March 15, 2017
|Date/Time||March 16-18 | All Day|
|Location||St. Louis | Scottrade Center|
|Broadcast Information||ESPN3/WatchESPN | ESPNU (Morning Sessions) | ESPN (Evening Sessions)|
|Tournament Information||NCAA Championship Central | Brackets | Live Results|
|Additional Information||UVA NCAA Championship Notes | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
ST. LOUIS – The Virginia wrestling team looks to close out the 2016-17 season with a strong performance as four wrestlers compete at the NCAA Championships Thursday through Saturday (March 16-18) at the Scottrade Center.
Competing for the Cavaliers are redshirt senior George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) at 141 pounds, redshirt junior Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) at 157 pounds, redshirt freshman Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.) at 149 pounds and freshman Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) at 125 pounds. DiCamillo is making his fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships, while Atkinson is making his third appearance.
ESPN’s prime-time coverage begins with the second round Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. ET, the first time a session from the championships’ first day has been televised on ESPN (it previously has aired on ESPNU). As in years past, the semifinals and finals will air on ESPN on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, respectively, beginning at 8 p.m. both nights.
ESPNU will carry all the championships’ early sessions each day, beginning with the first round on March 16 (noon), continuing with the quarterfinals on March 17 (11 a.m.) and the concluding with the medal round on March 18 (11 a.m.)
Throughout the entire three days, during all six sessions, ESPN3 streams every single mat and match, allowing fans to follow any wrestler and/or school. During the finals ESPN3 will once again offer Off the Mat — a combination of live matches, highlights and interviews with newly crowned champions.
For computer users, ESPN3 will once again offer multi-mat, simultaneous viewing allowing fans to watch up to four different mats at one time or substitute a video quadrant for real-time standings.
2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Schedule of Events – All Times Eastern
Thursday (March 16)
First Session – Noon (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Second Session – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
Wrestleback First Round & Second Round
Friday (March 17)
Third Session – 11 a.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Quarterfinals & Wrestleback Second and Third Rounds
Fourth Session – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
Semifinals & Wrestleback Fourth and Fifth Rounds
Saturday (March 18)
Fifth Session – 11 a.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Wrestleback Semifinals & Third, Fifth and Seventh-Place Rounds
Sixth Session – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
Cavaliers Boast 16 All-Americans in Program History
Sixteen Virginia wrestlers have earned All-America honors in the program’s history, with 10 coming in the last 13 years, including seven during Steve Garland’s tenure as head coach. UVA has had at least one All-American in six of the last seven seasons.
Virginia’s best individual finish is second by heavyweight Henry Jordan in 1957 and current UVA head coach Steve Garland (125 pounds) in 2000.