CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team heads south for the weekend with members set to compete in the Mountaineer Invitational and Mountaineer Open hosted by Appalachian State. Wrestling is set to begin at 9 a.m.
It’s the second straight weekend for Virginia to go on the road to compete at tournament with
In addition to the Cavaliers, the field for both the invitational tournament consists of wrestlers from Air Force, App State, Edinboro, Gardner-Webb, Kent State, Ohio and Stanford.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Live results for each bracket will be provided by FloWrestling. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling). Links to all are available at VirginiaSports.com.
CAVALIERS IN THE INTERMAT RANKINGS
Virginia has five wrestlers in the week two edition of the individual rankings by InterMat. Justin McCoy leads the way at No. 9 in the 165-pound weight class, while Jake Keating is No. 12 at 157 pounds. Jarod Verkleeren comes in at No 30 at 149 pounds, while Neil Antrassian and Michael Battista are No. 32 at 184 pounds and 197 pounds, respectively.
HOOS IN THE INVITATIONAL FIELD
125: Kyle Montaperto
133: Garrett Grice, Marlon Yarbrough
141: Kyren Butler, Dylan Cedeno
149: Michael Gioffre, Denton Spencer, No. 30 Jarod Verkleeren
157: No. 12 Jake Keating
165: No. 9 Justin McCoy
174: Vic Marcelli
184: No. 32 Neil Antrassian, Hadyn Danals
197: No. 32 Michael Battista
HWT: Gabe Christenson
HOOS IN THE OPEN FIELD
125: Joe Haynes, Patrick McCormick
133: Erik Roggie, Keyveon Roller
149: Mason Stefanelli
157: Gavin Cagle, Dominic Isola, Nic Sansone
165: Nick Hamilton
174: Rocco Contino, Hudson Stewart
184: Griffin Gammell, Robby Patrick
HWT: Jessie Knight, Mateusz Kudra, Ethan Weatherspoon
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia is coming off an opening weekend that saw five wrestlers grab titles in the Freshman/Sophomore bracket at the Southeast Open with Kyle Montaperto (125), Garrett Grice (133), Michael Gioffre (149), Nick Sanko (157) and Nick Hamilton (165) winning their weight classes. In all, 13 more Virginia wrestlers placed at the tournament.
ON DECK FOR THE CAVALIERS
Virginia will return home next week to host No. 15 Northwestern in a 7:30 p.m. dual at Mem Gym on Sunday (Nov. 20). It will be the first home competition of the season for the Hoos.