Nov. 12, 2017


TROY, N.Y. – Five members of the Virginia wrestling team closed out competition at the Journeymen Classic on Sunday, wrestling as individuals in the round-robin tournament hosted at Hudson Valley Community College.

Freshman Jake Keating (Naperville, Ill.) took second in his weight class grouping, posting a 2-1 record on the day that included two wins by fall at 149 pounds, while redshirt freshman Robert Scherer (Lower Burrell, Pa.) finished third in his heavyweight grouping.

Redshirt freshman Michael Murphy (Lookout Mountain, Tenn.) took fourth place in his weight class grouping, wrestling at 157 pounds.

Michael Battista (Ashburn, Va.) and Jack Walsh (Atlanta, Ga.) took fifth in their weight class groupings. Battista wrestled at 174 pounds, while Walsh wrestled at 184 pounds.

Virginia will return to action on Friday, Nov. 17, when the Cavaliers host the first home dual of the season against Gardner-Webb. The dual meet is set for a 7 p.m. start and will be held in the Aquatic & Fitness Center on Grounds.

Jake Keating – Second Place (149 C Group)
Jake Keating (UVA) pinned Connor Muli (Army), 3:20
Jake Keating (UVA) pinned Elijah Murphy (American), 1:19
Knox Fuller (Army) pinned Jake Keating (UVA), 1:12

Michael Murphy – Fourth Place (157 C Group)
Beau Guffey (Army) dec. Michael Murphy (UVA), 5-2
Michael Murphy (UVA) dec. Douglas Gudenburr (Citadel), 2-1
Rian Burris (Citadel) dec. Michael Murphy (UVA), 8-7

Michael Battista – Fifth Place (174 B Group)
Jared Siegrist (Lock Haven) dec. Michael Battista (UVA), 4-2
Dylan Barreiro (Kent State) dec. Michael Battista (UVA), 6-3
Michael Battista (UVA) dec. Connor Allshouse (American), 7-3

Jack Walsh – Fifth Place (184 B Group)
Colin McCracken (Kent State) pinned Jack Walsh (UVA), 2:32
Prince Hyeamang (American) pinned Jack Walsh (UVA), 2:41
Noah Stewart (Army) tech fall Jack Walsh (UVA), 15-0 (6:23)
Trey Hartsock (Lock Haven) tech fall Jack Walsh (UVA), 17-0 (4:55)

Robert Scherer – Third Place (285 C Group)
Robert Heald (Army) dec. Robert Scherer (UVA), 8-4
Robert Scherer (UVA) dec. Nicholas Scott (Castleton), 2-0
Razohnn Gross (Rutgers) dec. Robert Scherer (UVA), 7-4