CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team returns to action on Sunday (March 5) when 10 members of the squad hit the mat for the ACC Championships hosted by NC State at Reynolds Coliseum.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
All bouts of the ACC Wrestling Championships will be streamed on ACCNX and the ACC Network through ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com with live streams available of both competition mats. Links to the live streams and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11 a.m. – First round
1 p.m. – Semifinals
3:30 p.m. – Consolation semifinals
5 p.m. – Consolation finals
7 p.m. – Finals
125: No. 5 seed Patrick McCormick
133: No. 5 seed Marlon Yarbrough
141: No. 5 seed Dylan Cedeno
149: No. 3 seed Jarod Verkleeren
157: No. 5 seed Jake Keating
165: No. 2 seed Justin McCoy
174: No. 5 seed Vic Marcelli
184: No. 4 seed Neil Antrassian
197: No. 4 seed Michael Battista
285: No. 6 seed Ethan Weatherspoon
NOTING THE HOOS
- Virginia has five wrestlers seeking a return trip to the NCAA Championships after appearing at the event in the 2022 NCAA Championships – Patrick McCormick, Dylan Cedeno, Jake Keating, Justin McCoy, Vic Marcelli and Michael Battista
- The Hoos have five wrestlers looking to make a return trip to the NCAA Championships after appearing in the 2022 edition of the championships – Patrick McCormick, Dylan Cedeno, Jake Keating, Justin McCoy and Michael Battista.
- Vic Marcelli earned a bid to the 2021 NCAA Championships, while Jarod Verkleeren earned a bid to the2020 NCAA Championships that were canceled.
- Grad transfer Neil Antrassian was named as an alternate to the 2022 NCAA Championships for Penn.
- Virginia has five wrestlers ranked in the latest coaches rankings and RPI: 141 Dylan Cedeno (32 RPI only) 149 Jarod Verkleeren (29/31), 165 Justin McCoy (15/18), 184 Neil Antrassian (16/22) and 197 Michael Battista (24/20).
- Four wrestlers are also ranked individually in the latest InterMat rankings – Jarod Verkleeren (No. 25), Justin McCoy (No. 16), Neil Antrassian (No. 16) and Michael Battista (No. 25).
- Hadyn Danals (184) ranks second nationally in tech falls, posting six in a total time of 25:05 this year
VIRGINIA AT THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
UVA has won five ACC Championships – 1974, 1975, 1977, 2010 and 2015. Virginia finished second at the 2012 and 2013 ACC Championships. The five ACC Championships is third most of all current members of the league behind North Carolina and NC State. Virginia has finished as runner-up 22 times, giving the Cavaliers 27 finishes in the top two in the league all-time.
AUTOMATIC NCAA BERTHS ON THE LINE SUNDAY
The championships serve as the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championships. The ACC has been allotted 39 automatic qualifiers; the breakdown by weight class: 125: 2, 133: 3, 141: 4, 149: 3, 157: 3, 165: 3, 174: 3, 184: 5, 197: 4, 285: 3. To earn the automatic qualifying slot, each wrestler must finish a certain place or higher at the conference championships (e.g., place in top two at 125 pounds).