CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four members of the Virginia wrestling team earned recognition from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) as they were named to the VaSID All-State team on Thursday (April 9).
Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.) and Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) both earned first team honors, while Quinn Miller (Lilburn, Ga.) and Denton Spencer (Waverly, Ga.) were voted to the second team.
Aiello won his first ACC Championship, taking the title at 197 pounds, while posting a 27-4 record on the year. He went 14-0 in dual matches and was 5-0 in ACC duals for the second consecutive season. Mueller went 13-1 on the year and finished as runner-up at the ACC Championships at 125 pounds. Both wrestlers earned All-ACC honors and were NCAA qualifiers.
Miller also claimed an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament at heavyweight after posting a 19-7 mark on the year that included a 7-3 mark in dual action. Spencer went 24-10 on the season and finished third at 149 pounds in the ACC Championships. He ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA in wins by fall, ranking eighth with 10 pins against Division I competition in a combined time of 16:06.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a University or Conference in the state of Virginia.
2020 VaSID Wrestling All-State Team
Wrestler of the Year: Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech
Rookie of the Year: George Moseley, Averett
Coach of the Year: Nathan Shearer, Washington and Lee
125 Jack Mueller, Virginia
133 Levi Englman, Ferrum
141 Brandon Woody, Averett
149 Colston Diblasi, George Mason
157 Larry Early, Old Dominion
165 David McFadden, Virginia Tech
174 Neal Richards, VMI
184 Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech
197 Jay Aiello, Virginia
285 Nico Ramirez, Southern Virginia
125 Sam Braswell, Averett
133 Kolin Johnson, Apprentice
141 Sa’Derian Perry, Old Dominion
149 Denton Spencer, Virginia
157 Ryan Luth, Washington and Lee
165 Shane Conners, Washington and Lee
174 Malik Barr, Ferrum
184 Rexx Hallyburton, Washington and Lee
197 Braden Homsey, Ferrum
285 Quinn Miller, Virginia