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May 29, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Nine Virginia Cavaliers were named to the 2013 Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State Wrestling Team. UVa freshman George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) earned the state’s Rookie of the Year award following his strong freshman campaign.

DiCamillo closed out his freshman year in the 133-pound weight class with a 33-10 overall record for the Cavaliers, including four pins. He won the ACC championship this season, while leading UVa to a runner-up finish at the ACC Championship. He went on to reach the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships, falling one win shy of All-America status.

DiCamillo was joined on the first team by teammates Jon Fausey (R-Jr., Dalmatia, Pa.), Stephen Doty (R-Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) and Mike Salopek (R-Sr., North Huntingdon, Pa.), who earned the distinction at 174, 184 and 197 pounds, respectively.

Five Cavaliers were named to the second team: Matt Snyder (R-Sr., Lewistown, Pa.) at 125, Joe Spisak (R-So., Boiling Springs, Pa.) at 141, Derek Valenti (R-Sr., Newton, N.J.) at 149, Jedd Moore (R-Sr., Mount Vernon, Ohio) at 157 and Nick Sulzer (R-So., Cleveland, Ohio) at 165. Moore and Sulzer each earned All-America honors, while all nine Cavaliers on the VaSID All-State team competed at the NCAA Championships.

2013 VaSID All-State Wrestling Team
Coach of the Year
– Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech
Rookie of the YearGeorge DiCamillo, Fr., Virginia
Wrestler of the Year – Pete Yates, Sr., Virginia Tech

First Team
125 – Jarrod Garnett, Sr., Virginia Tech
133 – George DiCamillo, Fr., Virginia
141 – Zach Neibert, Jr., Virginia Tech
149 – Nick Brascetta, So., Virginia Tech
157 – Jesse Dong, Sr., Virginia Tech
165 – Pete Yates, Sr., Virginia Tech
174 – Jon Fausey, Jr., Virginia
184 – Stephen Doty, Jr., Virginia
197 – Mike Salopek, Sr., Virginia
285 – Ian Jones, So., Apprentice

Second Team125 – Matt Snyder, Sr., Virginia
133 – Erik Spjut, Jr., Virginia Tech
141 – Joe Spisak, So., Virginia
149 – Kyle Spruill, Sr., Apprentice
149 – Derek Valenti, Sr., Virginia
157 – Jedd Moore, Sr., Virginia
165 – Nick Sulzer, So., Virginia
174 – Austin Gabel, Fr., Virginia Tech
184 – Josh Rodriguez, Fr., Apprentice
197 – Jacob Henderson, So., Old Dominion
285 – David Marone, Sr., Virginia Tech

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