No. 16 Virginia Heads to Hampton Friday and Saturday for Virginia Duals
Jan. 8, 2015
|No. 16 Virginia at Virginia Duals|
|Date/Time||Fri.-Sat., Jan. 8, 2015|
|Location||Hampton, Va. | Hampton Coliseum|
|Multimedia||Live Video ($) | Live Results|
|Additional Information||Brackets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 16 Virginia wrestling team competes in the Virginia Duals Friday and Saturday in Hampton, Va., at Hampton Coliseum. The reigning Virginia Duals champion, Virginia (5-2) opens the tournament at 11 a.m. Friday when it wrestles The Citadel. As part of pool play, the Cavaliers also will face No. 17 Rider at 1 p.m. Friday.
The 12-team tournament takes on a new format this year, with four pools of three teams. The Citadel and Rider match up at 9 a.m Friday as the other match in the Poquoson River Pool. The team with the best record in the pool will advance to the gold bracket, while the team with the second-best mark will compete in the silver bracket. The third-place team will move on to the bronze team. Each team is guaranteed four duals.
FloWrestling will broadcast the Virginia Duals through its subscription service FloPro. Links to the broadcast as well as live results will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
In the Rankings
Six Cavaliers are listed in the latest InterMat rankings:
George DiCamillo (17th at 133)
Joe Spisak (14th at 141)
Gus Sako (11th at 149)
Nick Sulzer (second at 165)
Blaise Butler (fifth at 174)
Zach Nye (20th at 197)
The Latest on the Cavaliers
Virginia holds a 5-2 record in its dual schedule and is wrestling in its first dual since Dec. 20 at Bucknell. The Cavaliers placed 10th last week at the Southern Scuffle, with Nick Sulzer placing second at 165 pounds and Zach Nye taking eighth at 197.
Virginia captured the Virginia Duals championship last year for the first time in the 34-year history of the event. UVa defeated Chattanooga, Kent State and Edinboro en route to the title.
The Cavaliers are 2-5 all-time against The Citadel, with the last meeting coming on Nov. 13, 2010. UVa is 1-3 against Rider, although the Cavaliers blanked the Broncs, 38-0, in their last dual on Nov. 6, 2010.
Virginia returns home next Friday (Jan. 16) to open ACC competition as Duke visits Memorial Gymnasium for a 7 p.m. dual.
Virginia’s Weekend Probables (Rankings according to InterMat)
125: Nick Herrmann
133: No. 16 George DiCamillo
141: Justin VanHoose
149: No. 11 Gus Sako or TJ Miller
157: Andrew Atkinson
165: No. 2 Nick Sulzer
174: No. 5 Blaise Butler or Greg Bacci
184: James Suvak or Tyler Askey
197: No. 20 Zach Nye or Chance McClure
285: Patrick Gillen or Collin Campbell