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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The Virginia wrestling team makes its first road trip of the 2007-08 season Saturday as it visits the Brute/Binghamton Open in Binghamton, N.Y.

The Cavaliers opened the season last Saturday in dominating fashion with wins over Wagner (52-0), Anderson (45-3) and VMI (42-3) at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers lost just two of their 30 matches on the day en route to the big wins.

Freshman Michael Chaires (Scotia, N.Y.) had a sensational college debut, recording pins in all three of his matches at 165 pounds. Brent Jones (So., Burke, Va.) also recorded two pins and a forfeit win at 197. Ten of the Cavaliers’ win came by pin, including five against Wagner.

Virginia is back in action next Saturday, traveling to Chapel Hill, N.C., to compete in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Cavaliers are slated to face Purdue at noon, followed by a 2 p.m. match against Michigan State.

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