CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team (0-0) hits the mat for dual competition for the first time this season with a pair of matches at the Armbar At The Armory event on Friday (Nov. 17) in Albany, N.Y.
Virginia will face LIU (2-0) at 6:30 p.m. and then follow it up with a dual against Buffalo (4-2) at 8:30 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can keep up with the action through live results provided through FloArena or watch a subscription-based stream through FloWrestling. Links to both are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
HOOS IN THE RANKINGS
- Virginia continues to have three wrestlers in the latest InterMat Wrestling individual rankings
- Justin McCoy (174) leads the way as the No. 9 ranked wrestler in his weight class
- Jack Gioffre (141) maintains his position at No. 21 in his weight class, while Michael Gioffre (149) ranks No. 30
VIRGINIA PROBABLE STARTERS
125: Kyle Montaperto (4-2) OR Sammie Hayes (0-0)
133: Marlon Yarbrough (3-1) OR Gable Porter (7-2) OR Evan Buchanan (3-0)
141: No. 21 Jack Gioffre (6-1) OR Kyren Butler (0-2)
149: No. 30 Michael Gioffre (4-3)
157: Dylan Cedeno (6-2) OR Gavin Cagle (2-2) OR Nick Sanko (0-0)
165: Michael Murphy (8-2)
174: No. 9 Justin McCoy (2-0)
184: Hudson Stewart (3-2) OR Griffin Gammell (3-2)
197: Colden Dorfman (5-2) OR Ethan Weatherspoon (2-1) OR Krystian Kinsey (0-0)
HWT: Ryan Catka (0-0) OR Cooper Rudolph (2-1)
THE SERIES WITH LIU
- Virginia and LIU have faced each other twice before with the Hoos leading the series with the Sharks 2-0
- Both meetings have come at the Journeymen event in Albany – one in 2018 and one in 2019
- Virginia won the 2018 meeting by a score of 47-3 and the 2019 meeting by a score of 49-0
THE SERIES WITH BUFFALO
- Virginia and Buffalo have faced each other once before with the Bulls taking that meeting
- The squads met in the 2010-11 season at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va.
- Buffalo claimed that meeting with the Hoos by a score of 24-12
ON THE HORIZON FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will have a week off from competition before returning to dual action on the road at North Dakota State on Saturday, Dec. 2.