CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 22 Virginia wrestling team (12-8, 1-2 ACC) hits the road this weekend to take on No. 14 Virginia Tech (8-3, 2-1 ACC) in a 7 p.m. dual on Saturday night (Feb. 16) at the Moss Performing Arts Center in Blacksburg, Va.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match will be streamed on the ACC Network Extra and linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 22 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11.5 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Commonwealth Clash trophy presented by Virginia Five Two Nine. Visit TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and current standings.
CAVALIERS IN THE NCAA RANKINGS AND RPI
The second edition of the NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings and initial RPI have been released and several Cavaliers make an appearance in the rankings. Seven Virginia wrestlers are ranked in the coaches panel rankings, while six wrestlers appear in the initial RPI rankings. Wrestlers must have wrestled 15 matches to qualify for the RPI.
HOOS IN THE NCAA RANKINGS (Coaches Panel Rankings/RPI)
125: Jack Mueller 5/NR
133: Louie Hayes 25/28
141: Sam Krivus 22/15
157: Jake Keating 24/28
165: Cam Coy 19/18
184: Will Schany 24/20
197: Jay Aiello 7/3
VIRGINIA’S PROBABLE STARTERS (Rankings by InterMat)
125: No. 5 Jack Mueller
133: Louie Hayes
141: Sam Krivus OR Scott Kiyono
149: Michael Murphy
157: Jake Keating
165: Cam Coy
174: Robby Patrick OR Drew Peck
184: Will Schany
197: No. 10 Jay Aiello
HWT: Tyler Love
VIRGINIA TECH’S PROBABLE STARTERS (Rankings by InterMat)
125: Kyle Norstrem OR Joey Prata
133: No. 12 Korbin Myers
141: Mitch Moore
149: Ryan Blees
157: B.C. LaPrade
165: No. 8 Mekhi Lewis
174: No. 7 David McFadden
184: No. 7 Zack Zevatsky
197: No. 7 Tom Sleigh OR Brooks Wilding
HWT: No.18 Billy Miller
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will return home to close out the dual season next week against No. 15 Pittsburgh on Friday (Feb. 22). The dual will also be senior night for the Cavaliers who will recognize four wrestlers prior to the beginning of the dual.