CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Virginia wrestling team will return to action on Friday (Jan. 7) when the squad competes at the Lehman Open hosted by Franklin & Marshall. Wrestling will begin at 9 a.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Attendance to fans will not be allowed outside of select Franklin & Marshall faculty, staff and students who are compliant with vaccination and testing policies. Fans can get updates on the action through brackets and live video provided by FloWrestling. A subscription is required to access the video feeds. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
VIRGINIA WRESTLERS SLATED TO COMPETE AT LEHMAN OPEN
The Cavaliers have 17 wrestlers slated to make the trip for the Lehman Open. Of those, 12 are set to competed representing the University, while five are set to compete in an unattached status.
125: Joe Haynes*, Patrick McCormick
133: Evan Buchanan
141: Kyren Butler*, Nick Coy, Scott Kiyono
149: Jarod Verkleeren
157: Jon Errico, Denton Spencer
165: Gavin Cagle*
174: Vic Marcelli, Krystian Kinsey
184: Vikram Ostrander*
197: Gabe Christensen*, Channing Connors
285: Jessie Knight, Mateusz Kudra, No. 29 Quinn Miller
* Indicates wrestling unattached
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia is coming off a tri-dual at No. 24 Northwestern where the Cavaliers wrestled against the hosting Wildcats and SIU Edwardsville. Virginia took a commanding victory over the Cougars of SIUE in the first dual of the day, winning nine weight classes. The Cavaliers battled down to the wire with the nationally-ranked Wildcats in the day’s second dual. Northwestern claimed that dual with a last-second takedown in the final weight class of the day to rally for the 18-16 dual victory.
LAST TIME AT THE LEHMAN OPEN FOR VIRGINIA
The Cavaliers last competed at the Lehman Open in the 2019-20 season. Five Virginia wrestlers placed at that season’s event with Quinn Miller taking the title at heavyweight. Runner-up finishes came for the Cavaliers from Sam Book (133) and Brian Courtney (141), while Drew Peck and Michael Battista finished third and sixth, respectively, at 184 pounds. Two additional wrestlers that season, Nick Coy (141) and Sam Martino (157) went 5-1 and had a chance to place, but were forced to end their day before that opportunity due to NCAA imposed limits on individual matches competed in a single day.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia is set to return to dual action in competition at the Virginia Duals the weekend of January 14-15. The two-day event is set for the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va.