Virginia Hosts ACC Wrestling Championships Sunday
March 5, 2016
|Virginia at ACC Wrestling Championships|
|Date/Time||Sunday, March 6, 2016 | 11 a.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Live Coverage||ESPN3 – Mat 1 | ESPN3 – Mat 2 | Live Results|
|Additional Information||ACC Championship Home Page | Championship Brackets | UVA Notes | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team begins the defense of its ACC Championship on Sunday (March 6) when it hosts the ACC Wrestling Championships at John Paul Jones Arena at 11 a.m.
Doors at John Paul Jones arena will open at 10 a.m. The first round begins at 11 a.m. The final round is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens. Children under 18 are admitted free as are ACC member institution students with a valid student ID.
ESPN3 will broadcast each round of the tournament online, with dual-mat coverage beginning at 11 a.m. The live broadcast also can be accessed through the WatchESPN app. A link to live brackets also will be available at VirginiaSports.com, while live updates will be provided on the Virginia Wrestling Twitter account, @UVAWrestling.
2016 ACC Wrestling Championship Schedule
Sunday, March 6, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena, University of Virginia
10 a.m. – Doors Open
11 a.m. – First Round Matches
1 p.m. – Semifinals
3:30 p.m. – Consolation Semifinals
5:03 p.m. – Consolation Finals
7:03 p.m. – Finals
Virginia Probable Lineup/Seeds (Record)
125 – No. 4 Nick Herrmann (12-7)
133 – No. 1 George DiCamillo (25-3)
141 – No. 6 Justin Van Hoose (1-0)
149 – No. 5 Chris Yankowich (11-10)
157 – No. 3 Andrew Atkinson (23-7)
165 – No. 6 Garrett Peppelman (16-11)
174 – No. 5 Tyler Askey (12-12)
184 – No. 4 Will Schany (9-11)
197 – No. 3 Zach Nye (22-8)
285 – No. 4 Patrick Gillen (15-11)
DiCamillo Goes For Number Three
The top seed at 133 pounds, redshirt junior George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) will go for his third ACC Championship. DiCamillo won the title as a freshman in 2013 before redshirting the next year. He claimed the championship again in 2015 in his redshirt sophomore season. DiCamillo can become the seventh Virginia wrestler to claim three ACC Championships on Sunday.
NCAA Berths On The Line
The championships serve as the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championships. The ACC has been allotted 29 automatic qualifiers; the breakdown by weight class: 125: 4, 133: 3, 141: 4, 149: 2, 157: 3, 165: 5, 174: 2, 184: 3, 197: 5, 285: 3. To earn the automatic qualifier, each wrestler must finish a certain place or higher at the conference championships (e.g., place in top four at 125 pounds).
Recapping The Season
Virginia fought through one of the toughest schedules in program history, facing eight nationally-ranked opponents in its 13-match dual schedule while posting a 6-7 record. Battling injury up and down the lineup throughout the season, the Cavaliers have rarely started the same lineup from meet to meet, but have seen several wrestlers progress throughout the season
In the fall, the Cavaliers wrestled four nationally-ranked foes in its six dual matches, facing No. 25 North Dakota State, No. 24 Minnesota and No. 5 Ohio State on the road, while hosting No. 15 Old Dominion. Virginia went 2-2 in those matches while also picking up two wins over South Dakota State and Grand Canyon.
In the spring, the Cavaliers picked up a non-conference win over VMI, while wrestling their five-match season in ACC competition.