March 14, 2018
|Virginia at the NCAA Championships|
|Date/Time||March 15-17 | All Day|
|Location||Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena|
|Broadcast Information||Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6|
|Tournament Information||NCAA Championship Central | Brackets | Live Results|
|Additional Information||UVA NCAA Championship Notes | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CLEVELAND – The Virginia wrestling team closes the 2017-18 season at the NCAA Championships this weekend with competition beginning in the opening rounds on Thursday morning at Quicken Loans Arena.
Fans can follow the action through live stats and video streams linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also keep up with the action by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWrestling.
The Cavaliers have six wrestlers competing in the event, the most since the 2015 NCAA Championships when seven Virginia wrestlers qualified. Qualifying for the Cavaliers this year are redshirt freshman Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.) at 125 pounds, sophomore Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) at 133 pounds, redshirt sophomore Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.) at 149 pounds, redshirt senior Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) at 165 pounds, redshirt junior Will Schany (Blair, Neb.) at 174 pounds and redshirt sophomore Tyler Love (Clifton, Va.) at heavyweight.
Atkinson, Krivus and Mueller are all making return trips to the Championships. Atkinson is a four-time qualifier, the 10th in Virginia program history, while Krivus and Mueller are both making their second consecutive appearance. Mueller earned All-America status last season by advancing to the semifinals and turning in a sixth-place finish.
2018 Virginia Qualifiers By Weight Class: Seed/Name (Overall Record)
125: No. 12 Louie Hayes (29-6)
133: No. 10 Jack Mueller (21-5)
149: Sam Krivus (18-13)
165: Andrew Atkinson (18-7)
174: Will Schany (18-12)
285: Tyler Love (9-17)
ESPN’s prime-time coverage begins with the second round on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. ET, the second consecutive year a session from the championships’ first day has been televised on ESPN (previously has aired on ESPNU). The semifinals will also air on ESPN on Friday, March 16, before the finals shift to ESPN2 on Saturday, March 17, beginning at 8 p.m. both nights.
ESPNU will carry all the championships’ earlier sessions each day, beginning with the first round on March 15 (noon), continuing with the quarterfinals on March 16 (11 a.m.) and the concluding with the medal round on March 17 (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.
All television coverage and the every match, every mat feature is available via the ESPN App.
2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Schedule of Events – All Times Eastern
Thursday (March 15)
First Session – Noon (ESPNU/WatchESPN)
Second Session – 7 p.m. (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Wrestlebacks First Round & Championship Second Round
Friday (March 16)
Third Session – 11 a.m. (ESPNU/WatchESPN)
Championship Quarterfinals & Wrestlebacks Second and Third Rounds
Fourth Session – 8 p.m. (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Championship Semifinals & Wrestlebacks Fourth and Fifth Rounds
Saturday (March 17)
Fifth Session – 11 a.m. (ESPNU/WatchESPN)
Wrestlebacks Semifinals & Medal Rounds
Sixth Session – 8 p.m. (ESPN2/WatchESPN)