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Feb. 16, 2006

The Virginia Wrestling Team finishes up its regular season when the Cavaliers host Maryland at 7 p.m. Friday night at Memorial Gym. The Terps are currently in first place in the ACC and UVa can earn a share of the first place with Maryland with a win.

Friday’s meet will mark the final home appearance for senior Conor Manley. Conor Manley is a fourth year Economics major from Wilton, CT. Conor came to UVA having placed twice in the CT state championships and lettered in both football and lacrosse. Conor has wrestled in many events during the course of his 4 years as a student-athlete and has seen success at several tournaments and dual meets. His dedication and commitment to UVA wrestling will be sorely missed next season.

Freshman Eric Albright continues to lead the team with 25 wins. Albright has won eight of his last nine matches.

Red-shirt sophomore Damian Johnson is the only udefeated Cavalier in league action at 4-0. Johnson is 19-9 on the season and has won five of his last six matches.

Four Cavaliers will be going for their 20th wins of the season: Damian Johnson (19-9), Anthony Burke (19-13), Brent Jones (19-11) and Kyle Narkiewicz (19-9).

Maryland has posted wins over NC State, 28-6; Virginia Tech, 27-18; North Carolina, 24-18; and Duke, 21-12.

Four Terps are 4-0 in conference action: Brendan Byrne (133), Adam James (157), Adam DeCosmo (165) and Jerry Afari (197).

Maryland has not won an ACC regular season title since 1973.

Maryland leads the all-time series with the Cavaliers, 35-19, but the Cavaliers have won the last 11 meetings over the Terrapins. The last time Maryland defeated UVa was during the 1993-1994 season when the Terrapins won 20-12. Lenny Bernstein is 11-1 all-time against Maryland.

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