CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team (6-4, 0-2 ACC) returns home to Mem Gym to host a pair of duals this weekend. The Cavaliers will face No. 7 NC State (11-1, 1-1 ACC) in a 7 p.m. dual on Friday before hosting American (7-7) in a 1 p.m. dual on Saturday.
Admission is free for all of Virginia’s home duals at Mem Gym.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Both duals will be streamed on ACCN which is available at WatchESPN.com and through the ESPN app. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
• The duals this weekend kick off a stretch of three consecutive home duals across two weekends for the Hoos.
• Virginia has five wrestlers ranked in the latest InterMat rankings with Justin McCoy (165) and Neil Antrassian (184) leading the way with both wrestlers ranked No. 17 in their weight classes.
• NC State leads the series with the Cavaliers 41-34-1 and won the last meeting in Raleigh a year ago.
• The Wolfpack have won eight straight in the series which is one of the most wrestled by the Hoos.
• Virginia leads the all-time series with American 13-1 and won the last meeting a year ago on the road.
• The Cavaliers have won seven straight against the Eagles dating back to the 1990-91 season.
• Michael Battista continues to lead the Hoos with 22 wins and an 8-2 mark in dual action this season.
• Neil Antrassian needs one win to hit the 20-win mark for the season, sitting at 19-5 entering the weekend.
125: Patrick McCormick
133: Marlon Yarbrough II OR Keyveon Roller
141: No. 29 Brian Courtney
149: No. 26 Jarod Verkleeren
157: Jake Keating OR Denton Spencer
165: No. 17 Justin McCoy
174: Vic Marcelli OR Hudson Stewart OR Justin Phillips
184: No. 17 Neil Antrassian
197: No. 24 Michael Battista
285: Ethan Weatherspoon OR Colden Dorfman
NC STATE PROBABLES
125: No. 28 Jarrett Trombley
133: No. 25 Kai Orine
141: No. 4 Ryan Jack
149: No. 17 Jackson Arrington
157: No. 7 Ed Scott
165: Derek Fields OR No. 25 Matty Singleton
174: No. 29 Alex Fasion
184: No. 3 Trent Hidlay
197: No. 9 Isaac Trumble
285: No. 12 Owen Trephan
125: Maximilian Leete
133: Jack Maida OR Raymond Lopez
141: Ethan Szerencsits OR Elijah White
149: Antonio Segura
157: Jack Nies OR Patrick Ryan
165: Caleb Campos
174: Lucas White
184: Colin Shannon OR Carsten Rawls
197: Connor Bourne
285: Will Jarrell or Isaac Righter