Cavaliers Ranked 20th in InterMat Preseason Rankings
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team is ranked 20th in the InterMat preseason rankings for the 2009-10 season. UVa also has four wrestlers ranked in the individual rankings.
Chris Henrich (Jr., Lansdale, Pa.) topped the list of Cavaliers in the individual rankings, earning a No. 3 ranking in the 174-pound class. Henrich earned All-America honors last season and went 40-3. Brent Jones (Sr., Burke, Va.) is ranked ninth at 197 pounds, while Michael Chaires (So., Scotia, N.Y.) is 16th at 165 pounds and Nick Nelson (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) is 17th at 141 pounds.
Virginia also is ranked 20th in the preseason D1Wrestling.net rankings and 17th in the WIN tournament power index, both of which were released earlier this year.
Virginia has starters back at eight weight classes from last season, and also returns 2009 redshirts Michael Chaires (So., Scotia, N.Y.), Shawn Harris (So., Cleveland, Ohio) and Danny Gonsor (So., Cleveland, Ohio) to the mix.
The Cavaliers’ 2009-10 season opener is two weeks away, as they play host to Anderson and Campbell in a double dual on Nov. 7 at Memorial Gymnasium.
InterMat Team Rankings (Oct. 23)
2. Iowa State
3. Ohio State
6. Oklahoma State
9. Boise State
13. Central Michigan
14. Penn State
17. Arizona State
21. Michigan State
23. Cal Poly