the entire total of home events from last year when UVa hosted five home matches. Included in Virginia’s nine-event home schedule are six dual matches, the Virginia Intercollegiates, a Quad Meet and the annual Blue-Orange exhibition match. UVa will also compete in five multiple competition events (Opens, Duals, Invitationals) on the road and four away dual matches before participating in the ACC and NCAA Championships.

The Cavaliers will host the 2001-2002 Blue-Orange exhibition on Sunday, November 4th at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. It will be UVa’s only preseason tune-up before diving into the regular season portion of its schedule. After the Blue-Orange exhibition, Virginia will travel to Morgantown, West Virginia to compete in the West Virginia Open on November 10th. UVa will then hit the road and travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to compete in the Cornell Invitational on November 17th before heading west to Primm, Nevada to participate in the Las Vegas Invitational on November 30th-December 1st.

Following a month long break from team competition, Virginia will return home to host its first two dual matches of the season against Lock Haven and George Mason on January 5th. The Cavaliers will then travel to Hampton, Va. to compete in the Virginia Duals on January 11th and 12th. UVa will then head to Lexington, Va. for a dual match with the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on January 15th before returning home to host the Virginia Intercollegiates on January 20th. Following the Virginia Intercollegiates, the Cavaliers will make a return trip to Morgantown, W.V. to face West Virginia in a dual match on January 27th before returning home to host four consecutive events.

Virginia will kick-off its four-event homestand by facing North Carolina in a dual match on February 1st before hosting a Quad Meet on February 2nd. UVa will face Kent State, Old Dominion and Howard in the event. Following the Quad Meet, the Cavaliers will host James Madison in a dual match on February 9th and Virginia Tech in a dual match on February 10th on back-to-back evenings.

Virginia will make its final regular season road trip for dual match competition by heading to Durham, N.C. to face Duke on February 16th and to Raleigh, N.C. to meet N.C. State on February 17th. The Cavaliers will then return home to host their final ACC dual match of the season against Maryland on February 20th before traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in their final regular season event in the Quad Meet on February 24th. UVa will compete against American, Eastern Michigan and Bucknell in the competition.

Virginia will then travel back to Raleigh, N.C. to compete in the 2001-2002 ACC Wresting Championships on March 9th. The event will be held at the Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University. Following the ACC’s, the Cavaliers will then head to Albany, N.Y. to compete in the 2001-2002 NCAA Division I Wresting Championships at the Pepsi Center. The event will be hosted by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Rider College and Siena College.

Here is a complete look at the 2001-2002 Virginia Wrestling Schedule:

2001-2002 Virginia Wrestling Schedule

Event			Site			Date		TimeBlue-Orange (Exh.)	Charlottesville, Va.	11/4/01		5:30p.m.@ West Virginia Open	Morgantown, W.V.	11/10/01	10:00 a.m.@ Cornell Invitational	Ithaca, N.Y.		11/17/01	9:00 a.m.@ Las Vegas Invite	Primm, NV		11/30/01	TBA@ Las Vegas Invite	Primm, NV		12/1/01		TBALOCK HAVEN 		Charlottesville, Va.	1/5/02		12:00p.m.GEORGE MASON		Charlottesville, Va.	1/5/02		4:00 p.m.@ The Virginia Duals	Hampton, Va.		1/11/02		TBA@ The Virginia Duals	Hampton, Va.		1/12/02		TBA@ VMI			Lexington, Va.		1/15/02		7:30 p.m.VA. INTERCOLLEGIATES	Charlottesville, Va.	1/20/02		11:00 a.m.@ West Virginia		Morgantown, W.V.	1/27/02		7:30 p.m.NORTH CAROLINA *	Charlottesville, Va.	2/1/02		7:00 p.m.UVA QUAD MEET 		Charlottesville, Va.	2/2/02		12:00 p.m.(Kent, ODU, Howard)JAMES MADISON		Charlottesville, Va.	2/9/02		1:00 p.m.VIRGINIA TECH		Charlottesville, Va.	2/10/02		1:00 p.m.@ Duke *		Durham, N.C.		2/16/02		2:00 p.m.@ N.C. State *		Raleigh, N.C.		2/17/02		4:00 p.m.MARYLAND *		Charlottesville, Va.	2/20/02		7:00 p.m.@ Quad Meet		Washington, D.C.	2/24/02		10:00 a.m.(American, E. Michigan, Bucknell)@ ACC Championships #	Raleigh, N.C.		3/9/02		TBA@ NCAA Championships ^	Albany, N.Y.		3/21/02		All Day@ NCAA Championships ^	Albany, N.Y.		3/22/02		All Day@ NCAA Championships ^	Albany, N.Y.		3/23/02		All Day

Home matches listed in BOLD CAPS.Home matches held in Memorial Gymnasium.* ACC Dual Match.# at Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University.^ NCAA Championships hosted by: MAAC, Rider College and Siena College at Pepsi Arena.

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