CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas), a junior on the Virginia wrestling team, was ranked fifth at 57kg in the latest Senior Freestyle Rankings, it was announced by USA Wrestling.
This past fall, Mueller posted a fifth-place finish at the U23 World Games in freestyle.
Mueller is coming off an All-America season at 125 pounds where he finished as a runner-up at the NCAA Championships to defending NCAA Champion Spencer Lee. He is the fourth NCAA Finalist in Virginia program history. He also earned All-America honors as a freshman when he advanced to the semifinals before injury forced him to medically forfeit the rest of the tournament on the way to a sixth-place finish.
Mueller captured the ACC Championship at 125 pounds this season and posted a 21-1 record with his only loss coming in the championship bout. Of his 21 wins, 18 of them were bonus-point victories that included six wins by fall, five technical falls and six major decisions.
USA WRESTRLING FREESTYLE RANKINGS
1. Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
2. Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC)
3. Spencer Lee (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
4. Zach Sanders (Minnesota Storm)
5. Jack Mueller (Titan Mercury WC/Cavalier WC)
6. Tim Lambert (Sunkist Kids)
7. Darian Cruz (New York AC)
8. Frank Perrelli (Titan Mercury WC/Lehigh Valley RTC)
9. Zane Richards (Titan Mercury WC/Illinois Regional Training Center/Illini WC)
10. David Terao (DCAC)