CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Justin McCoy has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week it was announced by the league office on Tuesday (Jan. 3) with the release of the weekly award winners.
McCoy took sixth at 174 pounds at the 59th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships over the weekend after advancing to the semifinals of the prestigious event. The grad student went 4-1 at the event and advanced to the semifinals before an injury forced him to withdraw from the tournament, resulting in the sixth-place finish.
He opened the tournament with back-to-back decisions over Michael Squires of Princeton and Ceaser Garza of Michigan State before taking an 11-3 major decision over Hayden Pummel of Northern Illinois in the Round of 16. In his quarterfinal match, McCoy took an 11-6 decision over No. 19 Brody Conley of West Virginia to lock up a berth in the semifinal.
In his match against No. 13 Philip Conigliaro of Harvard, McCoy suffered an injury that forced him to default and ended his tournament run. It marks the second consecutive season that McCoy has placed at the Midlands Championships.