Feb. 28, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The seeds and brackets for the 2017 ACC Championships were announced Tuesday (Feb. 28) following a vote of the league’s coaches. The event will be held Saturday (March 4) in Reynolds Coliseum at NC State.
Redshirt seniors George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) and Will Mason (Virginia Beach, Va.), and freshman Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) all earned first-round byes in the event by virtue of being seeded second in their respective weight classes.
Mueller is 22-3 on the season and seeded second at 125 pounds with a 14-2 mark in dual matches, while Mason enters the ACC Championships with a 16-7 record and is seeded second at 133 pounds. DiCamillo, a three-time ACC Champion at 133 pounds, is seeded second at 141 pounds after moving up a weight class for his senior season. He holds a 20-3 record on the season, including a 15-1 mark in dual matches.
Seeding and brackets can change up until noon on Friday (Mar. 3).
The championships serve as the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championships. The ACC has been allotted 31 automatic qualifiers; the breakdown by weight class: 125: 3, 133: 2, 141: 3, 149: 3, 157: 5, 165: 2, 174: 4, 184: 2, 197: 2, 285: 5. To earn the automatic qualifier, each wrestler must finish a certain place or higher at the conference championships (e.g., place in top three at 125 pounds).
All bouts of the Championship will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra with Shawn Kenney and Dean Linke handling the play-by-play, and UVA All-American Tim Foley joining Rock Harrison with expert analysis. During the preliminary rounds, the action will be streamed live from two mats, moving to one mat for the Finals on Saturday evening.
First-round action will begin at 11:03 a.m., followed by the Semifinals (1 p.m.), the Consolation Semifinals (3:30 p.m.), the Consolation Finals (5 p.m.) and the Championship Finals (7:03 p.m.).
Tickets are priced at $7 for adults, $5 for youth (17 and under); children aged two and under are admitted free of charge. ACC students with valid IDs are admitted free.