Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia529, the official sponsor of the Commonwealth Clash, and participating schools Virginia and Virginia Tech, announced today the 2019-20 all-sports competition between the two schools has been canceled and results will be void for this year.
“The best part of the Commonwealth Clash is allowing all student athletes to have an impact on the overall champion,” said Scott Ridgely, Chief Marketing Officer for Virginia529. “Without spring sports being represented, we did not think it was fair to award a winner this year.”
Following the most recently completed event, UVA held a 7.5 to 6.5 advantage over the Hokies after 17 events had been contested this year.
There were eight events left to be contested, all with a one-point value per event, when both schools canceled the remainder of their athletic seasons due to COVID-19.
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 Virginia529.
Virginia has won the Commonwealth Clash in three of the five years the contest has been held. The Cavaliers and Hokies tied in the point standing in 2017, but Virginia Tech was presented the award based on the program’s tie-breaker.