Moore Named ACC Wrestler of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Jedd Moore (R-Jr., Mount Vernon, Ohio) has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week following his key win Sunday over No. 11 Kyle John of Maryland. It marks Moore’s second career ACC Wrestler of the Week honor; he also earned the distinction as a freshman in November 2008.
Moore (16-5) earned a 5-3 decision over John at 157 pounds, posting a key victory in the No. 22 Cavaliers’ 22-14 triumph over No. 13 Maryland.
Moore never trailed in the bout with John. He scored a first-period takedown and held a 2-1 lead entering the final period. John escaped to start the stanza, tying the score, but Moore responded by taking John down with a minute left and then building 1:27 in riding time to clinch the extra point. John escaped with a few seconds remaining, but Moore held him at bay to finish off the 5-3 win and give UVa a commanding 16-0 lead in the dual.
No. 13 Maryland marks the highest-ranked opponent that Virginia has defeated in program history and, in doing so, UVa defeated the Terrapins for the first time since Feb. 17, 2006, snapping a streak of five straight dual losses to the Terps. With the win the Cavaliers tied for the regular-season crown with Virginia Tech, while Maryland still has one match remaining to earn a share of the title.
Moore is the second Cavalier to earn ACC Wrestler of the Week honors this year. Ryan Malo (Sr., Georgetown, Mass.) claimed the distinction on Nov. 22.
Virginia (7-1) returns to action at 6 p.m. Saturday with a home dual against Rutgers (12-5) at Memorial Gymnasium.