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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 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)
1. Iowa
2. Iowa State
3. Ohio State
4. Cornell
5. Minnesota
6. Oklahoma State
7. Nebraska
8. Missouri
9. Boise State
10. Maryland
11. Wisconsin
12. Edinboro
13. Central Michigan
14. Penn State
15. Indiana
16. American
17. Arizona State
18. Oklahoma
19. Lehigh
20. Virginia
21. Michigan State
22. Harvard
23. Cal Poly
24. Penn
25. Duke

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