No. 12 Virginia Heads to Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Dec. 4, 2014
|No. 12 Virginia at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational|
|Date/Time||Fri.-Sat., Dec. 5-6, 2014 | Noon ET|
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada | Las Vegas Convention Center|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 12th-ranked Virginia wrestling team competes in one of the nation’s most prestigious college tournaments Friday and Saturday at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
There will be no live results, but FloWrestling will provide video coverage of portions of the event. Escapesports.com will have updated brackets.
In the Rankings
Six Cavaliers are listed in the latest InterMat rankings:
George DiCamillo (10th at 133)
Joe Spisak (ninth at 141)
Gus Sako (seventh at 149)
Nick Sulzer (second at 165)
Blaise Butler (ninth at 174)
Zach Nye (15th at 184)
Tournament Schedule (all times Pacific)
Friday, Dec. 5
9 a.m.: Pigtail Round, Round 1, Round 2, Consolation Pigtails & Consolation Round 1
6 p.m.: Quarterfinals & Consolation Round 2 & 3
Saturday, Dec. 6
9 a.m.: Consolation Round 4
10 a.m.: Semifinals and Consolation Round 5, Consolation Semifinals, Consolation Finals (5th & 6th, 7th & 8th)
3 p.m.: Championship Finals – 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th
Noting the Las Vegas Invitational
In addition to the 12th-ranked Cavaliers, the tournament boasts a loaded field that includes nationally ranked Minnesota (2), Cornell (3), Virginia Tech (6), Ohio State (7), Nebraska (8), Michigan (16), Oregon State (18), NC State (20) and Rutgers (23).
The tournament format mirrors that of the NCAA Championships, with each team permitted one wrestler per weight class.
The Latest on the Cavaliers
5-1 in its dual season, Virginia steps into an invitational format this weekend. Nick Sulzer (R-Sr., Cleveland, Ohio) and Blaise Butler (R-Jr., Belvidere, Ill.) each own perfect records this season, as both are 5-0 at 165 and 174, respectively.
After a break for final exams, Virginia returns to dual action on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Bucknell.
Virginia Probables (Rankings according to InterMat)
125: Will Mason (7-3)
133: No. 10 George DiCamillo (8-1)
141: No. 9 Joe Spisak (8-1)
149: Chris Yankowich (1-4)
157: Andrew Atkinson (7-3)
165: No. 2 Nick Sulzer (5-0)
174: No. 9 Blaise Butler (5-0)
184: Tyler Askey (9-4)
197: Chance McClure (2-3)
285: Collin Campbell (4-4)