No. 9 Virginia Entertains No. 4 Ohio State Monday at JPJ
Nov. 23, 2014
|No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Mon., Nov. 24, 2014 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Multimedia||Live Video | Live Results|
|Additional Information||Purchase Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia wrestling team plays host to No. 4 Ohio State at 7 p.m. Monday at John Paul Jones Arena. The dual marks the first-ever matchup of top-10 wrestling teams on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.
Tickets are available through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office and are $15 for matside seats, $7 for general admission and $5 for youth/seniors. Tickets are $4 for groups of 20 or more. Fans can park free of charge in the JPJ lot and garage.
Virginia will hold a pre-match youth clinic from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at JPJ. All participants must purchase a ticket to the UVa-OSU match. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Links to live video and results will be available on VirginiaSports.com. The ACC Digital Network will provide the video broadcast for the dual.
In the Rankings
Six Cavaliers are listed in the latest InterMat rankings:
George DiCamillo (10th at 133)
Joe Spisak (12th at 141)
Gus Sako (ninth at 149)
Nick Sulzer (second at 165)
Blaise Butler (10th at 174)
Zach Nye (14th at 197)
The Latest on the Cavaliers
Virginia is 5-0 in its dual season following a 20-15 win over No. 23 North Dakota State and a 33-3 triumph over Gardner Webb on Nov. 15. UVa currently boasts its best ranking in program history.
Four Virginia probables own perfect records in the early season. George DiCamillo (R-So., Highland Heights, Ohio) and Joe Spisak (R-Sr., Boiling Springs, Pa.) are 8-0 at 133 and 141, respectively, while Nick Sulzer (R-Sr., Cleveland, Ohio) and Blaise Butler (R-Jr., Belvidere, Ill.) are 4-0 at 165 and 174, respectively.
UVa has won its last 25 home duals (at Mem Gym and JPJ), dating to a Nov. 27, 2011, defeat to Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena.
Noting Ohio State
Ohio State is 3-1 on the year following a 19-18 defeat at No. 10 Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon; the teams tied 18-18, with the Hokies earning a bonus point on the third tiebreak criteria (total match points scored from decisions, major decisions and technical falls). The Buckeyes own wins over Kent State, Army and Arizona State.
Nine of Ohio State’s probable starters are ranked in the latest InterMat individual rankings, including top-ranked Logan Stieber at 141 pounds. Stieber is a three-time national champion at 141.
UVa is 0-3 all-time against Ohio State. The teams last met in dual action on Jan. 22, 2006, a 28-10 OSU win at Memorial Gymnasium.
Virginia has the Thanksgiving weekend off before competing in one of the nation’s premier tournaments, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 5 and 6 in Las Vegas.
Monday Probables (Rankings according to InterMat)
125: Will Mason (7-2)
133: No. 10 George DiCamillo (8-0)
141: No. 12 Joe Spisak (8-0)
149: TJ Miller (5-3)
157: Andrew Atkinson (7-2)
165: No. 2 Nick Sulzer (4-0)
174: No. 11 Blaise Butler (4-0)
184: Billy Coggins (3-2) or James Suvak (5-1)
197: Dusty Floyd (1-2)
285: Collin Campbell (4-3)
125: No. 10 Nathan Tomasello (7-1)
133: No. 8 Johnni DiJulius (8-0)
141: No. 1 Logan Stieber (4-0)
149: No. 4 Hunter Stieber (0-0) or Randy Languis (4-3)
157: No. 7 Josh Demas (7-0)
165: Justin Kresevic (8-6)
174: No. 13 Mark Martin (6-3)
184: No. 7 Kenny Courts (7-1)
197: No. 7 Kyle Snyder (7-0)
285: No. 11 Nick Tavanello (7-2)