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Jan. 24, 2015

No. 10 Pitt at No. 14 Virginia
Date/Time Sun., Jan. 25, 2015 | 1 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium
Multimedia Live Video ($) | Live Results
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia wrestling team plays host to No. 10 Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium. It marks the Panthers’ first-ever trip to Charlottesville for a wrestling match.

Admission is free. Fans can park free of charge in the Culbreth Road Garage.

Live Video/Results
A video broadcast will be available online on through a Cavaliers Live subscription. The video broadcast also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes. A link to live results also can be located on

In the Rankings
Five Cavaliers are listed in the latest InterMat rankings:
George DiCamillo (13th at 133)
Joe Spisak (14th at 141)
Nick Sulzer (second at 165)
Blaise Butler (fifth at 174)
Zach Nye (19th at 197)

Virginia also has nine wrestlers ranked in the first edition of the NCAA Coaches Panel rankings, which will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the NCAA Championships. Virginia’s ranked wrestlers:
Nick Herrmann (31st at 125)
George DiCamillo (T13th at 133)
Joe Spisak (14th at 141)
Gus Sako (23rd at 149)
Andrew Atkinson (26th at 157)
Nick Sulzer (2nd at 165)
Blaise Butler (4th at 174)
Zach Nye (16th at 197)
Patrick Gillen (T30th at 285)

Noting the Cavaliers
UVa is 9-3 in its dual schedule following a resounding 30-9 win over Duke last Friday in the Cavaliers’ ACC opener at Mem Gym. UVa won seven of the 10 bouts, getting bonus points in five of its victories. The Cavaliers jumped out fast in each of the matches, with UVa scoring the first takedown in all 10 duals.

Virginia’s Blaise Butler was named the ACC Wrestler of the Week after pinning Duke’s Trey Adamson in just two minutes at 174 pounds. Butler upped his record to 14-1 on the year. Ranked fifth nationally, Butler has a big match on tap for Sunday, as he is slated to wrestle seventh-ranked Tyler Wilps.

Gavin Squares Off With Alma Mater
UVa assistant coach Keith Gavin is matching up with his alma mater Sunday. He was a two-time All-American and the 2008 national champion at 174 pounds.

UVa-Pitt Series
The programs have met just twice previously, with the Panthers taking both bouts, including a 25-9 triumph on Jan. 24, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

Noting Pitt
Pitt (7-3, 2-0 ACC) has four ranked wrestlers in its lineup – No. 20 Mikey Racciato at 149, No. 7 Tyler Wilps at 174, No. 2 Max Thomusseit at 184 and No. 17 Nick Bonaccorsi at 197. Pitt is coming off a 25-13 loss at No. 8 Oklahoma State last week; the Panthers’ three losses all have come to top-15 teams (Lehigh, Penn State).

Up Next
Virginia heads to No. 9 Virginia Tech on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) for a 2 p.m. dual against the Hokies. The match will be contested at the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg.

Virginia Probables
125: Nick Herrmann (10-5)
133: No. 13 George DiCamillo (20-6)
141: Justin Van Hoose (1-7)
149: TJ Miller (6-4)
157: Andrew Atkinson (13-9)
165: No. 2 Nick Sulzer (20-1)
174: No. 5 Blaise Butler (14-1)
184: Tyler Askey (13-12) or James Suvak (9-5)
197: No. 19 Zach Nye (12-5)
285: Patrick Gillen (13-5) or Ethan Hayes (1-2)

Pitt Probables
125: Dom Forys (13-7) or Jake Gromacki (5-4)
133: Nick Zanetta (13-12)
141: Ben Ross (2-6)
149: Edgar Bright (6-1) or No. 20 Mikey Racciato (13-8)
157: Ronnie Garbinsky (9-8) or Eric Nutter (3-4)
165: Cody Wiercioch (8-7) or Troy Reaghard (9-6)
174: No. 7 Tyler Wilps (8-2)
184: No. 2 Max Thomusseit (18-1)
197: No. 17 Nick Bonaccorsi (11-6) or Ryan Solomon (11-6)
285: John Rizzo (4-8)

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