CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team (5-2, 0-0 ACC) goes back on the road in dual action this weekend, opening ACC competition at Duke (4-8, 0-0 ACC) on Friday night (Jan. 26) before stepping out of conference to face American (4-9) on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 28).

The dual with Duke begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, while the dual at American is at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday night’s dual at Duke will be streamed on ACCNX and Sunday’s dual will be streamed on ESPN+. Both are available through the ESPN app and at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).


  • Virginia enters the weekend with three wrestlers in the latest InterMat rankings: Dylan Cedeno is No. 28 at 157 pounds, while Justin McCoy is No. 14 at 174 pounds and Ryan Catka is No. 33 at heavyweight.
  • Catka entered the rankings for the first time this week and has been impressive on the mat with a 9-2 record and an undefeated mark in dual action at 7-0.
  • McCoy has been tough to beat with a 12-2 mark on the year. His only losses are to nationally-ranked wrestlers – one by injury default and one in sudden victory on a stall call as the wrestlers scrambled to reset following an attack.
  • Seven wrestlers saw their season debuts in dual action last time out at the Virginia Duals as injuries pressed several competitors to step into action. Gable Porter (133), Evan Buchanan (141), Joe Haynes (141), Luca Errico (141) Luke Roberts (149), Dylan Newsome (184) and Krystian Kinsey (197) all saw their first dual action of the season in that weekend.
  • Virginia is 5-2 in dual action and is no stranger to wrestling away from home with all seven contests coming at neutral sites or on the road this season.

125: Kyle Montaperto
133: Marlon Yarbrough OR Keyveon Roller
141: Jack Gioffre OR Kyren Butler
149: Michael Gioffre OR Luca Errico
157: No. 28 Dylan Cedeno OR Nick Sanko
165: Nick Hamilton OR Mason Stefanelli
174: No. 14 Justin McCoy
184: Dylan Newsome OR Griffin Gammell
197: Krystian Kinsey OR Colden Dorfman
HWT: No. 33 Ryan Catka


  • Virginia and Duke have wrestled each other 73 times with the Cavaliers holding a 64-7-2 lead in the series.
  • The Cavaliers won last season’s meeting in Charlottesville by a score of 45-3.
  • Virginia has won five straight in the series with the last loss coming in 2018 at Duke. The Hoos have won 17 of the last 18 meetings.


  • Virginia and American have faced each other 15 times with the Cavaliers leading the series 14-1.
  • The Hoos won the last meeting 23-15 last season in Charlottesville.