Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Two items to share this morning from the mat. Ray Bethea, a graduate student member of the UVA Wrestling team, was recently featured by TrackWrestling.com as he combines his studies and wrestling for the Cavaliers. Bethea, who currently holds a 20-10 record at 165 pounds, joined the wrestling team after graduating from Penn and is enrolled seeking a masters degree in higher education from the Curry School of Education.
Redshirt senior George DiCamillo of the 24th-ranked Virginia wrestling team was honored by The Open Mat Wrestler of the Week. DiCamillo had a big weekend, pinning the nation’s fifth-ranked wrestler from North Carolina to help the Cavaliers to a win over the No. 25 Tar Heels and another win over Duke on Sunday.
Former #UVABase catcher Matt Thaiss has been invited to the Los Angeles Angels MLB Spring Training camp. The Angels’ first-round draft pick last year after three standout years at UVA, Thaiss reports to spring training on Feb. 17. In all, there will be 13 former Cavaliers in big league camps when Spring Training opens in two weeks.