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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Tickets for the 2011 ACC Wrestling Championships will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14) through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office. The championships will be held March 5 at UVa’s John Paul Jones Arena.

“I couldn’t be happier to host ACC’s in JPJ this year,” Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. “The venue is one of the most beautiful and functional I’ve ever seen and it will undoubtedly make for a great experience for both the fans and the student athletes. The ACC is absolutely loaded with talent this year so the competition will be fierce. Anyone that is a wrestling fan, or just a fan of watching hard-nosed athletes compete in the world’s oldest sport, should be there.”

Virginia is the defending ACC champion and will face another formidable challenge as the ACC is the strongest it has been in many years. In all, 18 ACC wrestlers are ranked in the latest national individual rankings, including the top-ranked wrestler at 149 pounds, Darrion Caldwell of NC State, who won the 2009 NCAA championship at 149.

All seating for the ACC Championships is general admission. Adult tickets are $10, while tickets for youth, senior citizens and students of the participating schools (with valid ID) are $5. Tickets will be good for the entire day of competition.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall, by calling the Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 or logging on to VirginiaSports.com. The Virginia Athletics Ticket Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

First-round matches start at 11 a.m. on March 5. The semifinals begin at 1 p.m., while consolation semis start at 3:30 p.m. The consolation finals begin at 5 p.m., with the championship round slated to start at 7 p.m.

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